Shenyang, capital city of Liaoning Province, located in the center of Northeast Asia Economic Rim and Bohai Sea Economic Rim, is the one and only megacity in Northeast China approved by the State Council and an important part of National Comprehensive Innovation and Reform Pilot Zone, China (Liaoning) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Shenyang & Dalian National Autonomous Innovation Demonstration Area. Its total land area is 13,000 km2 and the population of permanent residents is 8.29 million.
Shenyang is a city rich in culture and history. It enjoys about 7200-year history of human activities and 2300-year history of urban development. The Imperial Palace and two imperial mausoleums of Qing Dynasty are listed in World Cultural Heritage by UNECO. In addition, more than 1500 historical relics remain in Shenyang. Thus, Shenyang keeps its reputation as the birth place of Qing Dynasty as well as the capital of two generations of emperors.
Shenyang is a city moving towards an advanced equipment manufacturing base. The city was renowned as the “Equipment Ministry” of China, which produced “the first product” in more than 200 varieties in the New China’s industrial developing history. Shenyang, a city of solid industrial foundation and well-established industrial system, is now firmly grasping major opportunities such as the experiment of overall innovation and reform, and exerting all the strength to build an advanced equipment manufacturing base with international competitiveness.
Shenyang is a regional central city moving toward the world. Shenyang has established economic and trade relationship with 177 countries and regions. There are 163 projects invested and operated in Shenyang from 94 Fortune Global 500 companies, such as GE, BMW, etc.
Shenyang is a capital full of vitality in science and technology innovation. There are 47 universities and colleges, 107 independent R&D centers, 350 key and engineering laboratories of provincial level or above, 238 engineering technology research centers of provincial level or above, 25 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as 555 state-level high-tech enterprises.
Shenyang is a harmonious land for living and business. With four distinctive seasons, pleasant climate, and beautiful environment, people enjoy 13.06m2 of urban parkland area per capita. Upholding the principle of precise planning, delicate development and lean management, major projects such as smart city, sponge city, public transportation city have been fully promoted.