Changshu is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou, and is located in the south-eastern part of eastern-Chinas Jiangsu Province as well as the Yangtze River Delta. Due to the mild climate and terrain there, it has enjoyed a high level of agriculture civilization since ancient times, and is named after this, for in Chinese Chang means always, often and Shu has the meaning of crop harvest. Not surprisingly, there is a town nearby called Taicang which means Greatest Granary. Changshu comprises 12 towns and two provincial economy and technology development districts. As a historically and culturally famous city, Changshu is known for its long history, beautiful scenery and prosperity. It is one of the most well developed counties in China: its GDP reached 97.2 billion yuan in 2007, and GDP per capita reached 91,846 yuan (ca.
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