Wuxi (无锡) is an industrial city on the Yangtze River between Shanghai and Nanjing.
It also covers a coastline of the Yangtze River in the north and two separate coasts of Lake Tai; for this, it has been called the "Pearl of Lake Tai" (太湖明珠). Wuxi is noted for its modern industry and commerce, along with its resorts around Lake Tai. Notable locations within Wuxi include Jichang Garden and Yuantouzhu. Wuxi is a famous historical and cultural city of China, with neighbouring Suzhou having once been the capital of Wu. It has been a land of fish and rice since ancient times. It was also one of the first batch of tourist destinations evaluated by the People's Republic of China and the National Tourism Administration in 1998. As early as 1981, Wuxi was listed as one of fifteen core economic centers in the country. Wuxi has been home to several notable individuals, including Gu Kaizhi, Ni Zan, Chi'en Mu, and Qian Zhongshu. Wuxi means "without tin" literally.