Xinxiang, facing the Yellow River, is located in the north of Henan Province. It is made up of two country-level cities, 6 counties and four districts. The total area of the city is 8249 km2, among which the urban area covers 422 km2. Its population is 6 million, including 1.06 million urban residents.Today, Xinxiang has gained various reputations of the Advanced Processing Base among the group of cities in Central Plain China, the Production Base for high-quality wheat, and China Excellent Tourism City. It has become the economics, culture, transportation and communication centers in North Henan.
Xinxiang, boasting a long history, has the vestiges of Yangshao and Longshan cultures. The 6th year of Sui Dynasty, i.e. 586 A.D., saw the establishment of Xinxiang County. Many important historical events took place here, such as, Muye Fighting; the famous politician Zhangliang’s assassinating on the king of Qin Dynasty; and Chenqiao Mutiny which led to the beginning of Song Dynasty. Xinxiang served as the capital of Pingyuan Province since August 1949 to April, 1952.