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China Yantai City:

Resident People:
6.35 million (uban ppulation: 1.5 million)

General Information:
Yantai, a province-controlled city in the People's Republic of China, is the largest fishing seaport of the northeastern Shandong Province and a nationally recognized centre of economy. It was one of the earliest official seaports to be opened for international trade.

Yantai is located at the middle part of Shandong Peninsula, close to the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea, crosses the sea against Liaodong Peninsula, Japan, South Korea and North Korea.

Yantai has a pleasant climate with mild winters and moderate summer, frost-free period of about 200 days.

Yantai Economy:
Yantai, Shandong's largest fishing port, has a variety of light industries. The city also has fruit orchards, and wine and brandy are produced. Yantai was opened to foreign trade in 1862.
Hometown of Fruits
With the title of "Hometown of Fruits", Yantai has developed fruit industry. Yantai is abundant with apple, Laiyang Pear, Pear with long stem, grape, hawthorn, big cherry and Chinese chestnut etc. Yantai is a Key Fruit Export Base in north China and the biggest Red Fuji Apple Production Base, which has 186,700 hectares of top-grade apple orchard.

Yantai has a long history and it is called "Zhifu" in the ancient times. In B.C. 200 years, Chinese first emperor drew a bow to shoot the fish here, the left site is called "diao yu tai"(in Chinese, it means the place where you fish). In A.D.1398, in order to defense the enemies from the sea, the government of the Ming Dynasty built the beacon tower here, from which the city derived her name "Yantai" in Chinese, it means the place where smoke is produced to give warning). In 1861, Yantai became one of the first opening ports in the modern China.

A rail line, built in 1955, links Yantai with Qingdao and Jinan.

Yantai Tourism:
Yantai is an ideal tourism city with beautiful landscape and pleasant climate. Interesting sceneries and fascinating coastal line attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Penglai Pavilion, the stone Tablet Inscriptions of the North Wei Dynasty on Mt. Yunfen, Changdao Island--the fairyland on the sea, Horse Raising Island, National Forest Parks, Natural Preservation Areas, Provincial Tourism and Vacation Resorts are perfect traveling spots. Moreover, Yantai is a famous "hometown of hot spring", which attracts over 100,000 tourists from over 30 countries and regions such as the U.S.A., Germany, Japan and Hongkong etc. Yantai is also famous for its "immortal, sea, mountain, island and ancient culture" and is listed as national excellent tourism city.

Yantai is the birthplace of the famous Shandong cuisine and also boasts richness in marine products. Peanuts and various fruits are the major agricultural exports while wines and clocks are well known throughout the country.

Yantai Culture:
Yantai takes the industrial development of high and new technology as the focus and implements the strategy of "Develop Yantai by Science and Education". Scientific progress has remarkable function on the economic and social development. In 2001, among the 191 scientific and technical achievements, 1 item obtained National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology and 60 items won Provincial Prize in Science and Technology. 1100 items were patented and 780 won patent authentication. There are 72 items listed in national-level scientific and technological development projects, including 4 items of key brainstorm plan of National "Ten 5--year" Plan, 2 items of National '863' Program; and 140 items of provincial scientific and technological development plans at all levels. With 13 newly--built enterprises, there are altogether 314 high and new enterprises within the whole city.
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