One of China's first coastal provinces that carried out the opening-up policy, Shandong has always held an open and win-win attitude to welcome friends worldwide in the past four decades, local officials said.
In order to boost its modern industries, accelerate the shift of growth drivers from old to new and push ahead with economic transformation and upgrading, the city of Weihai, Shandong province, upgraded the guidelines of its talent plan on July 3.
Shandong province plans to invest 1.8 trillion yuan ($281.3 billion) in 450 new projects, as part of its five-year plan to shift growth drivers from old to new, local media reported on Thursday.
Shandong province plans to establish an artificial intelligence industry alliance to promote the development of the province's core AI products, according to an announcement made by its economic and information commission on June 26.
Shandong Development Investment Holding Group launched a 10 billion yuan ($1.54 billion) green development fund in Laiwu, Shandong province on June 19, aiming to propel the province's pollution prevention and treatment, energy conservation and environmental protection.
The International Economic Cooperation Zone in the Qingdao West Coast New Area has become a primary platform in promoting the region's modern industrial system development, replacing old economic development drivers with new ones.
Weifang, a neighboring city of Qingdao, the host of the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, wants to make innovation its name card.