PHOTOS Port industry helps transform fishing village into coastal urban area in E China

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Port industry helps transform fishing village into coastal urban area in E China

Xinhua

02:57, June 17, 2018

Aerial photo taken on June 14, 2018 shows a view of Sanshan Village in Beilun of Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A tourist carries his grandson in arms in front of an inn in Sanshan Village of Beilun District in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 14, 2018. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Combo photo taken in 1985 (upper) and on June 15, 2018 respectively shows a view of Beilun in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on June 15, 2018 shows a view of Beilun in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Citizens watch a football match of the FIFA World Cup at a plaza in Beilun of Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 14, 2018. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Combo photo shows the construction site (upper) of Beilun port in May of 1978 and an aerial view of a container dock in Chuanshan port zone of Ningbo Zhoushan Port in east China's Zhejiang Province, June 13, 2018. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua)

A cargo vessel is seen at Chuanshan port zone of Ningbo Zhoushan Port in east China's Zhejiang Province, June 13, 2018. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Villager Zhang Guoqing waters flowers at his inn in Sanshan Village of Beilun District in Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 14, 2018. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 10, 2016 shows a view of Meishan bonded area in Beilun of Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province. Transformed from a fishing village, Beilun is becoming a coastal urban area with port industry. Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone, Ningbo Free Trade Zone, Ningbo Daxie Development Zone, Ningbo Export Processing Zone and Ningbo Meishan bonded area are located in Beilun. The cargo throughput of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, with Beilun Port as its core, has ranked the first in a continuous nine years throughout the world. The population in Beilun has increased from 280,000 in 1985 to 980,000 in 2017. Per capita disposable income for urban and rural residents in Beilun reached 50,755 yuan (about 7,884 U.S. dollars). The GDP in Beilun exceeded 140.55 billion yuan (about 21.8 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, up from 336 million yuan (about 52.2 million U.S. dollars) in 1985. The actual inflow of foreign investment in Beilun is the first in Zhejiang. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

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