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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


In 2008, Yantai’s GDP totaled 343.42 billion yuan, up by 13.6 percent over the previous year and 40.2 times as that of 1978. The double-digit growth has kept for twelve years.

Product lines of General Motor (Dongyue) Auto Company

Local financial revenue reached 16.62 billion yuan, increased by 18% and completed 195.38 billion yuan of investment in fixed assets, increased by 24.1%. Capita disposable income of urban residents reached 19,350 yuan, capita net income per head of farmers 7,935 yuan, with an increase of 15.4% and 13.7% respectively. The city’s above-scale industry added value of 200.57 billion yuan, increased by 17.5%. High-tech industrial output value reached 314.65 billion yuan, increased by 36.9%. Throughput of port cargo reached 147 million tons, of which container reached 1.53 million TEUs (twentyfoot equivalent unit), increased by 11.8% and 22.5%. The tourism industry achieved total revenue 22.85 billion yuan, and received 23.81 million tourists from home and abroad. The city’s total foreign trade completed $35.03 billion, including export amount $20.65 billion, increased by 46.3% and 46.5%. The export growth ranks first among the 14 coastal open cities. “Going out” strategy speeded up the pace and the foreign investment amount had reached to $80 million, increased by 200%.

A passenger ship heads for Dalian 

The container terminal of Yantai Port

By Shen Hong (Shandong Bureau)

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