Wusheng County is situated in the middle and lower reaches of the Jialing River in eastern Sichuan, facing Chongqing to the south. It is placed under the administration of Guang'an, the hometown of Deng Xiaoping. Wusheng County covers an area of 966 square kilometers and has 23 rural towns, 276 villages and 48 communities under its jurisdiction. According to the 7th national census, Wusheng County had a resident population of 555,897 as of 0:00 on November 1, 2020. 35 ethnic minorities including Huis, Tibetans, Mongolians and Uighurs live in Wusheng County, the second largest Hui settlement in the Jialing River Basin.
Time-honored History and Culture. Wusheng was originally placed under the administration of Dianjiang County of the Prefecture of Ba.In the Qi Dynasty ( 479-502 AD) of the Northern and Southern Dynasties period, it was designated Hanchu County. In the fourth year of the Zhiyuan period of the Yuan Dynasty (1267 AD), it was designated Wusheng Contingent(at the same level as a county)and later, Dingyuan County. In the third year of the Republic of China (1914 AD), it got its present name Wusheng County. Wusheng is a cradle of Chinese folk culture and art (bamboo filament painted screen and paper-cutting). It is the hometown of Yang Yiyan who co-authored Hongyan.
Rich in Natural Resources. At an average altitude of 317.8 meters, Wusheng's terrain is mainly shallow hills interspersed with small flatlands, tilting from the northwest downwards to the southeast. Its annual average temperature is 17.5 °C, and the annual rainfall is 1,100 mm. Wusheng has an oil reserve of 16 million tons, a natural gas reserve of 400 billion cubic meters, a bittern reserve of 810 million cubic meters, and a hydro power reserve of about 420,000 kilowatts. Two hydro power stations have been built. Wusheng teems with cereals and vegetable oils, live pigs, silk, aquatic products, and citrus. It has been awarded the title of "Hometown of Sericulture in China" by the Chinese Society of Sericultural Science. "Wusheng Daya Citrus" has been approved as a Chinese brand with protected geographical indications.
An Inviting Eco-environment. The Wusheng section of the Jialing River is the most amazing. Wusheng is home to "one mighty river, four ordinary rivers and 74 streams". A 117-kilometer section of the Jialing River runs through Wusheng, with the biggest meander breadth in Asia and the third biggest meander breadth in the world. 64 rivers and bays connect to each other end to end, rendering Wusheng a lustrous pearl by the Jialing River. Wusheng boasts two national AAAA-rated scenic spots, Baozhensai (#1 scenic spot in Sichuan) and Baiping-Feilong Rural Tourist Resort, and one national hydraulic engineering scenic spot, the all-natural Taiji Lake. Lushan Village in Feilong Township, Gaodong Village in Feilong Township and Guanyinqiao Village in Sanxi Township are named, respectively, "China Most Beautiful Leisure Village", "China Top 10 Most Beautiful Village" and "China Beautiful Leisure Village". Fangjiagou Village and four other villages are listed as "Traditional Chinese Villages". Wusheng has established itself as a Key County of Leisure Agriculture in China and is included in the list of Chinese Counties Given Incentive to the Improvement of the Rural Human Settlement Environment.
A Unique Traffic Location. Wusheng lies at the intersection of Chongqing, Guang'an, Suining and Nanchong and the heart of the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle. It is within the Chongqing 1-hour Metropolitan Area,with great potential to be integrated into the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle. It is the first leg of the Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe international railway in Sichuan and the last leg of the Jialing River waterway in Sichuan. The Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway, Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway and Suining-Guang'an Expressway run through Wusheng. The ride from Wusheng to Guang'an, Nanchong, Suining, Tongnan and Hechuan takes half an hour, that to Chongqing takes an hour,that to Chengdu takes two hours, and that to Xi'an and Guiyang takes four hours. The Jialing River waterway is a gateway to other rivers and the sea. 1,000-ton ships can sail to Shanghai non-stop.
A Solid Industrial Foundation. Wusheng unswervingly pursues the "industry-powered county development" strategy. It intensively develops the three leading industries of agricultural product processing, energy conservation, environmental protection and new materials, and equipment manufacturing, and has brought in 32 industrial enterprises valued at over RMB 100 million such as Shenglin Metals and Maoge Foods. Currently 116 industrial enterprises above the state designated size operate in Wusheng.
Wusheng will press ahead with the building of hot pot raw materials bases and foster the development of enterprises engaged in the processing of hot pot condiments and related services to promote Wusheng-made Chongqing hotpot and build the industry chain and ecosystem. Wusheng will play up to the platform role of the Hechuan- Guang'an -Changshou Demonstration Zone for Collaborative Development and push through the reform of moderation separation of economic zones and administrative zones. The Hechuan-Wusheng Collaborative Industrial Park soon to be completed stands out as a model Sichuan-Chongqing Cooperation Demonstration Zone.
Wusheng will carry out "the second half" of two reforms to sweepingly promote rural revitalization. It built "two pilot belts and five pilot districts" for rural revitalization across the county and established a 200,000-mu late-maturing citrus base, a 30,000-mu high-quality sericulture base, and a 20,000-mu rice-fish culture base. Wusheng produces over 880,000 live pigs annually, and its annual grain output reaches a stable level of over 320,000 tons. Wusheng is rated as a national pilot area for the integrated development of primary, secondary and tertiary industries in rural areas and a model county in rural revitalization in Sichuan Province.
Wusheng resolutely promotes the development of the cultural tourism industries. To make the Wusheng section of the Jialing River the most amazing sight, it designed and implemented the Jialing River beautification project to high standards. Thanks to its efforts, Wusheng's quality as a city improved, the service industry turned for the better, and its influence as a "Leisure River Bay City" extended considerably. Rongheng Times Square and "Jialing at Night" Food Street bustle with people. "Wusheng Mage Noodles" is registered as a national collective-owned trademark, under which 90 standard stores have been put into operation.