City Guide


Updated on Feb 28, 2012

Suzhou has an area of 8,488 square kilometers, with an urban area of 1,650 square ...


Updated on Feb 28, 2012

Suzhou, as a city with a long history, classical gardens and picturesque natural ...

Employment permit applications

Updated on Feb 28, 2012

Foreigners, excluding those from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan, need two certificates ...

Birth registration process

Updated on Feb 28, 2012

Foreigners who give birth to a baby in the city may get a Chinese birth certificate ...


Updated on Feb 20, 2013

The medium of instruction in most local schools in Suzhou is Chinese. Some Chinese ...

Adopting kids

Updated on Feb 28, 2012

Foreigners may adopt Chinese orphans or other children in accordance with the laws ...

Registering a marriage

Updated on Feb 28, 2012

Foreigners who want to marry a Chinese citizen in Suzhou should abide by Chinese ...

Social Insurance

Updated on Jan 31, 2013

Under China's Social Insurance Law and the Regulations on Social Insurance for ...

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Jul 12, 2019, 5:23pmAdmin added Concert | The Las Veredas Children's Choir to Events | Stage.

Jul 12, 2019, 5:23pmAdmin add 1 photo to Concert | The Las Veredas Children's Choir.

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Suzhou Metro

Suzhou Metro Line 1, with 24 stations, entered service on April 28, 2012.


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Columns Suzhou-Silk City

Suzhou-Silk City is a book compiled by the Information Office of Suzhou Municipal People's Government and published by Foreign Languages Press Co. Ltd. Suzhou, though associated with classical gardens, is even more the city of silk. The peaks and troughs experienced in Suzhou’s silk making and embroidery worlds are an important aspect of the enduring brilliance of China’s silk art.

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