Dongfeng County
Dongfeng County is located in southwestern Jilin
Jilin , is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Jilin borders North Korea and Russia to the east, Heilongjiang to the north, Liaoning to the south, and Inner Mongolia to the west...

 province, Northeast China
Northeast China
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 and is under the administration of Liaoyuan
Liaoyuan is a prefecture-level city in the west of Jilin province in Northeast China, bounded on the west by Liaoning province. Liaoyuan city lies some 100 km southeast of Changchun, the capital of Jilin province. Covering an area of 5,125 square kilometers, Liaoyuan is the smallest among the...


It is mainly agricultural with the main crops being wheat and maize (corn).
Its major industry is a pharmaceutical company
Pharmaceutical company
The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs licensed for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to deal in generic and/or brand medications and medical devices...

 (Dongfeng Yaoye), after which the county town's main street is named.
Deer are also raised for their meat and antlers, which are used in Chinese medicine.

It is a relatively poor county with salaries starting at Y300. Many people in the county town are unemployed and rely on riding "daoqilu" (pedicabs where the driver is seated at the back and the passengers at the front) and tuk tuks to make a living.

The county is linked by a single track railway to Liaoyuan and Siping in one direction and Meihekou
Meihekou is a city of 600,000 in southwestern Jilin province, Northeast China. It is a regional transport hub, connecting three railway lines, all of which are single track, and 2 national highways...

 in the other, with trains running to Beijing
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, Tonghua
-Economy:Traditionally, Tonghua occupied a railhub position in a region of China noted for trade in only three agricultural commodities. These were ginseng, marten furs and deer antler products. In the 1980s Tonghua had some success with a wine distillery producing sweet, sticky red wines that...

 and Changchun
Changchun is the capital and largest city of Jilin province, located in the northeast of the People's Republic of China, in the center of the Songliao Plain. It is administered as a sub-provincial city with a population of 7,677,089 at the 2010 census under its jurisdiction, including counties and...

 amongst other places. There is also a frequent bus service to Meihekou, the nearest large town, which can also be reached by shared taxi
Share taxi
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 for Y20 or Y5 a person. Buses also link Dongfeng with Liaoyuan, Siping, Changchun, Shenyang, and other cities and counties.

Temperatures range from up to 30 C in the short summer to minus 30 or even minus 40 C in the long winter, during which snow covers the ground and the rivers and drains are iced up.

Most of the people living in Dongfeng are Han Chinese
Han Chinese
Han Chinese are an ethnic group native to China and are the largest single ethnic group in the world.Han Chinese constitute about 92% of the population of the People's Republic of China , 98% of the population of the Republic of China , 78% of the population of Singapore, and about 20% of the...

, but there are also scattered ethnic Korean communities, and a Korean Township. However, the local media do not have any Korean language
Korean language
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 programmes or newspapers to cater for them and many of the Koreans in Dongfeng have lost their Korean language skills even though there is a Korean language secondary school and a Korean church available to them.

Administrative Divisions

  • Dongfeng Town (东丰镇), Dayang
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     (大阳镇), Hengdaohe (横道河镇), Nadanbo (那丹伯镇), Houshi (猴石镇), Yangmulin (杨木林镇), Xiaosiping (小四平镇), Huanghe (黄河镇), Lalahe (拉拉河镇), Shahe (沙河镇), Nantunji (南屯基镇), Daxing (大兴镇)

  • Erlongshan Township (二龙山乡), Sanhe Manchu and Korean Ethnic Township (三合满族朝鲜族乡)
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