She is a city with more than 2,800 years long of city history.
She serves as the center of academy and highland of culture from the last years of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) to Wei and Jin Dynasties (220-589). She is the place where Zhuge Liang (Kongming) led a reclusive life as farmer before he mounted to the politic and military stage of the nation.
Concurrently, she is the center of Buddhism in the Eastern Jin Dynasty under the leadership of Master Daoan, who established the discipline regime and commandments for Buddhist monks and nuns, and ordered that the surnames of all Buddhists be unified as "Xi".
She is one of the four states in the country accommodating more than 100,000 households in Yuanhe Period under the reign of Emperor Xianzong in Tang Dynasty.
She enjoys 800 years of thriving prosperity in a degree as "Handan in the Pre-qin Period and Qinghuai River in Ming and Qing Dynasties", according to famous historian Yan Gengwang.
She is Xiangyang. "Urban Xiangyang, one of the four goals Xiangyang aspires to achieve, suggests that Xiangyang will rise as a metropolis as regional center for economic and cultural activities, rather than a common city", emphasized Li Hongzhong, Party Secretary of Hubei Province, on one training session for provincial officials responsible for optimized urbanization construction held on May 8. Xiangyang, according to Li, will turn into a regional economic and cultural center and the blessed land of happy life.
Revitalizing the central status Xiangyang once claimed along Han River Basin is the glorious mission pursued by Xiangyang in full swing now, which are observed by us at everywhere we go for our interview tasks throughout the ambitious city. Fan Ruiping, Standing Member of Hubei Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Xiangfang Municipal Party Committee noted during the interview that the great support shown by Xiangyang people to the glorious mission as advocated by Hubei Provincial Party Committee and Hubei Government is the fundamental reason behind the dynamic and vibrant construction scenes ubiquitously seen in the city; and the new mechanisms and policies which help channel resources to Xiangyang, is the fundamental warranty for the fulfillment of Xiangyang Dream.