|City of Yantai [Photo by Ju Chuanjiang/chinadaily.com.cn]|
Located in the east of Shandong province, Yantai is one of the coastal cities open to the world. The city has a cozy living environment and beautiful landscape. It has won titles of the Best City for Vacationand Top Ten Happy Cities. Yantai is also the country’s wine production base, selling wine to the world.
The city has a bonded port area and high-tech parks. The bonded port area is the first of its kind with an industrial cluster that deals in production and import. The area offers a series of supporting policies in taxation. It plays a crucial role in the city’s international trade sector.
In the future, Yantai will focus on marine economy. It will develop marine life breeding, marine facilities manufacturing and many other industries. It aims to become a leading player in marine technology and economy.
From June 8 to 12, 2014, 22 members of staff from several Asian media outlets including China Daily and The Ceylon Today visited Yantai, a coastal city in east China's Shandong province. Yantai is the only Asian city recognized as an International Vine and Wine City by the International Organization of Vine and Wine.The journalists visited tourist attractions including the Penglai Pavilion, one of the Four Great
Pavilions of China, Yangma Island, the Chateau Changyu-Castel, Changyu Wine Culture Museum and the Yantai bonded area. They also went to large enterprises in Yantai during the five-day tour, including Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited Co, Shandong Oriental Ocean Sci-tech Co and Jereh Oilfield Services Group Co.
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