Jiulong Mountain resort, located in Zhapu town of Pinghu, is famous for its international yacht club. The yacht services of sightseeing, self-driving, sea fishing and wedding are available there. [Photo by Yu Zhongqi]
Located in northeast Zhejiang province, Pinghu is at the intersection of four major cities in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) – Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Ningbo. With a 27-kilometer coastal line, Pinghu has a land area of 553 square kilometers and a sea area of 1,070 sq km. Six towns and three subdistricts are under Pinghu's jurisdiction.
Pinghu is one of the top 100 counties in China in terms of comprehensive strengths and one of the 17 most powerful cities and counties to expand the scope of economic management in Zhejiang. The city also won the honors of national sanitary city, national garden city, national advanced city in science and technology, national cultural advanced city and Zhejiang demonstration civilized city.
In 2020, Pinghu's GDP totaled 77.9 billion yuan ($11.99 billion). Its general financial revenue was 15.08 billion yuan, including 9 billion yuan of the general public budget revenue . The per capita disposable incomes of urban and rural residents were 65,797 yuan and 39,903 yuan.
With the implementation of the national strategies of YRD integration and the Belt and Road Initiative and the development of the marine economy in Zhejiang, Pinghu will boast more outstanding regional advantages and even greater potential for development. Actively integrating into new global development trends, Pinghu will implement the development concepts of innovation, coordination, green practices, opening-up and sharing to promote the rise of "Golden Pinghu".