"Since its debut in 1986, Jiangsu Province Yearbook has been administrated by the General Office of the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province, and organized by the Office of the Local Annals Editorial Committee, Jiangsu province. It is the annual informative document that thoroughly records important events and presents in detail the current situations of natural environment, economy, politics, culture, society, and ecological construction in Jiangsu. Starting from the year 2012, the English edition of Jiangsu Province Yearbook has been compiled and published annually to provide foreign friends with basic knowledge of and detailed information about Jiangsu’s development in recent years. As a principal source for the overseas publicity of the province, the yearbook is also aimed at offering essential data to foreign observers and researchers for their study and understanding of Jiangsu and China.
English Edition is compiled on the basic sources and information about Jiangsu’s recent development in natural environment, economy, culture, society, and ecological construction. The yearbook consists of five parts: Introduction to Jiangsu Province, Chronicle of Important Events, Annual Review, Appendix and Index. “Annual Review” serves as the main body of the yearbook, covering 22 subjects: Rule of Law, Foreign Affairs and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs, Economic Development, Public Finance, Income and Consumption, Manufacturing Industry, Service Industry, Agriculture, Foreign Trade, Infrastructure, Ecological Environment, Urban and Rural Development, Science and Technology, Education, Culture and Arts, Mass Media, Medical Service and Public Health, Sports, Human Resources, Social Security, Social Organization and Services and Public Safety.
The website of Jiangsu Province Yearbook in both Chinese and English versions: www.jiangsu.gov.cn.