Kunshan is located in the Yangtze River Delta, which is the most economically developed area in China. With Shanghai on the east and Suzhou on the west, it is the gateway of Jiangsu Province in the east. In 1989, Kunshan was established as a city. Covering a land mass of 927.68 square kilometers, Kunshan manages a registered population of 680,000, one state-level economic and technological development zone, three provincial-level development zones and ten administrative towns. In its prolonged history, Kunshan has developed a rich cultural legacy. It is the hometown of Gu Yanwu (a great thinker between Ming and Qing Dynasties), Zhu Bailu (a famous educator in Qing Dynasty), Gui Youguang (a renowned prose writer in Ming Dynasty) and Fei Junlong (an astronaut in China’s Shenzhou Space Program). The city is also the birthplace of Kunqu Opera which is praised as the “Father of Chinese Operas” and a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Legacy of Humanity”. Zhouzhuang is renowned as China’s No.1 water town.
Kunshan is a highly open industrial and commercial city. Investors from 55 countries and regions have set up more than 5500 projects in Kunshan, with a total registered capital of more than USD23 billion and USD14 billion has been actually utilized. Domestic private capital is registered at more than RMB50 billion Yuan. Kunshan attracts 1.7% of all the FDI China has received, contributes 2.4% of national import and exports and yields 0.5% of national GDP, with only 0.01% of national land and 0.05% of national population. Its comprehensive strength sits atop all the county-level cities in China. With a huge influx of investments from Taiwan, Kunshan receives half of Taiwan investments in Suzhou, 1/4 of those in Jiangsu and 1/9 of those in the whole country. 6 leading laptop makers in Taiwan have established their subsidiaries here. The output of laptop computers and digital cameras in Kunshan accounts for 40% and 1/8 respectively of the world total.
Kunshan is an innovative and harmonious city that is always keeping up with the times. By adhering to independent innovation in an open setting, Kunshan has been in the first place in the urban innovation capability comprehensive evaluation by the Ministry of Science and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences among the same-level cities. In order to build a service-oriented government in accordance with the requirements of ‘zero barrier, low cost, high efficiency”, Kunshan provides a full range of professional and efficient services to investors and has put in place a management network and administrative service procedures up to international standards. It has been recommended by Taiwan Electrical/Electronic Manufacturers Association (TEEMA) as one of the top cities with best investment environment in the mainland of China.
Kunshan is a livable garden-like city. Inspired by the city spirit of “openness, integration, innovation and excellence”, Kunshan strives to create an open and inclusive cultural environment and promote urban modernization and international connection. Kunshan has won the titles of National Hygienic City, National Environmental Protection Model City, Best City for Travelers in China, National Garden City, Top Ten Charming City of China, and China Habitat Prize. Kunshan’s urbanization rate, urban green coverage rate and forest coverage rate stand at 69.2%, 45.02% and 23.7% on a respective note.
Kunshan is a vibrant and charming city. It is not only an attractive land for business opportunities, but also a blessed place for business practices and life experiences. You are welcome to start business or explore pleasure here in Kunshan.
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