Chinese Provinces / Cities Promotion Session

Chinese Provinces / Cities Promotion Session is an important sub-forum under the grand event— Australasia China Cities Summit & Business Forum (ACCS&ACBF). It is a special session set up to provide opportunities for Chinese provinces and cities to show their unique charm and potential of development to Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries and the rest of the world, thus to attract more business to China to boost its economy.

During the big gathering of the Chinese Provinces / Cities Promotion Session, the number of Chinese cities and provinces that will be attending this Promotion Session totaled more than 50. For example, Liupanshui City of Guizhou Province, Sichuan Province, Yingtan City of Jiangxi Province, Guiyang City of Guizhou Province, Urumqi City of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Mentougou District of Beijing City, and more.

These cities and provinces will be present at the promotion session to communicate and exchange ideas about the related issues with cities and states from Australia, New Zealand and Island Countries. This session will provide them with an excellent opportunity for Chinese mayors and governmental officials to establish friendship/cooperative city relationships with Australian cities and states, to share experiences in the development of cities and provinces. It would be a perfect platform providing Australasian businessmen and governmental officials an insight of Chinese investment regulations and cooperative projects of the attending Chinese cities and provinces.

Liupanshui City

Liupanshui is a city in western Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China. The name Liupanshui combines the first character from the names of each of the city's three constituent counties: Liuzhi, Pan, Shuicheng. Guizhou Province covers an area of 176,167 square kilometers. It is a multi-ethnic province with a population of 35 million of which 37.9% are minorities. As a prefecture-level city with an area of 9,926 square kilometers, Liupanshui has a total population of over 3 million, making it the second largest in the province, though only 251,900 inhabitants were urban residents. The city is known locally as "The Cool City" or "Cool Capital" due to its low average summer temperature.

Tourism is one of the pillar industries in Liupanshui focusing on minority folk culture and karst landform tourism. The flat-topped Jiucai Ping is the tallest mountain in Guizhou Province at about 2900 meters. Other attractions include the sunrise, the sea of clouds, and unusual rock formations. There is also a nature reserve called Shuicheng Francois's Leaf Monkey Nature Reserve which attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

Guo Qian, Director of Foreign Affairs Office of Liupanshui City, will attend the Chinese Provinces/ Cities Promotion Session as a keynote speaker to promote his city.

Yingtan City

Yingtan is a prefecture-level city in the east of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Fujian to the southeast. Its location near the trisection of Jiangxi, Fujian, and Zhejiang has made it a strategically important city for centuries and it continues to be a major rail transport hub in modern times. The population of Yingtan City totaled 1.2 million and covers an area of 3,554 square kilometers. Near the city of Yingtan is the resort area Mount Longhu which purports to be the birthplace of Taoismand hence has great symbolic value to Taoists. The region has many interesting temples, cave complexes, mountains and villages. The municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Yuehu District, together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux. Yingtan also oversees a county and a county-level city.

Xu Yun, Deputy Mayor of Yingtan City, will attend the Chinese Provinces/ Cities Promotion Session as a keynote speaker to promote her city to the world.

Shanxi Province

Shanxi is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the North China region. Its one-character abbreviation is Jìn, after the state of Jin that existed here during the Spring and Autumn Period (722 BC - 403 BC).The name Shanxi means "West of the Mountains", a reference to the province's location west of the Taihang Mountains. Shanxi borders Hebei Province to the east, Henan Province to the south, Shaanxi Province to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the north and is made up mainly of a plateau bounded partly by mountain ranges. The capital of the province is Taiyuan, a very dynamic modern city and also a key economic center of Northern China. The population of Shanxi Province is about 37 million and it covers a total area of 156,000 square kilometers,

Shanxi Province is a leading Chinese coal production base whose gross domestic product (GDP) and foreign trade have been soaring in the past few years. As the energy and raw material industry in the world booms, Shanxi's GDP grew at an annual rate of 12 percent, much higher than the average rate for the whole of China, which was around 9 percent from 2000 to 2004. In 2002, Shanxi's GDP and financial revenue was 201.7 billion yuan (24.9 billion US dollars) and 29.2 billion yuan, while in 2004, its GDP and financial revenue reached 304.2 billion yuan and 53.3 billion yuan, jumping 24 percent and 40.5 percent respectively.

Jia Xuefeng, Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade(CCPIT) Shanxi Sub-council, will attend the Chinese Provinces/ Cities Promotion Session as a keynote speaker to promote his province.