A view of Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone. [Photo/qingdao.gov.cn]
Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone in Qingdao West Coast New Area was established in 1984 and is one of China's first 14 national-level economic development zones.
The zone has evolved into an international modern new urban area with well-developed industries and high-level opening-up over the course of more than 30 years. It is stepping up efforts to develop a modern industrial system based on the marine economy and has been designated as one of China's intelligent industries demonstration parks.
Last year, the zone was ranked seventh in the evaluation of the comprehensive development of 217 national-level economic development zones in China. It has been a leading national-level development zone for 13 years.
The zone was ranked first in the evaluation of the comprehensive development of development zones in Shandong province in 2021 for the eighth consecutive year. According to the evaluation, the zone led in terms of opening-up among 160 provincial-level and above development zones in Shandong in 2021.