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History of Dalian

According to historical records, the region around Dalian was first inhabited as early as 221 BC. The city that is now Dalian has had many different names, including foreign ones during periods of occupation. It was first established as an official town in the 1880s. But the nascent city was throttled by one ...Read more>>

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Dalian Transport - Introduction HOT

Dalian is a major transport hub that is easily reachable by air, water or land. Only 10 kilometers away from the city center, Dalian's international airport provides flights to 39 international destinations and approximately 98 domestic lines. For travelers ...... Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

In 2005, 1058 foreign-funded projects were newly approved in Dalian; a rise of 9.9% over that of the previous year, with 235 of them having investments exceeding US$10 million. The amount of contractual foreign capital was US$4.6 billion, an increase of 45.5%. Actualized foreign direct investment was US$1.02 billion, up 36.4%. There are over ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

As an important industrial base in China, Dalian has a diversified industrial structure, especially in the manufacturing sector. For starters; Dalian is China's shipyard. Its shipbuilding industry accounts for one-third of the total nationwide. The city is also a major export base for the machinery manufacturing industry. Its combustion ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

In 2006, post and telecommunications revenues totaled 11.56 billion RMB. The post office delivered over 2.6 million express mail packages. Savings deposit balances at China Post for the year-end 2006 totaled 11.57 billion RMB. The number of urban and rural fixed telephone subscribers reached 3.25 million, while the number of mobile phone users ... ...Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview In 2005, nine new office buildings came on-stream in Dalian, which provided about 217,000 square meters of new office space. The new office buildings are concentrated in the area of Xi'an Road and Square 38. Among them, only two are single-function office buildings, while the others are comprehensive business or ... ...Read More>>

Dalian Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB256.9 billion GDP per Capita: RMB 42,579 Economic Growth Rate: 16.4% Population: 3.29 million (urban)-2.43 million (rural) FDI: US$2.24 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB 19,719 Government Effectiveness Rating: 17th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 17th Economic Overview Dalian is the center of foreign trade ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Invest Dalian Network http://www.investdl.org/SChinese/main/index.aspx(Chinese) ◎ Dalian Investment & Trade Information Network http://www.china-dalian.com/index-e.asp ◎ Dalian Association of Enterprises for Investment of Taiwan http://www.chinadaeit.com/default.asp(Chinese) ◎ Dalian House Leasing Network http://www.mrfang.com/gdzl/(Chi... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Dalian Economic & Technological Development Zone The Dalian Economic & Technological Development Zone (DDZ) was established with the approval of the State Council of the People's Republic of China on September 25, 1984 and is a State-Level economic zone that enjoys all of the preferential policies afforded to the nation's coastal ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Dalian will undoubtedly benefit from the central government's decision on both revitalizing the old industrial bases of the Northeast and approval for a further opening up of the coastal areas. The city will take advantage of these favorable conditions to shape Dalian into a Northeast Asian International ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Dalian has 21 higher institutions of higher learning, including the Dalian University of Technology, the Northeast University of Finance and Economics, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian Foreign Languages University, the Dalian Institute of Light Industry, Dalian University, and Dalian Medical University. There are 115 ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

There are over 600 million cubic meters of water in reserve, stored in a dozen reservoirs dispersed around the Biliu and Yingna Rivers. The city's daily water supply capacity is 1.3 million tons with 900 thousand tons of water being actually utilized per day. With increasing demand due to the development of the city, Dalian will divert water ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Dalian is speeding up development of its modern transportation system to meet the future requirements of the city's role as a Northeast Asian International Shipping and Logistics Center. Dalian has been accelerating the construction of its highway systems and has formed a highway network made up of trunk lines linked to the outlying ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Xia Deren Municipal Departments • Dalian Municipal People's Government Add: 1 Renmin Square, Xigang District, Dalian Postcode: 116012 Tel: 0411-83631831 • Dalian Local Taxation Bureau Add: 97 Yide Jie, Zhongshan District, Dalian Postcode: 116001 Tel: 0411-82691111 • Dalian Administration for Industrial & Commerce ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Dalian is a window to northeast China and a gateway to Beijing and Tianjin. It is backed by the vast inland areas of the country's northeast provinces and Inner Mongolia. Dalian harbor is located near the tip of the Liaodong/Liaotung Peninsula with the Bohai Gulf to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east, a position ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

1. Guidance to the Establishment of Foreign-funded Enterprises # Procedure Approval Authority Address 1 Approval of Company Name Dalian Administration for Industry and Commerce 1F, Dalian Administrative Service Center, Dalian 2 Project Approval Dalian Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau Local Administrative Service Centers, Dalian 3 ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 610 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 24,300 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 14% (2011) • Resident Population: 6.69 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 2.89% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.8% (2009) • Enrollment Rate for High School Students ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The city of Dalian covers 12,574 square kilometers. As of the 2010 census, the district of Dalian population exceeded 6.69 million with Han being the predominant population followed by Man People (0.32 million). Among the permanent residents, there are 3.376 million males and 3.315 million females, accounting for 50.46% and 49.54% of the total ... ...Read More>>

Dalian Transport - Boat HOT

Dalian has an excellent water transportation system that links the city with a number of destinations both at home and abroad. Those traveling by boat to any domestic or international destination should arrive at the port at least a half an hour before the scheduled departure time. Port of Dalian: Founded in 1899, the Port of Dalian enjoys an ... ...Read More>>

Brief Intro to Dalian Shopping HOT

Like the rest of China, Dalian's development is in hyperdrive, and shops selling international and imported goods are springing up with alarming rapidity. You can get almost anything you're looking for with a little bit of effort, especially where ...... Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Dalian is located on the Liaodong Peninsula in northeastern China at 120°58' to 123°31' east longitude and 38°43' to 40°10' latitude. With the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west, Dalian's jurisdiction extends over the southern part of Liaodong Peninsula. It is considered the gateway to northeast China. Dalian ... ...Read More>>

Dalian Transport - Bus HOT

The predominant mode of public transport in Dalian is the public bus, with most services running at regular intervals from early in the morning to late in the evening. Buses on major routes are particularly crowded during rush hour, and cost 1 RMB for a one-way ticket. Visitors are advised that most buses in Dalian do not have central heating or ... ...Read More>>

Dalian Local Food HOT

Seafood 海鲜 Bordered as it is by the Bohai Sea and the Yellow Sea, Dalian’s temperate climate and geographical location make for excellent fishing. Catches of the day are hauled in from the coast and delivered fresh to Dalian’s restaurants and ...... Read More>>

Dalian Nightlife HOT

The relatively clean air and low cost of living and tuition have brought a solid contingent of expatriates to Dalian. The market responds to the demand, as the saying goes, and now the city offers a fair selection of pubs, dance clubs, and KTVs. Pub ...... Read More>>

Dalian Entertainment Overview HOT

The lively city of Dalian offers a diverse range of entertainment in its parks and leisure spots. Dalian is one of the major football cities in China, and its residents are passionate about the local club, Dalian Shide. The stadium is packed out for every ...... Read More>>

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