A fast trip
Remark: I normally use “MaAnShan” instead of “Maanshan” as it is more clear for the pronunciation
It was my second chance to discover MaAnShan City in Anhui Province.
On 10 November after lunch we went by High-Speed Train from Beijing to Nanjing South Railway Station, some 4 hours for some 1000 Km. We were picked up by car and we arrived in our hotel in MaAnShan after 45 minutes. It is the fastest way. The trains are very comfortable, especially in business class. With a cruising speed of 303 Km/h they are very quiet and extra stable. We came back on 11 November in the afternoon and were home around 9 pm. The Beijing South Station is gigantic and modern, looks like an airport. Taxi service to leave there is a disaster so we took the subway instead. The Nanjing South Station is also modern, see the pics.
Shows how efficient it can be to travel in China.
The hotel was also impressive, the suite just a bit oversized, see the pics of the Wanda Realm.
Discover MaAnShan City in Anhui
See the website of the People’s Government of MaAnShan (English):
Main Listed Companies
Maanshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd, Anhui Xingma Automobile Co., Ltd, Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd, Sino Anhui Tianyuan Technology Co., Ltd, Maanshan Fangyuan Slewing Ring Co., Ltd, Anhui Taier Heavy Industry Co., Ltd and Maanshan Dingtai Rare Earth & New Material Co., Ltd
Main Outside Enterprises with Investment in Maanshan:
French Saint Gobain, Carrefour, Auchan, Wal-Mart, British BOC, Japanese Marubeni, Taiwan-based China Rubber and Hong Kong-based China Gas, Tsingtao Brewery, Anhui BBCA Bio-chemical, Zhuhai Gree Electric Appliances, Mengniu Diary, Yurun Group, Liby Group, Dali Group and Keda Industrial.
The city has a population of 2.3 million and covers an area of over 4,000 sq. Km. It is built along the Yangtze River, lakes and mountains.
MaAnShan is the most developed city in Anhui Province and it is ranked third in Anhui for economic strength.
It is famous for the Caishi Scenic Area, where great poet Li Bai died.
It is 40 Km from Nanjing downtown area, 300 Km from Shanghai and 270 Km from Hangzhou.
It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
MaAnShan Harbor, one of the ten major harbors on the Yangtze River, is the State first-class harbor opening to foreign ships.
Modern Industrial Park of Zhengpu Port New District
We first had a dinner with the Secretary of MaAnShan Municipal Committee of the CPC. The next day we visited the MaAnShan Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Then we toured the Modern Industrial Park of Zhengpu Port New District, with its new harbor and several industrial zones and facilities. The whole region is newly built, four years ago it was just farmland, hard to realize as so much has been developed. We also visited the industrial zone and the company “MaAnShan Air Handling Green Building Environmental Science and Technology”. It installs large air conditioning units, a cooperation with Israel.
Website of the new zone (Chinese only):
We are currently under discussion to cooperate to promote the new zone and the city.