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Qinhuangdao Eco&Tech Development Zone

Qinhuangdao Eco&Tech Development ZoneObjectives:
Inviting Foreign Investment, Seeking Joint Development

Brief Introduction:
Qinhuangdao Economic & Technological Development Zone (QETDZ) is consisted of two parts-the Eastern Zone and Western Zone. It was approved in October 1984, and now has a developed area of 8 square kilometers.

Geographic Location
The western zone, known as QETDZ West, lies in the west of Qinhuangdao urban area, 281 kilometers away from Beijing, the Capital and 245 kilometers to Tianjin. Located between the two economic regions of Northeast China and North China, it is only 1.5 kilometers to Port of Qinhuangdao.

QETDZ East located along the coast to the southeast of Qinhuangdao city, and boarders on Liaoning province to the east and the Great Wall to the west.

Climate
Qinhuangdao is of warm temperate continental monsoon climate with mild winters and cool summers. The average yearly temperature is 10.1 centigrade, with an annual average rainfall of 698 milimeters.

Communication and Transportation

In the western section, the Beijing-Harbin, Beijing-Qinhuangdao and Dalian-Qinhuangdao railroads converge here. Beijing-Harbin and Tianjin-Qinhuangdao state highways pass QETDZ West on the south and west sides respectively. And the Beijing-Shenyang expressway passes on the north. QETDZ West is 15 kilometers away from Qinhuangdao Civil Airport, which now has 17 domestic routes open to cities such as Shanghai, Dalian, Xi'an, and Kunming.

For the eastern section, to the north it is connected with the Shanhaiguan Cargo Marshalling Station, which is part of the Beijing-Harbin Railway and one of the top 6 marshalling stations in China. And the zone is open to the Bohai Sea to the south. In the zone there is a specialized railway connecting the Shanhaiguan Cargo Marshalling Station of Beijing-Harbin Railway and the Shanhaiguan Harbor and the Port of Shanhaiguan Shipyard, which handles 600,000 tons of cargo a year. A new Shanhaiguan port, with an estimated annual cargo handling capacity of 10 million tons from 8 berths, is under planning. QETDZ East accesses No. 102 State Highway (Beijing to Harbin) from its north, getting connected to the Beijing-Shenyang Expressway and the Hebei provincial network of roads circumventing the Bohai Sea coastal areas. QETDZ East is only 3 kilometers away from Qinhuangdao Airport.

Mineral and Tourism Resources
There are over 40 kinds of proven metal and non-metallic mineral including magnesium, gold, lead, copper, iron, coal and marble. Magnesium reserves are estimated at 400 million tons. As an important export terminal for energies and a base of building material industry, Qinhuangdao is also a popular tourist resort, as evidenced from its nickname "the Summer Capital" of China. The Beidaihe Beach, Shanhaiguan, and Old Dragon Head are all well-known scenic spots.

Human Resources
In the Qinhuangdao City, there are 8 universities and colleges, including Yanshan University and Northeast University, 16 secondary technical schools and 15 vocational schools and 120,000 professionals and skilled workers of all kinds. Each year about 3,000 graduates from colleges and secondary schools and 3,000 from technical and vocational schools join the local labor force.

Industrial Structure
An industrial structure concentrating on metallurgy, machinery, electronics, textiles, refined chemicals, building materials and garments has already come into shape and is extending to a tertiary industry related to new industries.

Investment Priorities
QETDZ West focuses on high-tech industries like electronic information, electromechanical integration, bioengineering, refined chemicals, new materials, energy-saving and environmental friendly technologies and products. While QETDZ East priorities comprehensive port industry, trading, logistics and tourism.

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