Introduction of Weifang
an open coastal city in Shandong Province, consists of 4 districts, 6
county-level cities, 2 counties, including Weifang High-Tech Industry
Development Zone, Weifang Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone,
Weifang Comprehensive Bonded Area and Xiashan Bio-Economic Development Zone,
covering an area of 16,100 square kilometers with a population of 9.21 million.
Well-known as the World Kite Capital, the city has been honored as a National Model City for Environmental Protection, National Hygiene City,
National Science and Technology Advanced City, China’s Top Tourist City, and was listed among top 10 most creative
cities in China in 2009. According to the 2009-2010 Blue Book on City
Competitiveness released by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Weifang was
ranked 10th in the world in terms of economic growth rate.
Weifang is located in the middle of
Shandong Peninsula, 183 km away from Jinan and 450 km from Beijing, extending
from 118º10´ to 102º01´east longitudes and from 35º43´ to 37º26´ north
latitudes with a 140-kilometer-long coastal line. Adjacent to Qingdao and
Yantai in the east and Zibo and Jinan in the west, it is an important traffic
hub connecting the coastal areas and inland areas in Shandong province.
Located in the east monsoon area of the
temperate zone and having four distinct seasons a year, Weifang enjoys a
pleasant climate with annual average temperature of 12.2℃, and rainfall of over 700mm and a frost-free period
of 185-211 days.
With Taiyi Mountain Range to the south,
Changwei Plain in the middle and Laizhou Bay to the north, Weifang has
favorable conditions for the development of agriculture, forestry, animal
husbandry and fishery.
Weifang is an important ground transport
hub in China. Its highway mileage ranks first in Shandong Province. Five
expressways, including the Jinan-Qingdao Expressway and five railway lines such
as the Jiaoji Railway Line, run through the city. Weifang Port is a class one
open port, while Weifang Airport is one of the four major airmail sorting
centers in China.
Weifang is rich in natural resources. It
has a 140-kilometer coastal line and 2647 square kilometers of coastal
non-arable land. The largest reservoir in Shandong Province-Xiashan Lake which
has a capacity of 1.4 billion cubic meters located in Weifang. Fifty-eight
minerals have been found in Weifang. The reserves of sapphire and bittern water
rank the first in China.
Education, Science and Research
The human resource work has improved
actively. In 2013, we introduced 536 foreign experts to work in Weifang, and
organized 287 expert items. The professional technical team has expanded in
large scale. There are 118 experts enjoying the special allowance from the
State Council, and 52 middle-aged and young specialists got the award of
provincial level devotion. There are 1069 professional technical top-notch
personnel, 11 people elected in the national “thousand talents plan”. In
Weifang, we have 24 postdoctoral stations.
Security Service System
Weifang has complete investment safety and
social security systems concerning legal consultation, personnel exchange,
contract arbitration, insurance and banking services. Its cultural, educational
and hygiene systems have also been improved greatly in recent years. The city
has a number of star-level hotels and recreation facilities up to international
standards. Besides, the city has well-established business and living
facilities, and a desirable social environment.
Aerial View of Weifang Kite-Style Railway Station
Weifang International Kite Festival
Whitecap River Wetland Like a Beautiful Picture
Weifang State-level Hi-tech Development Zone
Dragon-head Centipede Kite