Zhuji city [Photo provided to enshaoxing.com]
Zhuji city, occupying some ground of 2,311 square kilometers, has three sub-districts as well as 24 towns and villages under its administration. It is adjacent to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. Shanghai-Kunming and Hangzhou-Changsha high-speed railways, and Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou, Zhuji-Yongjia and Shaoxing-Zhuji expressways pass by the city. It ranks 14th in China's top 100 counties and county-level cities in comprehensive strength, 16th in scientific and technological innovation, and 12th in the overall well-off index in 2019.
Zhuji has been striving to speed up the transformation of growth drivers and the adjustment of industrial structure by developing advanced manufacturing industries that cover the fields of environmental protection and new energy, intelligent equipment manufacturing, copper fabrication and new material, the fashion industry and modern service industries focusing on the fields of tourism, logistics and finance, as well as efficient ecological agriculture featuring modern urban style.
China Pearls and Jewellery International City in Zhuji [Photo provided to enshaoxing.com]
In 2019, Zhuji's GDP reached 131.24 billion yuan ($18.54 billion), a year-on-year increase of 7.5 percent. The city's general financial revenue was 14.2 billion yuan, up 3.1 percent year-on-year. The per capita disposable income of permanent urban and rural residents was 67,600 yuan and 39,400 yuan, up 8 and 9.4 percent.
As an ancient city, Zhuji boasts a profound cultural background. It is hometown to a number of historical figures, such as Xi Shi, a beauty of ancient China, painters Wang Mian and Chen Hongshou, and litterateur Yang Weizhen. Modern celebrities, such as the first president of Peking University, He Xiehou, and botanist Si Xingjian, were also from Zhuji.
The city has abundant tourism resources which are generally distributed along three routes. The west route has the Huanjiang River and Douyan scenic spots, and Tangjiang Cliff which is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Along the middle route, there are Xi Shi's hometown tourist area and East China International Jewelry City. The picturesque Dongbai Mountain, ancient building complex of Si's house, millennial Chinese torreya forest, and irrigation project relic shadoof, a mechanism for raising water, are on the east route.
A pearl breeding base in Zhuji [Photo provided to enshaoxing.com]
Zhuji is also among the province's first powerful pilot industrial cities. It has 170,000 market entities of various types, 1,132 enterprises above designated scale and 15 domestic and foreign listed companies. It is honored as China's hometown of sock, pearl, Chinese torreya, shirts and hardware. The output of socks produced by Datang Socks accounts for 65 percent volume in China and 35 percent of the world's; the pearl yield in Shanxiahu town is 80 percent of China's and 70 percent of the world's and the output of hardware industries in Diankou town makes up 70 percent of China's.
The city is also well-known for outstanding urban administration and performs well in education, sanitation, culture and sports.