Ningbo, located in the middle of China's coastline, southern flank of flourishing Yangtze River Delta. It is about 1 and half hours to Hangzhou, 3 hours to Shanghai by car. Under the jurisdiction of Ningbo City are three counties of Yinxian, Xiangshan and Ninghai,three county-level cities of Yuyao,Cixi and Fenghua together with five urban districts of Haishu, Jiangdong, Jiangbei, Zhenhai and Beilun,The whole city covers an area of 9,365 square kilometers with a population of 5,384 million.
Ningbo, the birthplace of the "Neolithic Hemudu Culture" dating back to more than 7,000 years,has been an important foreign trade port ever since ancient times.
Just like the cities of Shenzhen, Dalian, Qingdao and Xiamen, Ninbgo is listed as a city under the direct jurisdiction of China's State Council, enjoying the same rights of a provincial government on economic management. Meanwhile, Ningbo is also a large city with rich cultural heritage, and is entitled to formulate local laws and regulations.
Ningbo has many advantages for its further opening up to the outside world. The natural deep-water port is the exceptional superiority. The Ningbo Port is located at the T-shaped intersection where the golden waterway of Yangtze River and the golden coastal line meet. The port owns a 300,000-tonnage iron ore berth, a 250,000-tonnage crude oil berth and the third-generation container terminals. The handling capacity of the port exceeded 100 million tons,ranking the second place in mainland. All these have shown the great potential and the bright future of Ningbo.