Chizhou is a city of abundant material and rich natural resources. Chizhou is regarded as “A Land of Milk and Honey” in areas south of the Yangtze River since ancient times. It’s an important base for commodity grain, high-quality cotton, export-oriented black tea, cocoon-made silk and fast-growing plantations. Chizhou City is awarded as one of China Excellent Tourism Cities since the city owns more than 300 tourist spots. The national forest park, Jiuhua Mountain, known as one of China’s Four Great Buddhist Mountains, is located in Chizhou and it is also one of the National Key Scenic Spots, ranked as a 5A National Tourism Area. Other famous scenic spots include Guniujiang, a national natural reserve for wildlife and famed as “a gene bank of flora and fauna in East China” and Shengjin Lake, a natural reserve for important wetlands in Asia and famed as “The lake of crane in China”. With a great variety of minerals and large reserves, Chizhou has discovered more than 40 minerals with proven reserves. Its mineral reserves of non-ferrous metals like lead, zinc, antimony and manganese are top among 16 cities in Anhui Province. Especially its non-metallic mineral reserves such as limestone calcite, dolomite, and quartz sand, etc. are of high quality, large reserves and with great potential to be exploited & processed which are regarded as the top one in the eastern China. Currently, the industries of non-metal new material, non-ferrous new material, chemistry, mechanical equipments and electronic information have been formed primarily in Chizhou City.