Haizhou is the seat of Lianyungang Committee of CPC and Lianyungang Municipal government. With a long history, Haizhou boasts a lot of talents and rich cultural heritages. It has been known as “a famous prefecture off the East Sea” and “No. 1 city in the Huaihai region”. It has a number of state-level cultural heritages, such as the Jiangjunya rock paintings which is regarded as the “Oriental Heavenly Book” and the cliffside images on Kongwangshan Mountain. Over the past 1,000 years, it has developed an advanced transportation system for salt and the cargo transportation by sea also takes the lead. Merchants pour in from different areas, and the economy and trade are prosperous.