Liuzhou, also known as the “Dragon City”, is located in the central part of Guangxi Autonomous Region, 150 kilometers from the famous tourist city of Guilin and 264 kilometers from Guangxi's capital, Nanning. With a history of more than 2,100 years, inhabited by nearly 30 nationalities such as Zhuang, Han, Miao, Yao, Dong etc. Liuzhou city administers six counties and four districts, has a total area of 18,600 square kilometers and total population of 3.55 million people.
Liuzhou is an important traffic hub of Central-Southwest China and is one of 45 road main hub citis. Liuzhou Bailian Airport was built according to 4D Grade Standard and has opened the air routes to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Senzhen. Liuzhou is a customs port Grade I and a fairway Grade V. All the year around, 700-ton ships may navigate, go upstream to Guizhou and go downstream to Hong Kong and Macao.
Liuzhou closes to the economic developed districts such as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan etc. In the east, joins the high speed developing districts such as Beibu Gulf and Southeast Asia in the south, is near Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan in the west and reaches to the middle and lower reaches of Changjiang River in the north, sitting back to the Great Southwest and facing to Southeast Asia and is the bridgehead of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.
In Guangxi, Liuzhou, the largest industrial base possesses well-established industrial and infrastructure facilities. The city has a wealth of competitive enterprises and well-know products in both the domestic and international markets. Five enterprises such as Liuzhou Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation, SAIC GM Wuling Automobile Co.,Ltd, Guangxi Liugong Machinerry Co.,Ltd, Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Co.,Ltd and Liuzhou Wuling Motor Co.,Ltd rank among the top 500 industrial enterprises in China.
Liuzhou has always enjoyed the reputation of “the Commercial Port in the Middle of Guangxi”. Liuzhou has formed the market system majoring in large-sized wholesales market such as automobile & spare parts, steel products, building products, agricultural and sideline products, goods for everyday consumption and garments etc., it has a great number of large-sized modern commercial and trade circulation enterprises, and perfect function of commercial network services, quick development of chain business logistics distribution and electronic commerce. Guangxi Sugar Network Sugar Wholesales Market has become the largest sugar goods transaction market in China.
Liuzhou was elected to be “One of the Optimal Commercial City in the Chinese Mainland” by Forbes, the world famous magazine, in 2004.
Liuzhou is known as a historical and cultural city and a Grade a tourist city approved by the State Department. It has a good climate for human habitation, and is an ancient city with many historical and cultural relics and tourism resources.
With rapid development of GNP and comprehensive social progress, Liuzhou has become an ideal place for tourism, investment, work and residence for people from all walks of life.