Overview and history
On October 17, 2014
Li Qiang, then governor of Zhejiang province, visited the "Cloud Town" and mentioned "Characteristic towns" in public for the first time.
On April, 2015
The Zhejiang Provincial Government issued the Guiding Opinion on Stepping Up Planning and Construction of Characteristic Towns, and clarified the general requirements, building procedures, policy measures and organizations for the planning and construction of characteristic towns in Zhejiang province.
In May, 2015
When national leaders visited Zhejiang province, they fully affirmed characteristic towns.
In September 2015
Office of the Central Financial Work Leading Group went to Zhejiang province and investigated its macroeconomic operation and the construction of characteristic towns.
At the 2015 Central Economic Work Conference, national leaders paid special attention to characteristic towns. Dream town, Cloud town, and Wine town were mentioned.
On December 24, 2015
National leaders made important instructions at the Investigation Report on Characteristic Towns in Zhejiang Province by the Central Finance Office. "Building characteristic towns is very promising. These regions should adopt suitable measures in line with local conditions, highlight their characteristics, and give full play to the role of market players. Zhejiang province focuses on the supply side to develop the economy of characteristic towns, which is also inspiring economic work under the new normal."