Kecheng district is in western Zhejiang province，sitting on the upper reaches of Qiantang River. It was launched as a district of Quzhou city in 1985 and serves as a political, economic and cultural center.
Covering 609 square kilometers, Kecheng governs two towns, seven townships and nine sub-districts with a population of 464,500.
Kecheng was originally established in the Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-220). It is a State-level historical and cultural spot approved by the State Council. The sacrificial ceremony for the start of spring in its Jiuhua township, part of the 24 solar terms, was recognized as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Kecheng was also known as a holy land of the southern clan of Confucius, a sacred site of weiqi (the game of Go) and a holy Buddhist shrine.
Kong Duanyou, a descendant of Confucius was granted permission to settle in today’s Quzhou by Emperor Gaozong of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), and there is an ancestral temple for the southern clan of Confucius there.
The district has enjoyed convenient transport since ancient times due to its strategic location – it borders the provinces of Fujiang, Jiangxi and Anhui to the south, southwest and northwest.
In addition, the Zhejiang-Jiangxi railway, Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou, Hangzhou-Xin’anjiang-Jingdezhen, Huangshan-Quzhou-Nanping, Hangzhou-Qiandaohu-Quzhou expressways and the G320, G205 national highways run through the district. The airport in Quzhou has flights to major domestic cities like Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Qingdao and Kunming.
Kecheng has been focusing on industries, projects and investment invitations, rejuvenating the real economy, speeding up construction of industrial clusters. It has attracted to its industrial parks two 3-billion-yuan investment projects involving new materials and intelligent terminals.
The modern service sector, especially in e-commerce, ranks top in the city.
In 2017, local GDP reached 18.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.7 percent; the general public budget revenue exceeded 953 million yuan, up 12.2 percent; fixed assets investment was 11.32 billion yuan, an increase of 12.1 percent; retail sales of consumer goods totaled 19.44 billion yuan, up 11.2 percent; disposable income per capita of urban and rural residents was 42,542 yuan and 21,260 yuan, up 9.8 percent and 9.5 percent.