Shenyang is the capital city of Liaoning Province, as well as the economic, cultural, transportation, business and trade center of the Northeastern China. It is also a national key industrial base and a well-known historical and cultural city. Shenyang has a total area of 13,000 square kilometers, of which 3,495 square kilometers is urban area. By the end of 2012, the resident population of Shenyang reached 8.228 million, a year-on year increase of 0.59%. The household registered population increased by 0.29%, amounting 7.248 million.
Shenyang is situated in the south of Northeastern China---the center of Liaoning Province. Mostly Shenyang is a land of plains, with hilly and mountainous area concentrating in its southeast. Three rivers, namely Liao River, Hun River, and Xiushui River flow through its border. The overall climate in Shenyang is temperate sub-humid continental, with an annual temperature ranging from - 29 ℃ to 36 ℃ and an average temperature of 8.3 ℃. Shenyang receives about 500 millimeters of precipitation and a frost-free period of 183 days each year. Affected by the monsoon, Shenyang is known for its concentrated rainfall, sharp temperature difference and distinctive seasons.
Featuring in equipment manufacturing，Shenyang is one of the national heavy industry bases built up during the early years in the wake of the foundation of the People’s Republic of China. After decades of development, Shenyang now has 142 industrial sectors, 3033 companies of considerable scale and a total regional output reaching over 224 billion yuan. In Recent years, under the principle of revitalizing the old industry base district, the party committee and municipal government of Shenyang have followed the strategies of reform and opening up and “developing the city with industry”. As Shenyang is speeding up its strategic adjustments of state-owned economy, it is witnessing a rapid growth of foreign-invested and individually-owned economy as well. Urban development space and industry layout have been expanded and optimized; automobile and parts manufacturing industry，electronic information industry, chemical medicine industry have taken shape, becoming the backbone of the economic growth of the city. The ability of scientific and technological innovation and research and development in enterprises continues to improve, forming a group of competitive products and enterprises. There has been a rapid acceleration in the urban infrastructure construction, as well as considerable improvements in soft environment. Shenyang has entered into a new era where economy and society are developing substantially, and people’s living standard is increasing rapidly. At the same time, Shenyang is awarded the titles of “National Environmental Protection Model City” and “National Forest City”. It was elected one of the top ten cities of the “National 100 Best Cities” for two consecutive years as well as one of the “Top ten most competitive cities in China”.
Nowadays, facing with the rapid development of economic globalization and the golden opportunities brought forth by the strategic policy of revitalizing the old industry base district, the municipal government of Shenyang has set the tasks of establishing Shenyang as the national equipment manufacturing center, as well as the hub of business, trade, logistics, and finance in the Northeast, which will make Shenyang the engine of the comprehensive revitalization of the Northeast. Shenyang, with its favorable geographical location, solid industrial base, tremendous scientific and technological strength, comprehensive market system, as well as advanced transportation network, is set to become a powerful magnet for investments.