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Manufacturing in China: City Guide- Weihai

By Jesus David Cano Romano
September 7, 2016
manufacturing in China- Weihai

Manufacturing in China offers thousands of opportunities. Knowing its cities better can help making the right choice of supplier with experience in your specific field of production.
China 2 West has sales and support offices around the world and multiple quality control and engineering locations within China, predominantly positioned close to manufacturing hubs. We want to provide a short introduction of the Chinese cities we’re operating in and show the city’s specializations of production.

Weihai is located in Shandong province near Yantai, Qingdao and the Korean peninsula. Weihai is a prefecture-level city of Shandong Province, covering a total area of 5,436 km2, with an urban area of 769 km2. It’s surrounded by sea on three sides and can be reached through two highways and a railway line. It has a population of almost 3 million inhabitants. It’s located near Yantai, Qingdao and the Korean peninsula. The city has three major development zones: Weihai Economic and Technological Development Zone, Weihai Torch Hi-tech Science Park and Weihai International Port Economic and Technological Development District.

Weihai’s pillar industries are equipment manufacturing, petrochemicals, electronics, light, machinery and textiles. Other industries available are new materials, building material, chemicals, information technology, electronics technology, food processing, precision machinery, pharmaceuticals and bio-pharmaceuticals.

The city’s GDP accounts to 279 billion RMB which amounts to a per capita GDP of 99,329 RMB. Exports are 11,372 and imports 5,215, which gives a trade balance of 6,157 million dollar. Foreign direct investment is 1,012 million dollar.

The city of Weihai was built in 1398 – an era which saw the nation’s coastal area frequently attacked by the Japanese. It was named “Weihaiwei”, which means “stronghold by the coast”, an indication of the city’s military history. The National Weihai Seafood Festival, held annually in May, involves dozens of restaurants cooperating with each other to cook specialized seafood dishes for tourists. In addition, there are also many domestic and international fishing.

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