Panoramic China -- Chongqing: Mystical Three Gorges and Glamorous Municipality

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It is easy to have a quick look at China's past and present, but it takes time to gain a panoramic knowledge of China. The "Panoramic China" series is meant to assist readers, especially those overseas, in this respect. Each volume in the series focuses on a province, municipality or autonomous region, describing, with illustrations, the outstanding characteristics of each area from different perspectives.

Chongqing: Mystical Three Gorges and Glamorous Municipality

The Yangtze River has bred the Three Gorges and Chongqing, containing both antiquity and youth, poverty and abundance, opportunity and challenge. You will be left with an indelible impression after unveiling the Three Gorges, enjoying the magnificent landscapes of Chongqing, and appreciating its time-honored historic sites and cultural relics.

You will be filled with excitement after learning more about Chongqing's enterprises and countryside, viewing its streets and communities, and experiencing the openness, passion, and humor of local residents. This is a city full of hope, as well as a paradise for starting up businesses.

Table of Contents
Gift from the Creator
——the Mystical Three Gorges 1
Leaving Baidi City at Dawn 4
TheThree Gorges oftheYangtze River 8
Gems Scattered in the Hinterland of the Three Gorges 28
River Displaying a Splendorous Landscape 44
Splendid Scenes across Waters and Mountains
——Pearls along the Yangtze River 61
Majestic Mountains and Enchanting Waters 62
A Host of Lustrous Pearls a10ng the Yangtze River 76
Wonderful April Dayson Earth 88
Silent Charm:
Stories Told through the Ages 101
Cradle of East Asian People 102
Witness to 3,000一Year History of Urbaniztion 104
A Heroic City in the War against Fascism 130
Chongqing Today 140
Digital Economy:
after Becoming a Municipality 151
Privileged Location 152
Abundant Precious NationaI Resources 154
Convenient Transport Networks 160
Thriving Agricultural Economy 170
Flourishing Industrial Economy 174
Prospering Commercial and Trade Economy 180
Fast--growing Businesses——Finance and Telecommunications 186
Fast Developing Social Projects 190
Whoever Loves Life
Will Love This City 193
Arts 196
Flavors of Chongqing 216
Flourishing Ancient Holy Sites 230
Asia-Pacific Cities Summit (APCS)
——The New Chongqing Embraces the World 250
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