Located in the east of Jilin province, Yanji city is the capital of Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. The city is Korean featured and an opening central city with its dominant industries such as manufacturing, trade and tourism. The urbanization level of the area is as high as 90%. The city governs 4 towns and 6 streets with a total area of 1748 square km, and total population of 650,000, of which the Korean ethnic group accounts for 58%.
Yanji City has a prosperous economy, where the society is in harmony. Its economic strength ranks the first among all counties (cities) in Jilin Province, and it’s the only county (city) in Jinlin that is listed in the national Top Hundred Counties (Cities). It has awarded a prize for six times as a model city of ethnic group unification, for 7 times as the national model city of double support, and it also won more than 100 national prizes for cultural work, basic education work, science and technology, safe and smooth traffic, favorable tourism, civilized city, national garden city, national clean city, and so on.
In 2012, the city achieved a GDP of 30.1 billion yuan, which has a growth of 20% than the previous year. The investment of fixed assets has reached 20.8 billion yuan, with a yearly growth of 33%. The financial net income has achieved 6.7 billion yuan, with a growth of 20% than the previous year. The social consumption retail sales have reached 18.4 billion yuan, with a yearly growth of 20%. The urban per capita disposable income has reached 21905 yuan, while the rural per capita disposable income is 10037 yuan, with a yearly growth of 12% respectively. The county economic strength ranks the first among the counties in the province.