Qingdao districts listed among China's top 100 in 2020
Five districts in Qingdao, Shandong province -- Huangdao, Shinan, Chengyang, Jimo and Laoshan -- were listed among China's top 100 districts in 2020.
The list was released on Sept 10 by CCID Consulting, a firm affiliated with a think tank under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The list was based on 2020 data regarding economic strength, consumption, and development potential. The five localities were selected among 898 districts in cities in the Chinese mainland.
A total of nine districts in Shandong province made the list. In terms of the number of districts on the list, Shandong was ranked 4th among all provinces and autonomous regions in China.
An aerial photo of Huangdao district in Qingdao, Shandong province [Photo/VCG]
Huangdao district of Qingdao was ranked fifth on the list. The district's gross domestic product (GDP) reached 166.03 billion yuan ($24.47 billion) in the first half of the year, ranking first among all counties and districts in Qingdao.
Shinan district was ranked 57th on the list, with a GDP of 58.67 billion yuan in the first half of the year. The GDPs of Jimo district, Chengyang district and Laoshan district were 55.58 billion yuan, 52.92 billion yuan and 39.75 billion yuan respectively.
As the largest administrative region in Qingdao, Huangdao district has the ninth State-level new district in China and the only State-level new district in Shandong province -- the West Coast New Area, which enjoys enormous development opportunities and favorable policies brought about by national strategies.
This year, amid a severe and complex economic environment, Qingdao has taken the lead in promoting intercity cooperation among areas along the Yellow River and member cities of the Jiaodong Economic Circle as part of its efforts to stimulate domestic demand and explore new room for China's economic growth.
The urban landscape of Qingdao, Shandong province [Photo/VCG]