Located in the northwest part of Qingdao, Pingdu is the largest county-level city in Shandong, with a total area of 3,166 square kilometers and population of 13.8 million.
Productions of grain, cotton, oil, meat and fruit are among the top in the nation's county-level cities. The graphite, gold, talc mines are rich.
It is 80 kilometers away from Qingdao Airport, and 100 kilometers away from Qingdao Port.
Pingdu plans to focus on four industrial clusters, which are mechanical parts, food processing, home appliance electronics, specialty and chemicals.