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History of Ningbo

Ningbo has a history dating back to 4,800 BC, when a Neolithic group was based here known as the Hemudu Culture. The people left evidence of their progression from a nomadic to an agricultural community, which was unearthed in the 1970s, and is now on display at the Hemudu Culture Relics site. Korea began to use the ...Read more>>

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Ningbo Transport - Introduction HOT

Ningbo has poured a great deal of money into its infrastructure to ensure that it becomes a significant transportation hub in the Yangtze River Delta. The city's airport has limited international flights but a great deal of services across China, many of ...... Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Ningbo is located on the eastern part of the Ning-Shao Plain in Zhejiang Province, on China's east coast, with the Zhoushan Archipelago as its natural barrier from the open ocean to the east; bordering Hangzhou Bay in the north; Sanmen Bay in the south; and adjacent to Shaoxing city in the west, Ningbo city covers a ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ General Office of Ningbo Municipal People's Government http://english.ningbo.gov.cn/ ◎ Ningbo Foreign Trade & Economy Cooperation Bureau http://www.nbfet.gov.cn/en/index.php3 ◎ Ningbo Expat http://www.ningbolife.com/ ◎ Hello Ningbo http://www.helloningbo.com/ ◎ Ningbo Guide http://ningboguide.com/ ◎ Foreign Affairs Office of Ningbo ... ...Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview Commercial office buildings in Ningbo are mainly located in the core areas, with a heavy concentration in the following areas: 1. The CBD near Tianyi Square, which is home to the Tianyi Business Center, the Dushi Renhe Building, the International Trade Center, the Hualian Building and the Tianyihai Building; 2. ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

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Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

In 2006, postal service revenues rose 20.1% to 660 million RMB. The revenue of the telecommunications sector amounted to 7.9 billion RMB, an increase of 10.1%. By the end of 2006, the number of telephone subscribers was 3.45 million, up 1.7%, while mobile phone users totaled 5.81 million, up 24.4%. ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential policies for foreign investment 1) Foreign-invested manufacturers in Ningbo can enjoy preferential reduced income tax rates of 24% or 15% according to the investment region and project type and those with an operational period of ten years or more can be exempted from corporate income tax for the first two years of profitability, ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Ningbo's goal is to develop itself into an important industrial base and foreign trade port in eastern China, the economic center of the southern Yangtze Delta Region and a historical and cultural city at the national level. The key points of the city's strategic plan are in the central areas covering over 350 ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview In recent years, Ningbo has improved development of its talent pool. By the end of 2006, Ningbo's human resource talent pool was 530,000 people, including 390,000 professional technicians, 19,000 with senior titles, 820 doctors, 6,800 masters and 1,576 experts. In Ningbo, there are 15 institutions for higher education ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Ningbo Economic and Technical Development Zone The Ningbo Economic and Technical Development Zone was established in October 1984 with the approval of the Chinese Central government. Covering an area of 29.6 square kilometers, the Zone is one of the earliest and largest national development zones. Geographically favorable, the Zone is located ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Power supply Ningbo is an important energy base in eastern China with strong power generation capacity currently exceeding 10 million kilowatts. There are also three new power plants under construction and coming online in the near future. Water supply Ningbo has abundant fresh water resources and a strong capability for water supply. Through a ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Ningbo is located on the eastern part of the Ning-Shao Plain in Zhejiang Province, on China's east coast, with the Zhoushan Archipelago as its natural barrier from the open ocean to the east; bordering Hangzhou Bay in the north; Sanmen Bay in the south; and adjacent to Shaoxing city in the west, Ningbo city covers a ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Ningbo has a comprehensive and advanced road network which includes numerous superhighways such as the Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo, Tongcheng-Sanya, Ningbo-Taizhou-Wenzhou and Ningbo-Jinhua-Quzhou expressways running through the city. The Hangzhou Bay Bridge, which is now under construction, will be completed in 2007, shortening the drive ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

By the end of 2006, actualized foreign investment in Ningbo reached US$2.43 billion. The tertiary sector was especially robust with over 200 new projects confirmed and contractual foreign investment of US$1.05 billion, an increase of 59.9% over the year 2005. Sectors including transport, secure warehousing, courier services, information ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Mao Guanglie Municipal Departments • Ningbo Municipal People's Government Add: 61 Xianqian Jie, Ningbo Postcode: 315000 Tel: 0574-87182617 • Foreign Affairs Office of Ningbo Municipal People's Government Add: 91 Jiefang Beilu, Ningbo Postcode: 315010 Tel: 0574-87279844 Fax: 0574-87186518 • Ningbo Municipal Development ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

A major industrial center in Zhejiang Province, Ningbo is a key base for such commodities as grain, cotton, oil and aquatic products. The city's industrial set-up has come to focus on the petrochemical sector, power distribution & transmission systems and the paper industry as mainstays, with machinery manufacturing, electronics, ... ...Read More>>

Ningbo Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB286.45 billion GDP Per Capita: RMB 51,285 Economic Growth Rate: 13.4% Population: 2.16million (urban)-3.44 million (rural) FDI: US$2.43 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB 19,674 Government Effectiveness Rating: 33rd 2006 Chinese Cities Comprehensive Competitiveness: 16th Economic Overview Situated on the south flank ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 601 billion (2011)• Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 34,058 (2011)• Economic Growth Rate: 10% (2011)• Resident Population: 7.6 million (2010)• Unemployment Rate: 3.44% (2011)• Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2011)• Enrollment Rate for High School Students to ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Ningbo covers an area just under 10,000 square kilometers, with a population of 7.605 million, 5.195 million of whom live in urban areas. Among the residents, there are 3.884 million males and 3.722 females, accounting for 51.06% and 48.94% of the total population respectively. The largest non-Han ethnic groups living in the city are Tujia, Miao ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Ningbo is located on the coast of China, in the south section of Yangtze Delta. The city has four distinct seasons: in winter, the temperature drops to 2C (35F), rising to 32C (89F) in July: September is the wettest month. ...Read More>>

Ningbo Transport - Bus HOT

The bus network in Ningbo is quite extensive and is a very economical way to travel around Ningbo, but is notoriously busy and crowded during rush hour. A single journey on a standard bus costs 1 RMB, doubling to 2 RMB for the air-conditioned buses. Visitors can buy an IC card (a stored-value swipe card), which is convenient and economical. ... ...Read More>>

Ningbo Transport - Boat HOT

Ningbo Ferry Ports: Baisha Wharf (Ningbo Port Passenger Transport Center) Ferries from this terminal mainly take passengers to Putuoshan Island, though visitors should note that if they would like to take their car, they must travel from Zhenhai Wharf. Tickets cost 70 RMB for a one-way ticket. Recently, additional lines have been added, and ... ...Read More>>

Ningbo Food Streets HOT

Chenghuang Temple Snack Street 城隍庙小吃街 Add: Chenghuang Temple Walking Street, Haishu District, Ningbo Gulou Snacks Street 鼓楼小吃街 Add:Gongyuan Lu, Gulou Walking Street, Ningbo... Read More>>

Ningbo Nightlife HOT

Though Ningbo's nightlife options aren't particularly varied, there are still a few places for foreigners looking to see some friendly faces and have a good time. Well established expatriate hangouts Le Cargo, LBB and Shamrock are the visitor's best bet for ...... Read More>>

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