Soochow UniversityLife in Suzhou

Life in Suzhou

Suzhou is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. Central Shanghai can be reached from Suzhou in just 30 minutes by high-speed train. With a  history of more than 2,500 years, Suzhou is also becoming one of the most modern cities in China.

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The city is well known for its resplendent gardens and beautiful scenery, covering an area of 5,838 square kilometers with a population of 6.35 million. Suzhou has also been an important silk industry since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and continues to hold that prominent position today.

Suzhou is also one of the top 50 science cities in the world by scientific research as tracked by the Nature Index.

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