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Welcome in Suzhou

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Transcript of Welcome in Suzhou

Welcome to
SUZHOU
Situation
Brief history
Culture & specialities
Economics & Industries
Beijing >< Suzhou
8,488 km²
• Water 2,394 km2
• Urban 2,743 km2
10,578,700 inhabitants
Branch of the Wu languages
Culture
Culture
Culture
Culture
Food
Economics & industry
Capital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing is located in the Yangtze River Delta, at around 270 km from Shanghai. The city is known as an important and all-inclusive industrial production base and also as one of the most developed service industry cities in the Yangtze River Delta. Nanjing is a major transportation hub in eastern China.
Highly Developed Economy
Food
Food
Food
Food
Food
Suzhou is a paradise for gourmets, with hundreds of years of culinary experimentation
Squirrel-Shaped Mandarin Fish

Whitebait soup

Biluo Shelled Shrimps

Biluo chun tea considered the finest green tea in China

Cracking Eel Paste

Watermelon Chicken
Taihu Boat Dishes
Taihu Lake
Dates back to the Tang Dynasty, over 1,000 years ago, when rich officials and merchants held banquets on boats so they could enjoy the beautiful scenery while dining

Food
Snacks
Green Dumplings
Pan-Fried Steamed Buns
Food
Snacks
Suzhou Mooncake
Common Mooncake
3 Kingdoms period
Sui dynasty
2014
14th century
Wu state
Wu state (1100-473 BC)
One of the oldest town in Yangtze basin

3 kingdoms period (260 AD)
Sui dynasty - 600 AC
14th century
Brief history
KUN OPERA

Mother of all Chinese operas

History of over 600 years

Originated in the Kunshun area in the late Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Golden Age: Qing Dynasty

“Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” - UNESCO
FOUR GREAT CLASSICAL DRAMAS

SUZHOU PINGTAN
Considered a precious pearl among the treasures of Chinese folk literature

Suzhou Pinghua
(story-telling in Suzhou dialect)
Story-telling without singing
Art of story-telling from Tang Dynasty (618-907) and Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Tanci
(folk ballads in local dialect)
Presenting a story with dialogues and singing
Evolved from Bianwen
Propagated Buddhist teachings in the Tang dynasty
Wumen painting school
Culture
CLASSICAL GARDENS AND POTTED LANDSCAPE
Culture
SU EMBROIDERY
More than 150 well-known painters
during the Ming dynasty

Flower, Bird, Figure
and landscape paintings

Influential figures:

Shen Zhou
Qiu Ying
Wen Zhengming
Tang Yin

The “Four Master Painters of the
Wumen School”
Classical gardens noted for exquisite design and layout

Most famous:

1.
Canglangting Garden
(Surging
Waves Pavilion)
2.
Shizilin Garden
(Lion Forest)
3.
Zhuozheng Garden
(Humble
Administrator's)
4.
Liu Garden
(Lingering)

Skilled artisans created bonsai masterpieces to record natural scenery in tiny pots
Originates from Wuxian County of Suzhou

Tops the list of China’s four best-known embroideries

Has been used in garment making during the Spring and Autumn Period (722-481 BC)

Su embroidery is characterized by distinct stitching techniques, use of split silk threads and a breadth of art themes.

Shen Shou - had the greatest impact on the development of Suzhou-style embroidery
The Peony Pavilion

The Peach Blossom Fan

The Palace of Eternal Life (also, The Palace of Eternal Youth

The Story of the Western Wing (also, Romance of the West Chamber
Jiangsu is one of the best economies in China. In 2012, GDP of Jiangsu totalled RMB 5.4 billion, an increase of 10.1% over the previous year,and ranking second in the country; GDP per capita exceeded RMB 68,300 (over USD 10,800).
 
Historically known as
“a land flowing with milk and honey”
, Jiangsu is one of the most developed provinces in China.
Nanjing

GDP per capita:
76,263 RMB (2011)

Utilized FDI:
3.6 million USD

Exports:
30.9 million USD

Main industries:
electronics, metals, outsourcing services,IT, automo-tive, biotechnology, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, industrial machinery
Suzhou
Suzhou is the largest economy in Jiangsu Province, which has been recognized as the
“Most Aspiring City of Prosperity and Civilization in the Southeast of China”
.
Foreign Trade, Import and Export
Economic goals
Suzhou is now embarking upon two major strategic directions:

1. "Leading destination of FDI”
2. "Base for new and high-tech industries"

Priorities and industries
1.
Open Economy 
2.
Coastal Development Strategy 
3.
International Manufacturing Base 
4.
Industrial Agglomeration
(1)
IT Industrial Belt along Shanghai-Nanjing Line
  
(2)
Basic Industrial Belt Along the Yangtze River
  
(3)
Industrial Belt along East Longhai Line  
5.
Pro-Business Environment


Jiangsu gives priority in developing the following industrial sectors in future:
 
1.
Modern and high-efficient agriculture
 
2.
Equipping manufacturing
 
3.
Electronic information
 
4.
Biology and medicine
 
5.
Basic material and new material
 
6.
Modern textile
 
7.
Modern service
Cradle of Wu culture

Capital of Wu state (11th to 5th century BC)

Main city but not the capital anymore

More and more important
Strategically situated in this major trade route. (silk)

Construction of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

Main commercial center for silk

Prosperous city

Construction of Suzhou's famous gardens

"City of the gardens", "Venice of the East"

Suzhou Beijing
Food
in Suzhou is
27% more expensive
than in Beijing

Housing

in Suzhou is
45% more expensive
than in Beijing
Clothes

in Suzhou is
11% cheaper
than in Beijing

Suzhou has a
humid subtropical

climate

and Beijing a

humid continental

climate

Transportation

in Suzhou is

9% cheaper

than in Beijing

Thank you
for your attention !
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