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Chongqing, a national famous historical and cultural city, covers an area of 82,400 square kilometers, has jurisdiction over 38 districts and counties (autonomous counties). There are 54 ethnic groups living in Chongqing, and the total population has surpassed 33 million.
Located at the intersection and strategic node of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Chongqing is the economic center at the upper reaches of Yangtze River, the comprehensive transportation hub in Southwest China, national key modem manufacturing industry base, the strategic support for the Western China development & open-up, and also the western switch center of Yangtze River Economic Belt. Chongqing plays a decisive role in the national regional development strategy by connecting east and west, linking up south and north as well as reaching to the river and ocean.
Recent years, Chongqing has realized unceasing and rapid economic growth under the complex and volatile world situation, accelerated the speed of opening-up, extended the communication and enlarged the influence continuously, built the “1 national level new area (Liangjiang New Area + 2 bonded zones + 4 national level development zones + N characteristic industrial parks” platform system, and is planning to focus on constructing 12 100-billion level industrial clusters and 40 10-billion level industrial clusters by 2020. Chongqing has three international trade channels not only connected the upstream and downstream of Yangtze River, but also linked up Europe and Asia. Chongqing has also realized the normal operation of the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe international freight train, launched the river-ocean combined transportation between Chongqing and Shanghai, as well as the railway-ocean combined transportation between Chongqing and Shenzhen.
In 2014, Chongqing's overall GDP reached 1.4 trillion yuan, increased 10.9% compared to last year, and the GDP growth rate was top-ranked nationwide; the total import-export volume reached USD 95.45 billion (increased 39%), the total export volume rose to No.7 in the country, the total volume of foreign trade and total volume of import maintain the 10th nationwide, and the above three volumes ranked No.1 in central and western China; the amount of foreign investment in actual use reached USD 10.63 billion and ranked No.1 in central and western China. There are 230 Fortune Global 500 enterprises and 10 consulates settled in Chongqing, ranking on the top list in central and western China. And width and depth of Chongqing's inland opening up has been constantly expanded.
Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe international freight train runs 130 times annually. The transit international container takes more than 80% of the Alataw Pass international cargo transportation. The cargo transit amount of the provinces and cities around Chongqing takes 50% of the total cargo throughput of Chongqing Port. Chongqing has launched the direct flight to Osaka and Colombo recently, and the total number of passenger and freight air routes reached 47.
Chongqing’s development attracts high attention from media both at home and abroad, it is rated as “Asia Future City” by the UK Financial Times, described as “One of the Most Influencial City in the World” by the U.S. Foreign Policy, and titled the “Best City among the Top 15 Emerging Business Environment in the World” by the Fortune magazine. Chongqing is also awarded as the “Most Secure and Happiest City in China”.
At present, Chongqing is closely keeping to the general assignment of “scientific development and prospering the people in chongqing”, vigorously implementing the five functional areas development strategy, constantly advancing the coordinating and balancing urban-rural construction, sparing no efforts to create the inland opening-up highland, and promoting its open economy to a higher level comprehensively.