East China was established February 12, 1859.  Our Community is located along the St. Clair River between Marine City and St. Clair.  East China Township has many different and extremely beautiful parks and each park has it's own unique characteristics.   The St. Clair River runs along the eastern boundary with the Canadian boarder driectly across the river.  The Belle and Pine rivers also run through porotions of the Township.  The rivers offers great boating, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.  The area consists of small towns and farmland and offers many antique shops, restaurants, theater shows and a ferry to Canada.  A portion of the Bridge to Bay bike path courses through the Township.  The population in 2010 was 3,788 and has been climbing since 1940.  The median age is approximately 45 years.   Residential land use is the most extensive use and single family homes cover most of the area.  Detroit Edison is the second largest land use.