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2015 Culture City of East Asia—Qingdao

Updated: 2015-09-22 15:08:11

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Qingdao, a city that enjoys 870km-long shoreline of the Yellow Sea, is located in the Shandong peninsula. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and pleasant climate, Qingdao, also called the port city, is an important economic center. It has many historic sites and is a famous tourist destination of China.

Spread over a total area of 10,654 km2, Qingdao has six districts and four sub-cities, with a population of 8,000,000. Founded in 1891, the city calls itself as the combination of "mountain", "sea", and "city".

As a historic and cultural city, Qingdao has created three cultural images: "Island of Music", "City of Movie", and "Metro of Sailing".

Also, as the first-selected civilized city in China, Qingdao expresses the spirit of "honor", "harmonious", "broad-minded", and "distinction". Qingdao has focused on three distinct economic areas, tourism, ocean, and port. In addition, it is one of the most bustling economic cities and boasts the most entrepreneurs in China.

To pursue its goal of becoming excellent, Qingdao will focus on the domestic market and look toward the global community.[Photos provided to Chinaculture.org]

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