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During the early Ming, Suzhou Prefecture supervised the Yangtze shoals which later became Shanghai's Chongming Island.
Sima Qian's Records of the Grand Historian records traditional accounts that the Zhou lord Taibo established the state of Wu at nearby Wuxi during the 11th century King Helü of Wu relocated his court nearby and called the settlement Helü City after himself.
BC, King Helü of Wu established a new capital nearby at Helü City and this grew into the modern city.
During the Warring States period, Helü City continued to serve as the local seat of government.
The city was originally laid out according to a symbolic three-by-three grid of nine squares, with the royal palace occupying the central position.
BC, it was made the capital of Kuaiji Commandery, including lands stretching from the south bank of the Yangtze to the unconquered interior of Minyue in southern Zhejiang.
In the course of the history of China, it has been a metropolis of industry and commerce on the southeastern coast of China.