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Encyclopedia > Qingdao
青岛市
Qīngdǎo Shì
Abbreviation: 青 or 胶 (Pinyin: Jiāo)
Qingdao is highlighted on this map
Administration Type Sub-provincial city
City Seat Shinan District
(36°5′N, 120°20′E)
Area 10,654 sq km
Coastline 862.64 km
(inclusive of offshore islands)
730.64 km
(exclusive of islands)
Population 7,311,200 (2004) The urban area measures 1,102 square kilometres and urban residents total 2,584,000. [1].
GDP
- Total
- Per Capita
 
RMB¥320.66 billion (2006)
RMB¥42,789 (2006)
Major Nationalities Han - 95.48%
County-level divisions 12
Township-level divisions
CPC Committee Secretary Yan Qijun
Mayor Xia Geng (夏耕)
Area code 532
Postal Code 266000
(Shinan District)
266100-266700
(Other areas)
License Plate Prefix 鲁B & 鲁U

Qingdao  (simplified Chinese: 青岛; traditional Chinese: 青島; pinyin: Qīngdǎo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing-tao), well-known to the West by its Postal map spelling Tsingtao, is a sub-provincial city in eastern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west and Rizhao to the southwest. Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea, Qingdao today is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial center. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The character 青 (qīng) in Chinese means "green" or "lush," while the character 岛 (dǎo) means "island." It was recently named China's 9th-most livable city by China Daily.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links ChinaShandongQingdao. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... 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Additional Names

  • Qingdao was formerly known as Jiao'ao (胶澳). German name: Tsingtau.
  • Qindao (琴岛; lit. "Stringed Instrument Isle") is an additional modern name for the area which according to locals refers to the shape of the coastline.
  • Also known by western postal name, specially used during the German occupation as "TsingTao"

Administration

The sub-provincial city of Qingdao administers 12 county-level divisions, including 7 districts and 5 county-level cities. A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or deputy-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... A county-level city (县级市 Pinyin: xiànjí shì) is a county-level administrative division of mainland China. ...

  • Shinan District (市南区)
  • Shibei District (市北区)
  • Sifang District (四方区)
  • Licang District (李沧区)
  • Laoshan District (崂山区)
  • Chengyang District (城阳区)
  • Huangdao District (黄岛区)
  • Jimo City (即墨市)
  • Jiaozhou City (胶州市)
  • Jiaonan City (胶南市)
  • Pingdu City (平度市)
  • Laixi City (莱西市)

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Geography and climate

Location within China

Qingdao is located at the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula. It borders three prefecture-level cities, namely Yantai to the northeast, Weifang to the west, and Rizhao to the southwest. The city's total jurisdiction area occupies 10,654 km². The geography of the city is relatively flat while mountains spur up nearby. The highest elevation in the area is 1133 m above sea level. The city has a 730.64-kilometre coastline. Five significant rivers that flow for more than 50 km can be found in the region. Download high resolution version (1804x1322, 278 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Qingdao Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1804x1322, 278 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Qingdao Categories: GFDL images ... Location of the Shandong Peninsula. ... Yantai (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Shandong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Dongfeng Street in Downtown Weifang Weifang (潍坊; Pinyin: Wéifāng) is an important city in central Shandong province, China. ... Rizhao (Chinese: 日照; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Shandong province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Qingdao enjoys mild summers and relatively warm winters, with the average July temperature at 23.8 °C and the average January temperature at -0.7 °C. The city gets most rain in June and July, at an average of 150 mm.


History

For details on the colonial period, see Jiaozhou Bay

The area of which Qingdao is located today was called Jiao'ao (胶澳) when it was administered by the Qing Dynasty. In 1891, the Qing Government decided to make the area a primary defence base against naval attacks, and planned the construction of a city. Little was done, however, until 1897 when the city was ceded to Germany. The Germans soon turned Tsingtao into a strategically important port that was administered by the Department of the Navy (Reichsmarineamt) rather than the Colonial Office (Reichskolonialamt). They based here their Far East Squadron, allowing the fleet to conduct operations throughout the Pacific. Since 1898 the marines of III. Seebatallion were based at Tsingtao. The German Imperial government planned and built the first streets and institutions of the city we see today, including the world-famous Tsingtao Brewery. German influence extended to other areas of Shandong Province, including the establishment of rival breweries. The Jiaozhou Bay (, ) was a 552km² German colonial Concession, which existed from 1898 to 1914. ... Flag (1890-1912) Anthem Gong Jinou (1911) Qing China at its greatest extent. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... In international law, a concession is a territory within a country that is administered by another entity than the state which holds sovereignty over it. ... The Kaiserliche Marine or Imperial Navy was the German Navy created by the formation of the German Empire and existed between 1871 and 1919; it grew out of the Prussian Navy and the Norddeutsche Bundesmarine. ... Past packaging of Tsingtao Beer in a display at the Qingdao Beer Museum Tsingtao Brewery (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (SEHK: 168) is Chinas largest brewery. ...

Map of Qingdao in 1912
Map of Qingdao in 1912

Soon after the outbreak of World War I, the German forces, under Admiral Graf von Spee, left Tsingtao rather than waiting to be trapped in the harbour by Allied fleets. After a subsequent minor British naval attack on the German colony in 1914, Japan occupied the city and the surrounding province during the Siege of Tsingtao after Japan's declaration of war on Germany in accordance with the Anglo-Japanese Alliance. The failure of the Allied powers to restore Chinese rule to Shandong after the war triggered the May Fourth Movement. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1585x1184, 960 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Empire of Japan Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Battle of Tsingtao ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1585x1184, 960 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Empire of Japan Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Battle of Tsingtao ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Maximilian Graf von Spee (22 June 1861 - 8 December 1914) was a German admiral, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, who joined the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) in 1878. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Combatants Empire of Japan United Kingdom German Empire Austria-Hungary Commanders Sadakichi Kato Mitsuomi Kamio Alfred Meyer-Waldeck Strength Japan: 50,000 United Kingdom:1,500 4,000 Casualties 1,455 200 The Siege of Tsingtao was the attack on the German-controlled port of Tsingtao (now Qingdao) in China... The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance was signed in London on January 30, 1902 by Lord Lansdowne (British foreign secretary) and Hayashi Tadasu (Japanese minister in London). ... Students in Beijing rallied during the May Fourth Movement. ...


The city reverted to Chinese rule in 1922, under control of the Republic of China. The city became a direct-controlled municipality of the ROC Government in 1929. Japan re-occupied Qingdao in 1938 with its plans of territorial expansion onto China's coast. After World War II the KMT allowed Qingdao to serve as the headquarters of the Western Pacific Fleet of the US Navy. On 2nd June, 1949, the CCP-led Red Army entered Qingdao and the city and province have been under PRC control since that time. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Direct-controlled municipalities are the highest-level cities in China, with status equal to that of the provinces. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Communist Party of China flag The Communist Party of China (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; pinyin: Zhōnggu ngchǎndǎng) is the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Alternate meaning: Shining Path The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA); Traditional Chinese: 人民解放軍, Simplified Chinese: 人民解放军, pinyin: Rénmín Jiěfàng Jūn), including strategic nuclear forces, an army, navy and air force, serves as the military of... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


Since the 1984 inauguration of China's open-door policy to foreign trade and investment, Qingdao has developed quickly as a modern port city. It is now the headquarters of the Chinese navy's northern fleet. This article is about the year. ...


Qingdao is now a manufacturing centre, and home to Haier Corporation a major electronics firm. The city has recently experienced a rapid growing period, with a new central business district created to the east of the older business district. Outside of the centre of the city there is a large industrial zone, which includes chemical processing, rubber and heavy manufacturing, in addition to a growing high tech area. Haier (Chinese: 海尔; pinyin: ) is a producer of household appliances (white goods), including air conditioners, laptops, refrigerators, etc. ...

Sketch map of Qingdao (not to scale), circa 1906.
Sketch map of Qingdao (not to scale), circa 1906.

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Demographics

By the end of 2002, Qingdao was estimated to be the home of more than 7 million inhabitants, of which around 2.6 million reside in the Qingdao urban area. Another estimated 2.3 million live in other cities under Qingdao's jurisdiction. The annual birth rate is calculated around 82,000, with a birth rate of 11.26/1000 population, and a death rate of 6.93/1000 population, both calculated on an annual basis. This results to a 4.33/1000 population growth rate overall, not counting immigration, which is substantial. Living standards are among highest of leading Chinese cities due to the strong export economy and relatively high family wages.


While Qingdao is home to 38 Chinese ethnic minorities they constitute only 0.14% of the city's total population. Qingdao boasts a vibrant expatriate community, led by the Korean community which comprised over 80,000 individuals in 2007. The Peoples Republic of China officially describes itself as a multinational unitary state and as such officially recognizes 56 nationalities or Mínzú (民族), within China: the Han being the majority (>92%), and the remaining 55 nationalities being the national minorities. ...


Economy

Qingdao is perhaps most famously known for the Tsingtao Brewery, which German settlers founded in 1903, and which produces Tsingtao beer, now the most famous beer in China and known worldwide. It is also home to Haier, the third largest white goods manufacturer in the world, and Hisense, a major electronics company in China. Past packaging of Tsingtao Beer in a display at the Qingdao Beer Museum Tsingtao Brewery (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (SEHK: 168) is Chinas largest brewery. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | Brands of beer | Brewers and Breweries ... Haier (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a producer of household appliances (white goods), including air conditioners, laptops, refrigerators, etc. ... A major appliance is a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, food preservation, or cleaning, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. ... Hisense (æµ·ä¿¡) is a Chinese electronics manufacturer. ...

Qingdao May 4th Square 2006
Qingdao May 4th Square 2006

In 1984 the Chinese government named a district of Qingdao a Special Economic and Technology Development Zone (SETDZ). Along with this district, the entire city had gone through amazing development of secondary and tertiary industries. As an important trading port in the province, Qingdao flourishes with foreign investment and international trade. South Korea and Japan in particular made extensive investment in the city. At least 30,000 South Korean nationals reside there. Construction proceeds at a relatively fast pace in Qingdao. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1067 pixel, file size: 162 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qingdao Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1067 pixel, file size: 162 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Qingdao Metadata This... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... // In the Peoples Republic of China The word special mainly means special economic systems and policies. ...


In terms of primary industry, Qingdao has an estimated 50,000 acres (200 km²) of arable land. Qingdao has a zigzagging pattern coastline, and thus possesses an invaluable stock of fish, shrimp, and other sea resources. Qingdao is also home to a variety of mineral resources. Up to thirty different kinds have been mined. Qingdao's wind power electricity generation performs at among the best levels in the region. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Superfamilies Alpheoidea Atyoidea Bresilioidea Campylonotoidea Crangonoidea Galatheacaridoidea Nematocarcinoidea Oplophoroidea Palaemonoidea Pandaloidea Pasiphaeoidea Procaridoidea Processoidea Psalidopodoidea Stylodactyloidea True shrimp are swimming, decapod crustaceans classified in the infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. ... An example of a wind turbine. ...


The GDP per capita comprised RMB¥42,789 (ca. US$5,503) in 2006. The GDP has grown steadily at an average pace of 14% annually. ISO 4217 Code CNY User(s) Mainland of the Peoples Republic of China Inflation 1. ...


Transportation

The Orient Ferry connects Qingdao with Shimonoseki, Japan. There are two ferry lines connecting Qingdao with South Korea. The New Golden Bridge II operates between Qingdao and Incheon, and the Blue Sea Ferry operates between Qingdao and Gunsan. Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Inchon redirects here. ... Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. ...


The Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 36 kilometres away from city centre, is served by 13 domestic and international airlines, operating 58 routes of which 10 are international and regional. It is estimated that in 2002 over 2.3 million people, including 450,000 international travellers, were transported through the airport. Qingdao International Airport is located in Qingdao, China. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Qingdao hosts one of China's largest seaports. Cooperative relations have been established with 450 ports in 130 countries worldwide. The 1999 annual cargo handling capacity was 72 million tons. Exported commodities amounted to more than 35 million tons and 1.5 million TEUs. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... This article is about the year. ... Look up ton in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Maastricht Treaty (formally, the Treaty on European Union) was signed on 7 February 1992 in Maastricht between the members of the European Community and entered into force on 1 November 1993, under the Delors Commission. ...


Qingdao's railway development was picked up during the late 90's. At the present, domestic rail lines connect Qingdao with Lanzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Jinan and Jining. There are a total of 1,145km of roads in the Qingdao area, with nearly 500km of expressways. Expressways connect Qingdao with Jinan. The specially designed high-altitude railcars required for the Qingzang railway (路), the highest railway in the world, are also built in Qingdao. Lanzhou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Lan-chou; Postal map spelling: Lanchow) is the capital of and a prefecture-level city in the Gansu province, China. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Cheng-tu), located in southwest China, is the capital of Sichuan province and a sub-provincial city. ... Xian redirects here. ... Zhengzhou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), formerly called Zhengxian (traditional form: Chengchow) , is a prefecture-level city and the capital of Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... For the South Korean county of the same name, see Jinan County. ... Jining can be referring to one of the following: Jining (济宁), a city in Shandong, China Jining (集宁), a city (administratively a district) in Inner Mongolia, China This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the South Korean county of the same name, see Jinan County. ... Map of the railway The worlds highest railway, which traverses the vast terrain of Tibet. ...


Qingdao's public traffic owns about 3,800 large and medium-sized buses and trolleybuses of many types. The volume of road passenger transportation approaches 0.6 billion per year. The lengths of highways on operation are 2,679 km, including 134 alignments. At the present, the traffic mileage is more than 0.16 billion km per year. The Public Transport Brand of 'Ri Xi Bus' is also known in China.


Culture

Through the unique combination of German and Chinese architecture in the city centre, combined with modern high-rises and freeways, along a coastline of beaches, rocky headlands, and picturesque cypress trees, give Qingdao a distinct atmosphere not found anywhere else in the world. Qingdao is the host city for several events of the 2008 Olympics, including the sailing competitions which will take place along the complicated shoreline directly offshore from the city. Genera Actinostrobus Athrotaxis Austrocedrus Callitris - Cypress-pine Callitropsis - Cypress * (Cupressus) Calocedrus - Incense-cedar Chamaecyparis - Cypress Cryptomeria - Sugi Cunninghamia - Cunninghamia Cupressus - Cypress Diselma - Diselma Fitzroya - Alerce Fokienia - Fujian Cypress Glyptostrobus - Chinese Swamp Cypress Juniperus - Juniper Libocedrus Metasequoia - Dawn Redwood Microbiota - Microbiota Neocallitropsis Papuacedrus * (Libocedrus) Pilgerodendron * (Libocedrus) Platycladus - Chinese Arborvitae Sequoia - Coast... (Redirected from 2008 Olympics) The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 PM on August 8...


Unlike many large Chinese cities with a long history, Qingdao is a relative newcomer, being nothing but a fishing village in 1897. The majority of residents are immigrants having migrated from other locations to take advantage of the opportunities Qingdao offers. Nonetheless a distinctive local accent known as "Qingdao Hua青岛话" distinguishes the residents of the city from those of the surrounding province. Qingdao dialect is the local dialect of the city of Qingdao, in Chinas Shandong Province. ...


The distinctive cuisine is Lu Cai, the Shandong regional style. Cuisine of Shandong. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shan-tung) is a coastal province of eastern Peoples Republic of China. ...


The area's most famous festival is the Qingdao International Beer Festival, held annually since 1991. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Tourism

St. Michael's church
St. Michael's church
Qingdao Beach 2005
Qingdao Beach 2005

Qingdao attracts many tourists due to its seaside setting and excellent weather. Parks, beaches, sculpture and some unique architecture line the shore. For more information head over to the Qingdao Information Centre for International Visitors located on XiangGang Zhong Lu. Qingdao's major attractions include: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 374 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (917 × 1470 pixel, file size: 132 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Danubian, made summer 2003 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 374 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (917 × 1470 pixel, file size: 132 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Danubian, made summer 2003 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 145 pixel Image in higher resolution (1685 × 306 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (Uploaded using CommonsHelper or PushForCommons) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 145 pixel Image in higher resolution (1685 × 306 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (Uploaded using CommonsHelper or PushForCommons) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Zhan Qiao (Pier)
  • Ba Da Guan (Eight Great Passes), the older area of town with some surviving German and Japanese architecture.
  • May Fourth Square Coastal plaza with the Wind of May sculpture
  • Lu Xun Park, named after Lu Xun, a famous modern Chinese writer and critic, who lived and taught in 1930s.
  • Huadong Winery
  • Xiao Yu Shan (Little Fish Hill)
  • Jiaozhou Governor's Hall, former seat of the present and previous two governments.
  • Laoshan, a famous Taoist mountain.
  • Qingdao Beer Museum, on the site of the old brewery.
  • Qingdao Naval Museum
  • Qingdao International Beer town, the primary site of the annual Qingdao International Beer Festival.
  • Qingdao Underwater World
  • St. Michael's Cathedral, a Gothic/Roman cathedral designed by German architect Pepieruch, completed in 1934.
  • Underground World of Chinese Mythology, life-size figures and groups depicting scenes from the Chinese mythology
  • Zhanshan Temple, Qingdao's only surviving Buddhist temple.

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Education

Post-secondary educational institutions in Qingdao include:

Secondary School: The Ocean University of China(中 国 海 洋 大 学 ), especially renowned for its marine sciences and fishery sciences, is one of the key comprehensive universities under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Qingdao University is a university located in Qingdao, China. ... Qingdao University of Science and Technology is a university located in Qingdao, China. ... Qingdao Technological University (QTech), or more appropriately, Qingdao Polytechnic University, is an engineering and science university. ...

  • Qingdao No. 1 high school
  • Qingdao No. 2 high school
  • Qingdao No. 9 high school
  • Qingdao No. 17 high school
  • Qingdao No. 58 high school
  • Qingdao No. 26 middle school
  • Qingdao No. 19 high school
  • Qingdao No. 15 Middle school

There are also several international schools in Qingdao. These include: , photo taken in the summer of 2004 Qingdao No. ...

  • Qingdao International School
  • Qingdao MTI International School

Sports

Qingdao has long been a hub of professional sports in China. Clubs include:

Along with Beijing's winning bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics, Qingdao will be the site for sailing events. These events will be held in Fushan Bay, near the city's central business district. A hotel and an international broadcasting centre are under construction. Qingdao Zhongneng is a Chinese Super League club which finished second from bottom (11th/12th) in the first season but climbed to 7th/14th in the second season. ... The Chinese Football Association Jia League is the first-division league of Chinese football (soccer), under the auspices of the Chinese Football Association. ... The Qingdao Haixin, Preverious named Guangdong Hongyuan, Qingdao Hailifeng, Hefei Chuangyi and Qingdao Aokema is a Chinese Football Association Jia League football club. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be celebrated from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony commencing at 08:08:08 pm at the Beijing National Stadium in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ...


Sister Cities

Qingdao is a sister city of the following cities around the world. This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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References

  1. ^ Jing, Fu. "Beijing drops out of top 10 'best city' list", China Daily, 2006-01-03. 

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External links

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  • Government website of Qingdao (available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean)


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Prefecture-level divisions of Shandong
Sub-provincial cities: Jinan | Qingdao
Prefecture-level cities: Binzhou | Dezhou | Dongying | Heze | Jining | Laiwu | Liaocheng
Linyi | Rizhao | Tai'an | Weifang | Weihai | Yantai | Zaozhuang | Zibo
List of Shandong County-level divisions

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Qingdao is home to 38 ethnic minorities, albeit very insignificantly, with minority population only totalling around 10 thousand by 2000, 0.14% of the city's total population.
Qingdao is perhaps most famously known for the Tsingtao Brewery, which German settlers founded in 1903, and which produces Tsingtao beer, now the most famous beer in China and known worldwide.
The Qingdao Liuting International Airport, 36 kilometres away from city centre, is served by 13 domestic and international airlines, operating 58 routes of which 10 are international and regional.
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