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A cultural taste of Suqian

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07-29-2015 16:49 BJT

In the cradle of culture in Qin and Han Dynasties, there lies a piece of dynamic land, which is highly praised by Emperor Qianlong as “The First Landscape in Spring”. Suqian, a city in Jiangsu province, is also the native place of Xiang Yu, the overlord of West Chu Period, who was recorded in annals as a hero with great strength.

Suqian is a newly-established key city among the group of cities at the eastern bridgehead of Europe-Asia Continental Bridge. In July, 1996, it was approved as a prefecture level city by the State council. To its north faces Shandong Province, to its south adjoins the Yangtze River and Huaihe River. It enjoys a fine reputation of “an awe-inspiring bearing of the West Chu Period, capital of wine and flowers, clear water and beautiful lakes and an ecological paradise.

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