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General Survey (2018)

Facts and Figures of Jiangsu Province

Location and People

Jiangsu Province is located in the Yangtze River Delta on China's eastern coast. Blessed with a coastline of 954 kilometers, it is bounded by the Yellow Sea to the east, Shanghai to the Southeast, Anhui Province to the west, Zhejiang Province to the south, and Huaihai Economic Zone to the north. The province has a land of 102,600 square kilometers, a population of 80 million, and 13 prefecture-level cities, namely Nanjing, Wuxi, Xuzhou, Changzhou, Suzhou, Nantong, Lianyungang, Huai'an, Yancheng, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Taizhou, and Suqian, of which Nanjing is the provincial capital.

Convenient Transportation

Jiangsu is a transportation hub in East China. The province has built up a remarkably complete modern transport system. In 2018, the throughput of harbours in Jiangsu over designated size amount to 23.3 trillion tons. The world-class infrastructure includes 4,710 kilometers of express highways and 3126 kilometers of railway lines in Jiangsu Province. Now it takes only 3 hours and 45 minutes to cover 1032 kilometers of distance from Nanjing to Beijing. There are high-speed railways in Yangtze Delta linking Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and other major cities. The Nanjing Lukou International Airport has passenger service to other Asian countriesEurope and Australia.

Education and R&D

Jiangsu, with a great gathering of talented people, is thriving and prosperous in science, technology, education, and cultural heritages. The province has 142 institutions of higher education, with the student enrollment amounting to 2 million. In 2018, Jiangsu's regional innovation capacity remained at a leading position nationalwide. 63% of the economic growth was attributed to progresses made in science and technology. 90% of large/medium industrial enterprises and above-designate-size hi-tech companies have research and development institues. 145 of these R&D institues have national-level accreditation, putting Jiangsu at a leading position in China.

Economy and Potential

Jiangsu Province is one of the most economically developed regions in China. In 2018, the GDP of the province reached RMB 9.26 trillon (USD 1.31 trillion), ranking the second place in China, taking up 10.3 % of China¨s total. GDP per capita was USD 16,087, ranking the first place among all provinces in China. The ratio of different industries in Jiangsu's GDP is: primary industry 4.5%, second industry 44.5%, third industry 51.0%.

Development Zones in Jiangsu

Jiangsu is taking a lead in the building of various Development Zones in China. At present, there are 46 State-level ones and 112 Provincial-level ones in the province. Those Development Zones have become demonstration zones of open economy, concentrated locations of FDI, international trade and technological innovation.