Qingdao (青岛)


Qingdao is a tier 1 city located within Shandong Province in East China.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Qingdao is classified as a "Sub-provincial City", meaning it enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other prefecture-level cities governed under Shandong province control.

Map of Qingdao

Qingdao in Chinese

The official name of Qingdao in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:


In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Qingdao would be written:

Qīngdǎo shì

Qingdao Development Zones

Free Trade Zones in Qingdao

Since the establishment of the Shandong Free Trade Zone in 2019, the following sections within Qingdao have been designated as free trade zones:

  • Qingdao Area

High Tech Zones in Qingdao

The following high tech zones are located in Qingdao:

  • Qingdao High-Tech Industry Development Zone (青岛高新技术产业开发区)
       - website: qdhitech.gov.cn
       - focus industries: Software information; Medicine; Intelligent manufacturing

Special Economic Zone in Qingdao

Qingdao Open Coastal City (青岛沿海开放城市):

  • In 1984 Qingdao was designated as an "Open Coastal City" - a type of special economic zone in China.

Qingdao Transportation

Airports in Qingdao

Qingdao is served by the following airports:

  • Qingdao Liuting International Airport (IATA: TAO | ICAO: ZSQD)

Qingdao Metro

The city of Qingdao's metro system commenced operation on 16 December 2015.

Qingdao Companies

High-profile Qingdao Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Qingdao:

  • 青岛世纪瑞丰集团有限公司 | Qingdao Century Ruifeng Group Co., Ltd.
  • 山东新希望六和集团有限公司 | Shandong New Hope Liuhe Group Co., Ltd.
  • 新华锦集团 | Xinhuajin Group
  • 利群集团股份有限公司 | Liqun Group Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛农村商业银行股份有限公司 | Qingdao Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛利客来集团股份有限公司 | Qingdao Likelai Group Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛啤酒股份有限公司 | Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛城市建设投资(集团)有限责任公司 | Qingdao Urban Construction Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛海湾集团有限公司 | Qingdao Gulf Group Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛澳柯玛控股集团有限公司 | Qingdao Aucma Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛西海岸新区融合控股集团有限公司 | Qingdao West Coast New Area Fusion Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • 青岛银行股份有限公司 | Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd.
  • 青特集团有限公司 | Qingte Group Co., Ltd.
  • 青建集团 | Qingjian Group
  • 赛轮集团股份有限公司 | Sailun Group Co., Ltd.
  • 海尔集团公司 | Haier Group
  • 海尔智家股份有限公司 | Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd.
  • 海信集团有限公司 | Hisense Group Co., Ltd.
  • 海信视像科技股份有限公司 | Hisense Video Technology Co., Ltd.

N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies

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