I. Overview of Jining City
1. City Profile
Jining is regarded as the hometown of
Confucianism and capital of the Grand Canal Culture. With a long history and
splendid culture, it is the birthplace of Confucius and Mencius and the one of
the cradle of the ancient Chinese civilization. It fosters the far-reaching
Confucianism which has a great impact on the development of Chinese and the
human civilization. At the same time, Jining is an important commercial capital
along age-old Grand Canal, which remained for two thousand years the primary transport
channel connecting northern China with the southern part.
Today, Jining has become a most fascinating
destination of tourism. As one of the industrial centers of Shandong province,
it is also regarded as one of the most promising cities for investment.
Located in the southwest of the coastal province
of Shandong in east China, Jining covers an area of 11,000 square kms and has a
population of 8.47 million. It consists of 11 parts, i.e. Rencheng District,
Yanzhou District, Qufu city, Zoucheng city, Sishui county, Weishan county, Jinxiang
county, Jiaxiang county, Yutai county, Wenshang county and Liangshan county.
Jining is an important transport hub linking
north China with South China, as well as coastal areas with inland areas. Jining
itself and its adjacent areas are among China’s most economically active regions.
Many major cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Qingdao
and Xi’an, etc., are located within the reach of 500 kilometers. The circle
also covers the most developed regions including Beijng-Tianjin Bohai rim, Shandong
peninsula and the Yangtze River Delta. This circle has a population of about
600 million, indicating a large market.
3. Transport Network
5 expressways: Beijing-Shanghai,
Beijing-Fuzhou, Rizhao-Lankao, Jinan-Xuzhou, Rizhao-Heze;
3 railways: Beijing-Shanghai,
Beijing-Hong Kong, Xinxiang-Shijiugang. It takes only about 2.5 hours from
Jining to Beijing and 3 hours to Shanghai by Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway.
Sea Ports: 200km from
Rizhao and300kmfrom Qingdao (both in Shandong province) and300 kmfrom Lianyungang (in Jiangsu province).
Airports: Jining Airport
has launched about 15 domestic airlines to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou,
Chengdu, Shenyang, Chongqing and Nanning, etc. Jinan International Airport is
two hours’ drive away.
River navigation: About
1,100 km of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal runs within the territory of
Jining, which accounts for 80% of the transport capacity of the total of
Telecommunication: Jining is equipped with complete data communication and broad band facilities.
Jining has been listed among the first pilot cities in the National Information
Consumption construction campaign.
4. Culture and Tourism
Jining is one of China’s most well-known
tourist cities with two World Cultural Heritage Sites—The Confucius temple,
mansion and mausoleum, and the Beijing-Shanghai Grand Canal. Besides, there are
two counties named “National Famous Cultural and Historical Cities”, 36 national
key cultural relic preservation spots and 206 of provincial level.
There are five well-known tourist zones in
Primitive Culture and Tourist Zone (Qufu and Zoucheng as the center)
Zone (Jining as the center)
Vacation and Tourism Zone---the Weishan Lake National Wetland Park and Taibai
Lake Provincial Tourist Park
“Shui Hu” Tourism
Zone---Mount Liangshan (where the famous Chinese literature classic “Shuihu”
was set, which wrote about the peasant uprising in the Song Dynasty)
Culture and Toursit Zone (Baoxiang Temple of Wenshang)
There are seven colleges and universities in
Jining, namely, Qufu Normal University, Jining University, Jining Medical
University, Jining Vocational Technology College, Qufu Fareast College and
Shandong Career Development College, in addition to 57 secondary vocational
schools. A large number of quality graduates are turned out every year who
later become experienced management and research talents. Influenced by the
philosophy of Confucianism, the working people demonstrate such virtues as
honesty, loyalty, creation and diligence.
There are schools for foreign pupils in
Jining such as Jining Confucius International School. Confucius Literacy Prize,
set up by UNESCO, is the first international award named after a Chinese
Jining possesses all kinds of public
cultural facilities like libraries, art galleries, culture galleries, museums
6. Health and Medical Care
There are about 1270 health organizations in
Jining. Among them, there are 133 hospitals,140 health centers, 14 specialized
disease prevention and treatment institutions, 14 disease control centers, 13
women and children health care organizations, 2 medical colleges and 6
secondary medical schools. Jining First People’s Hospital and the Affiliated
Hospital of Jining Medical College are qualified for providing service to
7. Leisure and Recreation
Jining hosted 23 Sports Games of Shandong
province and a large number of new sports facilities have been built or
upgrades, fully meeting the demands of both local people and tourists. Jining
has a large number of well-equipped star hotels, including Shangri-La, Shengdu
International Convention Center, and other five star hotels. There are also
famous hotels featuring Confucian or traditional Chinese culture themes, such
as Hong Kong Hotel, Qufu Oriental Garden Hotel, etc. like. The Keyuan Clubhouse
was built to cater to foreign guests, with multiple function facilities such as
foreign-style apartments, restaurants, meeting rooms, cinemas, swimming pool
and gym facilities, etc.
In addition, there are also modern shopping
malls and international chain supermarkets such as Wal-Mart, AEON and RT-Mart
and international fast-food brands like Starbucks, Pizza Hut, McDonald and KFC,
8. Natural Resources
Coal: One of the eight coal bases in China. Total reserve is 25 billion
tons, accounting for 50% of the total amount of Shandong.
Power: Installed capacity is 9.2 million kw, accounting for 1/6 of the
amount of Shandong.
Fresh Water: Total reserve is 6 billion tons, taking 17% of the total amount of
Shandong. Weishan Lake, the largest fresh lake in North China, has a water
reserve of more than 2 billion cubic meters.
Rare Earth: Exploited reserve is 13 million tons, taking the second place in
Limestone: Total reserve is 6 billion cubic meters.
II. Jining Image
Hometown of Confucius, Capital of Grand Canal-Jining
Night View of Jining
It takes 2.5 hours to Shanghai and 3 hours to Beijing from Jining.
International Garlic Trade Market
Jining National New and High-tech Zone
Lukang Pharmaceutical Group
Shandong Ruyi Group
Shantui Manchinery Group
Sun Paper Group