Hefei, capital of Anhui Province, has an area of some 7,029.48 square km and a population of 4.8 million. It is the hometown of Bao Zheng (999-1062), a famously impartial official in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Hefei, known as a city half covered with mountain and half with lake, combines the delicate beauty of the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers and blends the flavor of South and North of China. It is a place where traditions coexist with the modern, and natural landscapes exist side by side with historical sites. It enjoys the reputation of being a garden city as well as the “city most suitabe for people to live in”. Hefei was among the first group of national garden cities approved by the state.