Saturday, October 11, 2008

Zhenhai District

Zhenhai District is a district of China, located to the mouth of the Yongjiang River. It is 12 miles north-east of Ningbo, Zhejiang. It lies at the foot of a hill on a tongue of land, and is partly protected from the sea on the north by a dike about 3 miles long, composed entirely of large blocks of granite. It has a population of 200,000. Its jurisdiction encompasses 2 towns and 4 neighbourhoods.

The Zhenhai Coastal Battery is the site of the Chinese naval victory in the Battle of Zhenhai in the Sino-French War.

Famous people

*Hu Zongnan
*Run Run Shaw
*Yang Fujia

Zhejiang Horses

Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones or Zhejiang Wanma or Zhejiang Cyclones or Zhejiang Cyclone are a basketball team in the South Division of the Chinese Basketball Association, based in Yiwu, Zhejiang. They are also sometimes known as the Zhejiang Horses because of the ''wanma'' in their name, which means "ten thousand horses".

In the 2004–2005 season, the Zhejiang Cyclones finished in sixth place in the South Division, out of the playoffs. In 2005–2006 they suffered the exact same fate.


Yuanjia'ao is a village in Fenghua municipality, Zhejiang province, China. Situated at approx. 280m above sea level in the Tiantai Mountain range, its main products are bamboo and timber. The village is traditionally considered the ancestral home of the of the greater Ningbo, who have been estimated to number some 20,000.

The village itself is split in two by the Tangqi River, a small stream which can flood in the autumn months. Yuanjia'ao is famous in Fenghua because it is a thoroughfare to Malongkeng, a religious site near the peak of Mount Dalei. There is a narrow concrete road to Yuanjia'ao from Xiaowangmiao in the north, which follows the Tangqi River all the way to Xujiashan in the south. On the 18th day of the sixth lunar month, when the religious festival to honour the dragon king of Malongkeng is held, the road becomes heavily congested.

Of the 400 families of Yuanjia'ao, over 90% are surnamed . According to the ''Yuanshi jiapu'' of 1923, all the Yuans of the village are descended from a certain Yuan Rong , who moved from Xinchang county and settled at the site in the tenth century. The village also has wider significance as the ancestral home of the Yuan clans of Ningbo and its hinterlands. Efforts have been made in recent years to revive and restore the clan monuments and religious buildings which were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. In 1997, a clan hall was reopened, and the Duling Temple and its connected memorial arch was erected. Since 2001, clan members have been studying the last remaining copy of the clan genealogy held by the Fenghua government and liaising with members of the Cilin Yuan clan to republish the genealogy.

Xiuzhou District

Xiuzhou District is a district in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China. It is located between Shanghai and Hangzhou. There is 90KM to Shanghai in the northeast, 80KM to Hangzhou in the southwest and 70KM to Suzhou in the north. It is an important urban district of Jiaxing city. The total of Xiouzhou District is 542KM?, population of 500,000 and it is composed of 5 towns, 4 streets and 1 provincial E.D. Zone .

Xiuzhou district is original founded in the Spring and Autumn Period and named Xiuzhou district in 1999. Xiuzhou has long history and deep culture base. The Grand Canal of China, Changhong Bridge, Baoshu Pavilion and so on are the famous historical resorts. The famous scholar in the Qing Dynasty Zhu Yizun, Biologist Cheng Shixiang, and doctor Jiang Zhixin are all personality in history. Basing on the beautiful water region area and traditional culture, the folk painting here is colourful and full of passion for life. In brings Xiuzhou district the honour “Hometown of Modern Folk Painting in China” named by the .

Xiuzhou is called “a land of milk and honey, the hometown of silk”. With rapid development of the social life and economy, Xiuzhou is growing from an agricultural zone into a newly industrial area. It achieves a lots of honours such as “State advanced technology zone”, “National advanced physical education area”, “National advanced social security area”, “Provincial physical culture district”, “provincial culture district”. In 2006, the GDP and state budget income reach RMB 10.92 billion and RMB 1.14 billion, which increase by 14.1% and 24.6%. The ratio of three industries is 8.6: 61.0: 30.4. All these are signing a good beginning of a new round of Xiuzhou’s development.

Xiuzhou district enjoys favourable location and convenient transportation. The expressway network in Xiuzhou is characterized as “3-horizontal, 3-bridge” and is made up by 5 expressways in culding Hu-Hang-Yong, Zha-Jia-Su expressway and Shen-Jia-Hu, Huangzhou baycross-ocean bridge expressway which are under construction. Moreover, Shanghai-Hangzhou railway, 320 national highway and the Grand Canal of China are crossing the district and connecting to Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Shanghai four provinces and cities. All towns of Xiuzhou connect to the expressway in 15 minutes and enjoy “one hour transportation circle” to large cities around. The traffic network makrs Xiuzhou closely integrate with Shanghai and Hangzhou.

Wuxing District

Wuxing District is a district in the prefecture-level city of Huzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Suichang County

Suichang County in Zhejiang Province, China, is probably best known for the place that Tang Xianzu wrote his most famous play "The Peony Pavilion" about five hundred years ago in Ming Dynasty. Tang Xianzu is regarded as "Shakespeare in the Orient" for his masterpiece. Tang served as Suichang county top official for 3 years and left legendary stories there that still passed on by generations. Today's Suichang county has entered modern society with vehicles, highways connecting to capital city of Hangzhou, and most renowned for its bamboo forest and natural sceneries such as White Horse Mountain and Nine Dragon Mountain which recorded as one of the site where wild humans were said to be present in the '50s and '60s of 20th Century.


Shangyu is a county-level city administered by
Shaoxing in the Northeast of Zhejiang province of the
People's Republic of China. It had slightly more than 100,000 inhabitants in 2002. Shangyu is a maritime industrial city. language is spoken in Shangyu.
Shangyu is home to over a thousand umbrella factories.