Jining City is located in the southwest of Shandong Province. It contains 11 counties and districts (Rencheng District, Yanzhou District, Qufu City, Zoucheng City, Sishui County, Weishan County, Yutai County, Jinxiang County, Jiaxiang County, Wenshang County, and Liangshan County) and 3 functional zones (Jining High-tech Zone, Taibaihu New Zone, Jining Economic Development Zone). With a total population of 8.5 million and a total area of 11,000 square kilometers, Jining City is located in China's most active economic region.
Jining is famous as "the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, the Capital of Canal, and the Holy City of the East" in China. With a long history and splendid culture, Jining is the hometown of Confucius, Mencius, Yanzi, Zengzi and Zisi, who breed the Confucian doctrine which has a profound influence on the Chinese nation and human civilization. Today, Jining is one of China's Outstanding Tourism Cities, Charm Cities with Chinese Characteristics and cities with the largest potential and investment value.
Jining City has convenient transportation and is the transportation hub that connects the East to the West and the North to the South in Chinaand the main channel of South-to-North Water Diversion.
Expressways: Beijing-Taipei, Jinan-Xuzhou, Rizhao-Lanzhou, Linyi-Heze.
Railways: Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Kowloon, Hong Kong, Xinxiang-Shijiu Port. It takes 2 hours from Jining to Beijing by high-speed railway and 3 hours from Jining to Shanghai by high-speed railway.
Aviation: It takes 2 hours' drive to get to Jinan International Airport. Jining Qufu Airport has opened the air routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenyang, Wuhan, Chongqing, Kunming, Qingdao, Xiamen, Dalian, Xi'an, etc.
Inland waterway: The main waterway of the Grand Canal runs through Jining City, with 9 ports and 300 berths, and the section in the city reaches a total mileage of 1,100 km.
Culture and education
There are many universities and colleges in Jining, including Qufu Normal University, Jining University, Jining Medical University, Jining Polytechnic, Jining Technician College, Shandong Polytechnic College, etc. At the same time, there are schools for foreign children set up to make it easier for children of foreign businessmen to attend school. UNESCO has established the Confucius Prize for Literacy, the first international award named after a Chinese. Jining has set up various kinds of libraries, art centers, cultural centers, museums, memorials, exhibition halls. Influenced by Confucian culture, Jining advocates education, with integrity, loyalty, hard-working.
Medical treatment and public health
There are 1,270 health institutions of various types in Jining, including 113 hospitals, 140 health centers, 14 specialized disease control and prevention centers (institutions, stations), 14 disease prevention and control centers, 13 maternal and child health care institutions, 2 medical colleges and universities and 6 secondary medical education institutions. Jining No.1 People's Hospital and Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University have an expert "green" channel for foreign businessmen.
Jining is known as "the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, and the land of ceremony and propriety," the birthplace of Confucian culture. At present, more than 300 cultural relics and monuments and 113 historical and cultural sites in the territory, forming a tourist pattern of "culture in the east, martial arts in the west, water in the south, Buddhist in the north and ancient Canal in the middle". That is the tourist area of Confucius and Mencius culture and the ancestor culture centering on Qufu and Zoucheng; the tourist area of canal culture centering on downtown Jining; ecological leisure tourist area centering on Weishan Lake; cultural tourist area of Water Margin centering on Liangshan; Buddhist cultural tourist area centering on Yanzhou Xinglong cultural park and Wenshang Baoxiang Temple.
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