Introduction to Jiangxi

    There lies a fertile land in the middle and lower reaches of YangziRiver --- Jiangxi, a land green, dynamic with the tinges of spring.
    Jiangxi has mild temperatures, abundant rainfall, distinct season changes and a short frost period. People here, cherishing their natural environment, maintain a 60% forest coverage --- the highest in China --- in the 167,000 square km area.
    Beautiful mountains and clear waters feature the province. People are always advised to enjoy the azaleas in the spring on Jinggang Mountain, seek the coolness in the summer at Lushan Mountain, go for adventure tours in the autumn at Sanqing Mountain and admire the migrating birds in the winter in Poyang Lake.
    Jiangxi has many world-renowned spectacular mountains. The World Cultural Heritage, Lushan is a paradise for the tourists with its cool summer, snowy winter and billowing clouds and fog. The magnificent Jinggang Mountain, known both as the revolutionary cradle and a state scenic spot boasts lofty mountains, bold flowing waterfalls and it has multitudes of fascinating revolutionary relics. The province also has the Dragon and Tiger Mountain, known for its legends of the origin of Taoism as well as its beautiful scenery. Sanqing Mountain, though not as famous as the Huangshan Mountain, a World Cultural Heritage in Anhui Province, is actually more enchanting. The origin of the water supply for Hongkong, Sanbei Mountain lies in Jiangxi too.
    There are over 2,400 rivers --- the Ganjiang River, Xinjiang River, Fuhe River and Raohe River (the most important four)--- winding across the province, nurturing intelligent people and their glorious culture and then finally pouring into Poyang Lake, the largest fresh water lake, hence forming the best ecological circle of China. Poyang Lake is the largest habitat for migrating birds in the world and a renowned protection zone of rare and endangered migrating birds as well. When winter comes, millions of birds of over 300 species, the white crane being the most famous, from all over the world, can be seen flying over the most beautiful and largest lake of China, singing their love for the land.
    Jiangxi has given birth to outstandingly talented people generation after generation. Among them are: Tang Xianzu, known as the Shakespeare of the East, Song Yingxin, known for his Tian Gong Kai Wu, a scientific work on agriculture and handicraft finished in 365 years ago, Wen Tianxiang, a national hero fearless of death for his kingdom's independence and three of the Eight Most Outstanding Poets and Writers in Tang and Song dynasties--Ouyan Xiu, Wang Anshi and Zeng Gong, etc. These names still shine today, revealing a land filled with talented people.
    As for our ancient culture, the bronze relics, the most ancient academies of class learning and the distant and long-developed Taoism, which were illustrious in Chinese history, are always enumerated.
    Jiangxi boasts a great reputation in Chinese revolutionary history. As the hometown of the Red Army and the People's Liberation Army, she witnessed the establishment of the first revolutionary base by the Communist Party of China, which unveiled a new epoch of the revolutionary career. Jiangxi was the home of the first socialist authority and it was there that the Long March started, leading to the success of the revolution.
    Jiangxi is endowed with rich natural resources and abundant produce.
In English, china means porcelain, and the capital of porcelain, Jingdezhen, lies in Jiangxi Province. The porcelain made here is white as jade, thin as paper, bright as a mirror and sounds like a chime. It has become a special cultural symbol collected by people all over the world.
    Grain, cotton, tea and tangerines are abundantly produced in this beautiful, vast area. Combined together with modern farming methods, traditional local farming products, such as the black-bone chicken in Taihe, green tea in Wuyuan, tangerines in Xinfeng, flowers and plants in Dayu, beef cows in Gao'an, lean meat pigs in Dongxiang are all developing at full speed.
    Jiangxi has rich mineral resources as nature so generously preserves her treasures there. The rich resources of each of the seven gold flowers of Jiangxi --- copper, tungsten, silver, tantalum, uranium, gold and rare-earth --- rank the first three in the country. The largest copper mine in Asia and the largest copper metallurgical center of China, the Dexing Copper Mine and the Guixi Smeltery are both in Jiangxi.
Jiangxi has witnessed remarkable developments in both productivity and social development in the past two decades' reform and opening to the outside world and it is still advancing with big strides. She is seeking new opportunities and implementing new strategies for further development in the tide of economic globalization and the ever-changing scientific and technological revolution. 
    Jiangxi plays a significant role in joining the South to the North and connecting the East and the West. Situated in the center of the Zhujiang Delta, Minnan Delta and Yangtze Delta, she claims an apparent geological advantage, which is highlighted by the convenient air, land and water transportation networks. Jingjiu Railway and Zhegan Railway run through the province, forming a cross frame; the highway system will be connecting the neighboring four provinces in two years and ships from the Jiujiang wharf can reach all the important harbors in the world. Telecommunications, mainly the program-controlled telephones, digital telecom, mobile networks and satellite communications cover the entire province. 
    The implementation of the opening policy and the betterment of the investment environment have attracted large amounts of foreign investments. There are more than 5,000 foreign enterprises from over 60 countries and regions investing in the province with a total amount of over 5 billion US dollars. Some world-renowned corporations, such as Ford Motors from the USA, Suzuki Corporation and Isuzu from Japan have already invested in Jiangxi, gaining large rewards. These investments showed great prospect. Jiangxi is promoting the industrialization and urbanization in an effort to establish herself into a base to undertake the industrial transference from coastal areas, to provide high-quality agricultural products and a solid labor force as well as a 'backyard' for tourism.
    The future of Jiangxi will be magnificent with her unflinchingly confident people and their unbending commitment to Jiangxi's progress. They are in high and vigorous spirits.
    In the year 2001, Jiangxi, celebrating the new millenium, outlined the magnificent strategic objective for her development to build a developed Jiangxi in the near future. A surge of development is unfolding magnificently here.
    The delicate patterns of tigers and birds carried by the bronze tools unearthed in Jiangxi tell people that this is a land that admires tigers and birds, the symbols of intelligence and courage. This is a land with great history, a land ready to create a bright future.
    Welcome to Jiangxi!


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