The 12th Party Congress of Qingdao formally opened on March 29 in the eastern coastal city of Shandong province. During the congress local officials will discuss the city’s achievements of the past five years and set overall goals for the next five years.
This is a stretch of magical and old land. Magnificent mountains and vast sea nurture her 7,000-year history of civilization.
Eight years after it hosted the sailing events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Qingdao's Olympic Sailing Center has taken on a new lease of life.
As an important port city and economic hub, Qingdao is also home to the Tsingtao Brewery and China's largest international beer festival. Every year, the festival welcomes millions of domestic and foreign visitors.
Qingdao, the coastal city in East China's Shandong province and a key harbor on the Maritime Silk Road, has taken great advantage of investing in the global market thanks to the national Belt and Road Initiative.
Now it costs only 100 yuan ($ 16.36) to climb Mount Erlong, enjoy Laoshan tea and eat in farm houses, as well as make steamed buns, according to Qingdao Daily.