Situated in the south of the Shandong Peninsula, Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city with red tiles and green trees under blue sky. Qingdao boasts a pleasant climate, European-style urban scenery, vast blue seas and undulating mountains.
With unique enchanting tourism resources, Qingdao is a famous seaside tourism and holiday resort. With abundant seaside tourism resources, Qingdao was the venue of the sailboat competitions of the 29th Olympic Games in 2008.
The city is known as a summer resort with a rich historical background and natural beauty. The landscaped Qingdao has been likened to a pearl on the crown of the queen of the Yellow Sea.
The seven districts of Shinan, Shibei, Sifang, Licang, Laoshan, Chengyang and Huangdao, and the five satellite towns of Jimo, Laixi, Pingdu and Jiaonan are under the administration of the municipal authority.
Qingdao is one of the five China’s largest ports and the annual containers handling capacity has been placed the second in China. International and regional sea transportation routes, air flight routes and land transportation facilities are all in operation, making Qingdao one of the major transportation hubs in the Yellow River Valley and the eastern area of China.
Qingdao has a temperate monsoon climate, and an average temperature throughout the year of 12.2℃. The average temperature in Summer is 25℃ and while 1.3℃ in Winter. Average annual rainfall is 775.6mm.
Qingdao’s coastline is dotted with islands of the Jiaozhou Bay and surrounded by hills. The local people call it a city of islands. Inhabitants of the city are diligent and hard working, and have played a significant role for the development of the city over the past 100 years.
Over the past 20 year, Qingdao government has attached great importance to the development of education. There are now a variety of education institutes for students, including universities, senior and junior middle schools, vocational schools and preschools. In the universities of Qingdao, these are 5 faculties for doctoral exchange, 11 faculties for doctoral degrees, 86 faculties for masters degrees, 4 faculties for major labs.
Confident and ambitious inhabitants of Qingdao have played and will continue to play and important role in the rapid development of this picturesque coastal city.