Qingdao (青岛)


Qingdao is a 'new 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 is governed under Shandong province control, but enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than most prefecture-level cities.

The official name of Qingdao in simplified Chinese characters is 青岛 (or in pinyin: Qīngdǎo).

Map of Qingdao, Shandong

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

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.

High-profile Qingdao Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Qingdao:

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