Zhangjiakou City, located on the convergence of Northern China plain and Inner Mongolia Plateau, it has been an important gateway to Beijing and the distance is 180km. Zhangjiakou covers the total area of 37,000 square kilometers, it has 8 districts and 13 Counties, with a total population of 4.6 million people. Its special geographical environment has created its unique natural and cultural landscape: the grand Yan mountain is her keel; the winding Great Wall is her backbone; the vast grassland is her open mind; Qingshui River, Yang River and Sanggan River are her veins. Starting from the upland grasslands, these rivers flow through valleys and mountains, swing back and forth, flowing continuously, they irrigate large scales of fertile soils and farmlands.
Zhangjiakou is distinctive in four seasons, with delightful sceneries. In spring, you can enjoy the blooming flowers; in summer, it is a summer resort; in autumn, it has beautiful sceneries; and in winter, you can have the skiing entertainment. Every summer, on the upland, the sky is wild, the land is widest and the wind is cool. Sheep and horses are passing through the grass and flowers. It looks like a vigorous picture scroll spread out between the sky and land.
The low land is quite different from the upland, mountains erect straight up, towering and spectacular. Streams flowing, birds and flowers are living in the valleys. Corns are growing and flowers are blooming in the intermundane basins, it is a glorious chapter of agricultural civilization.
Every winter, thousands miles of Zhang Yuan ground are covered with snow, dressed in white. In this season, travelers from all directions gather together on Wanlong ski resort reputed as “the Oriental Davos”, Changchengling skiing resort and Dolomadi skiing resort in Chongli county to have the fun of skiing or competing with others. Skiing is like a fire in winter igniting the passion for modern people to challenge themselves. Speed down from the mountains, feeling an exciting and pleasant surprise.
When the snow and ice melted, the flowers begin to bloom in spring; when the morning fog dispersed, the sun shines. Standing on this ancient wilderness of Nihewan in Yangyuan, peaks and valleys are in your sight. Then, you will feel the affection of meditate on the past from the bottom of your heart. However, who knows, as early as 2 million years ago, here was an inland lake with 9,000 square kilometers. There were mammoth, cormohipparion, megaloceros and the ancient human race living and multiplying on the land. So the experts exclaimed that the Orientals birth in Nihewan.
From the Paleolithic Period 2 million years ago to the later of Neolithic Times 5000 years before, Zhangjiakou started the twilight of Chinese civilization again. Huangdi, Yandi, and Chiyou were called the First Human Ancestors of Chinese nation; they fought at the field of Zhuolu. At last, they unified and established the capital after the Banquan War and the Zhuolu war. Since then, Chinese nation was based on and the descendants of the dragon started to go to the world. This history has been proved by the archaeological discoveries in recent years. Zhangjiakou is the crossroad of the North Proto Culture and South Proto Culture. It is also the duplex channel of Cultural Exchange and compromise between North and South.
If we admit that the oriental birthed in Nihewan and the Chinese Civilization originated from Zhuolu, the Chinese ancient civilization was emblazed by these two dazzling stars, then, we can say that Zhangku trade road is a Milky way to modern Chinese commercial civilization and the key to an open gateway to Eurasian capitalism.
The business road from Zhangjiakou to Kulun, was emerged in Ming and Qing Dynasty and declined in Republic of China. During more than 300 years, a prolonged period of time, more and more gold diggers’ Wealth legendry was demonstrated from Zhangjiakou to Kulun, as far as Russia and Europe Continent. Zhangjiakou grows up with the flourish of this old business road. During the long process of nearly 600 years history till Zhangjiakou was built up, it was called the Land Commercial Port and the Start Point of the North Silk Road.
The modern commercial civilization of Zhangjiakou opens the door of the modernity of China. In 1909, the first railway Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway, which was built by Chinese, was completed and operated. The railway went through Badaling, Juyongguan, Shacheng, Xuanhua from Fengtai in Beijing to Zhangjiakou, its operation symbolized the determination of stepping into modernization for China. After experienced long history and construction and upgrading, the railway has been progressive with the time and now become the main junction of the south and the north of Zhangjiakou and connected the east and the west.
According to the requirement of the scientific development concept，Zhangjiakou is on the new historical starting point. Looking backward at the people who have written a glorious chapter on the land, basing on Zhangjiakou’s advantage potential and realistic foundation, according to the general thoughts of "opening to the outside world and innovation, national venture, characteristic advance and prosperity strong city ",it clearly proposes to develop and promote “4+3”modern industry, which means to make Tourism industry, New energy, Food processing industry and equipment manufacturing industry bigger and stronger, to actively foster Modern logistics, Electronic information and Mineral processing of profound and to improve and optimize the whole industry structure，fully create the center city in the border areas of Jing(Beijing),Ji(Hebei province), Jin( Shangxi province) and Meng( Inner Mongolia), and make full efforts to achieve strategic objectives of becoming both the strong city and the famous town.
As the intersection of Bohai economic circle and the outside Great Wall economic circle, Zhangjiakou is the important material distribution center of connecting “Three North” markets and the important link of the modern logistics supply chain in the north. The expressways, such as Beijing to Tibet, Beijing to Xinjiang, Xuanhua to Datong, Zhangbei to Shijiazhuang, Zhangjiakou to Chengde，Zhangjiakou to Zhuozhou, etc. together with the four National Highways, 109、110、112、207,have formed the crisscross expressway traffic network. The total road mileage and highway traffic mileage are both in the forefront of the nation. The civil airport is about coming into use, Jing Zhang intercity railway is to be built soon, and the construction of the Customs of Zhangjiakou city is nearly completed. With the completion of a comprehensive transportation network, it creates favorable conditions for creating a hub connecting western part with eastern part and further turning to a regional center city in the border areas of Jing(Beijing),Ji(Hebei province), Jin( Shangxi province) and Meng( Inner Mongolia).
Based on special logistics and advantage logistics, the transformation from traditional logistics to modern logistics comes true, which attracts the local and the resources from Shanxi Province, Hebei Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, such as the farm and sideline products, industry materials and the mineral resources. Focus on building the four large logistics centers such as the northern energy logistics center, the northern steel & iron logistics center, Jing(Beijing),Ji(Hebei province), Jin( Shangxi province) and Meng( Inner Mongolia) regional rail freighter hub, and the green agricultural products and by-products, the grain and oil logistics center in the west of Beijing areas, and the ten specific markets. Form the coal energy logistics center in Huai’an, Wanquan, Yangquan,
Huailai counties and the agricultural logistic industry with specific characteristics such as the beans and grains in Kangbao county and the off-season vegetables in Zhangbei county and so on.
Zhangjiakou is now transforming from the logistics pass into the important distribution of produce and process, and it is gradually developing into an important zonal logistics center in the urban circle of Jing(Beijing), Jin (Tianjin) and Ji (Hebei province).
Zhangjiakou has been the important industry city in northern part of China since the foundation of new China. It is abundant in steel, metallurgy, manufacture, etc, as well as many talent people and advanced technologies. The mechanics of engineering, coalmine, drilling and digging, the automobiles, the equipment of air-condition and wind power equipment are the dominating industries with thousands of enterprises among which 300 are large-scaled, 80 middle-scaled. “Made in Zhangjiakou” has been the head in many industries all over the country. The amount of annual production of coalmine mechanics and air-condition equipment rank the first all over the country, the amount of bulldozers and the diggers rank the second all over the country.
On the beautiful land are of well ecology and rich resources. The discovered mineral resources are coal, lead and zinc, gold, uranium, molybdenum, iron, fluorite and zeolite and others, 97 kinds in total. The wind power, which is used as clean and recyclable energy, has been one preasure warehouse as a new type resource in Zhangjiakou. The amount of wind power storage in Zhangjiakou reaches more than 20 million watt and the capacity of wind power reaches above 11 million watt, which are to be exploited as the most important one. By the end of 2010, the capacity of wind power has reached above 3.39 million kilowatts, so Zhangjiakou has become the city with the most wind power capacity all over the country. Meanwhile, the first national demonstration project located located in Zhangbei county and a large number of wind power projects are under construction in the next few years. In the near future, the “Three Gorges in the Air” will appear in Bashang, Zhangjiakou.
To reshape the modern industrial city is the ambition of all the people in Zhangjiakou, we are now making full use of the advantage of geographic location, resources, industries, transportation, development and market. On the base of reconstruction and enhancement, total area of 90 square kilometers of wasate mountains and slopes, hills and high land are exploited for Five Industrial
Clusters with exact functions. They are Xishan, Dongshan, Wangshan, Yudaishan and Beishan. Establishing the distribution areas for mechanics manufacture and green food processing are dominated by Xishan and the e-information technology dominated by Dongshan, developing circulating economic industries dominated by Wangshan, developing new industries of new-type energies, food processing, mechanics and manufacture dominated by Yudaishan in Xiahuayuan, developing the industries of mechanics equipment manufacture and modern logistics are dominated by beishan in Xuanhua. Attaching with them are commerce and trade, airport, Nanshan, Beijing west logistics parks with a total area of 50 square kilometers. These industrial zones and logistics parks play an important role in the realization of the powerful industry city and will become the new platform for rapid and better development of Zhangjiakou.
In order to improve people’s living environment, enhance the city position and construct the harmonious green hometown, the city will be divided into four functional areas including cultural and living area, ecological area, industrial parks, commercial and airport logistics area with total area of 1120square kilometers. The integration changes city pattern essentially. Especially in the strategy of “changing in 3 years”, people in Zhangjiakou have taken “the improvement of city environment, the enhancement of city capacity, the changing of living conditions, the appearance of modern charming, the improvement of the metropolis administration” for the purpose to reform, invest, promote and complete all the tasks full of high dense, high tense and difficulty, making the marvelous one by one. This was the large reform and will be a new starting
As the neighbor lying north to Beijing, Zhangjiakou takes “green project” into action to ensure the blue sky and clean water for Beijing. Under this project, 830,000 acres hills are covered by green trees which make the mountain and scenes beautiful. Meanwhile, the projects of desert preventing and turning farmland to forests have been taken into effect. More than 2100 square kilometers hills regained and the multiple preventing systems of trees and grasses were formed. A new green Great Wall has been built for preventing desert, preserving water and protecting Beijing and Tianjin.
Zhangjiakou showed its endless charming by its vigor, resources potential and the competition.
Nowadays, on the wide grassland are full of blossoms; the fields are wide and extend beyond thousands of miles, grains are flourishing; Inside Zhangjiakou flies the songs, the scenes are endless.
Zhangjiakou is famous for its long history, splendid culture, rich resources and open minds. It offers the wide space for the business elites, fore-sighted to develop and create careers. It also supplies the ideal green hometown for all the tourists at home or abroad for amusement.
Welcome to the opening, prosperous and civilized Zhangjiakou!