General Survey
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 Deqing County is situated at the northern part of Zhejiang Province, right at the hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta, facing Shanghai to the east, Hangzhou to the south, Taihu Lake to the north and the piedmont of Tianmu Mountain to the west. With 8 towns and 4 sub-districts under its administration, Deqing County has a land area of 936m2 and population of 4300,000.

  Situated by the Yubu River, Deqing was named according to the connotation of political and moral cultures (De) as enlightened (Qing) as water. Poet Ge Yinglong at Song Dynasty noted in his Zuo Gu Ting Ji that, "The County is enlightened due to the river, while the river is more beautiful due to the residents. So it is called Deqing." Deqing has many former names in the county development history of near 1800 years, such as Yongán, Yongkang, Wukang, Wuyuan and Linxi. In the second year of Tianshou in Tang Dynasty (691 AD), 17 townships in the east border of Wukang were united and set as Wuyuan County, which was then changed to Linxi County, and further changed to Deqing County in the first year of Tianbao (742 AD). From Dynasty Song to Dynasty Qing, the names of Wukang and Deqing were used. In 1958, Wukang County was merged into Deqing County and set as Wukang Town. Deqing boasts a large number of historical cultural relics and remains such as the thousand-year Yunxiu Temple and the stone bridges in Song Dynasty, and also a large number of historical and cultural elites such as Shen Yue, Meng Jiao, Guan Daosheng and Yu Pingbo.

  Deqing is featured by "Five mountains, one river and four fens of field", and has the honor of "Land of fish and rice, Home of silk, Place with famous mountains, Land of bamboo tea, and County of cultures". With long history, Deqing has the relics of Liangzhu Culture and the legend of ancient Fangfeng Culture. Deqing has the Mogan Mountain, which is the national scenic area and one of China's four major summer resorts; the Xiazhu Lake, which is "the most beautiful wetland in China" and the ancient town of Xinshi, which is known for "Thousand-year ancient canal and hundred-year small-Shanghai".

  Deqing enjoys an advantageous location, which is an important part of Hangzhou metropolitan area, with Hangzhou-Nanjing Expressway, Shanghai-Jiaxing-Huzhou (Hangzhou) Expressway, National Highway 104, National Highway 304, Xuancheng-Hangzhou Railway, Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Hangzhou-Huzhou-Wuxi Waterway passing through the region and Hangzhou Bus K588 directly reaching Wukang. Wukang is only half an hour's drive from downtown Hangzhou, within 2 hours' drive from the core cities of in the Yangtze River Delta such as Shanghai, Ningbo and Nanjing, and only 40 minutes' drive from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. With the operation of Nanjing-Hangzhou High-speed Railway and the improvement of inland waterways, we are entering into a brand new "High-speed rail era" and "Port era", with the advantageous location further functioning.

  Deqing embraces a rapid, sustainable and healthy economic and social development. Deqing was listed into the national Top-100 Counties (Cities) for successive 11 times, ranking the 42st in terms of county economy and among the first ones in terms of development potential, and receives many honors such as China Top-10 Demonstration County of All-round Well-off, World Expo - China (the Yangtze River Delta) Most Vigorous Private Economy County, National Health County, National Advanced Science & Technology County, National Advanced Sports County, National Advanced Culture County, National First Batch of Civilization County, National First Demonstration County of New Rural Construction, National Advanced Safe Development County, National Ecological County, Provincial Demonstrated Civilized City, Provincial Garden City, Provincial Forest City, Provincial Advanced County of Beautiful Village Development, Provincial First Batch of Education Power County and Provincial Advanced County of Rural Grass-roots Organization Development". In 2015, Deqing Count realized a GDP output of RMB 39.27 billion, increasing by 8.6%; a gross fiscal revenue of RMB 6.66 billion, increasing by 6%, including a local fiscal revenue of RMB 3.736 billion, increasing by 6.1%; urban and rural per-capita disposable income of RMB 42662 and RMB 24934 respectively, increasing by 8% and 9.3% respectively. The primary industry, the second industry and the tertiary industry have comprehensive development in coordination, with the "3+X" industrial system focusing on three major industries, i.e., cutting-edge equipment manufacturing, biological medicine and decoration materials and on strategic emerging industries such as geographic information and general aviation are gradually taking shape. Huzhou Moganshan High-tech Zone was successfully promoted as the first county-level national high-tech industrial development zone, with cutting-edge equipment manufacturing determined as a provincial demonstration base of equipment manufacturing base, and CNC equipment manufacturing and coating industry determined as a base of provincial high-tech feature industry; biological medicine was determined as the national torch feature industry base, national technology-promoted trading and innovation base, and provincial demonstration base of block economy modern industrial cluster transformation; decoration materials were determined as the provincial demonstration base of decoration material industry, and green compound new building materials were determined as the national torch feature industry base; two strategic emerging industries, i.e., general aviation and geographic information, were determined as the provincial high-tech industrial base, with the general aviation airport project becoming the only general aviation airport project approved in the Province after the military reform of low-altitude airspace approval system, geographic information town listed in the first batch of feature towns, and the permanent site for China-UN geographic information international forum being constructed. Deqing County highlights the urban modern agriculture focusing on "Ethical and healthier" agricultural products, firmly pushes forward the construction of "3830" modern agriculture park and crop production park, receives the honors such as "Town of freshwater shrimp in China", national demonstration county of agricultural standardization, provincial demonstration county of agricultural products with high and guaranteed quality, and national pilot county of agricultural products with safe quality, and ranks the first in the comprehensive assessment of provincial agricultural modernization development. With modern service industries such as recreational travel, port and logistics, finance and cultural creativity growing stronger and stronger, and the tourism brand of "original health care and international recreation" further highlighted, Deqing is listed into China Top-10 most beautiful village tourism destinations. With the operation of Linhang Logistics Park and Deqing Port Park, the Yangtze River Delta Financial Backstage Base is the only financial backstage base approved by the provincial government in Zhejiang Province and is listed in the third batch of provincial service industrial clustering demonstration areas. "China Piano Music Valley" is listed into the first 20 key cultural parks of Zhejiang Province. In addition, Deqing has many honers, such as national demonstration county of leisure agriculture and rural tourism, provincial first batch of China low-carbon tourism demonstration counties, provincial tourism economy power and provincial financial innovation demonstration county.

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