Just two months after the contract was signed, the Qingdao Oceanic Vitality Zone, which invested 100 billion yuan, has begun the planning to construct a “City of the Future” in the West Coast New District in Qingdao. The series of promotion activities of Qingdao Port, themed as “Ocean Planning & Managing and Bonding & Co-developing the Port and the City (Linyi City)”, continued to further extend to the interior hinterland, allowing “the Sea Gate to bond the Central Plains”.
The ocean is where Qingdao’s outstanding advantages and characteristics lie. At the beginning of the New Year, Qingdao has launched a “marine battles” that is aimed to replace old driving forces with new ones and promote high-quality development. It aims putting efforts to “six hard marine battles” in the areas of marine industry, marine ports, opening up, marine science and technology, marine ecology and marine culture. It is trying to turn its marine scientific research advantages and talent advantages into its industrial advantages, so to take the lead among the brother cities in the country in developing high-quality marine economy, and create a strong ocean economy with international appeal, competitiveness and influence.