Nantong, a place where the river empties into the sea, looks across the Yangtze River to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, and nestles in the north wing of the Yangtze River Delta like a sparkling pearl.
Nantong, a city well-endowed with natural and humanistic charms, has brought forward generations of men of talents. Hai'an Qindun relic site, dating back to 5000 years ago, brooded the light of a brilliant River-and- Sea Civilization. Over a century ago, Zhang Jian, a most important figure in local history, carved out a glorious era of surging development when Nantong was deemed the most important pioneering city in modern China. Up to now, full-bloomed river-and-sea culture is embodied on the bank of the Yangtze River, along the coast of the Yellow Sea, at the foot of the Langshan Mountain, amid the water waves of Haohe River, in handicraft products like Shen Embroidery, whistling kites and flower drums, and in melodious tunes played on ancient musical instruments called Guqin. Sites of historical relics, artifacts of intangible cultural heritage, showcasing such a style of simplicity and elegance as is represented in homespun fabric Blue Calico, constitute rich and profound cultural deposits, integrating elements from both the Noth and the South of the country.
Nantong, a prosperous city, realized a GDP of 676.8 billion RMB in 2016, scoring a 65.5% increase from the 2011 figure.
Nantong, seizing the opportunity, emerges at the forefront of integration to Shanghai. Su-tong Bridge, Chong-qi Bridge, Xin-chang Railway, Nin-qi Railway, river and sea port group, Xingdong International Airport, etc, lay out a huge land-sea-air inter-connected traffic network. Hu-tong Highway Railway Bridge and high speed rails along river and sea coastlines give an updraft to Nantong s take-off.
Nantong, inspired by high and vigorous spirits, is riding on the great winds, which gives the planning of a Central Innovation Area a high starting point. The accelerated “3 Ports, 3 Cities, 3 Bases” development is under way. Nantong, taking sonorous and forceful steps in its transformation, undertakes to pose itself as an innovative city with regional influence, and as the gateway to the north of the cosmopolitan city of Shangha.
Nantong, with charming mountains and rivers, is an ideal place for work and life. In completing the triple tasks of building itself into national eco-garden city, national forestry city and garden city, with sound greenery coverage and eco-system, Nantong makes a visitor feel reluctant to leave once he comes: and when he leaves. the city lingers in his dream.
A hundred ships race forward on the river. People are aspired by great goals. Embracing the river and sea, emerging from the Yangtze River Delta, and leading the north of the Yangtze River, Nantong is striding vigorously toward the world. Nantong, connects the River and Sea, and reaches the world far and near.
Haimen is usually called"The door of rivers and seas"and"Little Pudong on the Golden Delta”. Not only is it the hometown of the number one scholar in late Qing Dynasty, famous industrialist, and educator ----Mr. Zhang jian, but also is famous " Hometown of science and technology" "Hometown of education" “Hometown of textile manufacturing” ”Hometown of construction" "Hometown of peace”and “Ecological town”.
--Here, airports are surrounding. There are four completed airports within a 100-kilometer radius: Nantong Xingdong Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Pudong Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport.
--Here, highways extend in all directions. Shanghai-Shanxi Expressway (G40), Coastal Expressway (G328). Yangzhou-Qidong Expressway(S28), and Costal High-level Expressway go through the boundary lines.
--Here, railway construction is intensive. The Haimen section of Nanjing-Qidong Railway is speeding up its construction, and Beiyanjiang High Speed Railway is about to start construction; Besides, High Speed Double Lines Railway (Costal High Speed Railway) is also in the deep argument and confirmation.
--Here, waterways go through rivers and seas. “River port, seaport and Stacked stone port" are combined to open and operate, so Haimen is a genuine “The door of rivers and seas” and “ The door of opening-up”.