The municipal party committee and people’s government are all located within Yuzhong District; also major city government departments and offices gather here, which form the city’s administrative center.
Consulates of UK, Canada, Japan and Denmark all gather in Yuzhong District; 1/3 of the city’s foreign invested enterprises are located within Yuzhong District; the District’s realized foreign investment each year accounts for 1/4 to 1/3 of the city’s total realized foreign investment, ranking at the top of all Chongqing’s districts. By end 2008, 85 of the 102 Fortune 500 enterprises that have been present in the city have set up their business in Yuzhong District.
Chongqing is located at the geometrical center of mainland China, which links east to west and south to north, being an integrated traffic hub in southwest China. As Chongqing’s water-land hub, 2 rivers join up here, 7 bridges are built across the 2 rivers; road leads to all corners of the District, resulting in Chongqing’s most complete stereoscopic transport system formed by waterway, landway, light rail and elevated cableway, which offer easy and fast transport for passenger and cargo. Chongqing’s railway terminal, long distance bus station and river port are all located within the District. It takes only 20 minutes from the District to drive to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, half an hour to drive to each major district of Chongqing and 8 hours to drive to the most far away county of the city.
Yuzhong District is the modern service center of Chongqing and of the upper reaches of Yangtze. The 3rd industry and 2nd industry is proportioned at 91.3:8.7. Over the last 5 years Yuzhong District’s gross GDP has annually increased by 10.8%; its GDP reached RMB32.6 billion Yuan in 2008, 11.5% up on a year-on-year basis; its per capita GDP exceeded US$6,744, its per capita disposable income reached RMB16,500 Yuan, which ranks at the top of all districts in west China; and its district revenue ranks at the top of all districts of Chongqing consecutive years.
The GDP Indicators of Yuzhong District over the Last5 Years (Bar Chart)
Structure of GDP of Yuzhong District in 2008 (Cake Chart)
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