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Wuhan is the capital city of Hubei Province. It is also the largest city in central China, an important base for industry, science and education, and key transportation hub. Located in the middle and lower reaches of Changjiang River, Wuhan is divided by the Han River into three towns, which are Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang.

During the end of the Qing Dynasty, and the early stages of the new People’s Republic, Wuhan was one of the largest cities in China, and even in Asia due to its economic prosperity. Benefiting from a good geographic location, the city has well established railway infrastructure and industry, similar to Chicago in North America, hence is known as “Oriental Chicago”. However, since the reform policies of the 1980s, Wuhan struggled to keep pace with the cities in Yangze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Circum-Bohai-Sea. …

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