Jinchuan is a city that bonds with minerals. It is famous for its abundant nickel reserves in the world. It is the largest nickel and cobalt production base and platinum precious metal refining center in China. It is reputed to be the capital of nickel in China. Deng Xiaoping once kindly called Jinchuan “the gold baby” of China, the precious treasure bowl. Hello, everyone! I am Lu Shiping, Party Secretary of Jinchuan District of Jinchang in Gansu Province. I am very honored to recommend my hometown, city of minerals, beautiful Jinchuan.
Anciently Jinchuan was not a desolate place. Historically Shajing culture has its unique magnificence. According to the archeological research, 4500 years ago, there were the footprints of human beings along the Jinchuan River basin. From the Western Zhou Dynasty to the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, Rouzhi and Wusun people once built the Jinchuan Sanjiao City and let horses drink water from the Jinchuan River. The unique Shajin culture of Northwest China was created. Sanjiao City Site, Damiao City Site from Wei and Jin Dynasty, the beacon fire on the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty, the mural in the Guan Yu Shrine from Qing Dynasty and other National Key Relics Protection Unit illustrate the beautiful and unique regional history and folk customs of Jinchuan. Intangible cultural relics such as Jinchuan felting, Zhihezi weaving, lettering and so on represent the eternal wisdom of ancestors.
Unswerving like the gold, the stream never stops flowing. In 1958，a piece of malachite was found in Baijiazui Village of Jinchuan. Since then, the treasure that has slept for millions of years under the Mount Longshou was unveiled by the prospecting hammer of geologists in the New China. The explorers from different regions of China gathered at the foothill of Mount Longshou. Climbed on ice and slept in snow, combed by wind and rain, Exploited Jinchuan nickel mines, They obtained glorious achievements, for instance the output of nickel was made to the third globally. The output of cobalt ranks fourth in the world. The output of copper ranks third in China. The output of platinum precious medal ranks first in Asia. The growth of this city witnessed the industrial development process of nickel and cobalt in the People’s Republic of China. It marked the rapid changes and the beautiful transformation of this resourceful city. It also demonstrates the harmonious relationship of people and nature.
Sand under the sun, soft grass and fat sheep, the fatty gem goes well with wine. Jinchuan is a national famous cultural city of mutton cuisine. The sheep from Jinchuan What they eat is the wild Leymus chinensis from the Gobi Desert. What they drink is the snow water from Qilian Mountains.The mutton is fat but non-greasy, lean but not dry, So called the good quality products in the border area. Food streets in the city even gathered all kinds of delicacies such as Jinchuan moon cake, carrot oil cake and other local folk snacks. The characteristic whole sheep banquet has more than 2000 years of history. It is reputed to be the “blossom fortune sheep banquet” Coming here, you will experience a feast on the bite. Nourished by the snow water of Qilian Mountains, Jinchuan abounds in Geographic Indication Products, the Dongwan green radish, Jinchuan chili peppers, Shuangwan sunflower. Especially， Jinchuan incubates 70，000 mu of the farming field with more than 30 kinds of quality plateau summer vegetables. It is the direct supplier for the Guangdong, Hongkong and Macao Bay Area and going abroad along the “Belt and Road”.
Gathers the spirits from the universe, Abounds in local resources and products. Jinchuan District is located in the middle and eastern section of Hexi Corridor at a crucial location in between four railway lines. It looks like a bright pearl inlayed on the Silk Road. This place is friendly for living and travel. You can wonder in the wide range of redbud， rose valley，walk in the Mars Base, the magical mine pit, go to the rural town, wetland park and experience the magnificence and romance of the Gobi green city. Here the technology competency is strong. It owns the National Economic and Technological Development District, Postdoctoral Scientific Research Work Station, National Engineering Technology Research Center and the only National Mars Base One. Here it is the place that realized the one-stop service of administrative approval. The business environment is getting better daily. It has become the prime portal for investment and starting a business. Numbers of beautiful transformations makes Jinchuan more confident and passionate. It successively obtained titles such as National Civilized City National Hygienic City, National Garden City, National Top 100 Livable City and numbers of golden signboards.
Today’s Jinchuan, Open and inclusive Young and flourishing Tomorrow’s Jinchuan, Bursts into vitality. Differs in folk customs. Friends, please come to Jinchuan!Let’s experience the integration of industrial civilization and ecological civilization! Embrace the romantic city of nickel and western city of flower! You are welcomed to the city of minerals, the beautiful Jinchuan!