Wujiang (Simplified Chinese: 吴江; Traditional Chinese: 吳江; Hanyu Pinyin: Wújiāng) is a county-level city in the southernmost of
Jiangsu province, South East China.
total area of Wujiang is 1,176 square kilometers, with a population
of 1.5 million.
Wujiang neighbors Shanghai in the east. Songling (松陵) is the
central town and seat of the municipal government. Wujiang is located
just south of Suzhou.
Traditionally, It has been regarded as “the Land of Fish and Rice”,
and “the Capital of Silk”. In recent years, it is also known to be
“the Capital of Cable and Optical Cable“ and also “the City of
Wujiang is a city with a long history and has a plethora of
scholars and talents. It is also the famous tourism city in the
Yangtze River Delta, China, with its traditional culture and
silkworm civilization, and the colorful historic sites and relics.
Its Tongli Tuisi Garden – the listed World Culture Heritage, is
undoubtedly a bright pearl in the Yangtze River Delta.
Wujiang’s economy is well developed. It currently ranks as one of
the most economically successful cities in China. The GDP in 2007
reached 61.8 billion yuan, an increase of 23.4% from 2006. The GDP
per capita reached 78,149 yuan (ca. US$10,700), increase of 22.6%
from 2006. There are altogether more than 1300 foreign enterprises
so far with a total registered investment of US$ 10 billion.
Major Industrial Sites
- Wujiang Economic Development Zone (WEDZ)
Established in 1993 and ratified by Jiangsu provincial government,
it covers an area of 80 km². There are over 783 foreign invested
enterprises settling in it, with the total registered investment
amounting to US$ 4.9 billion.WEDZ has been one of the top IT
industry manufacturing bases in China, especially for its LCD
section. Wujiang EPZ is in WEDZ. Companies in EPZ enjoy tax
- Jiangsu Fenhu Economic Development Zone
It borders Shanghai municipality. It is only half-hour-drive away
from Shanghai. With an area of 253 km², it is one of the youngest
provincial economic zones in China.
Major Industrial Sections
Wujiang’s IT industry is developing rapidly and has formed the
supply chain locally.
Over 700 IT enterprises gather in Wujiang. More than 150
enterprises have the total investment of US$10 million and more.
Their main products are computer & its peripheral products,
mobile phones, LCD monitors. Wujiang Economic Development Zone
becomes the world largest manufacturing base of power supply, ADSL
device and backlight module.
The silk and textile industry in Wujiang has a long history.
This industrial section has more than 100,000 sets of shuttle-less
looms. The annual output of different fabrics is 7 billion meters.
The silk production volume and export volume in Wujiang account for
1/8 and 1/6 of the national total respectively.
The trade volume of the China Eastern Silk Market reached US$ 6.9
billion in 2007, which is the biggest retail market of the fiber
filament and the price center in China.
- National Civilization City
- National Excellent Tourism City
- National Advanced Culture City
- National Advanced Education City
- National Exemplary Science and Technology City
- National Exemplary City for Environment Protection
Wujiang has 6 sister-cities in 5 countries. They are
Bourgoin-Jallieu (France), Dubbo (Australia), Chiba (Japan),
Hwaseong (South Korea), Uchinada (Japan), Mogale (South