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Dezhou, China

2013/11/26 14:57:15   source:english.sdchina

  Dezhou, located in the northwest of Shandong Province and connecting Shandong and Hebei Provinces, is the north gate of Shandong Province. One district, two cities, eight counties and two economic development zones are under Dezhou's jurisdiction. It covers a total area of 10,356 square kilometers and has a population of 5.7 million. Dezhou has a long history and is one of the birthplaces of Dawenkou Culture. It boasts abundant historic and cultural deposits, and numerous historical sites are well protected here, such as Yuwang Pavilion and Tombs of Qing and Han Dynasties. Local specialties like Dezhou braised chicken, golden-silk jujube, Baodian donkey meat and Dezhou black pottery are famous both home and abroad.

  Dezhou enjoys convenient transportation and superior geographical position. The ancient canal runs through the city. Lying to the south of Beijing and Tianjin and bordering Jinan, it is located in the Bohai sea economic circle, linking the East China and North China economic zones. It is the intersection of Beijing-Shanghai Expressway, Dezhou-Shijiazhuang Expressway, Handan-Jinan Railway and the under construction Beijing-Shanghai high speed railway. Beijing-Fuzhou Expressway, Jinan-Liaocheng Expressway and Qingdao-Yinchuan Expressway run across Dezhou. Five national highways and fourteen provincial roads criss-cross here, forming a traffic network in all directions.

  Dezhou is endowed with abundant resources and treasures. It has proven oil reserves of 158 million tons, about 1 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 6 billion tons of coal. The Yellow River, running through Dezhou for 62 kilometers, provides sufficient water resources for industry, agriculture and human living. Dezhou also enjoys massive natural geothermal resource reserves with high development value. With fertile land and rich agricultural and sideline products, Dezhou grows to be one of the major bases of fruit, vegetable, grain and animal husbandry in both Shandong and China.

  The economy in Dezhou develops vigorously. It is one of the China's Comprehensive Economically Powerful Cities and ranked 50 of National Environment Comprehensive Cities. It is also reputed as China's Solar City. Famous brands such as Himin, Gu Bei Chun and Yatai are known all over the country. Private economy and investment are two powerful engines pushing up the rapid development of Dezhou. With the implementation of the Binhai New Area strategy and Bohai Economic Circle strategy, Dezhou has become the most attractive land for investors thanks to its favorable investment environment and enormous development potential.

  Dezhou, named after "virtue", has a historical tradition of respecting virtue and honesty advocation since ancient time. People in Dezhou are hardworking and simple, honest and modest, which together form the most precious cultural wealth. The friendly people in Dezhou warmly welcome friends from home and abroad to invest and start business here. Let us develop together, to build Dezhou a rich, harmonious land and create a bright future.

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