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Liuhe Town

Updated: 2012-03-08

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Liuhe Town

Liuhe town is the first town in the Yangtze River estuary, the starting point for Zheng He’s seven voyages (Zheng He was a great navigator in the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644), and the hometown of the famous physics scientist Chienshiung Wu and painting master Zhu Qizhan. Covering an area of 68.6 square kilometers, the town consists of eight villager committees and six neighborhood committees with a permanent resident population of 49,000 and a floating population of 43,000.

Liuhe Town

In 2012, it achieved regional GDP of 7.2 billion yuan ($1.2 billion) and general budgetary revenue of 3.37 billion yuan. The town enjoys a developed industry-based economy and an industrial system mainly consisting of electromechanical, textile, light industry, building materials, plastics and yacht industries. The electromechanical industry had fast and good development. As a result, the people’s government of Suzhou honored the town as the Suzhou Electromechanical (Liuhe) Industry Base. As an important fishery base of Jiangsu province, the town is home to a national level-A fishery port and the East China Aquatic Products Trade Center.

The Jiangsu Tourist Resort at the Yangtze River estuary -- featuring high-end leisure and entertainment facilities, specialty food and beverage services, cultural experiences, tourism and international communication -- has become a destination for Shanghai tourists. Its rich tourist resources, including Tianfei Palace, the ancient streets built in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, Yuanhuayuan Garden (the biggest peony garden of South China), and river and seafood culture, attracts visitors from all over the world.