Nanjing is a city situated in the heartland of the lower Yangtze River region in China. It has long been a major center of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks, and tourism. It is known as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. This is one of the largest cities in the world, enjoying peace and prosperity despite wars and disasters.
In spite of its glorious times, this city also witnessed the hardest moments. During the Opium War after Lin Zexu, an assiduous official, burnt twenty thousand boxes of opium in the Humen. On a battleship in Xiaguan of the city, the corrupt Qing government, under threat by Britain troops, signed the notorious Nanjing Treaty. This treaty ceded Hong Kong away from the country for more than a hundred years. Due to this treaty, invasions and colonial rule of the western countries increased and the country had to face more problems.
The economy of the city.
The service sector contributes 60% to the GDP of this city. Many multinational companies have their R&D centers in this part of the country.
Main Industries in Nanjing