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Qingdao Investment Guide

Updated:2018-6-11 10:25:13    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:535

Qingdao is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China. It is the largest city in its province. Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery, the second largest brewery in China.

I. Geographical Location
Qingdao is located on the south facing coast of the Shandong Peninsula. It borders three prefecture-level cities, namely Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west, and Rizhao to the southwest. Five significant rivers that flow for more than 50 kilometres can be found in the region.

Geographically, there are four districts (Shinan, Shibei, Licang and Laoshan) constituting a peninsula on the east coast of the Jiaozhou Bay as the core urban area, one (Chengyang) on the north coast and one (Huangdao) on the west coast of the Yellow Sea.

Qingdao has a temperate, four-season, monsoon-influenced climate that lies in the transition between the humid subtropical and humid continental regimes, but favouring the former.

II. Economic Development
An important region in Eastern China, Shandong Province has seen substantial change in its economic landscape in recent years. Much of this development has been concentrated in Qingdao. Qingdao has seen rapid development. Internationally, Qingdao is perhaps best known for its Tsingtao Brewery.

In terms of primary industry, Qingdao has an estimated 50,000 acres of arable land. Qingdao has a zigzagging pattern coastline, and thus possesses an invaluable stock of fish, shrimp, and other sea resources.

Qingdao is also home to a variety of mineral resources. Up to thirty different kinds have been mined. Its wind power electricity generation performs at among the highest levels in the region.

Industrial zones
Qingdao Special Economic & Technological Development Area;
Qingdao Free Trade Zone;
Qingdao High-tech Industrial Zone;
Qingdao University Industrial Zone.

III. Transportation
1. Road
There are a total of 1,145 km of roads in the Qingdao area, with nearly 500 km of expressways. These National Trunk Highway System (NTHS) Expressways begin or pass through in Qingdao. Other than Expressways, there are also National Highways that pass through or begin in Qingdao.

2. Marine
Qingdao hosts one of the world's busiest seaports. Cooperative relations have been established with 450 ports in 130 countries worldwide. By 2011, the port had become the world’s sixth-busiest by Total Cargo Volume, having handled 372 million tonnes of cargo in that year. As of 2016, it was the 8th in the world in terms of TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units). Qingdao port also includes a number of large adjacent ports including Dongjiakou.

3. Aviation
The Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 23 km away from city centre, is served by 13 domestic and international airlines, operating 94 routes, 12 of which are international and regional. In 2011, Qingdao Liuting International Airport was the 16th busiest airport in the People's Republic of China. A new civil aviation airport with much larger capacities will be built in Jiaozhou District.

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