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Ji'an City, located in the southeast of Jilin Province, lies opposite to the DPRK with the Yalu River running in between, borders Liaoning Province to the southwest, and neighbors Tonghua City and Baishan City of Jilin Province to the north. It is one of China's three major ports opened to Korea, and the main drag and window of economic, technological and cultural exchanges between China and the Korea Peninsula as well as the Northeast Asian Business Community. Under its jurisdiction there are one economic development zone, ten villages and towns, and three sub-district offices, with nine nationalities living in the city, including the Han, Korean, Manchu, Hui and so on.

The time-honored Ji'an City is ancient and mysterious with rich cultural heritage. In 37BC, Chinese northern ethnic minority, Kogury, set up its regime in the middle reaches of the Yalu River and the Hunjiang River valley. In 3AD, Kogury moved its capital to Guonei (today's Ji'an downtown), which served as capital for the Kogury regime for 425 years. As a result, Ji'an boasts many cultural relics and historic sites, attracting countless visitors and scholars home and abroad.

With beautiful natural scenery and glory brought by the birth of heroes, Ji'an has been always reputed as the Small Jiangnan (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River).

The city is a solid treasure house with rich resources, and it abounds in natural resources and boasts huge exploitation potential. It has abundant forest resources, including rare tree species like purple pine and arborvitae, and world-famous herbal medicines like Changbai Mountain ginseng; sufficient water resources with four medium- and small-sized power stations and rich aquatic products; abundant mineral resources with proved minerals totaling more than 40 types and developed minerals of 14 types.

Ji'an is a beautiful tourist city that combines human culture, historic sites, natural scenery and frontier views. It was proclaimed as a national level historical and cultural city by the State Council in 1994.

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