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History of Chongqing

Since its founding 3,000 years ago, Chongqing has had numerous names that reflect its purpose and role in history including Jiangzhou, Yuzhou, and Gongzhou, before getting its present name (which means "redoubled celebration") nearly 800 years ago. The significance of this city can be dated back to the ...Read more>>

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Chongqing Transport - Introduction HOT

As one of the most important cities in southwest China, Chongqing has excellent national and international transport links. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has services to most major cities in China and to seven international destinations. ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview Chongqing's commercial office buildings are mainly concentrated in the Yuzhong District, the Jiangbei District and the new high-tech zones. Office buildings in Yuzhong District include the Chongqing World Trade Center, Chongqing International Trade Center, Chongqing International Business Center, Metropolitan ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Chongqing Association Of Enterprises With Foreign Investment http://www.cqwsxh.org/(Chinese) ◎ China Chongqing Investment Promotion Network http://www.investcq.gov.cn/en/index.asp ◎ Chongqing Investment Network http://www.cq.3000.gov.cn/(Chinese) ◎ Chongqing Foreign Enterprise Service Co., Ltd. http://www.cqfesco.com/en/index.asp ◎ ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Industrial Orientation: The One-Hour Economic Circle Chongqing's strategic focus for the foreseeable future is on the development of its One-Hour Economic Circle, which will be centered on the city proper; a super metropolis that covers 23 of Chongqing's 40 districts and counties, all within a one hour driving distance. In 2006, the GDP of the ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Wang Hongju Municipal Departments • General Office of Chongqing Municipal People's Government Add: 252 Renmin Lu, Yuzhong District, Chongqing Tel: 023- 63898562 Postcode: 400015 • Chongqing Municipal Development and Reform Committee Add: 252 Renmin Lu, Yuzhong District, Chongqing Postcode: 400015 Tel: 023-63895656 • ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

In recent years, Chongqing has reinforced and improved upon its policies for foreign investment promotion and aims to close the FDI gap with the country's Big Three municipalities of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. In 2006, the city's total FDI reached US$696 million, leaving a lot of room for growth. Economic Indicator Comparison (2004) ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview By the end of 2005, there were over 8 million workers in Chongqing, including 600 thousand professional technicians and over 49,100 scientists and engineers. Among the professional technicians, senior-level technical workers account for 65%, of the total. Chongqing has 38 institutions of higher education, including ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

1) Taxation a) For sectors encouraged by the state for foreign investment, a preferred corporate taxation rate of 15% shall be levied for 3 years following the expiration of the tax exemption period. b) Income tax levied on income from technology transfer, R&D, consultancies and/or technical services of foreign-invested enterprises, R & ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

Chongqing is the largest postal and telecommunications hub in Western China, acting as the dispatch and command center for postal and telecommunication services in Southwest China. Currently, postal and telecommunication services connect with 180 countries and cities around the world. In 2006, post and telecommunications revenue was 27.6 billion ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Chongqing is the sole major hub for comprehensive water, air and land-based transportation in Western China. The city is at the center of the confluence of major trunk railways, arterial expressways running east-west and north-south and fleets of three thousand-ton ships that routinely put in at Chongqing Port from the East coast in along the ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

1. One-Stop Service for Foreign Investors To simplify administrative procedures and improve governmental efficiency in order to improve the investment environment in Chongqing, an integrated "One-Stop" service center for foreign investment has been established. The new center has adopted a customer service attitude and tries to cut ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Chongqing New North Zone The Chongqing New North Zone (CNNZ) is located in the metropolitan area of Chongqing at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Jialing River. It borders the Cuntan harbor area on the east, the Jialing River to the west, the Yuzhong Peninsula to the south and backs onto the Chongqing International Airport to the ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Public Utilities and Infrastructure (2005) Indicator 2005 Residential Water Consumption Per Capita (Liters) 153.66 Percentage of Population with Access to Tap Water 79.2 Percentage of Population with Access to Natural Gas 69.7 Number of buses Per 10,000 Persons 7.48 Per Capita Area of Paved Roads (sq/m) 6.63 Sewage Treatment Rate (%) 23.1 Per ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Chongqing is centrally located on China's map at the core of the upper Yangtze River economic belt, connecting China's vast western interior to the major centers of the country's east coast and beyond. It is a key transition point for implementing China's Go West Policy. The unique, mountainous and hilly terrain on which ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Chongqing has diverse and competitive industrial sectors as well as an advanced and highly developed supply chain network. The city is one of China's most important industrial bases and is now strengthening its four pillar industries: the automotive & motorcycle manufacturing sector, chemicals, metallurgy and tourism. Chongqing is also ... ...Read More>>

Chongqing Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB348.6 billion RMB GDP per Capita: RMB12,437 RMB Economic Growth Rate: 12.2% Population: 13.11 million (urban) – 14.87 million (rural) FDI: Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: 348.6 billion RMB GDP per Capita: 12,437 RMB Economic Growth Rate: 12.2% Population: 13.11 million (urban) – 14.87 million (rural) FDI: ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

· GDP: RMB 1001.1 billion (2011) · Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 20,250 (2011) · Economic Growth Rate: 16.4% (2011) · Resident Population: 28.846 million (2010) · Unemployment Rate: 3.97% (2009) · Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.9% (2010) · Enrollment Rate for ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The area of the Chongqing municipality area is approximately 82,400 square kilometers; the municipality shares borders with Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces. Recent census indicates that the Han form the majority of its total urban population of 17.64 million. There are 49 ethnic groups represented in Chongqing including Yi, ... ...Read More>>

Chongqing Transport - Bus HOT

The public bus system in Chongqing has over 300 routes, which start up at around 5.30 in the morning, running until 21:00. Fares vary; regular buses cost 1 RMB and air-conditioned buses cost 2 RMB. Buses tend to get very crowded during rush hours. Service Tel: 16866666 ...Read More>>

Chongqing Snacks HOT

With Chongqing’s food & beverage industry thriving, “snack streets”, or areas where restaurants and snack vendors proliferate, are gradually forming without government urging or intervention. The areas around Jiefangbei (locally called ...... Read More>>

Chongqing Travel Tips HOT

Chongqing's summers can be fiercely hot, so bring sunblock, but bring an umbrella too: heavy rain can fall at any time of the year. The fog is equally famous: about a third of the days during spring and summer are foggy. The sun can easily penetrate the fog ...... Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

The city of Chongqing is situated at 105°17'and 28°10'. It is a part of the Chongqing municipality which sits within the Sichuan Basin in the central area of China surrounded by Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hubei, Hunan, and Guizhou provinces. Topographically, Chongqing lies at the point where the heights of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau give way to ... ...Read More>>

Chongqing Transport - Boat HOT

Chongqing Chaotianmen Dock Chongqing sits at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the smaller Jialing River, forming an inland port which has been a major factor in the city's growth. The position of the port makes it possible for central China to receive goods by water and despite the emergence of a comprehensive road network, Chongqing ... ...Read More>>

Chongqing Nightlife HOT

The booming bar industry is a recent addition to China's developing economy, and patrons tend to be under thirty. While new bars open all the time, Chongqing tends to favor European-style clubs. Most Chongqing bars offer both drinks and dining. Bars that ...... Read More>>

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