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Xiushan County

Xiushan County was founded in 1736 during The First Year of Qianlong in Qing Dynasty,and established Tujia and Miao Autonomous County  in 1983. It covers an area of 2462 square kilometres and covers four streets and 23 townships with a total population of 660,000. Among them, Tujia and Miao minorities account for 58.5% of the total population.

Xiushan has unique location and convenient transportation, located in the hinterland of Wuling Mountain, the junction of border areas of four provinces (cities) of Chongqing, Hunan, Guizhou and Hubei,it is the southeast gateway of Chongqing. It is also an important tourist and material distribution center in Wuling Mountain. The economic circle of Chengdu and Chongqing links the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta. There are three airports (Tongren Fenghuang Airport, Qianjiang Wulingshan Airport and Zhangjiajie Lianhua Airport) available,distance 80-180 kilometers away. The Chongqing-Huaihua Railway and Xiushan-Guizhou  Expressway run through the north and south, the Chongqing-Hunan Expressway runs through the East and west, the National Highway 319 and 326 intersect in the county, the second line of the Chongqing-Huaihua Railway is steadily advancing, and the Chongqing-Hunan High-speed Railway is about to start construction.

Xiushan  is rich in resources. Flat dam, hilly and mountainous areas account for one-third of the territory, and the central part of the county border is the largest flat dam (758 square kilometers) in the Wuling Mountains, known as "Tiny chengdu ". The climate is mild, the land is fertile, rich in high-quality grain and oil, Camellia oleifera, high-end kiwifruit, contains Chinese herbal medicines such as Huanghua, Xuanshen, Baizhu, Honeysuckle, Eucommia ulmoides, which have great development value. There are more than 1270 kinds of Chinese herbal medicines resources, of which 644 are superior ones. They are counties of national grain production base and large counties of Chinese herbal medicines planting.Mineral resources are abundant. More than 20 kinds of mineral resources have been proved to be exploitable, including manganese, silicon and alum. Among them, mercury reserves are 10,000 tons (belonging to the super-large deposits in China), and manganese reserves are more than 100 million tons. There are abundant tourism resources, such as Hongan, Chuanhegai Grassland, Fenghuangshan, Hundred-Year-old West Street, Youshui National Wetland Park in Daxi, which have great potential for development.

With national harmony and profound culture, Xiushan is a minority inhabited area and remote mountainous area with pure customs and unique folk customs. Meijiang Primary School  is the only school in Chongqing that retains the bilingual teaching of Miao and Chinese.It is the hometown of Chinese lantern singing and dancing, of Chinese calligraphy, of Chinese couplet culture, of national advanced culture and  sports. There are "Xiushan lantern" and "Xiushan folk song" which are the intangible cultural heritage of the country. Flower lantern songs such as "Huangyang Bian Dan" and "A Rapeseed" are well-known overseas. It is a famous old revolutionary red area. Marshal He Long opened up a revolutionary base here in 1934. Hong'an is the first station in the southwest of Liu Deng's army and the prototype of Shen Congwen's famous work Border Town(Bian Cheng).

With prosperous business and livable ecology in Xiushan ,it has a long tradition of doing business. As early as the mid-18th century, people of all nationalities ran along the 321 km provincial boundary line to exchange rice for money and oil for goods. Xiushan, rich in Tung oil, cinnabar and mercury, was the most famous and longest-standing tung oil market in southeastern Sichuan.The logistics system is sound. Xiushan (Wuling) Modern Logistics Park is the first listed city-level key logistics park, China's logistics demonstration base and China's emergency logistics practice base in Chongqing. It has the only 3 million tons strategic loading and unloading point on the Chongqing-huaihua Railway and the first private railway line accommodating dangerous chemicals in China. Urban ecology is livable, urban area covers an area of 19.2 square kilometers and population is 180,000 respectively, and urbanization rate reaches 39.94%. The county's forest coverage rate reached 52.1%, and the urban green space rate reached 36.4%.

In 2018, the total GDP of the whole year reached 18 billion yuan, an increase of 9.5%; industrial added value, investment in fixed assets, total retail sales of social consumer goods and general public budget revenue increased by 12.0%, 15.0%, 14.0% and 9.7% respectively; the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents increased by 8.3% and 8.6% respectively; and the total deposit and loan of county banks increased by 21.1%. Agricultural-related funds of 390 million yuan were consolidated to deepen poverty alleviation efforts. In the whole year, poverty alleviation was achieved in  2382 people of 581 households, down to 3983 people of 942 households. The incidence of poverty was reduced to 0.9%. so that the distribution of characteristic industries can steadily accelerate.Focusing on the "’1+24’ deep poverty-stricken areas”, highlighting leading industries and promoting the restructuring of agricultural industry, 63,000 mu of new bases for traditional Chinese medicine, tea and oil-tea have been added. The area of tea and oil-tea bases is the largest in the city, and the yields and prices of honeysuckle have been "double-increased". The fruit base reached 185,000 mu, and 10 million livestock and poultry were put out. Ninety-four specialized farmers'cooperatives and six family farms were added, and the degree of centralized management of rural land reached 48.5%. Registered agricultural products regional public goods brand -"Xiushan Maojian" , added one piece of "Chongqing Famous Brand Agricultural Products" , 21 pieces of "three products with one standard" certification .The poverty alleviation policy has been fully implemented. We have accomplished the task of relocating 700 people from poverty alleviation areas, comprehensively completing the reconstruction of endangered houses in rural areas, and ensuring the housing safety of the three groups of people. Poverty alleviation in education has supported 72,000 people , fully covered poverty-stricken students in the area . There were 118,000 people who have received medical aid , 11,000 low-income people has been secured. 4846 households were granted micro-loans for poverty alleviation with a loan fund of 180 million yuan, and 28.8% of poor households were granted credit cards. Therefore human living environment continues to improve. Start the construction of 26 demonstration sites for rural revitalization, and build one DAMEI demonstration zone and four beautiful and livable demonstration villages in Chongqing. Qingxichang, Meijiang and Hongan are included in the construction of the experimental area of cultural and ecological protection of Tujia and Miao nationalities in Wuling Mountains (southeast Chongqing). Start the improvement of rural human settlements in 20 regions that are "Five key renovation areas are "along two lines of high-speed railway, along both sides of the Yangtze River, along both sides of highway, along suburban ring line and along the periphery of tourist attractions". . Six demonstration sites for classification and resource utilization of rural domestic waste have been built, and the effective control rate of domestic waste in administrative villages has reached 99%.  7725 household toilets were renovated in rural areas, and the sewage treatment rate in rural areas reached 61%.

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