Updated: 2021-03-24 Print

Kangbashi literally translates to "excellent teacher" in Mongolian.

Kangbashi district is located in the south-central part of Ordos and is the political, scientific, educational and cultural center of the city.

In June 2016, it was officially designated as a county-level administrative district after the approval of the State Council.

It covers a total area of 372.6 square kilometers, with four sub-district offices, 15 communities and a population of 153,000 under its jurisdiction.

The design and layout of Kangbashi adhere to low building density, low building height and a high greenery rate, aiming to establish the district as a “garden city.”

The district’s green space has reached 1,535 hectares, with a green coverage rate of 38.5 percent.

Kangbashi has been rated as a "National Ecological Civilization Construction Demonstration Zone."

It has successively hosted such activities as the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the China-New Zealand Film Festival, the Inner Mongolia International Energy Conference and the Asia Arts Festival. These events have showcased the unique charm of Kangbashi district to the world.

In recent years, Kangbashi has committed to building itself into a comprehensive tourism scenic area.

It had a total of 32 scenic spots and 59 hotels in operation as of 2019 and achieved an annual tourism revenue of 1.09 billion yuan ($163.54 million).

Meanwhile, Kangbashi has continued to promote the integrated development of the headquarters economy, trade exhibitions and other industries.

It introduced 25 corporate and regional headquarters and hosted 20 large-scale exhibitions throughout 2019, achieving a total trade volume of 9.27 billion yuan.

In 2019, the GDP of Kangbashi district reached 8.78 billion yuan, and the public budget revenue was 710 million yuan.

The investment in fixed assets in Kangbashi increased by 22.6 percent, and the per capita disposable income of urban residents was 51,599 yuan.