Officials and business representatives from China and Japan vowed to enhance cooperation in environmental protection and green technology during a high-level seminar conducted by videoconference on Thursday.
The Qingdao-South Korea International Business Club and the Shandong University of Science and Technology signed an agreement on Oct 14 to jointly build a teaching practice center.
The Qingdao National High-tech Industrial Development Zone plans to develop into the largest industrial center for robotics in Northern China by 2025 and has issued measures to facilitate industrial development.
The development of a 5G High-and-New-Tech Video Pilot Park in the city has further strengthened its position.
China's key free trade zones saw robust growth in foreign investment and trade during the first seven months of the year despite mounting downside pressures and a sluggish global economy due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday.
The Qingdao Area of the China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone has made significant progress optimizing its business environment and deepening business system reforms, according to Shandong officials.
The China-Japan-ROK Consumption Zone E-commerce Experience Center opened to the public on Aug 30 in the Qingdao West Coast New Area.
The Qingdao Area of the Shandong FTZ has established a special consumption zone, which features commodities from Japan and South Korea and selected brands from around the world.