Chengdu is the capital city of Sichuan and covers an area of 14,300 km2, with a population of 16.5 million. Chengdu was approved by the State Council to be a pilot city for the integration of rural and urban reform in 2007.
16 consulates, including those of the USA, Germany, France, Singapore, Pakistan,Thailand, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Israel,Poland, India and Czech, have been set up in Chengdu. The number of consulates ranks 3rd in China, only after Shanghai and Guangzhou.
377 Fortune 500 companies have their presence in Chengdu, ranking No.1 in Midwest China.
Chengdu realized USD 271 billion of import & export volume and USD 8.53 billion of paid-in FDI in 2016.
Chengdu has become a hot spot for international conference in western China, it hosted big events like the 12th Fortune
Global Forum, the 12th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention in 2013 and the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting of G20 in 2016.
An European-China B2B matching fair was held in Chengdu every November, which has held over 23,000 B2B matchmaking sessions so far.
The GDP reached USD 23 billion and GDP per capital surpassed USD 14,323 in 2018. The city has achieved a fixed asset investment of USD 12 billion and a sales volume of consumer goods of USD 9.72 billion in 2018.
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History & Culture
Built 2,300 years ago, Chengdu is now one of China's 24 national historic and cultural cities.
● The total volume of imports and exports of the Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone (CHDT) ranked third in the country and first in central and western China. The Chengdu Tianfu Software Park, based in CHDT, is Asia’s largest specialized business IT park and one of China’s 10 national software industry bases.
● The city has a long history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Over 6,000 medical equipment and pharmaceutical companies are registered here. Chengdu is one of China’s pharmaceutical hubs.
● There are over 265 Fortune 500 companies with business in Chengdu. Prominent foreign investors include: Intel, BMW, HP, Sony, Nokia, Canon, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Alcatel, Toyota and Unilever. The 12th Fortune Global Forum was held in Chengdu in June 2013.
● Chengdu has an excellent telecommunications infrastructure. As of 2013, there were 3.75 million fixed line users, 21.36 million mobile phone users, and 2.68 million people with broadband access.