As the capital of Hunan Province which is also famous as Kingdom of Lotus, Changsha is one of the famous cultural cities with a long history and once known as the hometown of Mr. Qu Yuan and Mr. Jia Yi and a famous city during Chu and Han periods.
Changsha is a magnificent city with beautiful landscapes. Inside the city, the harmony of the mountains, water, islands and city is featured by the lofty Yuelu Mountain, eternally flowing Xiangjiang River and Orange Island dressed in green, which makes Changsha City full of meaningful and unique magnetism. The natural scene of Changsha has been just reflected in Changsha–to the tune of Qinyuan Chun 1925 by Chairman Mao Zedong: “On the tip of Orange Island, the Xiang River flows northward; I see a thousand hills crimsoned through by their serried woods deep-dyed, and a hundred barges vying over crystal blue waters”.
Changsha, with a quite long history over 3000 years which could date back to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC) when it got the name of ‘long sandbank’, is regarded as the magic land where talents have sprung out. The Huxiang Culture well-known by the saying of ‘the kingdom of Chu, unique home of the talents, the Academy of Yuelu, the very cradle of all’ has been spread down from the ancient, which is firmly convinced by the Mawangdui Han Tomb and Inscribed Bamboo Tablets of Wu Kingdom of the Three Kingdoms excavated from Changsha and the thousand years old institute of Yuelu Academy. Many famous leaders in the history of People’s Republic of China like Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Hu Yaobang and etc. grew up here, which makes here as one of the cradles of Chinese revolution.
Connecting Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in south and Wuhan City in north and neighbors ASEAN in east and Yangtze Delta in west, Changsha is situated in the central economy growing zone and considered as a city with absolute advantage in location and economic development in high speed. Located in Dongtang Square which is one of the business centers in Changsha, CIE is surrounded by all sorts of service facilities such as hotels, supermarkets, hospitals, schools, banks, and convenient traffic and completely enjoys the prosperity of the city.