Suzhou, the cradle of Wu Culture, is a city with a history of more than 2,500 years, tracing back to the later Shang Dynasty. While talking about Suzhou, the old saying mentions it as the "Venice of the East”, referring to its natural beauty, classical architecture, traditional operas and soft dialect tone.
The city is well-known for its classical gardens, in which two of them have been listed as World Heritage Sites. Situated downstream of the Yangtze River economic zone, Suzhou has been a national tourist center and has attracted visitors from around the world.
Not only does it have natural beauty, a splendid history and a rich cultural heritage, Suzhou’s economy is undergoing high growth and fast expansion in the past 5-10 years. The city's GDP has surpassed its neighboring cities, with the exception of Shanghai. More than 80 of the world's top 500 corporations have set their offices in Suzhou. For those looking to start their international careers, it a good place to be.