Chinese City Fact: Changsha

This city in south-central China has an urban population of around 2.7 million people. Famously it is known for being the site of Mao Zedong’s conversion to communism. He began his political career in Changsha receiving training and then working as a teacher and principal.

changsha rice noodles2photo © 2010 m6 leica | more info (via: Wylio)

Now Changsha is the capital of Hunan province and an important industrial, commercial and port city in central China. It is also one of China’s fastest growing cities and attracts huge amounts of foreign direct investigation from other Asian countries including Singapore, South Korea and Japan. The idea is to fast transform the city into a hi-tech, manufacturing and service driven economy. However, this has not come without it’s problems including serious environmental pollution issues.

Hunan Provincial Museum - Changshaphoto © 2006 David Schroeter | more info (via: Wylio)

Baijiu Man Bronze Statue in Walking Street, Changshaphoto © 2011 David Schroeter | more info (via: Wylio)

For more information on Changsha please take a look at:

http://www.chinatoday.com/city/changsha.htm

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