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What makes Chongqing a magnet for investors

Updated: Jun 17, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Superior strategic location

Situated in the geometrical center of China, Chongqing is regarded as the junction of the Belt and Road Initiative and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Transportation plays a critical role in the city's economic development and forms a comprehensive network that integrates railways, expressways, waterways, and aviation.

In 2017, based on the China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity, Chongqing became the first city in China to open and normalize a rail-sea combined transport system via Chongqing, Guilin, Guizhou province, and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, as well as cross-border shuttles.

China-Europe freight trains to and from Chongqing surged over 50 percent to make over 1,000 trips in 2018. Chongqing started rail cargo service to Duisburg, Germany in 2011 and now offers rail cargo services to more than 30 European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy.

Abundant human resources

Chongqing places great importance to human resources and has cultivated a great number of talents and professionals. It possesses more than 70 higher education institutes and about 300 secondary vocational schools.

The Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Human Resources Development Service Center is a human resources platform. It is open to talents worldwide, bringing in advanced technology and experience, integrating talents and innovation elements, and promoting the opening-up of inland China.

Chongqing-based enterprises, including outsourcing website ZBJ.com and computer vision startup CloudWalk Tech, are carrying out projects around the world, showcasing the city to the world and bringing in global talents.

Chongqing Haifu Technology Co, an advanced medical device manufacturer in Liangjiang New Area, was recently approved by the China Scholarship Council as a social practice and cultural experience center for international students in China.

Excellent living environment

Chongqing boasts a superb living environment. Due to its monsoon climate, the city enjoys a comfortable temperature and humid air all year round. Chongqing is reputed for its beautiful mountains and waters, and has been called a "city of mountains" and a "city of rivers." Various recreational areas around Chongqing are must-see sites for those traveling to China.

The Chongqing government is devoted to creating a favorable living environment and providing good residential services. Foreign investors and their families in Chongqing have extensive access to high-quality international schools and hospitals.

Raffles Hospital, a renowned Singaporean hospital brand, was established in Liangjiang New Area on Jan 7. It is the first hospital of its kind in Chongqing and will bring international medical resources to Southwest China.

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