The foreign trade of East China's Shandong province rose 1.8 percent year-on-year to 1.56 trillion yuan (about $218.45 billion) in the first half of the year.
Shandong province is off to a flying start this year, with its GDP surpassing 2 trillion yuan ($289.3 billion) in the first quarter of the year.
Shandong province has taken a series of measures to stabilize its foreign trade and optimize its structure, said officials from the Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce.
The third Conference of Great Business Partners kicked off in Jinan, Shandong province on March 28, serving as a vital platform for the province to boost self-opening-up policies in an all-round way.
From March 5 to 14, Song Junji, vice-governor of Shandong, led a government delegation to visit Japan, South Korea, and Singapore to promote the province's high-quality opening-up.
They suggested that Shandong should shoulder the responsibility to further integrate into the global economy and attract more foreign investment.
Shandong province hosted a cooperation and exchange meeting with multinational pharmaceutical companies in Shanghai on March 1.