Video: Qingdao builds a strong marine city
Qingdao is known as a major port, a coastal economic, transportation, and cultural hub, and a tourist destination.
With its 711-kilometer coastline and 49 natural bays, the handling capacity of the Port of Qingdao is ranked fifth in the world. At the same time, the city occupies a leading position in China in marine sciences and technological and industrial development.
Since the 1980s, the marine economy has gained the attention of the central authorities, and its development, along with that of related industry, science, and technology, has become a national strategy.
The ocean has also endowed Qingdao with unique cultural elements and shaped its character as an open, inclusive city. Local people are strongly aware of the sea, so Qingdao has a solid foundation to develop its ocean-based economy and become a modern international marine city.