About Datong

"Phoenix city" Datong

( chinadaily.com.cn )

update: 2011-09-28

It will stick to the strategy of developing an ecologically friendly environment and follow the guiding concept of putting ecology and environment first. The ecological environment is the city’s main priority. It is investing in funds and materials to plant trees and meadows, to repair the ecology, and to improve air quality and water resources.

Datong will preserve its brand strategy to develop its culture. It will integrate culture with tourism via four features: ancient capital city culture, Buddhism culture of Wei and Liao Dynasty, border area defense culture, and summer resort culture. It will vigorously develop culture tourism, and cultivate itself into an attractive tourism destination.

The city will persist in the intensive agricultural development strategy and make great leaps forward. It will make full use of the power of leading companies, the market and projects. It will strive to develop facility-based agriculture and agriculture industrialization and cultivate itself into a base that supplies farm produce to Beijing and Tianjin.

It will follow its advanced strategy in social development and invest heavily in construction projects. It will progressive in constructing affordable dwellings, transforming shanty towns, and building hospitals and schools. It will do all of this in harmony with its economic development, which will greatly improve people’s living conditions. Party and state leaders have already spoken highly of the city’s early achievements. Now, Datong, a historic and cultural city, is heading for prosperity and rejuvenation. It is emerging as a modern regional center with sound facilities for the benefit of local residents.


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