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History of Xining

The remains of ancient civilizations living in Qinghai indicate that the area has been populated for around 5,000 years, though Xining was only given this name around 900 years ago in 1103. A successful farming community had been developing in Xining for thousands of years before the royal government of Emperor Wudi ...Read more>>

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Xining Transport - Introduction HOT

Xining is a hub for all transportation within Qinghai Province, and also the city which connects the province with the outside world. It has excellent transportation links, and is accessible by air, train and bus.... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview Office buildings in Xining are mainly concentrated in the Xidajie, Wusi Dajie and Shengli Lu areas. In 2006, the Xining commercial real estate sector saw an additional, newly-constructed 170,000 square meters of office buildings come on the market, most of which are for both mixed-use commercial and residential ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Xining Municipal People's Government ◎ Qinghai Invest ◎ Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Office of Qinghai Provincial People's Government ◎ Qinghai Invest Bureau ◎ ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

By 2006, there were 70 post offices in Xining and postal and telecommunications revenues reached 1.76 billion RMB, including 117 million RMB in postal service revenues and 1.65 billion RMB in telecom revenues. There are 786,600 local phone users, 851,600 mobile phone users and 82,900 households of internet users. ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Policies for Foreign Investment Foreign investors in Xining will enjoy not only the preferential polices stipulated by the state for foreign investment, but also the preferential policies for Western China Development and the special policies granted to the minority autonomous regions. Some highlights below: State regulations ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

1. Approval procedure for foreign-invested enterprises 2. Establishing a Representative Office in Xining Foreign enterprises shall make application to the Xining Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce and submit the following documents: (1) Application for establishing a representative office signed by the legal representative of ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Xining Economic and Technological Development Zone The Xining Economic and Technological Development Zone (XETDZ) was approved by the State Council as a state-level development zone in July 2000. It is presently the only state-level development area on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and was established to fulfill the nation's strategy for developing ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Xining will structure itself as one central city proper with two independent districts. The central city includes the current core area districts and the two independent districts refer to the Xichuan District and the Dongchuan District which are the primary industrial development zones and where the Dongchuan ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Roads are the main method of transportation on the Qingzang Plateau. There are 5 national expressways and 23 provincial highways passing through Xining. Regular passenger bus service is available to all cities and regions in Qinghai and there are many inter-provincial bus routes as well with over 1,400 buses in and out of Xining every ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview There are almost 100 research institutes in Xining with over 70,000 scientists, researchers and technicians conducting scientific research and providing technical services. The city also has 8 universities with student enrollment of ...... Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Xining has abundant hydro-electric capacity with thirteen hydroelectric power stations with combined installed capacity of 13 million kilowatts and annual electric power supply capability of 36 billion kilowatts. Xining is also rich in surface and underground water resources. The Huangshui River passes through the city with annual volume of ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Xining lies in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the upper reaches of the Shuang Shui River. The average altitude of the city's urban area is 2,275 meters. Xining is a national garden city and sits at the center of a 2-hour-drive tourism circle that includes the famous Qinghai Lake, Huanghe River, ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor:Luo Yulin Municipal Departments • Xining Municipal People's Government Add: 45 Nanguan Jie, Xining Postcode: 810000 Tel: 0971-8230424 Fax: 0971-8215652 • Foreign Affairs Office of Xining Municipal People's Government Add: 43 Nanguan Jie, Chengzhong District, Xining Postcode: 810000 Tel: 0791-8230430 • Foreign Affairs ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

By the end of 2006, Xining had approved 252 foreign-invested enterprises and in the same year, utilized foreign investment of US$323.24 million, exceeding the government objective by 2 and half times. Investors are mainly from France, the UK, Cuba, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Preferred investments in 2006 included ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

In 2006, Xining realized industrial value added output of almost 11 billion RMB, of which SOE's accounted for 1.17 billion RMB; collectives accounted for 42 million RMB; co-ops accounted for 109 million RMB; shareholding enterprises accounted for 8.60 billion RMB; and foreign-invested enterprises accounted for 289 million RMB. Xining has a ... ...Read More>>

Xining Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 28.16 billion GDP per Capita: RMB 13,326 Economic Growth Rate: 14.5% Population: 1.27 million (urban) - 0.86 million (rural) FDI: US$3.69 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB 20,984 Government Effectiveness Rating: 103rd 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 162nd Economic Overview Xining is the capital city and ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 77.07 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 15,842 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 15% (2011) • Resident Population: 2.208 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 4.3% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The total area of Xining is 7,649 square kilometers: the urbanised area covers around 380 square kilometers. The city has a population of 2.2 million, of which 1.4 million live in urban areas. Males account for a population of 1,136,779 (51.47%) and females account for a population of 1,071,929 (48.53%). A complex mix of nationalities live in ... ...Read More>>

Xining Transport - Bus HOT

There are two kinds of buses in Xining: Buses servicing downtown districts are larger, costing 1 RMB or 0.7 RMB with an IC card. Smaller mini-buses connect the city center with suburbs and the new zone of the Southern District. These trips cost 0.5 RMB for traveling up to six stops and 1 RMB for traveling any further. Visitors are warned to get ... ...Read More>>

Xining Nightlife HOT

Xining's bar scene is not as developed as that of other Chinese cities, but there is still fun to be had. The night market streets are great places to go for a beer and snacks before bed, and there are a number of cafes and KTV parlors open late if you are ...... Read More>>

Xining Shopping Areas HOT

Dashizi 大十字商业区 The core of Xining’s downtown area, it is home to more than 300 shops and restaurants. There are a number of large department stores and bookshops, as well as two famous snack streets. Add: Dashizi, Xining Dongguan Street ...... Read More>>

Xining Food Streets HOT

Daxin Jie 大新街 Daxin Jie Night Market is the best place to go for good local snacks in Xining. Hours of operation are from 5pm to midnight. Add: Chengzhong District, Xining Shuijing Lane Market 水井巷 Also known as the ‘100 flavor street’, ...... Read More>>

Xining Travel Tips HOT

Visitors to Xining should come prepared for extremes! During the day, the UV effect of the sun is magnified by altitude, so it is important to wear a high-factor sunscreen to avoid sunburn. At night, the temperature plummets as cloud cover is minimal. Smart ...... Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Xining lies in the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet plateau and the upper reaches of Huangshui River (a branch of the Yellow River) at 101°49 '17'' East Longitude and 36°34'13'' North Latitude,. It sits in the Hehuang Valley surrounded by mountains on all sides traversed from east to west by the Huangshui River The city has mild summers ... ...Read More>>

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