The Arrow's Nock
If China’s east coast is a bow and the Yangtze river is an arrow, then Zhoushan is the arrow’s head - the tip, and Dinghai is the nock - a notch in the rearmost end of an arrow.
Dinghai, overshadowed by the incense-shrouded Putuoshan and the bathing beaches in Daishan, is home to some of the archipelago’s most distinguished artists and craftsmen, as well as iconic historical sites and breath-taking scenery. While gorging on delicious seafood and peering out upon the gentle waves, Dinghai’s serene seascape is ever changing.
In the future, the view outside the window will not just be gently bobbing junks and fishing boats.The local government’s plans for this awe-inspiring collection of islands is to transform the area into something of an eastern coast version of Hong Kong - a free-trade zone that is open to the world. In the Zhoushan Port Comprehensive Bonded Zone, the combined investments of projects running will reach some 31 billion yuan.The end result of all this heady investment and growth is a shining embodiment of the marine dream packed with marine equipment manufacturers,nd bio industries, warehousing, shipping, financial and exhibition services and much, much more.
The ambitious developments have dragged everyone into a whirlpool of excitement.When President Xi Jinping landed in Zhoushan for the 14th time in May 2015, he confidently remarked,“I have been keeping a close eye on the progress of Zhoushan that is rising to be a new hinterland in the sizzling development of the Yangtze River Delta.” Only time will tell whether Xi’s prediction will come to fruition, but one thing is for sure:This dream can lead everyone towards a future that’s as bright as the eastern sun, a sun that casts its rays over the archipelago before anywhere else in China.
Dinghai will reap the benefits of this innovative push by the Zhoushan region as a whole, but will also aim to lead in a range of fields. Everyone has their thinking caps tightly secured onto their heads as they sail forwards. Dinghai is making waves, and the effects can be felt across the region.The sky, it seems, is the limit for China’s only one archipelago city - and it’s a cobalt blue one at that.
Jump on board and join us, to enjoy the well-kept secrets of Dinghai the way they should be enjoyed.