Located at the center of the Yangtze River Delta, with Shanghai to its east, Nanjing to its west and the Grand Canal running through, Wuxi is a famous land of milk and honey in China and also the origin of the Wu Culture, Chinese Folk Industry and rural enterprises.
As a China's famous historical and cultural city and one of “The Four Markets of Rice “, it is reputed as the pearl of Taihu Lake. The combination of rivers, lakes, springs makes Wuxi the international Garden City and one of the ten key tourist cities in China: The ecological environment in Wuxi is great, thus it is China's most competitive city in the international community with the first ecological urban agglomeration in China.
Wuxi also boasts developed science and technology, talented people, being the national high-tech industry base of sensor network and the center of “Kaleidoscope of Chinese Culture". Among the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, 80 are from Wuxi, which makes its ranking at the top. With the convenient transportation, Wuxi is an important transportation hub of communication between the north and the south, the east and the west. There are more than 500 flights per week to more than 20 cities at home and abroad such as Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu and so forth.
Wuxi is also one of the optimal cities with investment environment in China. With the advanced economy, the integral strength of Wuxi has been among the top 10 of the Large and medium-sized cities in China. Per capita GDP has reached 18,000 US dollars, ranking the first in Jiangsu province.