, Atlantic City, Los Angeles and Toronto all as a part of her world tour in May. She later returned to China for a tour where she performed in Guangzhou, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Chengdu, Shanghai and Beijing. She released a Mandarin album, ''Flying'' (飛吧), in August. The album was the among the top 20 best-selling albums in Taiwan in 2001. Kelly's movie ''Calmi Cuori Appassionati'' (冷靜與熱情之間), released in November, 2001, grossed more than 30 billion yen (HKD$220,000,000
* '''Southwestern University of Finance and Economics''' * '''Sichuan Normal University''' （四川师范大学） * '''Southwest University for Nationalities''' * '''Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine''', This institute's three-year training program has 2,500 enrolled Chinese students. The school also offers short term courses to foreigners with English translation. Language School: * '''Chengdu Mandarin Club'''. A language School offers different types of Mandarin Chinese
courses with flexible schedules. Students year-round for a one-on-one class or a group class with 5 students. All the teachers are master's degree holders in TCFL (teaching Chinese as a foreign language). They also offer various kinds of Chinese culture activities. Tutoring: Private Chinese language lessons are available for ¥40-85 per hour. Ask for a referral at one of the universities, or from another student. Textbooks for learning Chinese are available at many local bookshops. Bear in mind
, Biblical and Evangelical Theologian'', p. 121; see also Thomas F. Torrance, "My Interaction with Karl Barth" in ''How Karl Barth Changed My Mind'', pp. 52-64, 52, and Hesselink, "Pilgrimage," p. 52. In this regard, theology did not differ from science; what set science and theology apart of course was the different nature of the objects of their reflection. In the case of science that was the world created by God; in the case of theology it was God the creator
allowed Air China to further enhance its position in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai and to achieve a more balanced domestic network. Air China acquires majority stake in Shenzhen Airlines, Air Transport Intelligence news, 22 03 10 On November 22, Chengdu and Sichuan began to declare independence. By the 27th, the "Great Han Sichuan
, Nanning and Chengdu have started building public safety networks by introducing TETRA-based digital trunking system that integrate with their existing analogue (analog signal) systems. More Chinese cities followed in 2005. There has been development of database software, interoperability consoles and data management systems. **Changsha – Changsha Huanghua International Airport ** **Chengdu – Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport **Chongqing – Chongqing
, Macedonia (Macedonia (ancient kingdom)) is made. * Starting in the year 309 BC, the later Chinese historian Sima Qian (145 BC–90 BC) wrote that the Qin-employed engineer Bi Ling of the newly conquered State of Shu (Shu (state)) in Sichuan had the shoulder of a mountain cut through, making the 'Separated Hill' that abated the Mo River, and excavated two canals in the plain of Chengdu. The significance of this was phenomenal, as it allowed the new Guanxian irrigation system to populate an area of some 40 by 50 miles (60 × 80 km) with over five million people, still in use today (Needham, ''Science and Civilization in China'', Volume 4, Part 3, 288). * The Chinese astronomer Gan De divides the celestial sphere into 365¼ degrees, and the tropical year into 365¼ days at a time when most astronomers used the Babylon division of the celestial sphere as 360 degrees (Deng, Yinke. 2005 (2005). ''Chinese Ancient Inventions''. ISBN 7-5085-0837-8). * May 11 – Burma Myanmar holds a constitutional referendum (Burmese constitutional referendum, 2008). * May 12 – Over 69,000 are killed in central south-west China (People's Republic of China) by the Wenchuan quake (2008 Sichuan earthquake), an earthquake measuring 7.9 Moment magnitude scale. The epicenter is Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu
;, as approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. Leading enterprises are operating in Chengdu and providing research and technology support such as Tianwei New Energy Holding Co., Ltd., Sichuan Sanzhou Special Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Co., Ltd., and key research institutions such as the Nuclear Power Institute of China, Southwestern Institute of Physics, Southwest Electric Power Design Institute. In 2010, the new energy enterprises above realized 31.1 billion RMB in revenue from main operations, 43.2 percent more than the previous year. Chengdu ranked first again in the list of China's 15 "Cities with Highest Investment Value for New Energies" released at the beginning of 2011, and Shuangliu County under its jurisdiction entered "2010 China's Top 100 Counties of New Energies". By 2012, Chengdu's new energy industry will realize an investment over 20 billion RMB and sales revenue of 50 billion RMB. Electronics and information industry Chengdu is home to the most competitive IT industry cluster in western China, an important integrated circuit industry base in China, and one of the five major national software industry bases. Manufacturing chains are already formed in integrated circuits, optoelectronics displays, digital video & audio, optical communication products, and original-equipment products of electronic terminals, represented by such companies as IBM, Intel, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, Dell, Lenovo, Foxconn, Compal, Wistron, and others. Automobile industry Chengdu has built a comprehensive automobile industry system, and preliminarily formed a system integrated with trade, exhibitions, entertainment, R&D, and manufacturing of spare parts and whole vehicles (e.g., sedans, coaches, sport utility vehicles, trucks, special vehicles). There are whole vehicle makers, such as Volvo, FAW Volkswagen, FAW Toyota, and Sinotruk Wangpai, as well as nearly 200 core parts makers covering German, Japanese, and other lines of vehicles. In 2011, Volvo announced that its first manufacturing base in China with an investment of RMB 5.4 billion was to be built in Chengdu. By 2015, the automobile production capacity of Chengdu's Comprehensive Function Zone of Automobile Industry is expected to reach 700,000 vehicles and 1.25 million in 2020. Modern agriculture thumb right Chengdu Agriculture (File:Agriculture1.jpg) Chengdu enjoys favorable agricultural conditions and rich natural resources. It is an important base for high-quality agricultural products. A national commercial grain and edible oil production base, the vegetable and food supply base as well as the key agricultural products processing center and the logistics distribution center of western China are located in Chengdu. Defense industry Located within the city limits is the Chengdu Aircraft Company (Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group) which produces the recently declassified J-10 Vigorous Dragon (Chengdu J-10) combat aircraft as well as the JF-17 Thunder, in a joint collaborative effort with Pakistan Air Force. Chengdu Aircraft Company is also currently developing the J-20 Black Eagle (Chengdu J-20) stealth fighter. The company is one of the major manufacturers of Chinese Military aviation technology. Investment The Chengdu Statistics Bureau reports that the total investment in fixed assets in 2008 was 301.29 billion yuan (US$43.38 billion). Domestic investment was 180.52 billion yuan (US$26 billion), an increase of 23.5 percent from 2007. The total amount of foreign direct investment reached US$2.25 billion, an increase of 97.3 percent from 2007. Industrial zones ;Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu
that Chengdu, as the capital of Shu (Shu (state)), was established around 1200 BC. Archaeological discoveries at the Sanxingdui and Jinsha (Jinsha (archaeological site)) sites have established that the Chengdu region was inhabited over four thousand years ago and was an important center of a unique ancient culture.
;, as approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. Leading enterprises are operating in Chengdu and providing research and technology support such as Tianwei New Energy Holding Co., Ltd., Sichuan Sanzhou Special Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Co., Ltd., and key research institutions such as the Nuclear Power Institute of China, Southwestern Institute of Physics, Southwest Electric Power Design Institute. In 2010, the new energy enterprises above realized 31.1 billion RMB
pic Chengdu name (2).svg piccap "Chengdu", as written in Chinese picsize 125px c 成都 psp Chengtu p Chéngdū sic Cen 2 du 1 ( ) w Ch'eng-tu j sing 4 dou 1 wuu zen 平 tu 平 poj Sêng-to l Become Capital showflag psic '''Chengdu''', formerly romanized (Wade–Giles) as '''Chengtu''', is the provincial capital of Sichuan province (provinces of China) in Southwest China, Chengdu is one of the most important economic, finance, commerce, culture, transportation, and communication centers in Western China. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is one of the top 50 busiest airports in the world, and Chengdu Railway Station is one of the six biggest train stations in China. According to the 2007 Public Appraisal for Best Chinese Cities for Investment, Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China.
The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is also known as the "Country of Heaven" ( ), a phrase also often translated as "The Land of Abundance". The discovery of the Jinsha site (Jinsha (archaeological site)) suggests the area of Chengdu had become the center of the bronze age Sanxingdui culture around the time of the establishment of the state of Shu, prior to its annexation by Qin (Qin (state)) in 316 BC.