obtained the Yenching campus. In 1952 Peking University moved from central downtown Beijing to the previous Yenching campus in the city's Haidian district. Biography Chen was born in Lezhi, near Chengdu, Sichuan, into a moderately wealthy magistrate's family. International links In January 2006, Sheffield United became the first foreign club to take over a Chinese team Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu
, Chengdu. Scientists believe that success in the reintroduction project would potentially help save the endangered giant panda. Retired NBA basketball star and animal activist Yao Ming attended the ceremony. Main sights World natural and cultural heritage sites Mount Qingcheng Mount Qingcheng is amongst the most important centres of Taoism (Daoism) in China. It is situated in the suburbs of Dujiangyan City and connected to downtown
;, 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
divisions - Public safety system With increasing awareness of the importance of government’s ability to deal with critical situations, there is a growing demand for emergency response systems in China. Without an organization like the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) in the United States, China has not yet developed a national technical standard for its emergency response system. At present, large and economically well-off cities in China like Beijing, Tianjin, 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 Jiangbei International Airport The mountain is famous for the battle (Battle of Mount Dingjun) which took place there in the Three Kingdoms period, when Huang Zhong of Shu (Shu Han) defeated and killed Xiahou Yuan of Wei (Cao Wei). According to Sanguo Zhi, Shu prime minister Zhuge Liang wished to be buried on Mount Dingjun, so a tomb was built for him there. Huang Zhong was also buried there after his death, but his tomb was moved to Chengdu during the Qing Dynasty, and was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. thumb right ''Kyodo News'' reports the incident marks the first time Japanese property has been damaged in a protest in China. (Image:Flag of China.png) Protesters demonstrating against Japan (:Category:Japan) broke windows of the Japanese Ito-Yokado store on Saturday, in the Chinese (:Category:China) city of Chengdu (w:Chengdu), the capital of Sichuan Province (w:Sichuan Province). ''Kyodo News'' reports the incident marks the first time Japanese property has been damaged in a protest in China. left 150px thumb Chinese President w:Hu Jintao Hu Jintao (Image:Hu Jintao Portrait.JPG) Chinese authorities are worried as aftershocks continue to affect the region devastated by the initial earthquake, while water builds up in clogged rivers. An 5.8 magnitude aftershock shook buildings and caused people to evacuate in Chengdu (w:Chengdu), 200 km (125 miles) south of the aftershock's epicenter. The aftershock killed three people and injured 1,000 others. A buildup of water is occurring 3 km (2 miles) upstream of Beichuan (w:Beichaun), where a man was freed from under a hospital's remains. 200px thumb left Flag being held at half-mast in w:Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square (Image:National flag flying at half-mast on Tiananmen Squire.jpg), Beijing (w:Beijing) At 2:28 PM, exactly a week after the initial earthquake, people throughout China held three minutes of silence with heads bowed, and government officials stood outside the government headquarters. Traffic came to a halt and horns were wailed in memoriam of the now at least 34,000 victims, with some officials reporting 50,000 likely dead. Afterwards in Tiananmen Square (w:Tiananmen Square) in Beijing (w:Beijing) and the provincial capital Chengdu (w:Chengdu), Sichuan (w:Sichuan), people held patriotic events with some shouting "Go! Go! China" in an attempt to boost national morale. Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu
as a typist (typewriter) at Beijing Hospital in 1931, not yet fifteen years old. In 1933 she was admitted to Yenching University where she felt she was discriminated against as a Eurasian (Eurasian (mixed ancestry)). In 1935 she went to Brussels to study science. In 1938 she returned to China, working in an American Christian mission (missionary) hospital in Chengdu, Sichuan. She described her wartime experiences in her memoir, '' Destination Chungking
incorporates many elements of Chengdu in the film. The film's landscape and architecture also found inspiration from those found at Mount Qingcheng, a renowned Taoist mountain. In an interview with Movieline, Berger stated that ‘we never really thought of this as a movie set in China for Americans; it's a movie set in a mythical, universalized China for everyone in the world'. On January 11, 2012, six captive-bred pandas were released to a "semi-wild" environment in Dujiangyan, Chengdu. Scientists believe that success in the reintroduction project would potentially help save the endangered giant panda. Retired NBA basketball star and animal activist Yao Ming attended the ceremony. Main sights World natural and cultural heritage sites Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu
. It was recorded that each year before 1101 AD, the prefecture of Xinan (modern Xi-xian, Anhui) alone would send 1,500,000 sheets of paper in seven different varieties to the capital at Kaifeng. Needham, Volume 5, Part 1, 47. In that year of 1101, the Emperor Huizong of Song decided to lessen the amount of paper taken in the tribute quota, because it was causing detrimental effects and creating heavy burdens on the people of the region. Needham, Volume 5, Part 1, 48. However, the government still needed masses of paper product for the exchange certificates and the state's new issuing of paper money. For the printing of paper money alone, the Song court established several government-run factories in the cities of Huizhou, Chengdu, Hangzhou, and Anqi. label7 Commons:Category:Chengdu Wikipedia:Chengdu Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan Chengdu
, the best selling female artist in Hong Kong. 2001:Kelly released her remix album ''Kelly BPM Dance Collection'' in March , which sold over 150,000 copies. She embarked on another world tour, the "Paisley Galaxy World Tour" (陳慧琳花花宇宙世界巡迴演唱會), which started out with one show in Singapore and two shows in Genting Highlands in Malaysia. (She broke the record of best-selling Hong Kong singers' concerts in Malaysia.) Kelly came to North America, where she performed concerts in Chicago
, the king of Later Shu, wrote the first couplet for the Spring Festival, which says, "A harvest year accepts celebrations, good festivals foreshadow long springs." Fine art During the period of the Five Dynasties, Huang Quan (Huang Quan (painter)), a painter in Chengdu, initiated the Fine-Brush Flower-and-Bird Painting school with other painters. At that time, “Hanlin Painting Academy” was the earliest royal academy in China. Education Wen Weng, administer
alt 青羊宫; Qingyanggong; lit. Palace of the Black Ram url email address 9 Xierduan, Ring Rd One (一环路西二段9号) lat long directions phone tollfree fax hours price ¥10 content This Taoist temple is the oldest and biggest of its kind in the area, located in the west of downtown. A large and still-active temple that takes into consideration Taoist philosophy in its construction, and with both a park next door and a number of relaxed courtyards inside. While it has
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.