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Brief introduction of Dehong
Situated in the deep west of Yunnan province surrounded on three sides by Myanmar, the Dehong Autonomous Prefecture has been thriving off trade with Myanmar since the border opened up in 1990.

Yunnan's most western town, Ruili, is one of the first-class national border ports. Some predict the town to become the next big destination in Yunnan for travelers.

Administrative divisions
The Dehong Autonomous Prefecture has under its administration two cities, namely Mangshi city and Ruili city, and three counties, namely Lianghe county, Yingjiang county, and Longchuan county.

Urban construction
Urban construction in the Dehong Prefecture sped up in the late 1970s and 1980s with the start of economic reform in China.

Science and technology
Since the establishment of Dehong Prefecture in 1953, the Dehong Government has attached great importance to the development of science and technology.

Since the establishment of Dehong Prefecture in 1953, education in Dehong has remarkably improved. In 2000, Dehong achieved the goal of universal "nine-year compulsory education" across the Prefecture.

Agriculture was and still is one of the key economic sectors in Dehong Prefecture. After the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Dehong was positioned as the grain barn of Yunnan Province.

Natural resources
Over 20 types of minerals have been discovered in Dehong, including ferrous metal iron and non-ferrous metal mineral.

Dehong Autonomous Prefecture continued to carry out a steady monetary policy and continued to speed up financial reforms.