The 10th Asian Art Festival will open on September 26 in Zhengzhou. It is one of China’s most famed historic cities and a well-known tourism destination due to its ancient civilization and Songshan Mountain World Geopark.
The city was a cradle of Chinese civilization, with unearthed relics indicating it was the center of human activity some 8,000 years ago. Local authorities expect the Art Festival will also show the city’s recent advancements in culture and other social and economic fields.
Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province in the center of the country, covers 7,446 sq km and has a population of 7.36 million people.
It may be a historical gem but it is also modern and expanding in that it has six districts, five cities, one county, two State-level development zones and one State-level export processing zone under its administration.
Zhengdong new district will be the central business district of Zhengzhou. In 2007, the city’s gross domestic product reached RMB242.12 billion, ranking 17th among China’s large and medium-sized cities and ninth among the provincial capitals.
A recent move is the construction of the Zhengdong new district. With a planned area of 50 sq km and population of 220,000, this will be the central business district of Zhengzhou. To date, about 600 new enterprises have been registered there.
Source: China View