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Jiangyin ( ; Wade-Giles: Kiangyin, Jiangyin dialect: ) is a city in China'smarker Jiangsu provincemarker on the Yangtze Rivermarker. It has an urban population of 110,400 (est. 2002). The total GDP (nominal) reached RMB 153 billion yuan (US$22.4 billion) in 2008, an increase of 14.9% from 2007. The GDP per capita (nominal) reached RMB 127,622 yuan (US$18,673).

Transport

The Jiangyin Suspension Bridge, spanning the Yangtze, links the southern half of the province with the northern half.

History

Jiangyin's name means "River Shade", from its location on thesouth or shady side of the Yangtze Rivermarker.

Traditionally a farming area, the residents of Jiangyin have recently become among the most wealthy in China, due to the rapid economic expansion enjoyed by this region.

Constructions

At Jiangyin, there are the electricity pylons of Yangtze River Crossing, which are taller than Eiffel Tower.

China Clean Energy Inc., a renewable resource biodiesel and chemicals manufacturer in China announced in late 2007 that it had successfully passed several stages of the government approval process for the company's new biodiesel plant at Jiangyin Industrial Park in Jiangsu. This put the company on track to complete construction on time, with operations to start in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Culture

Jiangyin is in the region of Northern Wu Chinese, which means the inhabitants speak a dialect similar to that of Shanghai.

Social Welfare Institute

Until 1995, foreign adoptions of children from Jiangyin were handled through the larger Changzhoumarker Children's Welfare Institute. Since then, adoptions have been handled directly by Jiangyin Social Welfare Institute.

Address:Jiangyin City Social Welfare Institute,252 Changjiang Road, Jiangyin City, Jiangsu Province, China 214434

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