About Yangzhou

Located in the coastal regions of east China, Yangzhou sits at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal. It has a population of 4.6 million, a per capita GDP of 18277 USD, and a total area of 6591 square kilometers, and is known as “a land of fish and rice”.

With a history of more than 2500 years, it is a famous historical and cultural city in China, and is home to the earliest section of China Grand Canal, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. It has 10 World Cultural Heritage sites including the Slender West Lake, a representative of Chinese lake-based gardens, and 3 of its intangible cultural heritages are inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The city won the “UN-Habitat Scroll of Honor Award” in 2006.

Yangzhou is the cradle of Huaiyang cuisine, one of the four major Chinese culinary styles. And its food tourism is developing rapidly. In 2018, Yangzhou received 70.44 million tourists from home and abroad.
Yangzhou boasts a first-class, comprehensive system of transport infrastructure, well-developed public cultural facilities and health care facilities,

◆ Traffic infrastructures. Yangzhou has gathered the modern means of transport, like highway, railway, waterway transportation and aviation, etc. Along with the formal opening of Lianyungang-Huai’an-Yangzhou-Zhenjiang High-Speed Railway in 2020, it will be available to arrive in Shanghai in 1h and in Beijing in 4h from Yangzhou. The existing ten-thousand-tonnage wharf open to the outside has 22 berths. Yangzhou Taizhou International Airport has opened 13 international airlines.
◆ Educational and cultural facilities. The city has 9 universities and colleges, 166 middle schools, 209 primary schools, 354 kindergartens, 7 special schools, and 24 vocational education schools. The city has completed 138 cultural places, 16 museums, 7 archives, 7 public libraries, 1 art gallery, and 30 24-hour urban study rooms.
◆ Medical health facilities. Yangzhou has a relatively perfect medical and public health service system, and it has constructed 10 tertiary hospitals, 15 secondary hospitals, and 18 rural regional medical health centers constructed according to the standards of secondary hospitals. The major health indexes of the urban and rural residents in the city are close to the level of developed countries, and per capita life expectancy is 79.15 years.