Chengdu is located in the hinterland of the western Sichuan plain, between 102 ° 54 -104 ° 53 east longitude and 30 ° 05 -31 ° 26 north latitude. The city is 192 kilometers long from east to west, and 166 kilometers wide from north to south. It has jurisdiction over 9 districts, 4 cities and 6 counties. At the end of 2001, the total population exceeded 10.199 million. It is the capital of Sichuan Province, the center of science, education, commerce, and finance in Southwest China. Tourist attractions with different interests are open capitals that are actively moving towards internationalization.
Over 20 years of reform and opening up, huge changes have taken place in Chengdu s economic construction, social undertakings and people s living standards. Especially during the Ninth Five-Year Plan period, Chengdu made major breakthroughs in reform, opening up , and modernization. In 2001, the city s GDP reached 149.1 billion yuan, an increase of 13.1% over 2000, and the goal of doubling the GDP in comparison with 1980 and achieving a well-off life for the people was achieved in advance . The proportion of the added value of the primary, secondary and tertiary industries was adjusted from 14.6: 43.4: 42 at the end of 1995 to 8.9: 45.3: 45.8 at the end of 2001, and the industrial structure tended to be reasonable. The socialist market economic system has been initially established, and the fundamental role of the market in resource allocation has been significantly enhanced. Infrastructure construction has achieved remarkable results, bottlenecks in energy, transportation, and co mmunications have been significantly eased, and comprehensive urban service functions have been enhanced. An all-round opening-up pattern has basically taken shape, and an open economy has developed rapidly. Chengdu, as the mega-city in western China and the science and technology center, business center, financial center, and transportation and communication hub in the southwest region planned by the state, has relative geographical advantages, economic advantages, technological advantages, and market advantages in the west.
Chengdu continues to open to the outside world, with a good investment environment, and the hard investment environment has entered the top 40 cities in China. There are 3 national-level development zones and 5 provincial-level development zones, all of which have formed scale. The actual utilization of foreign capital in 2001 was US $ 310 million, and the total value of imports and exports (customs caliber) was US $ 1.89 billion. Large foreign investment projects and large enterprises have increased. Corning, the United States, Toyota, Japan and Lafarge, France and other Fortune 500 companies have invested in and set up more than 60 representative offices. Chengdu has established friendship cities with 10 foreign cities including Phoenix, USA, Kofu, Japan, and Winnipeg, Canada, and has established friendly and cooperative relations with 16 large and medium cities in China.
In the new century, Chengdu will seize the historical opportunity of the western development and accelerate its development, making Chengdu a bright spot in the development of the western region. To this end, Chengdu has drawn up a grand blueprint for future development, determined the goal of building a western strategic highland in the first 10 years of the new century, and basically achieved the overall goal of modernization. Above 2005, the per capita GDP will reach 2,500 US dollars by 2005. The socialist market economy system has been continuously improved and consolidated, and the economic structure has been adjusted and optimized. By 2005, the proportion of the three industries added value was adjusted to 7: 45.5: 47.5, and the level of urbanization reached more than 38%. Comprehensive urban service functions have been further strengthened, significant achievements have been made in ecological construction and environmental protection, and the basic framework of a modern city h as been formed. People s livelihood has initially reached an affluent level. The per capita disposable income of urban residents has increased by 8% per year, and the per capita disposable income of farmers has increased by about 6%. The social security system is sound and all social undertakings are developing in an all-round way.
Chengdu is a city full of vitality and vitality. It is a city where ancient civilization and modern civilization are increasingly closely combined, with a long history and culture, superior natural conditions, good ecological environment, strong scientific and technological strength, broad market prospects, increasingly perfect investment environment and rich tourism resources. Provides good conditions for investment and tourism. Every year, many friends at home and abroad are welcome to come for sightseeing, invest in investment and exchange of science and technology. Let us meet in the new century , in modern, civilized and open Chengdu.