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Wuzhong District

Wuzhong DistrictWuzhong District is located in the southern part of Suzhou old city proper, and is next to Taihu Lake. The whole district covers a land of 742km2, and a water area of 1,459 km2, which accounts for three fifth the total size of Taihu Lake. It has 1 State-level Taihu Lake Tourist Resort, 1 State Modern Agricultural Demonstration Park, 1 provincial-level economic development zone, 7 towns and 8 neighborhoods under its jurisdiction and Suzhou Qionglong Mountain Scenery Precinct, with a registered permanent population of 570, 000.

Over recent years, under the guidance of scientific development sense and centering round the aim of publicizing the name-brand of "Scenic Suzhou and Cultural Wuzhong", Wuzhong District has been making great efforts in its four major projects of "strengthening its economic development zones, beautifying its Taihu Lake hills and waters, prettifying Wuzhong New Town and making a good job in rural construction", and has been adhering to the overall coordinated and sustained development, with its industrialization, urbanization and modernization having been enhanced from day to day.

In 2008, the whole district realized a regional gross output value of 46.80 billion yuan and a total fiscal revenue of 13.70 billion yuan, with various economic and social indexes having exceeded the target of a fairly comfortable life.

Enviable Development Achievements

To date, there are over 1,800 foreign-funded enterprises from over 40 countries and regions and over 10,000 domestic civilian-funded enterprises having made investment and run their businesses in Wuzhong District, with a total foreign-enterprise registered capital of USD 7 billion and a total domestic-enterprise registered capital exceeding RMB 40 billion. Among them are 12 enterprises from World Top 500. Backed up by its industrial advantage, resources advantage and ecological advantage, Wuzhong District is energetically developing its advanced manufacturing industry, modern service industry, new and hi-tech industry and modern ecological agriculture, and is making every effort to build up the south town of Suzhou into an economically strong district with its people living a well - off life and its society developing in harmony.

Fortune 500 in Wuzhong
US-based Wyeth Wyeth
Japan-based HITACHI HITACHI
MITSUBISHI MITSUBISHI
SANYO ELECTRIC SANYO ELECTRIC
MARUBENI MARUBENI
KANEMATSU KANEMATSU
ITOCHU ITOCHU
France-based LAFARGE LAFARGE
Denmark-based A.P.MOLLER-MAERSK GROUP A.P.MOLLER-MAERSK GROUP
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