Qingdao's Huangdao district (Qingdao West Coast New Area) ranked 4th on the CCID list of China's top 100 districts in 2022, which was released by the CCID Consulting Urban Economic Research Center on July 27.
Qingdao West Coast New Area (Qingdao WCNA) ranked second in the list of the top 10 strongest industrial areas in Shandong province in 2021.
Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone in Qingdao West Coast New Area ranked first in the evaluation of the comprehensive development of development zones in Shandong province in 2021 for the eighth consecutive year.
The annual evaluation of the comprehensive performance of high-quality development of 10 districts and county-level cities in Qingdao city in 2021 ranked Qingdao West Coast New Area (WCNA) first.
In 2021, the GDP of Qingdao West Coast New Area (WCNA) reached 436.85 billion yuan ($68.88 billion), accounting for 30.9 percent of the city's total, a year-on-year increase of 10.3 percent.
Due to its solid industrial foundation and years of development, Qingdao West Coast New Area is a leading area for high-quality development, a new highland for reform and opening-up, a new model for urban construction, and a new paradigm of livability and happiness.
The coastal city of Qingdao in East China's Shandong province will further its opening-up and high-quality development during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25).
In the first three quarters of this year, the GDP of Qingdao West Coast New Area achieved a high growth rate of 11.8 percent, which indicates its proportion of the city's total increased from 29.75 percent to 30.18 percent.