The City of Wuhan
Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, is the central city and the only deputy provincial city of six provinces in central China. It is also a state-list famous historical and cultural city, with a history dating back about 3500 years.
Wuhan is one of the most important industrial bases, science and education bases and integrated transportation hubs in China. Known as the transportation junction of nine provinces, Wuhan is approved as the first national traffic hub pilot city by the State Council. Its high-speed rail network is an important large-scale transfer station in China railway system which connects more than half of China.
Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that Wuhan ranked eighth in the world’s most dynamic cities in 2015, even exceeding San Francisco and Guangzhou. In addition, Wuhan gained the title of the National Civilized City and the National Health City in 2015 and ranked tenth in China’s top 100 cities in 2016.
Wuhan is one of China’s four major science and education center cities. As of 2015, there are 98 colleges and universities in Wuhan (among which are Wuhan University (WHU) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology). This number is second only to Beijing. The total number of college students and postgraduates is about 1 072 600, ranking the top in China. As of the end of 2014, there are 98 government science and technology research institutions.
In Wuhan, there are a total of 7 metro lines in operation and up to 16 metro lines under construction. Some terminals and high-speed rail lines will also be completed one by one in a few years, greatly improving people’s travel. Besides those transportations, many famous theme parks are also under construction. With the development of Wuhan, many World-class shopping centers will be ready to complete and some have been accomplished. All these can reflect the development potential of Wuhan.