Introduction to Shenyang

Shenyang is the capital of Liaoning Province and the economic, cultural, transportation and commercial center of Northeastern China, with an area of 13 thousand km2 and a population of 9.07 million, Shenyang has 10 districts, 2 counties, 1 county-level city and 5 national-level development zones under its jurisdiction.

Renowned as "the birthplace of one dynasty, the kingdom capital for two emperors" and with rich cultural deposits, Shenyang, one of the famous historical and cultural cities in China, has over 1,500 historical and cultural sites: 3 World Cultural Heritage sites, i.e. Shenyang Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty, and the Imperial Tombs of the Qing Dynasty-Fuling Tomb and Zhaoling Tomb, as well as other important sites such as the Xinle Archeological Site, Ancestral Temple of the Xibe Ethnic Group, and Commander Zhang Xueliang's Mansion, etc.

With advantageous geographical location, Shenyang has well-developed networks of high-speed railways, expressways and intercity railways, and it also has the largest railway marshalling station and airport in Northeastern China. Shenyang Economic Zone, with the combination of Shenyang and its surrounding cities of Anshan, Fushun, Benxi and Liaoyang and with rich natural resources and complementary economic advantages, is the national-level pilot zone for the comprehensive integrated reform of new industrialization.

With highly-developed industrial base and comprehensive industrial categories, Shenyang has formed an industrial system with equipment manufacturing as the main industry, and in-depth processing of agricultural and sideline products, modern architecture, general aviation and biomedicine, etc. as supportive industries. It is one of the main cities with highest density of equipment manufacturing enterprises and one of the national-level pilot cities for the project of "Made in China 2025". Shenyang has 610 licensed financial institutions, and has now become the regional financial center in Northeastern China. With rich human resources from all over the country, Shenyang has high-level strength for scientific research. It has 47 universities and colleges, 7 national-level centers for the research of engineering technology and 11 key labs.

Since long ago, Shenyang has actively connected itself with the rest of the world. It has now built commercial connections with over 188 countries and regions, and has become 'sister city' of 20 cities in 15 countries. It has also developed friendly cooperative relations with 67 cities in the world. Shenyang has 28 international air routes, and many Top 500 enterprises such as BMW, GM, and Michelin has established 112 enterprises in Shenyang.

Central City
As the provincial capital and the central city of the Northeastern China, recently Shenyang has been continuously extending the urban developmental space, improving its industrial advantages, competitive edges, and national influence, and strengthening its comprehensive economic power, scientific innovation capability, and international competitive ability. It is to become a national central city with remarkable international competitive edges in the future.

Shenyang Economic Zone
Shenyang Economic Zone contains the city of Shenyang and four neighboring cities within a radius of 150 kilometers: Anshan, Fushun, Benxi and Liaoyang, featuring in basic and processing industries.

Transportation Hub
Shenyang is the largest transportation hub in Northeastern China, and has the largest civil airport in Northeast China, the largest railway marshalling station and the highest level of expressway networks of the country.

Commercial and Logistic Center
In recent years, service industries in Shenyang has been developing rapidly, and it is now a national pilot city of modern comprehensive service industry.

Financial Center
Shenyang Financial and Trade Development Zone is China's third pilot area of financial innovation (after Pudong New Area of Shanghai and Binhai New Area of Tianjin). Shenyang is improving its system of financial development and accelerating the construction of regional financial center of Northeastern China.

Golden Corridor and Silver Belt
The "North-south Golden Corridor" and the "East-west Silver Belt (Hun River)" jointly construct a large-cross-shaped spatial pattern for the development of the city, which contains functions of finance & trade, business office, corporation headquarters, scientific development, cultural and sports leisure, and modern life service, etc. The construction of Golden Corridor and Silver Belt not only connects Shenyang dwellers' dreams of a livable city, but also links the hope of creating the Northeastern China financial circle, which all people of Liaoning Province and Northeastern China share.

Famous Historical and Cultural City
As national level famous historical and cultural city, Shenyang has well-known imperial palaces of the Qing Dynasty beautiful natural scenery, and numerous historical and cultural heritages. These treasures have experienced ups and downs in the long cause of history, and will be eternalized by generations to come.

Center of Scientific and Cultural Education
As the center of scientific and cultural education of Liaoning Province, municipal education of Liaoning Province, municipal government of Shenyang has paid special attention to the development of science, education, culture, hygiene, and sports. It is now starting the construction of educational modernization, deepening the reform of medical and hygienic systems, accelerating the construction of intelligent hygienic system, giving impetus to the development of health service industry, and implementing the improving project of public cultural facilities.

Industrial Base
Shenyang is the cradle of China's modern industry, nicknamed "Far East's Ruhr" and "Armament Department of PRC", Shenyang has more than 500 "firsts" in the history of China's industrial development, and is one of the ten innovative cities in China, the base of advanced equipment manufacturing, and one of national pilot areas of the integration of information technology and industry.

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