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A key coastal centre of China

Qingdao is situated at the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula by the Yellow Sea and on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean, across the sea on its east are the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Qingdao is a hilly city by the sea, featuring tortuous coastline interspersed with capes and bays. Qingdao has a temperate monsoon climate, which is mild with relatively abundant rainfalls. It is neither very hot in summer nor very cold in winter in Qingdao.

As a city with independent economic and social development planning status and a sub-provincial city, Qingdao is one of China’s first open coastal cities, a key coastal center, a resort destination, an international port, and a historical and cultural city of China.

It is also a key city along the New Eurasian Land Bridge Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative, a pivot city for marine cooperation, and the host city of the 2nd Senior Officials’ Meeting and Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting of the 2014 APEC, the Civil Society 20 China 2016.

Qingdao hosted the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2018.

An open, modern, dynamic and stylish city

Qingdao is a model city of China, an outstanding tourist destination, a national health city, a forest city, and a garden city of China, an exemplary city of China in environmental protection, one of China’s top 10 livable cities. It hosted the 2014 International Horticultural Exposition and the 2015 World Leisure Games, and the first UNESCO City of Film of China.

Qingdao is the proud host city of the Sailing Competition of the 29th Summer Olympic Games and the 13th Summer Paralympic Games, a Sailing City of China, and the Best Sailing City of Asia.

Qingdao is renowned as a City of Brands, the Most Livable City, the Safest City, and the Happiest City in China. It is one of the top 10 innovative cities in the country, China’s best commercial city, and one of the 10 most attractive Chinese cities in the eyes of foreign employees.

  • Country: Peoples’ Republic of China
  • Population: More than 10 million inhab.
  • Mayor: Mr. Zhao Haozhi
  • Area: 11’282 km2
  • Official language: Chinese
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  • Olympic events: Co-host Beijing Summer Olympic Games 2008
  • Zhanqiao Pier©Qingdao China
  • The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race Fleet©Qingdao China
  • Qingdao Lighthouse©Qingdao China
  • Olympic Sailing Center©Qingdao China
  • Mount Lao©Qingdao China
  • May the Fourth Square©Qingdao China
  • Extreme Sailing Series Qingdao Act©Qingdao China
  • 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition©Qingdao China