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Jiangxi province

2009-09-21 13:20 BJT

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In today's introduction to Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, we take a look at Jiangxi.

Jiangxi is an eastern province of China, stretching from the banks of the Yangtze River in the north to hilly areas further south.

It covers an area of 167,000 square kilometers, with a population of 43 million.

Jiangxi is a cradle of the Chinese revolution. The rural revolutionary base established by Mao Zedong in Jinggang Mountain is known as "The Red City."

Jiangxi is renowned for the natural beauty of its misty mountains and fresh water lakes. Lake Poyang is the largest freshwater lake in China. Mount Lushan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And Longhushan is said to be the birthplace of Taoism. Temples and caves have great symbolic value to Taoists and are considered some of Jiangxi's best-kept tourist secrets.

Jingdezhen is one of Jiangxi's highlights. It is widely regarded as the producer of the best porcelain in China. Ceramics were produced here as early as 1,800 years ago in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Today, Jingdezhen remains a national center of porcelain production.

Jiangxi is developing rapidly. Recognizing the need to protect its ecology, the province is aiming to achieve fast but sustainable economic development. With its advantageous geographic location and abundant natural resources, Jiangxi is now attracting domestic and overseas investment.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: