On May 5, the "Yalu River Spring"—Hekou Peach Blossom Festival opened in Kuandian of Dandong, northeast China's Liaoning province. The sea of flower in the Hekou scenic spot attracted a large number of tourists.
During the May Day holiday, tourists received by key tourist areas in Dandong increased by 14 percent compared with the same period last year, with a year-on-year growth of 16 percent in tourism revenue.
Kuandian Manchu autonomous county won the title of "Outstanding county Institution for farmland infrastructure" in the 2011 "Dayu Cup" competition, according to the Water Conservancy Working Conference in Liaoning province.
The 21st Spring Real Estate Trade Fair (2012) drew to a close in Dandong, Liaoning province, on April 24. The four-day event attracted more than 60,000 visitors with over 670 commercial properties sold, three times of that in last year's fair.
Since 2012, Dandong has paid constant attention to the implementation of projects and industrial economic operation. The city vigorously facilitated its local key, small and scaled enterprises to become stronger.
Dandong's growth in export drove foreign trade to increase in the first quarter. The total amount of foreign trade in Dandong reached $860 million in the first quarter, a year-on-year increase of 28.8 percent.
Volunteers from all walks of life in Dandong, from Japan, and from China's environmental protection forest plantation association as well as 800 working staff in Japanese funded enterprises, planted trees at Huishoumo mountain.