There is a beautiful city fitting itself in with mountains, springs, lakes and rivers in China. This city is Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, the second largest populous province as well as the third strongest economy-promising province in China.
Jinan is the political, economic, cultural, scientific, educational and financial centers of Shandong Province. It is also a large sub-provincial city and coastal open city approved by the Chinese government. It covers an area of 8,177 km2 with 7 million of permanent population.
Jinan has long been known as a “city of springs”. The typical portrait of this famous historic and cultural city is that there are flowing streams by every house and willow trees by every floor, just as the old saying goes: lotuses and willows are all around Jinan. Jinan has been rated as the “China Outstanding Tourism City” and one of top ten China tourism cities approved by global netizens.
Jinan is a city enriched with sports enthusiasm and art charm. The National 11th Sports Game was successfully held in 2009 and had presented a real “national-level sports game”in the newly built Olympic Center with its East Lotus and West Willow stadiums. In 2013, the National 10th Art Festival was colorfully held in Jinan, outlining the bright future of Chinese Dream and Dream of Jinan the City of Springs.
Jinan is an important regional hub city in China. Jinan connects two north-south metropolitan areas including Shanghai-Nanjing and Beijing-Tianjin, adjoins two economic circles including Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Rim Region and radiates the middle and lower streams of the Yellow River from east to west. Within the 500km radius, Jinan covers the economically developed region with more than 0.3 billion population.The issue of the Provincial City Group Economic Belt Development Planning including Jinan and the surround 6 cities, once again emphasizes the core and leading role of Jinan City.
Jinan is the hub of more than 4,300km highways in Shandong Province. It is also the junction of Beijing-Shanghai railway, Qingdao-Jinan railway and Handan-Jinan railway. It only takes one and a half hours and three hours to Beijing and Shanghai respectively by the high-speed rail. Jinan International Airport connects more than 80 large and medium-sized cities at home and abroad. Jinan is one of 21 logistics node cities in China.
Jinan is a city with great scientific strength and rich human resources. As a national innovative city and a famous software city in China, there are various kinds of high and new technology research and production platforms in Jinan, including Quantum Technology and Application Research Center and Quantum Technology Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Aerospace Science Park, National Petaflops Computing Center, the first packing and testing production line of high-end (FBGA) integrated circuit storage in China, and 21 engineering and technological research centers and enterprise technology centers. There are 72 colleges and universities with more than 0.64 million undergraduates in Jinan (Caption: Jinan has 72 colleges and universities with more than 0.64 million undergraduates). The rich human resources and great scientific strength guarantee the obvious technical innovation advantage of Jinan City and become the impetus of enterprise development.
Jinan is an important manufacturing base in China. SINOTRUK is the largest manufacturing base of heavy trucks in China. Jier Machine-tool Group is one of top three stamping equipment manufacturers in the world. Many food tycoons including Want Want, Uni-president, Coca Cola and Pepsi have already settled down in Jinan. Both Sangle and Linuo have been selected as ten most powerful solar water heater brands in China. Inspur Group ranks the top three IT conglomerates in China.
Jinan is a city with prosperous modern service industry. The production value of service industry reaches 55.3% of GDP; among which, the proportion of modern service industry in the whole service industry is more than 49.4%. Jinan was selected as the comprehensive reform pilot city in national service industry, “Famous Software City in China” and “National Service Outsourcing Demonstration City”. In 2013, the total retail sales of social consumer goods surpassed 263.39 billion yuan.
Jinan is one of nine major financial cities in China. There are more than 200 financial institutions in Jinan. HSBC, Standard Chartered and Citibank have opened their branches in Jinan successively. The Chinese headquarters of ERGO Insurance Group has already settled down in Jinan officially.
Jinan is a city with a broad mind. Nowadays, Jinan has economic and trade relations with more than 190 countries and regions and has sister city relations with 20 cities from 19 countries. In 2013, the total import and export value of the whole city reached 9.57 billion dollars. More than 52 Top 500 companies came to Jinan for investment and development. And several renowned global companies have established their R&D centers in Jinan. Totally more than 3,000 foreign companies have invested in Jinan.
Jinan has been developing constantly and listed in top 30 powerful comprehensive strength cities and top 40 excellent investment cities. The 12345 public service hotline, which was initially created by Jinan Municipal Government, has already become the model of serving the people of the Chinese government. Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association has twice rated Jinan as the “Highly Recommended Investment City for Taiwan Businessmen”. Forbes, a famous business journal in USA rated Jinan as “one of the most suitable cities for establishing factory in China Mainland” and “one of the most suitable cities for logistics”. In 2013, the GDP of the whole city reached 523 billion yuan and the GDP per Capita reached 12,000 dollars.
Jinan keeps developing in economy and trade and opens to the outside world constantly. The new urban planning of “one city and three districts” was implemented overall. Nowadays, there are 10 national-level and provincial-level high-tech development zones, comprehensive bonded zones and economic development zones in Jinan, which improve the comprehensive carrying capacity of Jinan constantly. (Caption: the export processing zone was upgraded to a national-level comprehensive bonded zone; Mingshui Economic Development Zone was upgraded to a national-level development zone; Jinan Customs was upgraded to one of forty-two directly competent Customs in China). Jinan has focused on building seven major industrial clusters over 100 billion yuan in terms of automobile, electronic information, mechanical equipment, new energy and energy conservation and environment protection, petrochemical and new material, food and drug, and railway transportation equipment. Jinan has accelerated the building of five regional service centers in terms of information service, commercial logistics, financial service, cultural tourism, and commerce exhibition.
Jinan is an energetic city suitable for living, working and investing. Sufficient in charm, strength, advantages and opportunities, Jinan sincerely and warmly welcomes you and the whole world to invest here and create great wealth here!