II. SHENGYANG CITY DEVELOPMENT: CURRENT SITUATION
C. Current situation of urbanization
1. City nature
Shenyang is the political, economic and cultural centre of the whole province and the largest economic central city in the north-eastern China. It should promote its position as a transportation junction, and the centre of commercial trade, economic information, culture, sciences and technologies.
Shenyang is an important industrial base for the whole country. It should develop new, high-tech technologies, restructure its traditional industries and continue playing an important role as a national secondary base. As a nationally famous historic and cultural city, it should keep up its excellent traditions and create a better physical architecture and environment. Shenyang is an important window for north-eastern China in the country's international connections. It should be built up into an important economic, trade, financial, information and tourism city for Bohai Rim coastal region and the North-East Asian economic cooperation region.