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Zhengzhou is the capital and largest city of Henan Province in the central part of the People's Republic of China. Located in north-central Henan, it is one of the National Central Cities in China, the centre of Central Plains area, and serves as the political, economic, technological, and educational center of the province. The Zhengzhou metropolitan area (including Zhengzhou and
Kaifeng Kaifeng () is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, China. It is one of the Historical capitals of China, Eight Ancient Capitals of China, having been the capital seven times in history, and is best known for being the Chinese ...
) is the core area of the Central Plains Economic Zone. The city lies on the southern bank of the Yellow River. Zhengzhou is a major hub of China's national transportation network, with railways connecting Zhengzhou to Europe and an international airport. Zhengzhou is a , List of National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities in China, State-list Famous Historical and Culture City, and the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor. As of 2020, there are two List of World Heritage Sites in China, World Cultural Heritage Sites in Zhengzhou. The Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) is China's first futures exchange, Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone is China's first Airport Economy Zone. Zhengzhou has a population of 10,120,000 inhabitants, and had a GDP of 1.014 trillion (RMB) in 2018. The city is one of the main built-up areas of Henan region. Greater Zhengzhou was named as one of the 13 emerging mega-cities in China in a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and officially named as the eight
National Central City
in 2017 by the central government in Beijing. Zhengzhou is also one of a major city in the world by scientific research as tracked by the Nature Index according to the Nature Index 2020 List of cities by scientific output, Science Cities. The city is home to List of universities and colleges in Henan, several national key universities in China, notably Zhengzhou University and Henan University.


History

The Shang dynasty established Aodu () or Bodu () in Zhengzhou. This prehistorical city had become abandoned as ruins long before the First Emperor of China in BC 260. Since 1950, archaeological finds in a walled city in Eastern Zhengzhou have provided evidence of Shang dynasty settlements in the area. Outside this city, remains of large public buildings and a complex of small settlements have been discovered. The site is generally identified with the Shang capital of Ao and is preserved in the Shang dynasty Ruins monument in Guanchen District. The Shang, who continually moved their capital due to frequent natural disasters, left Ao at around 13th century BC. The site, nevertheless, remained occupied; Zhou dynasty, Zhou (post-1050 BC) tombs have also been discovered. Legend suggests that in the Western Zhou period (1111–771 BC) the site became the fief of a family named ''Guan''. From this derives the name borne by the county (''County (People's Republic of China), xian'') since the late 6th century BC—Guancheng Hui District, Guancheng (City of the Guan). The city first became the seat of a prefectural administration in AD 587, when it was named ''Guanzhou''. In 605 it was first called Zhengzhou—a name by which it has been known virtually ever since. The name Zhengzhou came from the Sui dynasty (AD 582), even though it was located in Chenggao, another town. The government moved to the contemporary city during the Tang dynasty. It achieved its greatest importance under the Sui dynasty, Sui (AD 581–618), Tang dynasty, Tang (618–907), and early Song dynasty, Song (960–1127) dynasties, when it was the terminus of the New Bian Canal, which joined the Yellow River to the northwest. There, at a place called Heyin, a vast granary complex was established to supply the capitals at Luoyang and Chang'an to the west and the frontier armies to the north. In the Song period, however, the transfer of the capital eastward to
Kaifeng Kaifeng () is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, China. It is one of the Historical capitals of China, Eight Ancient Capitals of China, having been the capital seven times in history, and is best known for being the Chinese ...
robbed Zhengzhou of much of its importance. In 1903 the Beijing–Hankou Railway arrived at Zhengzhou, and in 1909 the first stage of the Longhai Railway gave it an east–west link to Kaifeng and Luoyang; it later was extended eastward to the coast at Lianyungang, Jiangsu, and westward to Xi'an (Chang'an), Shaanxi, as well as to western Shaanxi. Zhengzhou thus became a major rail junction and a regional center for cotton, grain, peanuts, and other agricultural produce. Early in 1923 a workers' strike began in Zhengzhou and spread along the rail line before it was suppressed; a 14-story double tower in the center of the city commemorates the strike. On June 10, 1938, Chiang Kai-shek's National Revolutionary Army opened up the dikes retaining the Yellow River at Huayuankou between Zhengzhou and Kaifeng, in an effort to stem the Second Sino-Japanese War, tide of invading Japanese; however, the ensuing 1938 Yellow River flood also killed hundreds of thousands of Chinese. Zhengzhou also has a locomotive and rolling-stock repair plant, a tractor-assembly plant, and a thermal generating station. The city's industrial growth has resulted in a large increase in the population, coming predominantly from industrial workers from the north. A water diversion project and pumping station, built in 1972, has provided irrigation for the surrounding countryside. The city has an agricultural university.


Geography

Located just north of the province's centre and south of the Yellow River, Zhengzhou borders Luoyang to the west, Jiaozuo to the northwest, Xinxiang to the northeast,
Kaifeng Kaifeng () is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, China. It is one of the Historical capitals of China, Eight Ancient Capitals of China, having been the capital seven times in history, and is best known for being the Chinese ...
to the east, Xuchang to the southeast, and Pingdingshan to the southwest. With the land within its administrative borders generally sloping down from west to east, Zhengzhou is situated at the transitional zone between the North China Plain to the east and the Song Mountains and Xionger Mountains to the west, which are part of the greater Qin Mountains, Qinling range. The city centre is situated to the south of the middle reach of the Yellow River, where its valley broadens into the great plain. Zhengzhou is at the crossing point of the north–south route skirting the Taihang Mountains and the mountains of western Henan. The prefecture spans 34° 16' ~ 34° 58 N latitude and 112° 42' ~ 114° 14' E longitude, covering a total area of , including the metropolitan area, which covers , and the city centre, which occupies . The section of the Yellow River flowing through the prefecture extends . Mountains loom over the western counties of Gongyi and Dengfeng while the easternmost county of Zhongmu County, Zhongmu is a vast, fertile floodplain, with the counties in between being hilly transitions.


Climate

Zhengzhou experiences a monsoon-influenced, four-season humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification ''Cwa''), with cool, dry winters and hot, humid summers. Spring and autumn are dry and somewhat abbreviated transition periods. The city has an annual mean temperature of , with the monthly 24-hour average temperature ranging from in January to in July. The frost-free period lasts on average 220 days. Extremes since 1951 have ranged from on 2 January 1955, 27 December 1971 and 1 February 1990 to on 19 July 1966. Rainfall is primarily produced by the East Asian monsoon, monsoonal low during summer; in winter, when the vast Siberian High dominates due to radiative cooling from further north, the area receives little precipitation. During the summer season, the city is also often affected by tropical depressions, which bring additional amounts of rain. The annual precipitation is about . With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 45 percent in February and March to 54 percent in May, the city receives 2,182 hours of sunshine per year, which is just under half the possible total.


Administration and demography

Zhengzhou is divided into 6 District of China, urban districts, 5 county-level city, county-level cities and 1 County (People's Republic of China), county. These subdivisions are likely to undergo significant changes in the near future due to increasingly rapid urban expansion and urban planning. The municipality is home to 8,626,505 inhabitants (2010 census) and 6,35 million in its built up area made of 6 urban and suburban districts, Xingyang and Xinzheng cities and now Zhongmu county largely being urbanized, making the city one of the main built-up areas of the province.


Main sights

File:二七广场.jpg, Erqi Memorial Tower File:20210220 Henan Museum - main hall 01.jpg, Henan Museum File:Between Heaven and Earth by Christian de Vietri in Zhengzhou China.jpg, ''Between Heaven and Earth'' by Christian de Vietri Zhengzhou was the capital of China during the Shang dynasty. Parts of the Shang-era capital city wall that were built 3,600 years ago still remain in Downtown Zhengzhou (see Zhengzhou Shang City). Zhengzhou maintains abundant cultural heritages that reflect its glorious history as well as the culture of Henan Province. Zhengzhou Confucius Temple, initially built during the Eastern Han dynasty 1900 years ago, is one of the oldest Confucian Temples in China. Other important architectural heritage sites in the city center include Town God Temple and Erqi Memorial Tower. The internationally known tourist attraction is the Shaolin Monastery, which is in Dengfeng, about southwest of downtown Zhengzhou (1.5 hours by coach). The Shaolin Monastery is not only known as one of China's most important Buddhist shrines, but also as the ancient center of Chinese Kung-fu. Shaolin Monastery and its famed Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The Henan Museum is one of China's most important museums. It has a collection of more than 130,000 pieces of cultural relics includes exhibitions from prehistoric times, including dinosaur fossils and prehistoric human remains, up through the modern eras. Zhengzhou's most developed and modern area is the Zhengdong New Area, which is in the eastern part of the city. It is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in Zhengzhou, including the tall Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza ("Big Corn"), which is one of the most prominent landmarks in Zhengzhou, and the twin towers of Zhengzhou Greenland Central Plaza (), which are currently the tallest skyscrapers in the city. The tallest structure in Zhengzhou is the 388-meter height Zhongyuan Tower, located on Hanghai East Road in the south of Zhengdong New Area. It is used as a television tower, with a revolving restaurant and an observation deck. The tower is among List of tallest towers, the tallest towers in the world. Zhengzhou Zoo () is located on Huayuan Road (). The newly built Zhengzhou Botanic Garden is at the western edge of Zhengzhou city. Main attractions of Zhengzhou include: * Mount Song (Members of the Global Geoparks Network, UNESCO Global Geopark) * Shaolin Monastery and Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple, Pagoda Forest (World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Heritage Site) * Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory, Dengfeng Observertory (World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Heritage Site) * Songyue Pagoda (World Heritage Site, UNESCO World Heritage Site) * Yellow River, Yellow River Scenic Area * Architecture of the Song dynasty#Tombs of the Northern Song emperors, Mausoleums of the Song dynasty File:20130405 Yongzhao Mausoleum.jpg, Architecture of the Song dynasty#Tombs of the Northern Song emperors, Mausoleums of the Song dynasty (Historical site), 258x258px * Kang Baiwan's Mansion * the birthplace of Yellow Emperor * Erqi Memorial Tower * Henan Museum * Zhongyuan Tower * Zhengzhou Shang City


Economy

Zhengzhou, along with Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing and Wuhan, is one of the most important cities in inland China. It is the economic center of the province and the surrounding areas such as southeastern Shanxi and southwestern Shandong. Due to its strategic location in one of the most populous areas in the world (nearly 100 million people in Henan alone) and in China's railway, road and aviation transport networks, Zhengzhou is increasingly attracting domestic and international investment as well as migrants from other areas, transforming the city into one of the largest economic centers in China. In 2018, total GDP of Zhengzhou was ¥ 1020 billion, ranked 17th in China.


Agriculture

By the end of 2006, Zhengzhou had a total population of over 7 million, of which 2.88 million lived in rural areas. Its main products include apples, paulownia, tobacco, maize, cotton, and wheat. In addition, Zhengzhou also produces Yellow River carp, Zhengzhou watermelons, Xinzheng jujube, Xingyang dried persimmons, Guangwu Pomegranate and Zhongmu garlic, all of which are specialties that are rarely found outside the region.


Mining and manufacturing

Zhengzhou and the surrounding area have large reserves of coal and other minerals. Coal mining and electricity generation are traditionally important in the local economy. Zhengzhou has been one of the major industrial cities in The People's Republic of China since 1949. The city's staple industry is textiles. Others manufacture, manufactured items include tractors, locomotives, cigarettes, fertilizer, processed meats, agricultural machinery, and electrical equipment. Some high-tech companies in new material, electronics and biotechnology are also growing rapidly during the recently years, especially in the high-tech industrial park in the northwest of the city. *Yutong, China's largest bus producer. *Shaolin Bus, a well-known small-to-medium-sized bus producer. *Zhengzhou Nissan, a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Corporation#Dongfeng Nissan, Dongfeng Nissan, specializing in the manufacture of SUVs and pickup trucks. In 2010, Nissan opened its second plant in the city. *Haima Automobile Zhengzhou, an automobile manufacturer specializing in manufacturing microvans and light passenger vehicles. *Zhengzhou Unique Industrial Equipment Co., Ltd., a large tractor and agricultural equipment manufacturer. *Foxconn Zhengzhou, located in Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone, is the largest smartphone production site in the world and is also known as "iPhone City". *Sanquan Food, a frozen food company. With over 20000 employees,Sanquan produced the first frozen dumplings and rice balls in China. *Synear Food Holdings Limited, along with Sanquan Food, is one of the largest producers of frozen food in China. The market share is over 20% in China


Services

The service industries of Zhengzhou include retail, wholesale, hospitality, finance, exhibition, transport and delivery, tourism, and education. With a number of domestic and international institutions having regional offices in the city, Zhengzhou is becoming the financial center in central China. Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE) is one of the only four future exchanges (inc. Shanghai Futures Exchange and Dalian Commodity Exchange and China Financial Futures Exchange) in China and is becoming an important global player specialised in agricultural future exchange. Equipped with newly built facilities such as Zhengzhou International Conference and Exhibition Center. Third party logistics (3PL) in Zhengzhou has also been experiencing industrial boom during the past few years. As a transit and tourist center of Henan Province and central China, Zhengzhou is the center of Henan cuisine. *Dennis (Chinese retailer), Dennis, a regional retail chain. *Henan Jianye, a large real estate developer, which owns the China Super League club Henan Jianye F.C..


Economic development zones

The Zhengdong New Area (), literally Eastern Zhengzhou New Area, similar to Hangzhou Bay New Area in Ningbo and Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, is one of dozens of major economic zones that are currently developing in various regions of China. Established in 2003 by the provincial and municipal governments, it has become the financial center of Henan, Henan province and one of the most rapidly growing areas of China. Kisho Kurokawa, a Japanese world-renowned planner and architect, was appointed to design the overall planning scheme for Zhengdong New Area. He brought in advanced ideas including ecological city, co-existing city, metabolic city and ring city ideas. The scheme won the "Prominent Award for City Planning Design" at the first session of Annual Meeting of the World Architects Alliance in 2002. Zhengdong New Area is mainly constituted by the CBD area, the Longhu commercial and residential area, the Longzihu college area, and the Zhengzhou East railway station commercial area.


Industrial zones

* Zhengzhou New & Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone Zhengzhou High & New Technology Industries Development Zone was established in 1988, and approved by the state Council of PRC to be a state development zone on Mar.6,1991. It was appraised to be advanced high tech zone of China respectively in 1993, 1998 and 2002. The Zone currently covers a total area of . An extension plan was approved by Zhengzhou Municipal Government, the various construction work started in 2004. Under the development strategy of “multiple parks in one zone”, the Zone has been making great efforts to promote the development of software,information technologies, new materials, bio-pharmaceutical and photo-machinery-electronic industries. * Zhengzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone Zhengzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone was approved as state-level development zone on February 13, 2000. The zone has a developed area of Industries encouraged include Electronics Assembly & Manufacturing, Telecommunications Equipment, Trading and Distribution, Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals, Instruments & Industrial Equipment Production, Medical Equipment and Supplies, Shipping/Warehousing/Logistics and Heavy Industry. * Zhengzhou Export Processing Area Zhengzhou (Henan) Export Processing Zone was established on June 21, 2002 with approval by the state council. Its planned area is . Zone A is located in Zhengzhou National Economic & technological Development Area and began to operate on June 1, 2004. The area of land developed is at present. Zone B is located in Zhengzhou Airport Area and is adjacent to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport on the north and it covers a planned area of 5 square km with bonded logistics zone, bonded processing zone and supporting industry zone, etc.


Transportation

Zhengzhou is located in the central part of China and is a main national transport hub.


Public transit


Metro

Zhengzhou Metro is a rapid transit metro rail network serving urban and suburban districts of Great Zhengzhou metropolitan. The Zhengzhou Metro system started operation on 28 December 2013. It currently has 5 lines in operation, creating a long network. The first 2 lines (Line 1, Zhengzhou Metro, Line 1 and Line 2, Zhengzhou Metro, Line 2) were approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in Feb. 2009. Construction of the two lines started in 2009 and 2010, and were finished in 2013 and 2015 respectively. The Chengjiao Line (planned to be part of Line 9), which is now in through operations with Line 2, Zhengzhou Metro, Line 2, allows the system to serve the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. A total of 21 metro lines have been planned to connect all areas in Great Zhengzhou Metropolitan Area.


Bus

Zhengzhou has a bus system with over 5,700 bus vehicles, operated by Zhengzhou Bus Communication Corporation (ZZB). The operations of Zhengzhou BRT, Zhengzhou Bus Rapid Transit commenced in 2009. The system consists of 5 main routes (Zhengzhou BRT Route B1, B1, Zhengzhou BRT Route B2, B2, Zhengzhou BRT Route B3, B3, Zhengzhou BRT Route B5, B5 and Zhengzhou BRT Route B6, B6) with dedicated bus lanes and dozens of branch routes that serve most areas of the city.


Railways

Zhengzhou is the junction of the Longhai Railway (Lianyungang, Jiangsu–Lanzhou, Gansu) and the Beijing–Guangzhou Railway as well as a major national railway hub. The main railway station for these conventional services is Zhengzhou railway station, opened in 1904. Zhengzhou is also on the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway and the Xuzhou–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway. The High-speed rail in China, high-speed rail network provides fast train services to most major cities in China, including Beijing (2.5 hours), Guangzhou (6 hours), Xi'an (2 hours), Wuhan (2 hours), Shanghai (4 hours), Nanjing (3 hours), Hangzhou (5 hours), and Hong Kong (6.5 hours). Proposed high-speed railways from Zhengzhou to Chongqing, Hefei, Jinan and Taiyuan are under construction. The completion of the Zhengzhou–Jinan high-speed railway, planned for 2023, will complete a star-shaped (referred to as a "米"-shaped) network of eight high-speed lines radiating out from the city. Zhengzhou is also the hub of Central Plains Metropolitan Region intercity railway, intercity railways in Henan. Currently there are three intercity railways from Zhengzhou: Zhengzhou–Kaifeng intercity railway, Zhengzhou–Jiaozuo intercity railway and Zhengzhou–Xinzheng Airport intercity railway are in operation. Zhengzhou East railway station is dedicated to high-speed trains and is one of the largest in Asia and Zhengzhou South railway station is a new high-speed railway hub under construction. , over long and over wide, has been described as Asia's largest classification yard.


Roads and Expressways

The surrounding area of Zhengzhou, along with the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and the Bohai Economic Rim, has the highest highway density nationwide. Zhengzhou is the center of Expressways of Henan, Henan expressway network that provides 1–2 hours road trip to surrounding cities of
Kaifeng Kaifeng () is a prefecture-level city in east-central Henan province, China. It is one of the Historical capitals of China, Eight Ancient Capitals of China, having been the capital seven times in history, and is best known for being the Chinese ...
, Xinxiang, Xuchang, Jiaozuo and Luoyang. Other major cities within the province can be reached in 3 hours. The Expressways of China, expressway network and China National Highways, national highways also links Zhengzhou to all major cities in the country. There are several Limited-access road, limited access express roads in the city center to relieve traffic problems. However, heavy congestion is still common in rush hours.


Expressways

* G4 Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway * G30 Lianyungang–Khorgas Expressway * G3001 Zhengzhou Ring Expressway * S1 Zhengzhou Airport Expressway * S32 Yongcheng–Dengfeng Expressway * S49 Linzhou–Ruzhou Expressway * S60 Shangqiu–Dengfeng Expressway * S82 Zhengzhou–Minquan Expressway * S85 Zhengzhou–Shaolinsi Expressway * S87 Zhengzhou–Yuntaishan Expressway * S88 Zhengzhou–Xixia Expressway * S89 Zhengzhou Airport–Xihua Expressway


National highways

* China National Highway 107 * China National Highway 220 * China National Highway 310


Urban express roads

* 3rd Ring Road (Zhengzhou) * 4th Ring Road (Zhengzhou) * Jingguang Expressway * Longhai Expressway * Nongye Expressway * Zhongzhou Avenue


Air

Zhengzhou is primarily served by Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport (International Air Transport Association airport code, IATA: CGO, International Civil Aviation Organization airport code, ICAO: ZHCC), which is southeast of the city center. The airport is a focus city of China Southern Airlines, Lucky Air, West Air (China), West Air and Shenzhen Airlines. It used to be the headquarter for Henan Airlines. In 2017, it was the busiest airport in central China in both passenger and cargo traffic. It is also one of the eight air hubs nominated by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Other airports in Zhengzhou include Shangjie Airport (International Air Transport Association airport code, IATA: HSJ) which is for general aviation, and Matougang Airbase which is for military use.


Colleges and universities


Public

*Zhengzhou University *Henan University(Longzi Lake campus) *Henan Agricultural University *Henan University of Technology (former Zhengzhou Institute of Technology) *Henan University of Finance and Economics *Zhongyuan Institute of Technology *Zhengzhou University of Light Industry *Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management *North China Institute of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power *Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine *Henan Textile University () *Zhengzhou Normal University *Zhengzhou Institute of Technology (2016), Zhengzhou Institute of Technology (former Zhongzhou University, not to be confused with Henan University of Technology)


Military

*PLA Information Engineering University (cmn:中国人民解放军信息工程大学, 中国人民解放军信息工程大学) *Air Defense Force Command Academy


Private

*Zhengzhou College of Economics *Huanghe S&T University *Sias International University *Shengda Economics, Trade and Management College of Zhengzhou


Notable people

*Zichan (; ? - 552 BC), a politician and philosopher of the Zheng (state), State of Zheng during the Spring and Autumn period. *Lie Yukou (; c. 450 BC - ?), known as Liezi, a Taoism philosopher. *Shen Buhai (; c. 400 BC - c. 337 BC), a politician and philosopher in Legalism (Chinese philosophy), Legalism. *Han Fei (; c. 280 BC - 233 BC), also known as Han Feizi, an influential political philosopher of the Warring States period, Warring States Period. *Du Fu (; 712–770), a Tang dynasty poet, born in Gongyi, now a county under the administration of Zhengzhou. *Bai Juyi (; 772–846), a Tang dynasty poet widely known for his poems featuring realism, born in Xinzheng. *Li Shangyin (; c. 813–858), a late Tang dynasty poet, born in Xingyang. *Gao Gong (; 1512–1578), a politician of the Ming dynasty, born in Xinzheng. *Wei Wei (male writer), Wei Wei (; 1920–2008), a modern era writer, widely known in China for his works on the Chinese Volunteer army's participation of the Korean War. *Chang Xiangyu (; 1923–2004), a Yu opera actress. *Li Na (singer), Li Na (; born 1963), a Chinese folk singer. *Death of Li Jianying, Li Jianying (; 1964-2006), hero pilot. *Shi Yigong (; born 1967), a biophysicist, president of Westlake University and the former vice president of Tsinghua University. *Hai Xia (; born 1972), a Chinese news anchor for China Central Television, the main state announcer of China. *Deng Yaping (; born 1973), a four-time table tennis Olympic champion. *Liu Yang (astronaut), Liu Yang (; born 1978), a pilot and astronaut who became the first Chinese woman in space. *Tie Ya Na (; born 1979), a table tennis player representing Hong Kong, born in Zhengzhou. *Sun Tiantian (; born 1981), a former professional tennis player on WTA Tour and 2004 Olympic Tennis champion (women's doubles with Li Ting (tennis, born 1980), Li Ting), the first Chinese player to win a mixed doubles Grand Slam title at the 2008 Australian Open with Nenad Zimonjic. *Du Wei (footballer), Du Wei (; born 1982), a professional footballer and the former captain of China national football team. *Jiang Xin (; born 1983), an actress, famous for her role as Imperial Noble Consort Dunsu, Consort Hua in the TV series Empresses in the Palace. *Gao Lin (; born 1986), a professional footballer. *Ashton Chen, Shi Xiaolong (; born 1988), an actor. *Ning Zetao (; born 1993), a competitive swimmer and gold medal winner at Swimming at the 2014 Asian Games, 2014 Asian Games and Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, 2015 World Aquatics Championships.


Politics

The current mayor is Wu Tianjun from February 2006. List of the CPC Party Chiefs of Zhengzhou: #Gu Jingsheng (): October 1948-December 1948 #Wu Defeng (): December 1948-June 1949 #Zhao Wucheng (): June 1949 - April 1953 #Song Zhihe (): April 1953-August 1956 #Wang Lizhi (): August 1956-January 1968 #Wang Hui (politician), Wang Hui (): March 1971-January 1974 #Zhang Junqing (): January 1974-December 1977 #Yu Yichuan (): December 1977-December 1979 #Li Baoguang (): December 1979-May 1983 #Jiang Jinfei (): May 1983-September 1984 #Yao Minxue (): September 1984-August 1987 #Cao Lei (Zhengzhou CPC Party Chief), Cao Lei (): August 1987-July 1990 #Song Guochen (): July 1990-May 1992 #Zhang Deguang (Zhengzhou CPC Party Chief), Zhang Deguang (): May 1992-December 1995 #Wang Youjie (): December 1995-June 2001 #Li Ke(Zhengzhou CPC Party Chief), Li Ke (): June 2001-


Sister cities

Zhengzhou is Twin towns and sister cities, twinned with:


See also

*Zhengzhou Ostrich Park *Zhengzhou Shang City *History of Zhengzhou *Historical capitals of China#List of historical capitals of China, List of historical capitals of China *Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel *Zhengzhou Foreign Language School


Notes


External links


Zhengzhou Government website
{{Authority control Zhengzhou, Provincial capitals in China