Introduction to Chengdu Shuangliu District
Located in the southwest outskirt of Chengdu, Shuangliu is surrounded by Chengdu in the south, east and west. 10 km away from the Chengdu downtown area, Shuangliu is neighboring Longquanyi District and Jianyang City to the east, Renshou County and Pengshan District to the south, Xinjin County and Chongzhou City to the west, and District of Wenjiang, Qingyang, Wuhou and Jinjiang to the north.
Covering an area of 1032 square kilometers, Shuangliu District is the core area of national new district in Sichuan Tianfu New Area. In December 2013, some affairs, such as social management and public services, in Wanan town, Xinglong town and other 11 towns and part of Huayang sub-district and Zhengxing town started to be managed by Chengdu Tianfu New Area Management Committee of Sichuan Province. Apart from that, the rest of towns and sub-districts in this area are collectively known as new Shuangliu. New Shuangliu, an area of 466 square kilometers, has jurisdiction over 12 towns (sub-districts) and 134 villages (communities), of which 8 towns (sub-district), 318 square kilometers, belongs to Tianfu New Area. At the end of 2015, Shuangliu was successfully reshaped as a sub-district instead of a county. It now has 540,000 household population, 750,000 resident population, 105 square kilometers urban area, with urbanization rate of registered population increased to 81.7%.
Boasting a long history and brilliant culture, Shuangliu was built in the second year of Yuanshuo (127 B.C.) during the regime of Emperor Wu of Western Han Dynasty. It was formerly called Guangdu and renamed as Shuangliu, borrowing a poem "with two rivers flowing" in Shu Du Fu to avoid using the same name as Emperor Yang in Sui Dynasty. Shuangliu has always been under the jurisdiction of Chengdu for more than 2,300 years history.
Shuangliu is an important cradle of ancient Shu farming culture, the culture of three Kingdoms, and home to many historical sites. For example, Huanglongxi ancient town is reputed as a historic and cultural town in China and the most famous one in Tianfu Area.
Shuangliu enjoys a superior geographical location as a traffic hub. Boasting the fourth largest aviation hub in China --Shuangliu International Airport, it is the only platform in the central and western regions that has hub ports, comprehensive bonded zone and airport bonded logistics center (B type). It is crowned as "The First Portal in Tianfu".
Chengdu has planned and constructed for this area more than 10 subways, Chengdu-Ya’an and other five highways, coupled with Chengdu-Kunming railway and Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan intercity high-speed railway. Shuangliu is also connected seamlessly with Chengdu downtown area by multiple city motorways, indicating a modern three-dimensional transport network of airway, railway and expressway has taken shape.
Shuangliu has undergone high-end and diversified development and built up a strong industrial base. It is committed to building a national airport economic demonstration zone, vigorously developing advanced manufacturing industry with the "four leading industries" as focus, namely emerging electronic information, aviation manufacturing and maintenance, bio-industry and new energy industry. Shuangliu is striving to cultivate and expand modern service industry especially in leading free trade industries like aviation hub services, general aviation, bonded logistics, bonded trade, financial leasing, cross-border e-commerce, etc. and steadily develop modern urban agriculture that is "intensive, economic and modern". It has initially constructed a modern industrial system featuring high level, diversification and chain cluster development. The industry scale is anticipated to reach 500 billion yuan by the end of the 13th Five Year Plan.
Shuangliu is abundant in scientific and technological resources and innovation advantages. There are more than 30 scientific research institutions such as China Academy of Engineering Physics and Nuclear Power Institute of China, 7 universities and colleges such as Sichuan University, and 114 various types of R&D platform. It is second to none in the central and western regions in terms of education and scientific research advantages and high-end talent resources. At present, Shuangliu is working with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, the City University of Hong Kong and other colleges and universities to build University Science and Technology Innovation Park of Tianfu New Area. It is speeding up the construction of 8.4 square kilometers of “Tianfu Core Valley”, 48 square kilometers “military and civilian integrated industrial park, “Jing Rong Gang & the Core Space” and other dual-carrier platform. The Galaxy 596 of China Academy of Engineering Physics, Nuclear Power Institute of China and China Electronics Technology Group Corporation have become the top ten military and civilian integration industry bases in Sichuan province. The dynamic environment of mass entrepreneurship and innovation has been gradually formed. In August 2016, the State Council approved the establishment of China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone. In February 2017, the State Council approved the overall program of China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, with a planning area of 119.99 square kilometers, of which 34.01 square kilometers belonging to Shuangliu District. Government Affairs Service Center for Chengdu Tianfu New Area (Shuangliu) of China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone has come into operation after the official unveiling ceremony on 1st April, 2017.
The government services are efficient and the living environment is superior. Shuangliu is devoted to creating an international ecological environment, innovating offline “one-stop” window and online “Push-to-talk ”administrative approval service, actively expanding “one number”(83721000)service--the 24-hour service hotline, and striving to provide a favorable policy, legal, market, and financial environment for the investment and development of enterprises. Shuangliu is the national ecological county, the national garden county and the national hygiene county, with a world-class international modern pentathlon event center, Asia's largest international tennis tournament center and national badminton training base, and 8500 acres of Dongsheng urban ecological wetland park. Shuangliu, a charming city with habitable environment and fashion style is now thriving in the Western China.
Public service is sound and social undertakings have achieved progress. Shuangliu is the National Culture Advanced County, Educational Reform Innovation Demonstration County, the National Peace Construction Advanced County, and the National Legal Publicity Education Advanced County. The public service system and social undertakings have been comprehensively improved in both urban and rural areas. The province has taken the lead in achieving the integration of basic old-age insurance and pension insurance for residents in both urban and rural areas, and achieving the "One-Card" medical services. By the end of 2015, there are 41 ordinary secondary schools, 12 secondary vocational schools, 33 primary schools, 163 kindergartens, 473 health institutions at all levels with 4420 beds and 6213 medical and technical personnel. The per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents was 35,125 yuan and 20,869 yuan, an increase of 8.2% and 9.1% respectively. Shuangliu government is now bringing more benefits from reform and development to its residents in both urban and rural areas.
In recent years, Shuangliu has firmly established the "Five Development Concepts". Taking the "Four Comprehensive" strategic layout as a whole plan, the government has conscientiously implemented the provincial "Three Major Development Strategies" and the municipal strategic planning of building up a national center city, which has promoted the steady and sound development of economic society. Shuangliu has won the title of "China's Top Ten Comprehensive Well-off Model Counties" for six years in a row.