Wujiang with a water area of 352 square kilometers and a land area of 1,176 square kilometers has nurtured generations of people with bountiful natural resources.
Wujiang has a rich culture that explains the wisdom and sophistication of its people. Wujiang is also a major silk producer with its goods traded on the Silk Road. The late Chinese author and Buddhist scholar Nan Huaijin founded an academy here and taught until his death.
Wujiang is crisscrossed by rivers and dotted by lakes， which not only nurtured men of great achievements but also provided old towns like Songling, Pingwang, Zhenze, Shengze, Tongli, Lili and Luxu with a natural defense against the destruction of wars. Many eminent Chinese scientists and academicians such as Chen Qubing, Liu Yazi, Ni Zhengyu, Fei Xiaotong, Cheng Kaijia, Yang Jiachi and Wang Jiyang came from these water towns.
“Benevolence is like water” and” Water is the weakest thing on earth and yet it can conquer anything. “These Chinese proverbs best characterize Wujiang, a city of prosperity, culture, wisdom and happiness. After decades of development, Wujiang has changed from a rural economy into industrial economy led by electronics, silk, machinery and optical cable industries. Companies in new energy, new materials, biomedicine, modern services, and other emerging industries are growing fast. Suzhou Bay is becoming the pearl of Taihu Lake.
Wujiang has drawn blueprints for future development. Its" 555 Strategy” focus on improving people's living and environment and on achieving harmony between tradition and modernity. Taihu New City will retain farming, fishery and traditional sectors while developing high-tech industries.
Wujiang is determined to lead cities in the Yangtze Delta region to enter the well-off society. The spirit of Wujiang is about openness, innovation and progress .
Wujiang is a blessed land and a great place to live.