With a population of 7.5 million, Wuxi is one of China’s most prosperous and developed cities. It is sometimes called ‘Little Shanghai’ for its buoyant economy.
Located in the south of China’s Jiangsu Province, Wuxi is approximately halfway between the cities of Shanghai (128km east) and Nanjing (183 km west). Along with the nearby city of Suzhou, Wuxi is a popular travel destination for visitors from Shanghai and is less than an hour away from this city by high-speed train. Taihu Lake is located to the south of the city and the Yangtze River is located to the north.
“Wuxi is home to marvellous landscapes and people.”
Zhengjing Dong, Principal
Thanks to its warm and humid climate, the area around Wuxi has long been known as a ‘land of fish and rice’. Taking advantage of its position on the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal, a major trade route between north and south China, Wuxi became well-known for its rice and cloth market, right up until the 19th century.