Thursday, October 16, 2008


Xiongyuecheng or Hsiungyueh is a city on the Liaodong Peninsula, in Liaoning province, China.


Xinmin is a county-level city within Shenyang, Liaoning province, People's Republic of China.


Xinlitun ,or Hsin-li-t’un, is a town within Heishan County in Jinzhou prefecture, Liaoning, China. It's in the north east of the prefecture about 100km west of Shenyang city.


Xingcheng , former name Ningyuan , is a Chinese city with more than 100,000 inhabitants, in Huludao, Liaoning.


Wafangdian is a part of Dalian, located in the Liaoning province of China. The city is famous for its ball bearing industry. Wafangdian Bearing Factory is the largest bearing manufacturer in Asia and was initially built by the Japanese during World War II.


Wafangdian city is located in the mid-west of Liaodong Peninsula. The total area is 3793 square kilometres with the population of 1,020,000. Wafangdian is characterised by temperate continental monsoon climate. There are rich mines here. Wafangdian is a newly-developed city of diamond in the East and its deposits of diamond account for 54% of the national proven diamond deposits. The deposits of the limestone reach over 400,000,000 cubic metres. Wafangdian is famous for bearings and apples in China. Wafangdian has solid industry base, fast--developing agriculture, convenient transportation and telecommunications.


Wafangdian is mainly a process area and the whole city is planned into 6 subareas in detail as followings:

Coastal Area

Wafangdian has 461 kilometres of coast line and the annual quatic output is over 250,000 tons including sea cucumber, prawn, clam, crab, mullet, Spanish macherel, jellyfish, scallop, aballone and mantis-shrimp etc. The following thirteen towns and communes belong to this area: Changxingdao, Jiaoludao, Dong gang, Fuzhouwan, Paotai, xianyuwan, etc.. Yongning, xiyang, Tuoshan and Santai etc.

Investment Area for the Agriculture and Native Products Process

Wafangdian has rich agriculture and native products. The total export value exceeds RMB 1 billion yuan in 1999. The main products include meat-chick, bee-honey, peanut, dried-gourd, burdock, horgeradish, red-bean and other products. The products are mainly produced and processed in the followings 14 towns: Fuzhoucheng Town, Laohutun Town, Paotai Town, Yong-ning Town, etc..

Subarea for Industry Production

Wafangdian has a solid industry base with complete product kinds. There are many industries such as bearings, parts for auto and the agriculture machiney, castings, machinexy process, foodstuff, textile and garment, etc.. The fallowing towns and communes include this subarea: Yongning, Laohutun, Yandian, and the Street committees of Zhuhua, etc..

Investment Area for Fruit Process

Wafangdian has rich resources in fruit. The total output reached over 300,000 tons in 1999, The main fruits are as following: apple, pear, plum, peach, strawchew, apricot and grape, etc.. Thirteen towns and communes belong to this subarea: wanjialing, Songshu Tucheng, and Gangdian Street Committee, etc..

Investment Subarea for Tourism and Service in Wafangdian

Wafangdian has beautiful beach, sand, scenic spots and natural warm spring. All this consists good conditions for tour here. The following places are satisfied for tourism service, they are Changxingdiao Town, Liguan Town, Xutun Town, Xianyuwan Town and Tuoshan Commune, etc..

Economic Development Zone

Wafangdian Economic Development Subarea is located in the south-west of Wafangdian. It's two kilometres from the centre of the city. The planned area of the Economic Development Zone is 2.9 square kilometres including the Hi-tech Garden, Industry Process Area, Storage and Transportation Area, Living Area and the Service Area and also there is the green area. The roads have been built now and the "five-through and one flat" engineering will be finished soon.


Qinglong was the pre-Second Sino-Japanese War name for Ku-Shan, in the province of Liaoning, a town in Northeast China.

As a critical stop on the marital convoy route between steel-producing Anshan and the strategically significant port city Zhuanghe, Qinglong held a vital role for Japan-ruled Northeastern China. However, due to a fateful sabotage convoy led by Chinese rebels in 1938, the city fell from Japanese to Chinese authority.

Qinglong was part of the "puppet state," Manchukuo, that Japan created in order to mine precious resources such as steel to fuel their war machine leading up to and during World War Two, largely at the behest of the Manchurian Industrial Development Company.

After a brief skirmish instigated by the sabotage convoy, explosions from steel trucks rang out across the town, damaging many houses beyond repair. It was not until, 1941, during World War Two, that the town was rebuilt and renamed, as Ku-Shan.

The town was to be the locus of the so-called Manchurian Youth Corps, a forcible association of young men organized to some degree through the inspiration of the Nazi Hitler Youth.


Panjin is a prefecture-level city and a major oil-producing city in Liaoning Province, China. It is between 40°40' -41°27' in north latitude and 121°31' -122 °28' in east longitude. It has four distinct seasons, an annual average temperature of 8.6℃ and receives over 2700 hours of sunshine a year. There are over 1.2 million people living in the Panjin area.


Panjin has four immediate sub-municipal divisions. There are 2 counties and 2 districts.

Shuangtaizi District , where the city hall and various administrative departments are located.
Xinglongtai District .
Panshan County , subdivided into 9 towns and 5 rural towns.
Dawa County , subdivided into 10 towns, and 5 townships, including 1 ethnic township.

Panjin was approved the status of a city and its current boundaries by the State Council on June 5, 1984.


Panjin sits on the opening part between the Liaodong Peninsula and West Liaoning economic development zone. The Shuangtaizi River enters from the Liaodong Bay and runs through the city. The Liao River serves as the border between Panjin and the city of Yingkou. The two other cities that borders Panjin are Jinzhou and Anshan.


At the end of 2003, there were a total of 1 243 905 people residing in the Panjin. The urban population was 566 046, that's 45.51% of all residents. They reside mainly in Shuangtaizi District and Xinglongtai District.

Racial Profile
95.17% Han Chinese
3.01% Manchu
0.92% , Mongol, other nationalities of China.

Gender Profile
49.01% Female
50.99% Male

Population Trend in Panjin

The population saw an increase of 3.81‰ in 2003. The natality was 7.60‰, and the mortality was 4.70‰, which made a natural population increase of 2.9‰.


Major places in Panjin of interest include:

Shuanghekou State Natural Reserve, a marshland that serves as natural habitat to 321 species of animals. It also serves as one of the few breeding grounds for endangered birds such as the red-crowned crane and Saunders' Gull. Millions of birds of as much as 172 different species stop at the area during their migration, including more than 20 endangered species such as the red-crowned crane, Demoiselle Crane, white stork, black stork, white-fronted goose, whooper swan, and brown goshawk. On a special note, Panjin is also called "Home of the Cranes" for the above reasons.
reed-grass beach and the clam mound
Red Seabeach
Hubin Park in Panshan, featuring the Liaohe Tablets. These stone tablets bear inscriptions of Chinese calligraphy by historical and contemporary artists.


The main industries in Panjin include oil, petroleum refinery, tourism, and agriculture, primarily rice. The short grain rice of Panjin are of high quality and great taste. Panjin is also famed for its Chinese mitten crabs, a famous delicacy in Chinese cuisine. They can be processed into crab meat tofu and "drunken crab".

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