The Yangtze River, the longest in China, cuts China into two parts through its heart, the north and the south both geographically and culturally. This cut also divides Jiangsu Province into two divisions, the North and South of Jiangsu.
The southern part of Jiangsu includes major cities of Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou and Zhenjiang Cities, and most part of Nanjing. The northern part embodies the rest of the province, including Nantong, Taizhou, Yangzhou, Huaian, Suqian, Xuzhou and Lianyungang. The north occupies three fourths of the province's territory. Many of expats view this region backward and poor. The south in other side is one of the most developed areas and the richest region in China. Join us to discover differences of its great humanity, culture and time-honoured history.
Like what we already see, the south is the dominant region for the province, more influential and wealthier than its north counterpart, exhibiting characteristics of Southern Chinese culture and economy. Most expatriates and expat comminities are located in the southern part but over years more expatriates have been employed in the north at first glance as English teacher. They are experiencing more differences in its culture and history.