The coastal city of Yantai in East China's Shandong province has made substantial progress thanks to China's reform and opening-up policy being introduced 40 years ago.
The Information Office of the Shandong Provincial Government announced some of the major achievements the province has made in foreign trade in recent years, at a recent press conference.
The event paid tribute to distinguished figures in the field of publishing and bookstores over the past 40 years since China's reform and opening-up.
According to the statistics of Qingdao Customs and Jinan Customs, since the reform and opening-up, the total import and export value of Shandong province has jumped from $3 million in 1980 to $263.06 billion in 2017, with an average annual increase of 35.7 percent.
China's first undersea tunnel for a subway employed advanced technologies and machinery to combat complex geological conditions.
The Weifang Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone is gearing up to promote high-quality economic growth, to support the province of Shandong's efforts to replace old economic growth drivers with new ones.
The completion of the Weifang-Rizhao Highway marks another breakthrough of provincial expressway mileage, now exceeding 6,000 at 6,057 km.