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Qingdao: a city with youthful vigor
QINGDAO, China, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Qingdao is located at the southern end of the Shandong Peninsular. It is an 
open coastal city with humanistic charm and advanced natural endowment in 
northern China. As a famous historical and cultural city in China, Qingdao is 
also an international port city. It has a land area of 11,000 square kilometers 
and a sea area of 12,000 square meters. There are seven districts and three 
county-level cities under its jurisdiction with a permanent resident population 
of 10.106 million. It is neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer, 
making it a famous resort for summer. It won China Human Settlements and 
Environment Award and the honor of "2019 Most Ecological and Competitive City 
in China."

Qingdao has successfully hosted a series of important conferences and 
exhibitions such as 2008 Olympic Sailing Game, 2014 World Horticultural 
Exposition, Global Health Forum of Bo'ao Forum for Asia, Qingdao Multinationals 
Summit, Global (Qingdao) Venture Capital Conference, 2020 Qingdao Land-Sea 
Linkage Seminar, Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum Summer Summit, Sino-European 
Entrepreneurs Summit Qingdao Forum, and World Industrial Internet Conference. 
The successful host of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Qingdao Summit in 2018 
won high praise from distinguished guests of participating countries. Qingdao 
is also a renowned football city, movie and television city, fashion city and 
the capital of sailing boat. It has also won a series of honorable titles such 
as "National Civilized City," "National Hygienic City," "Top 10 Cities of 
Wonderful Life in China," and "2020 China's Happiest City."

Qingdao is a major node city for the New Eurasian Continental Bridge Economic 
Corridor and Maritime Cooperation. It boasts the unique value of "dual nodes" 
in building new development layout. Dedicated to the building of "Belt and 
Road" Initiative International Cooperation Platform, Qingdao performs the 
mission of building China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization Regional Economic 
and Trade Cooperation Demonstration Zone, Shandong (Qingdao) Free Trade Pilot 
Zone. The city owns many national function zones including the Western Coast 
New Zone, Qingdao Blue Silicon Valley, High and New District and Jiaodong 
Airport Economic Demonstration Zone and cultivates famous brand enterprises of 
Haier, Hisense, Tsingtao Beer and CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd. and the unicorn 
enterprises of Genova, Ririshun Logistics, Juhaokan, Wedon Education, Qingdao 
Caos, Qingdao TELD, and Newlink Group. Qingdao has tremendous strength in 
maritime scientific research. It sets up many national innovation platforms 
such as Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao), 
National Deep Sea Center and National Innovation Center of High Speed Train.

In the first three quarters of 2021, Qingdao realized an import and export 
value of 622.59 billion yuan, up 36.6 percent compared with the corresponding 
period last year. Next, the city will carry out new development concept and 
accelerate the pace of building itself into a modern international metropolis 
with more vitality, strength and unique charm.

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Zhu Yiling 
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Source: Stadt Qingdao