Dalian is a sub-provincial city located on the very southern tip of Liaoning province, with the Bohai Sea to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east. Dalian continues to attract high numbers of foreign investors for a number of reasons, including:
Guangzhou is the capital of the Guangdong province as well as one of the largest cities in China. Located in the center of the Pearl River Delta it is one of the most economically dynamic and flourishing areas in China and constitutes the political, cultural and economic center of the Pearl River Delta. In addition, Guangzhou is also located in the geometrical center of the economic circle of Southeast Asia. Japan and Southeast Asian countries can be reached within a flight voyage of 3 to 4 hours.
Hangzhou is the political, economic and cultural center of Zhejiang province and is recognized for its excellent business environment. From its strategic location in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, Hangzhou has become one of the wealthiest cities in China and is now building a strong reputation in information technology, software development, telecommunications equipment and the electronics industry. The city is considered an important manufacturing and logistics hub for the Yangtze River Delta and attracts investment from nearby Shanghai.
Hong Kong has long served an important role as a gateway to southern China due to its geographic proximity and shared language and culture. Leased by the British until 1997, today, Hong Kong is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China, along with Macau. The Hong Kong territory covers Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories.
Ningbo, in East China´s Zhejiang Province, has the same authority as provincial governments for economic administration and was one of the first major east coast cities to open to foreign trade. Ningbo is a key investment city in Zhejiang Province, one of the richest and most heavily invested regions of China. Already a major deepwater city and industrial base, the completion of a bridge link with Shanghai will no doubt give Ningbo a boost toward its goal of becoming East China´s principal foreign trading port.
Qingdao, a coastal city on a peninsula in Shandong, is one of China´s more charming and relaxing cities and a popular tourist destination. It's also famous for the Tsingtao Brewery and the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, which is listed as the "world's longest bridge over water (aggregate length)", by Guiness World Records.
Shanghai is China´s premiere city for international investment, modernization, industry, commerce and tourism. Focusing on modern service industries and advanced manufacturing, the Mainland´s most modern, cosmopolitan city will surely be part of China´s effort to become an innovation-driven economy.
Shenzhen is located on the mid-southern coastline of Guangdong Province and links China to Hong Kong as it borders to Hong Kong´s New Territories. The city is a high-tech, manufacturing, transport, financial services and design hub in southern China. Divided into six districts Shenzhen´s total area equals 1991,64 square kilometers. During the reform and opening policy Shenzhen was established as the first Special Economic Zone (SEZ) within China in 1980. The resulting influx of foreign direct investments rapidly transformed the tiny fishing village harbouring around 30´000 inhabitants into a vibrant and booming metropolitan town attracting international and domestic workforces.
Nicknamed the “Venice of the East” for its beautiful landscapes, this sentiment applies to business as well, as the city´s location and modern business environment is very attractive to foreign investors. Only a few minutes away by train from Shanghai, Suzhou is an attractive alternative, as rising costs in Shanghai motivate foreign investors to find cheaper manufacturing, land and labor costs. As Suzhou continues to feed off Shanghai´s growth, the wisdom of planning Suzhou´s economy around Shanghai´s is becoming increasingly apparent to future investors in the city.
The significance of Tianjin has grown rapidly over the last century and a half. After the founding of the PRC, Tianjin became a designated municipality on level footing administratively with other provinces. Beyond the downtown area, huge new developments have been taking place, including TEDA, one of the largest and most famous development zones in the country.
Zhongshan, is the birthplace of China´s famous revolutionary and political leader,
Dr. Sun Yat-sen. The city was renamed after the political leader who was also known as Sun Zhongshan. Located south of the Zhujiang River Delta on the west bank of the mouth of the Zhujiang River, and to the west of Shenzhen and north of Zhuhai and Macau, Zhongshan offers an attractive geographic area.