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Shaodong Gains County-level City Status

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The State Council, on July 12, 2019, formally granted Shaodong, the county-level city status from its former Shaodong County status. 
The Shaodong City administrative region will be the same as its predecessor Shaodong County. The municipal government is located at No. 288 Xinghe Avenue, Dahetang Block. Administratively, it will be directly under the jurisdiction of the Hunan Provincial Government, and supervised by the Shaodong Municipal People’s Government.
Located in central Hunan, Shaodong is at the junction of Shaoyang, Hengyang, and Loudi. It is an important corridor and link connecting the “Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan” economic circle. It is Hunan’s important export base and Shaoyang’s opening up bridgehead. 
The establishment of Shaodong as a county-level city will give full play to its regional advantages and leading effects; better undertake the industrial ladder transfer of the “Pearl River Delta” and the “Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan” economic circle; strengthen international capacity cooperation; and, better build a commodity logistics distribution center and the Hunan light industry revitalization advance zone in the central region. This will be conducive to promoting regional coordinated development and creating a pattern of “complementary advantages and development”.
Shaodong is listed among the plan of construction of seven counties each with a population of 500,000 in the province. It is an important part of eastern urban agglomeration in Shaoyang City. The status change will be good for optimizing the urban layout, improving its image, enhancing Shaodong's popularity and influence, and promoting the urbanization process in the central and western regions of Hunan Province.
The establishment of Shaodong as a county-level city is an important opportunity for the city to accelerate the high-quality development pace. Efforts should be made to implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress; adhere to the development idea of innovation, coordination, green, openness, and sharing; carry forward the strategy of “innovation-oriented opening up and the rise of Hunan”; make overall plans for urban and rural planning, construction, and management; undertake the high-quality industries transfer; and, further improve the new urbanization quality and level, to improve the people’s sense of gain and happiness.
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government.
Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
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