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History of Qingdao

Located in an area previously known as Jiao'ao, the city of Qingdao enjoys a long and prosperous history stretching back thousands of years. Many historians dispute the origins of the city, but archeological findings place the existence of human activity in the area over 6000 years ago. During the Eastern Zhou ...Read more>>

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Qingdao Transport - Introduction HOT

Qingdao is easily reachable by air, land and water. Qingdao Liuting International Airport lies just 23 kilometers outside the city center, and serves as a regional and international airport with 95 domestic flights and 13 international flights. Qingdao is a ...... Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Qingdao is located on the Shandong Peninsula on China's East coast, north of Shanghai and southeast of Beijing, with the Yellow Sea to the east and south. The city covers an area of 10,654 square kilometers and is situated in a temperate, semi-humid, continental climate zone. Qingdao is one of China's most well-known ... ...Read More>>

Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB320.66 billion GDP per Capita: RMB42,789 Economic Growth Rate: 15.7% Population: 2.71million (urban), 4.78 million (rural) FDI: US$3.66 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB18,235 Government Effectiveness Rating: 5th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 11th Economic Overview Qingdao is a well-known summer resort ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads The road network in Qingdao includes over 5,935 kilometers with nine expressways totaling 525 kilometers, more than any other cities of the same size in China and forming a convenient one-hour economic circle around the city circumference. Rail There are freight and passenger trains to most large cities in the north, east, south, mid ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

Qingdao's post and communications industries have been growing rapidly. In 2005, postal service revenue rose 32.4% to over 9.7 billion RMB. Network and information technologies continued to be widely applied and upgraded. In 2005, the number of Internet users rose 27.7% to 843,000, with total usage reaching 27.56 billion minutes. Communications ... ...Read More>>

Labor force HOT

Human Resource Overview According to Qingdao's Economic and Social Development Report 2006, over 2.4 million Qingdao residents had gainful employment in 2006, an increase of 8.4% over the previous year. Over 35 percent of city residents work in the service industries; however, the largest industry grouping remains manufacturing, with 1.26 ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries?

Qingdao plays a significant role in China's economy and boasts of well developed port facilities and a highly-diversified industrial base, including manufacturing strengths in the locomotives sector and electronics, followed by shipbuilding, information technology, household appliances, petrochemicals and the port industry. Qingdao is also ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

• Foreign Trade Overview In 2005, foreign trade in the Qingdao region rose 22.4% to over US$33 billion. More particularly, exports rose to over US$19.4 billion, up 23.1%, and imports were up 21.4%, for a total of US$13.6 billion. Exports of clothing and textiles, electronic appliances, transportation equipment, mechanical equipment and ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Qingdao plays a significant role in China's economy and boasts of well developed port facilities and a highly-diversified industrial base, including manufacturing strengths in the locomotives sector and electronics, followed by shipbuilding, information technology, household appliances, petrochemicals and the port industry. Qingdao is also ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor & Vice Mayor Mayor: Xia Geng Municipal Departments • Qingdao Municipal People's Government Add: 11 Xianggang Zhonglu, Qingdao Tel: 532-85913088 • Foreign Affairs Office of Qingdao Municipal People's Government Add: 7 Minjiang Lu, Qingdao Tel: 0532-85912635 • Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Qingdao Municipal People's ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Public Utilities Overview (2006) Daily water supply capacity 919,000 tons Urban gas supply rate 100% Electricity supply capacity 19.46 billion kWh Utilities Costs Water (RMB/cubic m) Price Commercial Use 3.2 Industrial Use 3.2 Domestic Use 2.5 (Price contains usage and wastewater treatment fees) Electricity (RMB/Kwh) < 1K V 1~10 KV 110KV+ ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Industrial Orientation With an aim to create a "world-renowned city with distinctive features" and a "national key city", Qingdao's strategic plan for future development will focus on the fields of marine sciences, tourism and the port industries, as well as on the construction of industrial bases including those for home ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

1. The Qingdao Foreign Investment Administrative Center: One-stop Service Following any contact made by a foreign investor concerning any proposed projects in Qingdao, a staff member will be designated as a project manager to handle further inquiries and lend assistance on all matters and procedures relating to the eventual establishment of the ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Qingdao Economic & Technical Development Zone Originally approved by the State Council in October 1984, the QDZ now occupies a total area of 274.1 square km. Foreign investment promotion and project construction are the focus of the QDZ and there are now a total of 1,852 approved foreign-funded projects from 53 different countries and ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

In the city of Qingdao, foreign trade is an integral part of the economy and is encouraged wherever possible on the principle of the free flow of import and export goods and technology. The export of machinery and electrical products, development of processing trades, service trades, and overseas processing trades are encouraged as are the ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ China Qingdao ◎ Window of Qingdao ◎ Qingdao Media ◎ Qingdao International Economic Information/p> (Chinese) ◎ Qingdao Information Harbor ◎ Qingdao Development ... ...Read More>>

Office Leasing

Qingdao's commercial office buildings are mainly located along Hong Kong Middle Road, Donghai Road, The Shangdong Road area and of course, the CBD with numerous office complexes. Haier Road in the Laoshan District and the development zone in the city's western coastal area are emerging areas for commercial office space. Some of the most ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 661.56 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 28,567 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 11.7% (2011) • Resident Population: 8.715 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 2.92% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

Qingdao has a total area of 11,282 square kilometers and a population reaching 8.715 million (by the end of 2010). The Han ethnic group is by far the largest in the city, with approximately 0.38% considered to belong to Chinese ethnic minority groups. Qingdao also has a lot of expats from Japan, Korea and beyond. The city's living standards are ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Qingdao is located at the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula (35°35' – 37°09' N, 119°30'-121°00' E). The County of Qingdao has a coastline (including its islands) of 862.4 kilometers, 730 kilometers of which are continental coastline. The southeastern monsoon, sea currents and tides influence the city's climate. Thus ... ...Read More>>

Qingdao Transport - Bus HOT

Due to its hilly topography, the city of Qingdao does not have too many bicycles. One of the most convenient modes of transportation is the public bus. Apart from its 150+ regular routes, Qingdao Public Transport Group offers two trolley routes that serve the suburban areas of Qingdao. Qingdao also offers bus services that run along the ... ...Read More>>

Qingdao Nightlife HOT

Beer and wine fans will find many a happy watering hole in Qingdao, home of cheap and palatable TsingTao beer. Also close to the city center is Laoshan springs, source of high-end Laoshan purified mineral water, a key ingredient in many provincially-produced...... Read More>>

Qingdao Transport - Boat HOT

There are two international cruise lines in Qingdao with final destinations including Incheon, Korea, and Shimonoseki, Japan. Travelers interested in going to either of these two destinations should obtain the proper visa prior to reservation. .this_tab td{padding:5px;} Destination Days Incheon, Korea Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri Shimonoseki, Japan Tue ... ...Read More>>

Qingdao Entertainment Overview HOT

Qingdao is a lively, energetic city with plenty going on to suit people of all interests. Its bar district, Yan'er Dao Road, offers a great range of pubs and clubs that cater to all musical tastes. Visitors that prefer quieter evening activity can wander ...... Read More>>

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