Located in the west part of Guizhou, Liupanshui City is an industrial ctiy of energy raw materials developed in period of “the There-line Construction”. It governs 4 county-level administrative areas, i.e., liuzhi Special District, Panxian County, Shuicheng County and Zhongshan District, with a total area of 9,965km²，and a total population of 3.2 million ,in which population of minorities, mainly Miao Nationality accounts for 27.4%. Liupanshui City is an important part of the “panxi-liupanshui Resources Comprehensive Development Zone” appointed by the state and the “Bijie-Shuicheng Xingyi Economic Belt” decided by the provincial CPC committee and provincial government of Guizhou
Liupanshui City is reputed as “the Cool of China ”, where climate is cool and pleasant. Its annual mean temperature is 12.3-15.2℃, and the average temperature of the hottest months in summer is 19.7℃. According to Chinese Meteorological Society, Liupanshui City’s climate is characterized by “coolness, comfort, moist, freshness and moderate ultraviolet radiation ”, so it was titled “the Cool City of China ” in August 2005. It was assessed as one of the “Top 10 Summer Resort City in China ” by China Institute of City Competitiveness etc in 2006, and awarded the title of “Top 10 Representative Cities of Green Environment ” on the Senior Forum for Development of Circular Economy of China in May 2009.
Liupanshui City is rich in resources and is called “the City of Coal in south of the Lower Reaches of Changjiang River”. It has 30+ types of mineral resources including coal, iron, manganese, zinc, etc, wherein the prospective reserve of coal is 84.4 billion tons, of which 18 billion tons is proven. Through more than 30 years of development after China’s reforming and opening-up, Liupanshui City has now established an industrial system with coal, power, metallurgy and building materials as its pillar industries. In September 2009, it was listed by the State Council as one of the pilot cities within the Area of Circular Economy in the Rich-resource Belt.
Liupanshui City has an advantageous geographical location, lying in the bordering area among Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces, about 300-500km away from 5 capital cities, Kunming, Chengdu ,Chongqing, Guiyang and Nanning, respectively. Guiyang-Kunming Railway and Zhuzhou-Liupanshui Double-Line Railway pass through the city from east to west, and Nanning-Kunming Railway, Liupanshui-Baiguo Railway and Neijiang-Kunming connect the south and the north, forming an important railway hub in southwest China. Liupanshui Yuezhao Airport and Zhenning-Shengjinguan, Shuicheng-Panxian and Liupanshui-Liuzhi Expressways have been constructed. Along with completion of Anshun-Liupanshui Intercity Railway and expressways including Hangzhou-Ruili Expressway and Liupanshui-Weining Expressway etc currently under construction, the locational and traffic advantages of Liupanshui City will become more prominent.
Dedication, capacity, innovation and excellence are “key words” of Liupanshui. It will adhere to objectives of building a regional central city, a world-class city for tourism, relaxation and vacation, and a national demonstration city of circular economy, hold the three base lines regarding development, ecology and safety, and always keep in mind the main keynote and the main strategy. Besides, it will positively adapt itself to the New Normal, positively grasp new opportunities and positively make new achievements, sparing no effort to create a new prospect of politics, economy, culture, society and ecological civilization.