About the City - Jinhua

The university is located in one of the four metropolitan areas in Zhejiang province--Jinhua-Yiwu Metropolitan areas.


1. Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang is a coastal province in easternChina. Bordering Shanghai to the north, Zhejiang belongs to the most developed area inChina. With the 11th largest population and 1.1% ofChina’s total land area, Zhejiang’s GDP ranked 4th inChinain 2013. Apart from a bustling economy, Zhejiang is also known for its natural attractions, cultural and historical relics, and a highly pro-business atmosphere.

2. Jinhua City, the site of ZJNU—a national historical and cultural city

Jinhua City is located in the middle of Zhejiang Province and considered one of the 10 most livable cities inChina.

This city is dominated by Central Asia tropical monsoon climate with the clear division of four seasons and abundant sunshine. The average annual temperature is 18°C. Its rainy season is from May to June; its coldest and hottest days are seen in January and July respectively.

As one of China Top Tourist Cities, Jinhua offers a rich variety of natural scenery and artistic attractions. In Jinhua, you can try the local food with Zhejiang style or other Chinese cuisine, and you can also go to McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken or Pizza restaurants. I guarantee you’ll like the beautiful city. It is easy to see how this a suitable city to live, study and travel in.

Jinhua enjoys very convenient transportation with 30 minutes’ drive to Yiwu Airport and 40 minutes to Hangzhou and 100 minutes to Shanghai by the High-Speed Rail.

3. Yiwu City—the world largest international trading market

Yiwu City is well-known internationally for its merchandise wholesale market—Yiwu  International Trade  City. It hosts about 320,000 varieties of products. They cover about 1502 categories of 34 industries. United Nations, The World Bank and Morgan Stanley have also acknowledged Yiwu as the world’s largest wholesale mart of general merchandise.

It takes about half an hour’s drive to Yiwu City from Zhejiang Normal  University campus and the city is the practice base for international students of various programs of the university.

4. Home-stay in Jinhua's Historical Villages

Jinhua plans to preserve the original cultural atmosphere of its historical villages, while developing them for travel and ecotourism.

Spend 3 weeks in the home of a Chinese family and offer your perspective on the experience, and your creative ideas on how to promote the project.


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