Changxing is located in the northern reaches of Zhejiang, bordering both Jiangsu and Anhui province. The city covers a total area of 1, 430 square kilometers, and under its jurisdiction are nine towns, four villages and three Street Communities, with a total combined population of 640,000.
Changxing is centrally located in the Yangtze River Delta area, cities such as Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Suzhou, Wuxi are within a convenient traveling distance. Its favorable geographical location and connections have resulted in close ties with these surrounding cities, which has laid the foundations for its logistical and economic development.
The ancient Changxing’s culture has a long standing and well established history. Changxing county is one of the fastest growing counties in China and an emerging town in the Yangtze river delta area.
Changxing has an outstanding eco-environment since the ancient times. The winning of the titles of "The International Garden City"and the " Champion of Environmenta Sustainbility" improves the city's public image again.
Changxing is a beautiful International Garden City, is in the top 100 counties in China in terms of comprehensive strength, is in the top 100 counties in China in terms of basic economic competitive ability, is the technically advanced county in China, is the sanitary county in China, is the top county in Zhejiang in terms of education.
Among the cities in the Taihu Lake territory, Huzhou is the only one that is named after the lake. Huzhou boasts a history of over 2,300 years, with human activities dating back about one million years ago.
Huzhou has jurisdiction over three counties (Deqing, Changxing, Anji) and two districts (Wuxing and Nanxun). It has a total registered population of approximately 2,661,400 and a permanent resident population of 2,995,000.Huzhou enjoys a fully-fledged transportation network that makes the city the junction that links the south and north wings of the Yangtze River Delta with its eastern and central regions. Situated at the center of the Yangtze River Delta, Huzhou has long served as the transportation hub for Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing. It is 75km from Hangzhou, 130km from Shanghai and about 220km from Nanjing.
Huzhou was portrayed by Dai Biaoyuan, a poet from the Yuan Dynasty, as “the best of Jiangnan” and an ideal human settlement. ‘A lifetime should be spent in Huzhou’ is still especially true in today’s Huzhou. Huzhou has long been reputed for its enchanting mountain and river landscapes, multifaceted ecological beauty and rich folk culture. In 2017, the city handled approximately 107 million tourists, up 20.5% from 2016, and achieved a total tourism revenue reaching 110.495 billion yuan, up 25.2% from 2016.
Yucun Village: Located in Anji County, the village is the birthplace of President Xi’s famous quote “Green hills and clear waters are the most valuable assets”, made during his visit in the village in August, 2005, and is the headstream of the country’s “Beautiful Countryside” reform. Today’s Huzhou is widely recognized as a brilliant pioneer in building an ecology-oriented society.
Huzhou not only boasts historic and cultural brilliance but also promises a bright future for all people living in the city. Following the “green policy” initiated by President Xi Jinping and the national ‘five-in-one development’ policies, the ‘four comprehensives’ and the ‘88 strategy’ outlined by the state and provincial government, Huzhou is sparing no effort to realize the goal of becoming a truly modern, eco-oriented well-off city ideal for a healthy and sustainable life.