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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, November 20 2020 - 21:29
A Flight between Jinan and Seoul will be Opened Soon
JINAN, China, Nov. 20, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

According to the Foreign Affairs Office of Jinan Municipal People's Government, 
with approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of P. R. China and the 
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of R. O. Korea, a flight between 
Jinan and Seoul operated by T'way Airlines will be opened from November 20th, 
2020 to March 28th, 2021. It is the first regular international airline opened 
between Jinan and R. O. Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19, which will 
provide new opportunities to further strengthen the mutual beneficial 
cooperation between Jinan and all social sides of R. O. Korea and also provide 
conveniences for the mutual trade cooperation and personnel exchange between 
the two sides.

As a Chinese saying goes, people will pay one hundred pounds of gold to buy a 
house but one thousand pounds of gold to choose the neighbour, and the right 
neighbor can not be measured by gold. China and Korea are neighbouring each 
other and Shandong Province faces Korea across the sea. Jinan, the capital of 
Shandong Province, also renowned as the City of Springs, one of the historical 
and cultural cities in China, and the golden port for the publicity of 
Confucian culture, has been working with the twinning cities and friendship 
organizations in Korea to cement the public opinion foundation and advantages 
of cooperation, so as to serve and contribute to the overall situation of 
opening up and cooperation between the two countries. 

Jinan starts the new chapter of cooperation with R. O. Korea since the 
establishment of twinning city relationship with Suwon in 1993, and continues 
close exchanges and cooperation with Incheon, Daejeon, Pohang, Andong, and 
Changwon. By the end of 2019, the companies from R. O. Korea including SK 
Group, and LG Group etc. listed in the Fortune 500, have invested 177 projects 
in Jinan with a contractual foreign investment of US$737 million, and Jinan 
City has newly set up 7 companies in R. O. Korea with a total contractual 
investment of approximately US$ 213 million. In 2019, the import and export 
volume between Jinan and R. O. Korea has reached 3.24 billion RMB, with a 
year-on-year increase of 9.3% in export, and 24% in import.

At present, Jinan is facing and seizing the historical opportunities of the 
three national strategies i.e. the strategy of the ecological protection and 
high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, the strategy of China 
(Shandong) Free Trade Pilot Zone, and that of the National Comprehensive Pilot 
Zone for Replacing Old Growth Drivers with New Ones, which will expand a larger 
space of cooperation and bring more potential of development.

Sources: The Foreign Affairs Office of Jinan Municipal People's Government

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   Caption: Jinan Aoti Center Gymnasium


   Caption: Baotu Spring in winter


   Caption: China (Jinan)-Korea (Suwon) Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition