Two counties in Nanyang, Xixia and Nanzhao, made it onto the list of "Most Beautiful Chinese Counties in 2018".
Another 10 Nanyang bus lines (No 2, 9, 11, 15, 18, 23, 24, 26, 35 and 36) began allowing passengers to pay bus fares via UnionPay bank cards or QR codes on May 22.
Nanyang wants to take traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) global, with increased market occupancy and brand awareness.
Hundreds of prominent merchants from Shandong province visited Nanyang to seek economic and trade cooperation from May 19 to 20.
Costing 356 million yuan ($55.8 million), the new Nanyang Railway Station is expected to begin operating before the Spring Festival travel rush in 2019.