Friday, October 17, 2008

Beilun District

Beilun District is an international port in Zhejiang province, China, off the easternmost edge of the southern coast of Hangzhou Bay. It primarily services the regional city of Ningbo.

Originally a small fishing town, the presence of a deep sea lane with year-round minimum depth of 17 meters stretching along the coast of Beilun motivated the Chinese Government to build one of the nation's largest deep sea port here. The port is further protected from storms by the mountainous islets of Zhoushan just off the coast of Beilun.

14.31 billion yuan has already been invested in the Beilun port. With the completion of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge in 2008, Beilun is set to receive increased volumes of international freight and be more closely tied to the metropolis of Shanghai. It has been proposed that Beilun port be managed by the Shanghai port authority. That would have been a logical move given that Shanghai's own port and water lane - a mere 11 metres deep - can only accommodate container ships and freighters of or less. Swift and dangerous undersea currents in Shanghai contribute to an inefficient port that costs the city a great deal to keep open, and even then it is often only usable during high tide. Beilun is also home to a small free trade zone that has a concentration of manufacturers focused on vacuum formed packaging and an older plant that manufactured window air conditioners for Fedders.


Zhuji is a city south of Hangzhou —the capital of Zhejiang Province— in the People's Republic of China. It has 2,311 square kilometers with a population of over one million inhabitants.

The region around Zhuji has been settled since Neolithic times and was the origin of the . During the Spring and Autumn Period, it was the birthplace of the legendary beauty Xi Shi. After the was absorbed into the unification of China, Qin Shi Huang formally codified the boundaries of Zhuji as a county in 222 BC. This status remained intact until 1989, when the State Council reclassified Zhuji as a city.

Its modern civic strengths include an excellent educational system and robust economic development, especially in the production of pearls and socks.


Yueqing is a city in the prefecture-level city of Wenzhou

Yongkang, Zhejiang

Yongkang is a county-level city located in the central part of Zhejiang Province, China.

The county was established in the time of Wu Kingdom during the famous Three Kingdoms Period. The Chinese name means "Forever Well-being". In the last two decades, Yongkang has been well known for both its aggressive promotion of tourism and booming economy in hardware manufacturing. It is widely considered as "Hardware Capital of China". In
2003, Yongkang ranked 47th out of over 1000 counties across the country in terms of economical strength.

Area: 1049
Population: 536,000; more than 100,000 non-resident workers.

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Xitang is an ancient scenic town in Jiashan County, Zhejiang , .

It is level, densely distributed with rivers, and has a very quiet natural . With nine rivers converging at this town, dividing it into eight sections, there are many bridges linking it together.

The modern city is like any other, however, in the older section of town, all the buildings face onto the canals, the true transportation system of the area.

Boat tours are available for tourists.


Certain scenes from '''', supposedly depicting Shanghai, were filmed in Xitang. also lists Zhouzhuang as a filming location.

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Xinchang County

Xinchang County is a in central Zhejiang, administratively under the municipal government of Shaoxing.

Xinchang is home to the Dafo Temple.


The town of Xikou or '''Hsikou'' is located in the county-level city of Fenghua, inside the prefecture-level city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. It was the birthplace and ancestral home of the of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek.