Tongxiang

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Tongxiang
桐乡市
County-level city
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Jiaxing
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Tongxiang City (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tóngxiāng Shì) (IATA: TVX) is a county-level city, part of Jiaxing (嘉兴), in northern Zhejiang Province, China. Population (1999): 109,976.

The scenic town of Wuzhen (乌镇) is part of Tongxiang.

Hángbáijú (杭白菊), a variety of chrysanthemum flower tea, originates from Tongxiang. There are also annual Chrysanthemum festivals.

Tongxiang is also one of biggest woolen sweater manufacturing base. In 2006, Tongxiang sold over 600 million woolen sweaters.

it's also the hometown of famous writer, Mao Dun (茅盾).

Tongxiang is also home to a joint-venture Canadian high school program called Jiaxing Grand Canadian Academy at Maodun Senior High School. The school offers the British Columbia, Canada high school graduation program that culminates in the awarding of the Dogwood Diploma. The school enrolls local Chinese students and employs only foreign, B.C. certified teachers to teach all subjects in English (Canadian history, math, science, English, PE, etc.) The school is on a sprawling campus with modern features (gym, running track, science labs, etc.). The school opened in 2005 and has been inspected and re-certified by the BC Government (MOE)each year since.

Tongxiang is also home to a new Walmart complex, a McDonald's, several KFC's, some Korean and Japanese restaurants, and several foreign joint-venture firms from Asia, Europe, and North-America.

Tongxiang is served by Tongxiang Railway Station, which connects it to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and other cities with a number of high speed trains.

Coordinates: 30°38′N 120°32′E / 30.633°N 120.533°E / 30.633; 120.533