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Last updated on Mar 22, 2012


The national high-tech enterprises have reached 968, and the provincial high-tech products have totaled 5853.

The amount of annual patent applications in 2010 was 77,194, and the patents authorization was 46,109. These two were respectively ranked 1st and 2nd among large and medium cities.


100% of the school-age kids of Suzhou are able to take the twelve-year compulsory education that begins from the kindergarten and lasts to grade three of the junior middle school. The proportion of junior students entering high school has reached 99.5%. There are 652 schools at all levels in the city, of which 20 are colleges or universities and 4 are secondary institutes


There are 15 art-performing group, 12 cultural centers, 32 museums and 12 public libraries in this city.

The full coverage of commonweal cultural facilities in towns or residential districts has been achieved. And the coverage of that in administrative villages is 85%.

The digital TV users reached 2.08 million at the end of last year.


Health care institutions have covered all the villages, towns and districts of the city.

98.7% of the rural residents have been secured by the newly-reformed rural medical insurance.


Suzhou athletes won 8 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medals in the 16th Asian Games, and the second place in the quantity of the total gold medals in the 17th Jiangsu Provincial Sports Games.

The world champions from Suzhou have increased to 17.

In 2010, Suzhou held the World Water Ballet Competition and the China Table-tennis Open Competition.


The city received 2.65 million overseas tourists and 70.05 million domestic visitors in 2010. There had been 159 star hotels by the year end, including 71 ones graded above four stars.

Among cities in the Yangtze River Delta, Suzhou has been the one with the most tourist routes to experience the Expo theme.

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