East China

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East China is the new economic center of the country.



  • Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province), former capital with a famous lake, one of China's top destinations for domestic tourists. Marco Polo wrote of Hangzhou the city is beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world.
  • Nanjing (Jiangsu Province), capital under several dynasties, most recently 1912-1949
  • Ningbo (Zhejiang Province), a major trading port in the tea clipper era, still an important port and industrial city
  • Shanghai, China's largest city and greatest economic center; in some ways, the cultural capital as well
  • Suzhou (Jiangsu Province), old city of canals and gardens, now a major center for high tech. The Chinese have a saying that heaven has paradise but Earth has Hangzhou and Suzhou.
  • Wenzhou (Zhejiang Province)
  • Xikou (Zhejiang Province)
  • Zhouzhuang (Jiangsu Province)

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