A report on Zhejiang

Portrait of Qian Liu, the King of Wuyue.
This tripod planter from the Ming dynasty was found in Zhejiang province. It is housed in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
A restored Qing era (1891) bridge on a coastal road
Zhejiang in 1936
View of the West Lake in Hangzhou.
West Lake at night
Zhejiang products treemap, 2020
harvesting tea leaves, Zhejiang province, May 1987
Yuao, a fishing village on Dayu Bay in South Zhejiang (Cangnan County)
She ethnic county, townships and towns in Zhejiang
A boat on one of Shaoxing's waterways, near the city center. North Zhejiang, known as the "Land of Fish and Rice," is characterized by its canals and waterways.
Fish being dried dockside in Pacao Harbor, Cangnan County
The Hall of Five Hundred Arhats at Guoqing Temple
Temple of All-Heaven (都天廟Dōutiānmiào) in Longgang, Cangnan, Wenzhou.
Temple of the Chenghuangshen (City God) of Hangzhou, by night, in Wushan, Xihu.
Temple of Bao Gong in Ouhai, Wenzhou.
Buddha altar in the Puji Temple of Mount Putuo.
Jusheng Temple in Wuma, Lucheng, Wenzhou.
Temple of the King of Heaven of the Little Putuo Buddhist Monastery in Yinzhou, Ningbo.
Temple of Yue Fei in Hangzhou.
Church in Aojiang, Pingyang, Wenzhou.
Catholic Cathedral of Hangzhou, Hangzhou

Eastern, coastal province of the People's Republic of China.

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A ceremonial jade cong of the Liangzhu culture.


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A ceremonial jade cong of the Liangzhu culture.
West Lake
Hangzhou CBD
A satellite image of the Yangtze River Delta. The Yangtze's natural sediment discharge can be seen.
A mansion in Nanshan Road, Hangzhou
Zhejiang Stock Exchange in the Qianjiang Central Business District
Alibaba Group Headquarters
West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda
West Lake at night
Hu Xueyan Residence, a historic mansion in Hangzhou
Chenghuangmiao located on Wushan, Hangzhou
Gilt silver Hōkyōintō Unearthed from Leifeng Pagoda Site, now in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Xihu Longjing (西湖龙井), Longjing tea planted near the West Lake
Leifeng Pagoda
Xi Hu Landscape by Li Song (1190–1264), showing the Leifeng Pagoda in the Southern Song Dynasty.
"Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn", one of the Ten Scenes of the Xi Hu
Dreaming of the Tiger Spring, the burial place of monk Jigong.

Hangzhou ( or, ; , , Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ), also romanized as Hangchow, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.


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Province on the southeastern coast of China.

Province on the southeastern coast of China.

Map showing the location of Qingyuan Jiedushi (Circuit)
Wuyi Mountains
Min River in Nanping
Kuiqi interchange in Fuzhou
Fuzhou train station
Fuzhou, the capital and largest city in Fujian province
Mud clams, oysters and shrimp are raised in Anhai Bay off Shuitou.
The ethnic townships in Fujian
Ancient temple in Fujian
Kompyang (房村光餅) sold on the streets of Fujian cities
Stone Statue of Laozi.
Hekeng village, in Shuyang Town, is one of the many tulou villages of Fujian's Nanjing County.
Temple of Tianhou (the Queen of Heaven) in Quanzhou
A roadside Buddhist temple in Siming, Xiamen
A small folk temple in Shuitou
A folk temple in Zhangzhou
One of the oldest mosques in China is located in Quanzhou.
Rare Rose Hill Catholic parish in Fuzhou

Fujian is bordered by Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, Guangdong to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east.


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Eastern coastal province of the People's Republic of China.

Eastern coastal province of the People's Republic of China.

One of the tortoise stelae of Xiao Dan (478–522), a member of the Liang royal family. Ganjiaxiang, Qixia District, near Nanjing
The Huqiu Tower of Tiger Hill, Suzhou, built in 961.
The Beisi Pagoda of Suzhou, built between 1131 and 1162 during the Song dynasty, 76 m tall.
Population density and low elevation coastal zones in Jiangsu. Jiangsu is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.
Jiangsu in 1936
Tourists cross a bridge in Chengxu temple, a Taoist temple which was built in 1086-1093 during the Song Dynasty
Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing
Population distribution of Jiangsu in 2010
An industrial landscape in Ganjiaxiang, Qixia District, Nanjing
The Humble Administrator's Garden, one of the classical gardens of Suzhou.
Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.
Altar of the Three Pure Ones at the Temple of Zhenwu in Yangzhou.
Xiangfu Buddhist Temple in Wuxi.
Main courtyard of the Temple of Tianfei in Nanjing.

Jiangsu borders Shandong in the north, Anhui to the west, and Zhejiang and Shanghai to the south.

A sign in Lishui urging people to speak Mandarin: "Speak Mandarin well—It's easier for all of us."

Wu Chinese

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A sign in Lishui urging people to speak Mandarin: "Speak Mandarin well—It's easier for all of us."
Map of the main subgroups of Wu in China

The Wu languages (Wu romanization and IPA: wu6 gniu6 [] (Shanghainese), ng2 gniu6 [] (Suzhounese), Mandarin pinyin and IPA: Wúyǔ []) is a major group of Sinitic languages spoken primarily in Shanghai, Zhejiang Province and the part of Jiangsu Province south of the Yangtze River, which makes up the cultural region of Wu.

Tianfeng Tower, originally built during the Tang Dynasty, is the symbol of old Ningbo.


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Tianfeng Tower, originally built during the Tang Dynasty, is the symbol of old Ningbo.
A rock garden inside Tianyi Chamber
Map of Ningbo (19th century)
Ningpo (labeled YIN-HSIEN (NINGPO) 鄞縣) (1952)
Map including Ningbo (labeled as YIN-HSIEN (NINGPO))
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was built between 1872 and 1876, was closed by the government in 1963, and was reopened and renamed in 1980. It was recognized as a national heritage site in 2006.
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Zhao bao shan Bridge, Zhenhai District, Ningbo
Ningbo New Railway Station was reopened in December 2013 after years of on-site restoration to accommodate high speed rails and increasing passengers.
Ningbo Rail Transit Plan (2026)
Line 1 train leaving Xujiacao Changle Station

Ningbo (Ningbonese: gnin² poq⁷, Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ), formerly romanized as Ningpo, is a major sub-provincial city in northeast Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China.

The Mahavira Hall at Zhenru Temple, built in 1320


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One of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

One of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The Mahavira Hall at Zhenru Temple, built in 1320
The walled Old City of Shanghai in the 17th century
A map of Shanghai in 1884; Chinese area are in yellow, French in red, British in blue, American in orange.
The dismantlement of Old City walls, 1911
Zhabei District on fire, 1937
Jewish refugee students in Shanghai
Nanjing Road, 1967 during the Cultural Revolution
The urban area of Shanghai in 2016, along with its major islands. From northwest to southeast: Chongming, Changxing, Hengsha, and the Jiuduansha shoals off Pudong. The Yangtze's natural sediment discharge can be seen.
Population density and low elevation coastal zones in the Shanghai area. Shanghai is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.
Site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, a typical shikumen building in the former French Concession
Shanghai World Financial Center (left) and Jin Mao Tower (right)
Shanghai Municipal Government building
Map of central Shanghai
The Port of Shanghai
The Shanghai Stock Exchange is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalization.
The F-22P frigate built by Hudong-Zhonghua for the Pakistan Navy
The Nanjing Pedestrian Street in the evening, with the Radisson New World Hotel in the background
Bird's-eye view of the golden pagoda of Jing'an Temple
The St. Ignatius Cathedral
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library
University City District in Songjiang
The Shanghai Metro is the longest metro system in the world.
Shanghai Metro Network
A maglev train leaving Pudong International Airport
BRT line 71 on the Bund
Interchange between Yan'an Elevated Road and North–South Elevated Road
Bicycle-sharing systems, such as ofo (yellow) and Mobike (orange), are common in Shanghai.
A CR400AF bullet train departing from Shanghai railway station
Inside Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1
Due to Yangshan Port, Shanghai has become the world's busiest container port.
Shanghai Citi Bank Building operates a light show, shining the phrase "I love Shanghai".
The China Art Museum, located in Pudong
Tomato paste replaces beetroot in Shanghai-style borscht.
十万图之四 (No. 4 of a Hundred Thousand Scenes) by Ren Xiong, a pioneer of the Shanghai School of Chinese art, c. 1850
Mei Lanfang performing the Peking opera "Resisting the Jin Army" at Tianchan Theatre
In this Shanghainese soap advertisement from the 1930s, two women are wearing Shanghai-styled qipao while playing golf.
F1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
Yao Ming was born in Shanghai. He started his career with the Shanghai Sharks.
Shanghai Masters in Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
Statue of the Good Eighth Company on the Nanjing Road, People's Square
Enchanted Storybook Castle of Shanghai Disneyland
Huangpu District during the 2013 Eastern China smog.
A residual waste truck and a kitchen waste truck on Zhonghua Road
The Russian Consulate General in Shanghai, located on the banks of the Suzhou River
Skyline of Shanghai Pudong at night, September 2021
The Bund in the late 1920s seen from the French Concession
Nanking Road (modern-day East Nanjing Road) in the 1930s
Shanghai Park Hotel was the tallest building in Asia for decades
Former Shanghai Library
The HSBC Building built in 1923 and the Customs House built in 1927
The Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Grand Theater
The Shanghai Exhibition Center, an example of Stalinist architecture
The Oriental Pearl Tower at night
Shanghai Tower

It borders the provinces of Zhejiang to the south and Jiangsu to the west and north.


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Landlocked province in the east of the People's Republic of China.

Landlocked province in the east of the People's Republic of China.

Jiangxi in 1936
Nanchang City
Xinyu City
Pingxiang City
She ethnic townships in Jiangxi
Porcelain workshop in Jingdezhen.
The mountain peaks of Lushan National Park.
Altar of Shangdi and Doumu at the Chengxu Temple (Taoist) in Zhouzhuang.
Youmin Buddhist Temple in Nanchong.

Spanning from the banks of the Yangtze river in the north into hillier areas in the south and east, it shares a border with Anhui to the north, Zhejiang to the northeast, Fujian to the east, Guangdong to the south, Hunan to the west, and Hubei to the northwest.

The Grand Canal, under Sui and Tang dynasties.

Grand Canal (China)

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Longest canal or artificial river in the world.

Longest canal or artificial river in the world.

The Grand Canal, under Sui and Tang dynasties.
The invention of the water-level-adjusting pound lock in the 10th century CE was done in response to the necessity of greater safety for the travel of barge ships along the rougher waters of the Grand Canal.
The Chinese invention of the pound lock system allows for water levels to be raised or lowered to improve travel in the canal.
The Yongle Emperor (r. 1402–1424) restored the Grand Canal in the Ming era.
Grand Canal. Drawing by William Alexander, draughtsman of the Macartney Embassy to China in 1793.
The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Six: Entering Suzhou along the Grand Canal dated 1770.
Barges on the modern Grand Canal ("Li Canal" section) near Yangzhou
The Jiangnan Canal
Grand Canal tour boats, Suzhou
The canal in Jining City
The junction of the Lu Canal and South Canal
The Grand Canal at its northern terminus at Houhai in Beijing.
The South–North Water Transfer Project central route starting point in Nanyang. Looking "upstream", toward the Danjiangkou Reservoir, from which the water is coming.

Starting in Beijing, it passes through Tianjin and the provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang to the city of Hangzhou, linking the Yellow River and Yangtze River.


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Wenzhou (labelled as YUNG-CHIA (WENCHOW) 永嘉) (1953)
On the coast of the Dayu Bay in Cangnan County
Wenzhou World Trade Center
Rui'an, one of the satellite cities under Wenzhou's jurisdiction
Wuma Shopping Street
Wenzhou South railway station
The Heavenly Kings Hall at Jiangxin Temple.
Temple of Bao Gong in Ouhai District.
Guanji temple (left) and Huang ancestral shrine (right) in Lucheng District.
A Qing dynasty scroll painting depicting the ranges of Yandang Mountains.
A covered bridge.

Wenzhou ( pronounced ; Wenzhounese: Yuziou [ʔy33–11 tɕiɤu33–32], ), historically known as Wenchow is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Zhejiang province in the People's Republic of China.


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Country in East Asia.

Country in East Asia.

China (today's Guangdong), Mangi (inland of Xanton), and Cataio (inland of China and Chequan, and including the capital Cambalu, Xandu, and a marble bridge) are all shown as separate regions on this 1570 map by Abraham Ortelius
10,000 years old pottery, Xianren Cave culture (18000–7000 BCE)
Yinxu, the ruins of the capital of the late Shang dynasty (14th century BCE)
China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, is famed for having united the Warring States' walls to form the Great Wall of China. Most of the present structure, however, dates to the Ming dynasty.
Map showing the expansion of Han dynasty in the 2nd century BC
The Tang dynasty at its greatest extent
The Qing conquest of the Ming and expansion of the empire
The Eight-Nation Alliance invaded China to defeat the anti-foreign Boxers and their Qing backers. The image shows a celebration ceremony inside the Chinese imperial palace, the Forbidden City after the signing of the Boxer Protocol in 1901.
Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of Republic of China, one of the first republics in Asia.
Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong toasting together in 1945 following the end of World War II
Mao Zedong proclaiming the establishment of the PRC in 1949.
The 1989 Tiananmen Square protests was ended by a military-led massacre which brought condemnations and sanctions against the Chinese government from various foreign countries.
Satellite image of China from NASA WorldWind
Köppen-Geiger climate classification map for mainland China.
A giant panda, China's most famous endangered and endemic species, at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan
The Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world.
Earliest known written formula for gunpowder, from the Wujing Zongyao of 1044 CE
Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen. Huawei is the world's largest telecoms-equipment-maker and the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world.
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, one of the first Chinese spaceports
Internet penetration rates in China in the context of East Asia and Southeast Asia, 1995–2012
The Duge Bridge is the highest bridge in the world.
The Beijing Daxing International Airport features the world's largest single-building airport terminal.
The Port of Shanghai's deep water harbor on Yangshan Island in the Hangzhou Bay is the world's busiest container port since 2010.
A 2009 population density map of the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. The eastern coastal provinces are much more densely populated than the western interior.
Ethnolinguistic map of China
A trilingual sign in Sibsongbanna, with Tai Lü language on the top
Map of the ten largest cities in China (2010)
Beijing's Peking University, one of the top-ranked universities in China
Chart showing the rise of China's Human Development Index from 1970 to 2010
Geographic distribution of religions in China.  
 Chinese folk religion (including Confucianism, Taoism, and groups of Chinese Buddhism)
 Buddhism tout court
 Ethnic minorities' indigenous religions
 Mongolian folk religion
 Northeast China folk religion influenced by Tungus and Manchu shamanism; widespread Shanrendao
Fenghuang County, an ancient town that harbors many architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles.
A Moon gate in a Chinese garden.
The stories in Journey to the West are common themes in Peking opera.
Map showing major regional cuisines of China
Go is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent and was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago.
Long March 2F launching Shenzhou spacecraft. China is one of the only three countries with independent human spaceflight capability.
The Tang dynasty at its greatest extent and Tang's protectorates
Lihaozhai High School in Jianshui, Yunnan. The sign is in Hani (Latin alphabet), Nisu (Yi script), and Chinese.
The Qing conquest of the Ming and expansion of the empire
China topographic map with East Asia countries

In the same year, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang) was ranked the highest in the world in the Programme for International Student Assessment ranking for all three categories of Mathematics, Science and Reading.