Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, one of the most developed Province in China, and the provincial political, economic and cultureal center, is located in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, southwest of the province. Nanjing is one of the historical and cultural cities rectified by the state. The discovery of the Nanjing Ape revealed the trace of human influence some 350,0000 years ago. The area was inhabited and cultivated about 6000 years ago. Nanjing bears the reputation of the Capital of Ten Dynasties, being since the year 229 AD the capitals of Wu, Eastern Jin, Song, Qi, Liang, Chen, Southern Tang, Ming, Taiping Kingdom, and Republic of China Subsequently.
The attraction of Nanjing consists in the combination of rich natural and cultural heritages. It is a famous scenic tourist city, which is an integration of mountains, waters, forest, as well as monuments and historical relics. With many a relics of the Republic of China era in particular, Nanjing is recognized as the museum of modern Chinese history.
Nanjing is one of the most developed cities in education, science and technology. There are over thirty universities or colleges. Nanjing is also a modern industrial and commercial city. Many well-known transnational corporations have established their branches here, which include BSF, Ford, Samsung and so on.
Around later March, when the conference is scheduled, It is the begining of spring and the temperature ranges from 5 to 15 centigrade degree. It is the best season for people to visit Nanjing.