City Guide - Changchun
Situated in Jilin Province, Changchun city is the provincial capital and important machine building base of China. Changchun is a new city with only about 200 years of history. In the year of 1800, Emperor Jiaqing of Qing Dynasty selected a small village on the east bank of the Yitong River and named it as "Changchun Ting", and in the year of 1889, it was promoted as "Changchun Fu".
In 1930, the Japanese imperialists invaded the Northeast China, established the Manchurian Public country, and selected Changchun city as its capital. Later, they renamed Changchun as "Xinjing ( new capital )" and made it suffered from this shameful history.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, especially since the reform and open door policy, great changes have taken place in Changchun for its construction development. Now Changchun has formed its own advantage and characteristics with very solid foundations in industry and agriculture, and prosperous commerce.
Changchun city is a very influential regional center city in China with high degree openness and advanced science and education. It is characterized as the automobile city, forest city, film city and city of science, technology and culture. Changchun city is the important rail hub in the middle part of northeast China. The highway communication is convenient. It has periodic scheduled flight with 20 odd cities in the country.
Roads and streets of Changchun city are well laid out with green shade, having the reputation of "forest city". It is cool in summer with pleasant weather, hence a famous summer resort, while in winter ice and snow freeze hundreds of miles, which are fit for holding sports on ice.
Airport: Changchun Longjia International Airport (CGQ)
Climate: Changchun city is located at the middle part of Songliao Plain. It belongs to semi-moist monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 4.8 degrees Celsius, annual average precipitation of 611 mm and frost free period of 140-150 days. The average highest temperatures of the hottest months, July/August and the lowest temperatures of the coldest month January range from 27 degrees Celsius and -9 degrees Celsius.
Something About Changchun: Changchun Film Studio
Reputed as a top film production studio in Changchun, the Changchun Film Studio was the first of its kind in China. Streams of people visit the studios to experience the thrill of viewing production sets and location sites used in film making. Visitors to the studio can sight-see scenic places such as the Film World, the Film Palace and the Underwater World. Tourists may also get the rare opportunity to see a movie being made or even catch sight of a famous Chinese movie star. Changchun International Film Festival is ranked as one of the top four film festivals in China. The festival is sponsored by the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television, the provincial government of Jilin and Changchun municipal government.
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