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Shandong-Taiwan economic and trade fair highlights high-tech products
The 16th annual Shandong-Taiwan Economic and Trade Fair has attracted over 600 enterprises from both sides.
Pupils in Shandong greet new semester
Pupils obtain textbooks for the new semester at the Primary School Attached to Shandong Normal University in Jinan on Aug. 31, 2010.
Poised for takeoff
An oil painter, a photographer and an art apprentice come together to make a full-length feature on birds. Ju Chuanjiang, Zhao Ruixue and Wang Qian report


Yantai city, Shandong province, is located in the central Shandong peninsular, N36°16′~38°23′, E 119°34′~121°57′. Near the mountain and by the sea, Yantai has pleasant and mild climate where winter is not too cold and summer is not too hot.

Yantai Port

The city of Yantai is composed of four urban districts, one county, seven county-level cities as well as China National Economic and Technical Development Zone, Export Processing Zones, High and New Technology Industry Park. It covers 13,700 sq kilometers, in which 2722 sq kilometers belongs to urban area. At the end of 2008, the population of Yantai is 6,517,000 while 1.8millon people are in the city.


Yantai is a city with a long history, as well as one of the birthplace of ancient Chinese culture. As early as the late Pleistocene (since about 1 million years ago), there was humanity thriving here. Once the tribe for Dongyi ancient, and then they founded they own state in the Xia Dynasty. Records from the history, Qin Shi Huang had ever been in the peak of Yantai Zhibu and engraved stone tablets to promote the merits and virtues on the Qin G 29 years. To preventing the invasion and harrying of pirates, the government founded Qishan Guard on year 1398 (Wu Ming-hong 31 years) which the rudiment form of Yantai. The beacon tower in Zhibu is also called “rocket tower”, thus named Yantai. The Qing government signed a “Treaty of Tianjin” with Britain, France and other countries, set Dengzhou as trading port. After that, Britain, France, the United States and other 17 countries had set up consulates in Yantai.

The Bright Pearl of the Yellow Sea

After new China was founded in 1950, establishment of Wendeng, Laiyang area and provincial jurisdiction in Yantai City and thenYantai area set up in 1958. In November 1983, Yantai became the prefecture-level city. Situated in the east part of Shandong peninsular, Yantai city is close to Hanghai Sea and Bohai Sea, linking to Dalian city with the sea on the north and facing Japan and Korea across the sea, adjacent to Qingdao city on the south as well as Tianjin City on the west. It is a pivotal city connecting Liandong peninsular with Shandong peninsular, a joint city in the Bohai Sea Economic Circle and a window city opening towards Northeast Asia.

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