Shenyang is the capital of Liaoning province and China's fifth largest city. The city is located on the river basin of the Liaohe and Hunhe Rivers. Shenyang is considered the ''hub'' of Northeast China. All road and rail connections pass through Shenyang and it serves as the communication, commerce, science and culture center of Northeast China. Shenyang has advanced railway and highway systems connecting it with nearby steel-city Anshan, coal-city Fushun, iron-city Benxi, electricity-city Fuxin, forming an industrial city group.