Hub of sci­ence and higher ed­u­ca­tion

Changjiang Weekly - - WUCHANG, WUHAN -

Wuchang boasts a long his­tory and rich cul­ture. It was men­tioned in Chu Ci ( Verses of Chu), the ear­li­est col­lec­tion of ro­man­tic po­etry and the ori­gin of ro­man­tic lit­er­a­ture in China. Wuchang is home to Wuhan's sym­bolic land­mark the Yel­low Crane Tower, which is as­so­ci­ated with the leg­end of the yel­low crane.

It is the birth­place of the Wuchang Up­ris­ing that shocked the world and led to the col­lapse of the Qing dy­nasty.

To­day's Wuchang Dis­trict is the po­lit­i­cal, economic, cul­tural, and in­for­ma­tion cen­ter of Hubei Prov­ince. This dis­trict is where the Hubei Provincial Peo­ple's Gov­ern­ment is lo­cated. As an im­por­tant part of Wuhan, the largest city in Cen­tral China, it is the city's hub of sci­ence and higher ed­u­ca­tion with more univer­sity stu­dents than any other city in China. It is a live­able metropolis along the Yangtze River which en­joys a pleas­ant nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment as well as thriving in­dus­tries.

In 2017, Wuchang Dis­trict's GDP reached RMB 110.25 bil­lion, and its public fi­nance rev­enue to­talled RMB 12.842 bil­lion, rank­ing among the best-per­form­ing dis­tricts in Wuhan.

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