Dadong District is one of the five urban districts in Shenyang. Loacted in the east of Ancient Town, covering 101 square kilometers, Dadong has a population of 990,000. Dadong District is the birthplace of Shenyang National Industry. In the late of Qing Dynasty, Fengtian Factory (the current Shenyang Mint) was built in Dadong, which is the earliest national industry in Shenyang. In the period of Republic of China (ROC), Dadong built the largest arsenal in China, The Arsenal of North-east Provinces, which begins the military-industrial history of Shenyang. In 1929, made by factory in Dadong, “Minsheng” motor truck is the first self-designed motor truck in the History of China. After the establishment of PRC, industries in Dadong developed fast, including tens of categories, thousands of series and millions of productions. Liming, Xinguang, Kuangshan, Zhongjie, Dongji and other enterprises created many No.1 in the history of republic, and made indelible contributions for economic construction of new China. Since 1990, the automobile industry in Dadong have flourished; nowadays, leading by three large automobile manufacturers, Huachen Jinbei, Huachen BMW and Shanghai General Motors (Beisheng), with dozens of auto parts enterprises, the automobile industry in Dadong has formed industrial cluster. Under the influence of profound cultural connotation, several trademarks with enduring fascination were given birth in Dadong. They are, Bawangsi, the best spring in North-east China, Lao Longkou, the royal spirit in ancient China, the Bao Fayuan four excellent dishes praised by Zhang Xueliang. Besides, there are eight beautiful sceneries of Shenyang and many historical residences in Dadong District.
Dadong District is also a birthplace of elites. In Dadong, Zhou Enlai determined to “Study for the rising of China”. Zhang Rong was the first man who died of Xinhai Revolution in Fengtian (Shenyang). Others, including Huang Xiansheng, the earliest animateur of The Northeastern China Anti-Japanese Aggression Volunteer Army, Du Chongyuan, the pioneer of national industrial revitalization, Wei Fengying, the “good worker” titled by Chairman Mao, Xie Guangxuan, the academician of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and Yan Shushi, the musician who composed anti-Japanese music.
Dadong is a Powerful Economic District in Shenyang.
The major economic index of Dadong grows rapidly, and the economic growth tops the list of Shenyang. In 2007, Dadong achieved local financial revenue of 1,500,000,000 RMB, an increase of 40.5% over the previous year, and the rate of growth took the third place in Shenyang. On the other hand, normal financial budget covers 93.5% of the financial revenue; Dadong took the first place in Shenyang. Meanwhile, actual utilization of foreign capital reaches 410,000,000 U.S. dollars, an increase of 82.1% over the last year, and the growth took the second place in Shenyang. Fixed asset investment is 19,210,000,000 yuan, an increase of 33% over the previous year, and the rate of growth took the second place in Shenyang. The total retail sale of consumer goods is 8,510,000,000 yuan, an increase of 21.5% over the previous year, and the growth took the first place in Shenyang. The added value of industries above a designated scale increased by 29.1% year-on-year and the growth took the first place in Shenyang. The industrial interest reaches 1,830,000,000 yuan, which increased 3.3 times than the previous year.
Specifically, in the year-performance review of 2007, the score of Dadong is just next to Heping District, Tiexi New District and Northern New District of Shenyang. Dadong District took the fourth place in Shenyang and got a historical grade. It shows that, the comprehensive economic strength of Dadong has already got into the first developing group in Shenyang. With the environmental supporting for fast and good economic development, material base and inner force, Dadong District has all conditions for stepping into revitalization and lays the foundation for building northern strong economic district.
Dadong has a Wide Space for Development.
Based on sustainable development, District Party Committee and District Government continuously expand space for further development. “Six Carriers” was established, which lay the foundation for joint development of the second and third industries. For the second industry, there are three development platforms. The first one is the Shenyang-European Union Economic Development Zone. Covering 18 square kilometers in total, there are 12 square kilometers for industrial activities, which are now under land consolidation; 6 square kilometers for life service zone, which will be featured by exotic scenery. The second one is automobile industry area, consists of Huachen BMW, Huachen Jinbei and Shanghai General Motors (Beisheng), covering 20 square kilometers. The third one is technology industry zone. Through making full use of idle land, improving industrial capacity, high-tech and high-efficient urban industry and technology industry will be established in this zone. The third industry consists of three major development spaces. First is East Zhongjie Commercial Area, covering 5 square kilometers, and 1,200,000 square meters are available for commercial activities. The second one is Shenhai Logistics Zone, which has 1,200,000 square meters’ land. Another 600,000 square meters’ land will be available by relocating Sanyo Heavy Industry and other 6 enterprises. The last one is Cultural Industrial Zone. With the support from Wanquan Park and South & North Canals, the Cultural Industrial Zone will utilize important cultural resources of Dadong, such as industrial culture, culture of Republic of China (ROC), Wanquan culture and etc.. Meanwhile, the cultural industrial will be featured with both historical and modern flavor.