Tianjin was first put on the map as Zhigu (Straight Port) during the Sui Dynasty, when the Grand Canal was constructed. It was named Tianjin (Heavenly Ford) in 1404. By this time the city officials had added city walls to protect it from pirates. It was established as a prefecture in 1725 during the Qing Dynasty, and as a county six years later. When in 1858 the Treaty of Tianjin was signed after the Opium Wars, the city was divided up and conceded to a number of foreign powers. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Tianjin fell to the Japanese and was ruled by the puppet state of Manchukuo. It was later turned into an American base, but was finally returned to Chinese hands in 1947. Since the beginning of Reform and Opening Up in the 1970s, the city has experienced rapid economic development. Today, with the construction of the Tianjin Binhai New Area the city's economic momentum is swinging upwards.
No place in China, or probably the world, develops quicker than the special economic zones, and TEDA in Tianjin is definitely no exception. Since our last article, a whole range of new stuff has opened, especially for foreigners, as numbers of foreign workers employed and living in the area are ...
From September 7 onwards, all Tianjin Airlines, Beijing Capital Airlines, Hainan Airlines, West Air, Lucky Air and Deer Air domestic flights will be move to Tianjin Binhai Airport Terminal 2.
Tianjin can be exhausting, and a day or two in nature can do you a whole lot of good. This guide introduces Huangyaguan Great Wall and how to plan your escape there from Tianjin.
Starting on September 8, Tianjin rail transportation safety checks will be put in place at several stops on lines 1, 2, 3 and 9.
On September 4, Tianjin opened its first every 5D art exhibition. It opened inside of the Children’s Activity Center, and will allow for artistic expression in more than 50 5D art products.
On August 28, Tianjin Binhai International Airport Terminal 2 will come into use. The second floor will be used as an arrivals hall, while the first floor is a departure hall.
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