The Kunming Economic and Technology Development Zone
(KETDZ), is a state-level economic development zone established on February 13, 2000 in East Kunming
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, Yunnan Province, China. It is administratively under Kunming Prefecture. It has a developed area of 6 square kilometers.
The KETDZ has formed the industrial chain with the following major industries as its pillar industries:
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and related industries
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- bio-pharmaceuticals, food processing
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- new materials development industry
- integrated optical-electric-mechanical industry
- biofood industry
- bio-pharmaceutical industry
Commercialization and marketing:
- information electronics
- high-efficiency agriculture
- new materials
- new building material
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- environment-friendly technologies
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Investment and modernization:
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- Trading services
- Venture capital
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- Intermediary services
- Cultural programs
- Educational programs
The KETDZ is 4 kilometers from the downtown Kunming, where the highways lead straight to the China-Laos border town of Mohan, the China-Vietnam border town of Hekou
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, and the China-Myanmar (Burma) border town of Ruili
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. All three border town
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s are rated as Grade A border ports of China. All the highways within a radius of 200 kilometers from Kunming are of high-grade standards.
A railroad network has been built around Kunming, consisting of the Guiyang
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-Kunming, Chengdu-Kunming, Nanning-Kunming, Guangtong-Dali, and Yunnan-Vietnam Railway
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s. The KETDZ is 2 kilometers away from the Kunming East Railway Station, and 4 kilometers from the Kunming South Railway Station, both are rail centers for both cargo and passenger transportation.
The Kunming International Airport, 1.8 kilometers from the KETDZ, is Yunnan's most important gateway to international destinations. It operates eight air routes to overseas airports such as Singapore, Rangoon, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Osaka, and more than 70 domestic routes to Hong Kong, Macao, and other cities.
The KETDZ has access to ocean shipping at the Beihai
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Ports in Guangxi
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province via the Nanning-Kunming Railway, at Zhanjiang
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Port of Guangdong province via the Guiyang-Kunming Railway, at Shanghai Port, and at Haiphong
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of Vietnam via the Yunnan-Vietnam Railway.
- Kunming High-tech Industrial Development Zone
The Kunming High-tech Industrial Development Zone , is a state-level high-tech industrial zone established in 1992 in Northwest Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. It is administratively under Kunming Prefecture. It has covers an area of 9 square kilometers...
- Hekou Border Economic Cooperation Zone
Hekou Border Economic Cooperation Zone is a Chinese State Council-approved Industrial Park based in Hekou County, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan, China, founded in 1993 and was established to promote trade between China and Vietnam...
- Ruili Border Economic Cooperation Zone
Ruili Border Economic Cooperation Zone is a Chinese State Council-approved Industrial Park based in Ruili City, Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan, China, founded in 1992 and was established to promote trade between China and Myanmar...
- Wanding Border Economic Cooperation Zone
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- Economic and Technological Development Zones
The China National Economic and Technological Development Zones are the special areas of the People's Republic of China where foreign direct investment is encouraged...