Chongqing Hi-Tech Zone is a state-ranked hi-tech industrial development zone in March, 1991 as ratified by the State Council, one of the China five integrated reform trial development zones. It covers an area of 73 square kilometers, comprising of Shiqiaopi Hi-tech Development Zone, Erlang Technology New City and North New Hi-tech Park.
As the base for Chongqing to development hi-tech industries, the hi-tech zone has had over 4,000 registered hi-tech corporations currently, including 200 ratified hi-tech corporations, over 300 foreign invested enterprises of the US, Germany, France, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. Chonging Hi-Tech Zone has incubated a batch of hi-tech products with independent intellectual property rights, establishing several professional parks including Chongqing Biological and Biochemical Pharmacy Technology Development Park, Software Park, Returned Students Pioneer Park, primarily forming four dominant industries including electronic information, biological engineering and new medicine, new material and electro-mechanics.
Having developed for over 10 years, Chongqing Hi-Tech Zone has developed to be the base for Chongqing to development hi-tech industries, a window of opening-up, a demonstrative zone of technical innovation, a school of breeding technical enterprisers and incubating hi-tech corporations and a new community of showing the features of Chongqing.