Old city,Great Wuhan!
Wuhan, abbreviated to "Han", the capital of Hubei Province, is the largest city in Central China, with a population of 7.3 million and an area of 8,467 square kilometers. She is the the center of economy, culture and politics in Central China and is one of the most important cities in China.
Located on two rivers of the Yangtze (Changjiang), the second longest river in the world, and Hanshui, the greatest branch of the former, Wuhan is divided into 3 parts, i.e., Wuchan, Hankou and Hanyang. These three converge at the Wuhan Yangtze (Changjiang) Bridge, the first bridge across Yangtze River. Other bridges; the No.2 Yangtze Bridge, completed in 1995, and two other bridges across Hanshui River link Wuhan so that it has the nick-name, "City on Rivers".
Wuhan is a major junction of traffic and communication in Inner China. Historically, Wuhan is referred to as Thoroughfare to Nine Provinces because of her great convenience in transport. And now, two airports, two international harbours, several national railways and highways allow Wuhan a greater capacity of transportation.
Wuhan is rich in culture and history. Wuhan's civilization began about 3,500 years ago, and is of great importance in Chinese culture, the military, economy and politics. Famous scenic spots in Wuhan include Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple, East Lake, and the Museum of the 1911 Revolution.
Today's Wuhan ranks in third position in China in the field of Science and Technology. More than 500 research institutes and universities give Wuhan powerful resources for her industries.
Wuhan features solid and comprehensive industrial power, as well as textiles, plastics and ship-building. Wuhan is proud of her 4 pillars of metallurgy, automobiles, machinery and high-tech industries. The year of 1995 witnesses the comprehensive economic power of Wuhan ranked to the fore of 10 top Chinese cities.
Wuhan is the largest financial and commercial center in Central China. More than 2,000 financial estates are involved in savings and financing of capital, issuing and exchange of stocks and bonds. Both state and private-run commercial enterprises make Wuhan a flourishing market.
Wuhan was opened to the outside world early in 1858, and was approved to be an open city such as Guangzhou and Shanghai in 1978 by the new China government. The foreign trade of Wuhan enjoys an important position in the whole country. Many famous foreign enterprises have seen Wuhan and has made investments to establish joint-ventures, such as Citron from France, Budweiser and Coca Cola from the U.S.A, NEC from Japan and Philips from Holand. etc.
Wuhan is a city of opportunities. The city is now more open to the outside world with the start of the Three Gorges (Sanxia) Project and the open policy for the whole Yangtze Valley.
Welcome to Wuhan for business or for pleasure.