A folk show is performed during the Lantern Festival in Shouxi village, in Pujiang county, on Feb 9, 2017. [Photo by Ren Yanyao/cpanet.org.cn]
With an area of 920 square kilometers, Pujiang county – administered by Jinhua city in East China's Zhejiang province – has jurisdiction over 12 towns and three sub-districts, which include 244 administrative villages and communities. The county has a registered population of 400,000.
The county is home to the Shangshan Culture, the earliest Neolithic civilization discovered in Zhejiang, which dates back around 11,000 years.
Its artifacts were initially excavated in Pujiang's Shangshan village in October 2000. Since then, 19 relics sites for Shangshan culture have been discovered, with most of them located in basins near the Qiantang River within the administrative region of Jinhua.
Pujiang also has solid industrial foundations and an agricultural sector with its own local characteristics.
The county has basically formed a cluster of local industries such as clothing, knitting, production of padlocks, crystals, and home textiles.
The county is developing eco-friendly agriculture as well as leisure and tourist agriculture.
The county cultivates five agricultural products that each generates annual output value of more than 100 million yuan ($15.48 million): grapes, mountain vegetables, tea, plums and Torreya grandis – a type of conifer tree whose edible seeds are popular in China.
In 2020, the GDP of Pujiang county reached 23.45 billion yuan ($3.63 billion), with year-on-year growth of 1.2 percent.