Location of Fuxin City jurisdiction in Liaoning
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Districts and Counties|
|• CPC Fuxin||Committee Secretary|
|• Mayor||Qi Jihui (齐继慧)|
|• Prefecture-level city||10,445 km2 (4,033 sq mi)|
|• Urban||459 km2 (177 sq mi)|
|• Metro||459 km2 (177 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Prefecture-level city||1,819,339|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Administrative division code||210900|
Fuxin (Chinese: 阜新; pinyin: Fùxīn) is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. The total population of the prefecture at the 2010 census is 1,819,339, of whom 669,317 are resident in the built up area, which comprises four urban districts, collectively known as 'Fuxin City'.
|1||Haizhou District||海州区||Hǎizhōu Qū||280,000||97||2,887|
|2||Xinqiu District||新邱区||Xīnqiū Qū||90,000||128||703|
|3||Taiping District||太平区||Tàipíng Qū||180,000||108||1,667|
|4||Qinghemen District||清河门区||Qīnghémén Qū||70,000||105||667|
|5||Xihe District||细河区||Xìhé Qū||160,000||126||1,270|
|6||Zhangwu County||彰武县||Zhāngwǔ Xiàn||420,000||3,635||116|
|7||Fuxin Mongol Autonomous County||阜新蒙古族自治县||Fùxīn Měnggǔzú Zìzhìxiàn||730,000||6,246||117|
Geography and climate
|Climate data for Fuxin (1971−2000)|
|Average high °C (°F)||−4
|Average low °C (°F)||−15.9
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||2.5
|Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||2.1||2.4||3.6||5.7||7.3||11.8||12.5||11.0||6.9||4.7||3.1||1.9||73.0|
|Source: Weather China|
Fuxin is a mining center in an agricultural region, producing mostly coal and agate. Fuxin is known as China's 'Agate City', with 50% of the nation's known deposits of the mineral being located there. The city also accounts for more than 90% of the country's agate products.
The city suffers from the over-mining of coal, which is low in supply while fundamental to Fuxin's economy. As the coal mines run dry, Fuxin is trying to find other industries to keep its economy going. Measures taken have included the development of a part of the city as a 'Special Economic Zone', by which the city hopes to attract international investment.
Problems due to the widespread shutdown of Fuxin coalmines include an increase in membership of the Fuxin Rebels, a group known for petty crimes
Foreign Investment in 2009
In 2009, Fuxin approved 25 foreign funded enterprises and 2 joint-venture projects. The total value of the contracted funds in these investments exceeded US＄143 million. and the foreign direct investment for that year reached US＄64.12 million, up 24% over the previous year. This sum exceeded the Liaoning provincial target for foreign investment by 17%. In addition, in 7 of the projects, contracted funds were in excess of ten million dollars.
Foreign Direct Investment has enabled the development of new key industries to replace mining. The key industries have made new breakthroughs in foreign direct investment. The Wind Power Industry, which accounted for more than 70% of the total amount of FDI in 2009, has become the main focus of the whole city’s FDI.
- Liaoning Technical University (辽宁工程技术大学)
- Fuxin College
As regards rail transport, Fuxin is well-connected to the major cities in North and Northeastern China, such as Beijing, Tianjin and Shenyang by a number of trains.
The city is also now connected to Shanghai and the booming Chinese East coast region by a train that runs directly between Shanghai and Fuxin.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fuxin&action=submit (PDF)
- "Foreign Investment in 2009". Fuxin, China. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
- "Mayor Clay’s Statement on Gary’s 1st Trade Mission to China: Press Statement". May 22, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
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