Birth Place of Great Poet Li Bai, China Science and Technology City
——Mianyang Profile (2020)
Mianyang is the unique Science and Technology City constructed with approval of the CPC Central Committee and State Council of PRC, and the second largest economy in Sichuan and the regional central city of Chengdu-Chongqing Urban Agglomeration. With a jurisdiction over five counties, three districts and one city, Mianyang is the acting administrator of Science and Technology City Office of Sichuan Provincial Government, and has 13 subdistrict offices and 153 villages and towns. It covers an area of 20,200km2 including a built-up area of 162.6km2 in the main urban area, and harbors a total population of 5.312 million including a permanent population of 1,419,700. Mianyang is hailed as the "Land of Affluence and Happiness, and Silicon Valley in Western China" and obtains such special honorable titles as National Civilized City, National Sanitary City, National Forest City, National Garden City, National Model City for Environmental Protection, China Favorable Tourism City, National Advanced City for Scientific and Technological Progress, National Intellectual Property Demonstration City, National Pioneering Entrepreneurial City, National Demonstration Base for New Industrialization, National E-Commerce Demonstration City, National City-Industry Integration Demonstration Area, National Double Support Model City, and National Advanced City in Civil Air Defense. The State Council has given 30 supervision incentives to places with obvious achievements in implementing relevant major policies and measures in 2019. Mianyang has won 3 of these supervision incentives, ranking second among prefecture-level cities in China, and has become one of the 10 places in China that have achieved remarkable results in promoting the healthy development of social investment, corporate bond issuance, bond variety innovation and risk prevention, one of the eight places in China, which have achieved remarkable results in implementing relevant major policies and measures, created typical experiences and practices and received supervision and praise from the State Council, one of the ten places in China, which have achieved remarkable results in promoting stable industrial growth, transformation and upgrading, and implementing technological transformation, and Mianyang is also the only place selected in the western region. In 2019, GDP of Mianyang reached RMB 285.62 billion, up 8.1%; the added value of industries above a designated scale increased by 10%; retail sales of consumer goods rose by 11.1%; the investment in fixed assets of the whole society grew by 13.6%; local general public budget revenue rose by 5.3%; and the per-capita disposable income of urban and rural residents climbed by 8.8% and 10.1% respectively.
An inspiring place producing outstanding people and having long historical standing. Mianyang is one of the occupied places of China in early times, with Neolithic stoneware and potteries dating back to 4,500 years ago unearthed at its Bianduishan site. It is the hometown of Lei Zu, who was the wife of the Yellow Emperor and famous for discovering silk, and the hometown of Yu the Great, a national hero who is famed for his introduction of flood control and inaugurated dynastic rule in China by founding the Xia Dynasty. It is also one of cradles of traditional Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion; and the wooden figurine painted with channel network for acupuncture, unearthed in Shuangbaoshan Tomb of Han Dynasty, is by now the first human channel network model discovered in the world. Mianyang has always been governed by county or provincial government since the government of Han Dynasty established Fuxian County in 201 BC. It is the birthplace of a multitude of outstanding talents represented by Poet Li Bai, Ouyang Xiu, Wen Tong, Li Diaoyuan, Sha Ting and Feng Dashi. In addition, ancient scholars like Sima Xiangru, Yang Xiong, Jiang Wan, Song Zheyuan and Du Fu, Wang Bo, Yang Jiong as well as Lu Zhaolin, all have created important relics or masterpieces in this city. Deng Jiaxian, the "Founding Father of China's A-Bomb and H-Bomb," and Yu Min, the "Father of China's Hydrogen Bomb," have worked in Mianyang for many years.
Advanced science and technology, and active innovation. Mianyang is an important scientific research and production base for national defense military industry in China. It has 18 state-level scientific research institutes such as China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center (CARDC) and China Gas Turbine Establishment (GTE), 15 colleges and universities like Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), 29 state-level and provincial-level key laboratories (including national defense key laboratories), 28 state-level engineering technology research centers, 93 state-level enterprise technology centers, 24 state-level engineering research centers (engineering laboratories), 28 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 237,000 technical talents from various industries. R&D appropriation expenditure of Mianyang accounted for 6.52% of GDP, ranking among the top cities in the country. The comprehensive level index of sci-tech progress reached 75.78%, ranking the first among cities in Western China. Since the 11th Five-Year Plan, it has won 64 national awards for science and technology progress, ranking the first among prefecture-level cities in the country. The seven sessions of China (Mianyang) Science & Technology City International High-Tech Expo were all successfully held in Mianyang.
Prosperous industries and flourishing economy. Six key industries, such as electronic information and automobile industry are booming in Mianyang. Six innovative industries, including new display and Beidou satellite application, are poised for take-off. The eight key service industries, such as science and technology services and modern logistics, are also developing rapidly in Mianyang. Six key agricultural industries, including high-quality grain and oil, livestock, poultry and aquatic products, are developing with a steady pace. The construction of 11 advanced manufacturing industry functional zones, such as smart home and Beidou satellite application, was accelerated. At present, there are 2,987 enterprises above designated size in four sectors (industrial enterprises above designated size; construction enterprises with qualification grade; wholesale, retail enterprises, accommodation and catering enterprises above designated size; national key service enterprises), 340 high-tech enterprises, 127 large and medium-sized backbone enterprises with output of more than RMB 400 million, 28 listed companies, and over 10,000 technology-based SMEs. Changhong Holdings and JEZETEK Group ranked No. 7 and No. 41 respectively in the "Top 100 Electronic Information Enterprises in China." Thanks to the continuous injection of investments, major and key industrial projects are settled here one after another. The 6th generation BOE production line project with a total investment of 46.5 billion yuan and the 8.6th generation thin film transistor liquid crystal display device project of HKC with a total investment of 24 billion yuan were completed and put into operation one after another, and the construction of a batch of major industrial projects with a scale of RMB 10 billion such as WM Motor New Energy Intelligent Networked Vehicle and ROFS Chip was accelerated. In addition, Mianyang established the national high-tech development zone and national economic and technological development zone. Comprehensive bonded zone and cross-border e-commerce comprehensive experimental zone are under construction.
Splendid culture and custom, and picturesque landscape. Mianyang is a famous historical and cultural city in Sichuan. It is embodied with profound cultural deposits by historically-traditional culture such as Lei Zu culture, Yu the Great culture, the Three Kingdoms' Shuhan culture, Li Bai culture and Wenchang culture. It becomes distinctive and unique in national culture for its Qiang ethnic minority culture and Baima Tibetan ethnic minority culture. It also stands itself out due to defense-related science and technology culture covering A-bomb and H-bomb R&D and Asia's largest wind tunnel group. In Mianyang, the culture of gratitude and fortitude shaped in its earthquake relief and post-disaster reconstruction strongly impresses the world. Mass culture activities such as Wenchang temple fair and Jushui River step-on-the-bridge activity have a well-established and long standing history. As a major site both in the international tourist loop line of Great Jiuzhai and the international tourist route of the Three Kingdoms' Ancient Road Culture, Mianyang establishes a national-level 5A scenic spot, Beichuan Qiangcheng Tourist Area, and creates 15 national-level 4A scenic spots like the Yaowang Valley, Jiuhuang Mountain,Qiqu Mountain Temple and the Bao'en Temple etc. At present, Mianyang is speeding up the construction of a hub cultural tourism development base with Jiangyou as the core, focusing on launching three boutique tourism routes, namely, Li Bai's Hometown (for Poetic Cultural of ancient China), Baima Xiqiang (for Ethnic Customs Cultures), and Combined Three-lines(for Passionate Revolutionary Memory), and actively striving for a global tourism demonstration city.
Unique location and convenient transportation. Mianyang, located in the center of "West Triangle" of Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi'an, is an important node city on the junction and connecting line of the Belt and Road Initiative and Yangtze River Economic Zone. Its downtown is 98km from Chengdu to the south, over 300km from Chongqing to the east and 680km from Xi'an to the north. There are Baoji-Chengdu Railway, Xi'an-Chengdu Dedicated Passenger Railway, Chengdu-Mianyang-Leshan High-speed Railway within the territory of Mianyang. Chengdu-Lanzhou Railway (Anzhou Section) is under construction. The operating mileage of the railway reaches 264km, of which the high-speed railway is 121km; Chengdu-Mianyang Expressway, Chengdu-Mianyang Double Line, Mianyang-Guangzhou Expressway, Mianyang-Suining Expressway, Chengdu-Bazhong Expressway, and Mianyang-Xi'an Expressway are built within the territory of Mianyang; the expansion of Chengdu-Mianyang Expressway, Jiuzhaigou-Mianyang Expressway, Guangyuan-Pingwu Expressway, Mianyang-Cangxi Expressway, Zhongjiang-Suining Expressway are under construction. Mianyang has 413km of expressways being opened to traffic and 726km under construction; Mianyang Airport has opened 55 direct flights to 43 cities with an annual passenger throughput of 4.15 million. It is the second largest airport in Sichuan and ranks among the top 50 airports in the country. The western regional comprehensive transportation hub featuring by "internal and external connectivity" is accelerating to be formed.
A habitable city with good ecology and employment environment. Mianyang enjoys four distinct seasons and a moist mild climate. There are 418 wild giant pandas in Mianyang, accounting for 22.4% of the total number of wild pandas in the world. With the confluence of Fujiang River, Anchang River and Furong River, Mianyang is surrounded by Mianshan Mountain, Fule Mountain, Xishan Mountain, and Nanshan Mountain. Sanjiang Lake and Xianhai Lake offer 5.1km2 and 7km2 water areas respectively. In 2019, Mianyang achieved 89.04% of compliance rate of the days with good air quality, and had 325 days with good air quality in urban areas. The compliance rate of the water quality was 100% at the river boundary section in major water basins, the urban green space rate reached 37.51%, and the forest coverage rate achieved 55.65%. Mianyang keeps a leading place with respect to fundamental education quality in Sichuan Province. For 20 consecutive years, both its undergraduate actual score-passing rate of college entrance examination and that percentage of every 10,000 examinees have ranked the first in Sichuan Province. Mianyang owns 18 medical institutions at grade 3, its medical resources outshine similar cities and rank the first in Central and Western China. It is included in the first batch of top 10 model cities for improvement of people's livelihood. In 2019, it came out the second in the business environment evaluation in Sichuan Province. It is making every effort to create a first-class and province-leading market-oriented, legalized and international business environment.
The CPC Central Committee, State Council, CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Sichuan Provincial People's Government attach great importance to the development of Mianyang. In February 2018, General Secretary Xi Jinping specially gave important instructions on Mianyang's work during his visit to Sichuan. In August 2015, Premier Li Keqiang made special comments on the construction of Mianyang Science and Technology City. In June 2018, it was proposed to accelerate the development of China Science and Technology City at the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Sichuan Provincial Party Committee. In March 2019, the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and the Sichuan Provincial People's Government specially issued Opinions on Accelerating the Development of China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City. At present, Mianyang, firmly guided by Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, fully grasps and puts into practice the principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions for Sichuan, especially for Mianyang, earnestly implements the decisions and deployment of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council, and CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Sichuan Provincial People's Government, speeds up the construction of Science and Technology City and modernized and powerful city in West China, and strives to make greater contributions to promoting the governance of Sichuan to a new level and building a great socialist modernized country!
Welcome to China Science & Technology City -- Mianyang!