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Anshan High-tech Industrial Development Zone

Facts & Figures (2010)

Rating BBB
Year of Establishment 1992
Land Area 14.67 km2
Location Anshan, Liaoning
GDP RMB 13.1 billion (value-added) (2008)
FDI N.A.
Utilized FDI US$120 million (2008)
Major Investors Tsinghua Tongfang, Hainuo Group, Huaye Group
Major Industries Encouraged optical-mechanical-electronic integration, new materials, electronics and information technology
Source of Facts & Figures Source: Administrative Committee of Anshan High-tech Industrial Development Zone
Introduction Anshan High-tech Industrial Development Zone (Anshan HIDZ) was set up in November 1992. It covers an area of 14.67 sq km. It consists of two parts: the eastern zone and the western zone.

The eastern zone covers an area of 7.9 sq km. It is located to the east of Anshan’s downtown area between Dongshan Mountain and Qianshan Mountain. The western zone covers an area of 6.77 sq km and is located to the southwest of downtown.

Both zones are within a ten-minute drive of downtown. One railway and one highway pass Anshan, connecting it with Yingkou, the nearest seaport, and Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning Province.
Investment Climate The two zones of Anshan HIDZ focus on different development directions. The eastern zone encourages scientific research and high-tech industries, while the western zone utilizes advanced technology to rebuild the traditional manufacturing and processing industry.

The key industries for the eastern zone include advanced manufacturing and new materials. Other encouraged industries are electronics and information technology, biology and medicine and fine chemicals.

In advanced manufacturing, the key sectors are equipment manufacturing and industrial automation. Anshan benefits from being near Shenyang, “China’s Equipment Department.” Equipment manufacturing is a traditional industry of Anshan, and thus attracts lots of investors.

Among them, Tsinghua Tongfang is the largest. Its industrial base in Anshan HIDZ involves an investment of RMB 70 million. The annual industrial output of the base will reach RMB 300 million worth of digital TV transmitters. Hainuo Group is another important investor in this field. It is also one of China’s major construction machinery producers.

Industrial automation is a key sector in advanced manufacturing. In this field, Huaye Group is the largest investor. Its main business is the manufacture of transformers, automation equipment and relays.
Winning Edge and Limitation Winning Edges
  • Anshan is rich in mineral resources, especially iron.
  • Anshan is adjacent to Shenyang, an important equipment manufacturing base of China.
  • This has boosted the development of equipment manufacturing in Anshan.


Limitations
  • Transportation is not so convenient in Anshan. Only one railway and one highway passing by it.
  • Anshan faces air pollution caused by its largest steel producer, Angang Steel.
The Administration Committee Address: No.288, Qianshan Road, Anshan, P.R.C. 114044
Tel: 0086-412-5212000/ 5213360/ 5211090
Fax: 0086-412-5211056
Website: www.asht-zone.gov.cn

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