Construction work on 18 projects worth 3.6 billion yuan started in Rugao, Nantong, on Feb 20.
Rugao port reported handling cargo totaling 4.85 million tons during January, according to local authorities.
Many places in Rugao, Nantong celebrated the Lantern Festival falling on Feb 19.
Go players headed to Rugao on Feb 11, with nearly 300 players hoping to demonstrate their skills at the 7th Mengbaihe go (weiqi) open tournament.
Rugao reported a total of 233,792 people traveling through the area during the Spring Festival holiday from Feb 4 to 10.