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Jilin, China

Updated: May 29, 2023 Print
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Jilin province, also called "Ji" for short, is located in the central part of Northeast China. It covers an area of 187,400 square kilometers and has a population of 27,040,600.

Changchun, the capital city of Jilin province, is the provincial hub for politics, the economy, science and education, culture, finance and transportation. It is well known for being an automobile city, a film city, a science and education city, a forest city and a sculpture city.

Jilin enjoys the advantages of being located near the sea and being one of the nine border provinces of the country, enabling it to serve as an important window which the national Belt and Road Initiative opens to the north.

Hunchun, located in the eastern part of Jilin, is only 15 kilometers from the Sea of Japan and four km from Posyet Bay in Russia. It is an important channel for foreign trade and exchanges in Jilin province and even the country.

As an old industrial base, Jilin province boasts relatively developed processing and manufacturing industries. It has five key industries – automobile manufacturing, petrochemical engineering, food, equipment manufacturing and medical health. Its auto and high-speed rail manufacturing areas are at a leading level in the country.

Located in the renowned golden corn belt and golden rice belt, Jilin province is a national key commodity grain production region. It has ranked national first for many years in terms of food production per capita, grain commodity rate, grain output and corn export volumes.

Jilin is also a pilot province for ecological construction, boasting 51 nature reserves, which account for 13.56 percent of the province's land area. The Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve has been designated by the United Nations as a human and biosphere natural reserve, home to internationally endangered wild species such as the Siberian tigers and oriental white cranes.

Jilin province has been promoting its high-quality development strategy and it has successfully adopted a comprehensive range of measures to tackle bottlenecks in its development over the past five years.

During that time, Jilin has fully implemented a high-quality development strategy called the "one main and six double". This expression describes a series of plans that are vigorously promoting its industrial transformation and upgrading, with a number of key projects that have settled in the region and have started construction.

The annual grain output of the province in 2022 stood at 40.8 billion kilograms, an increase of 416 million kg over last year, setting a record. The total output ranked Jilin province fifth in the country. As a major grain-producing province, Jilin's annual output has topped 35 billion kg for 10 consecutive years.

In the current year, the regional GDP of Jilin province is expected to grow by around 6 percent. Grain output is forecast to be stable at more than 40 billion kilograms. Fixed-asset investment is expected to grow by 7 percent and total retail sales of social consumer goods is projected to be up by about 7 percent.

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