Weihai has the jurisdiction over Huancui District, Wendeng District, Rongcheng City, Rushan City and 3 state-level development zones, namely Weihai Torch Hi-Tech Science Park, Weihai Economic & Technological Development Zone, Weihai International Port Economic and Technological Development Zone and one national level Export Processing Zone.
Weihai is located in the eastern tip of Shandong Peninsula, facing South Korea and Japan across the sea. It’s the nearest city to South Korea in China. The shortest distance over the sea is only 93 nautical miles. Weihai covers the land area of 5,797 square kilometers with a coastline of 985.9 kilometers. The permanent residents are 2.8 million.
Weihai is endowed with beautiful natural scenery, agreeable climate and pleasant environment. There is no severe winter and sultry summer with abundant rainfall and moderate annual temperature. Due to the moderating effect of the ocean, Weihai also features a distinctive four seasons with cold spring, cool summer, warm autumn and mild winter. Air quality rate has reached 100%, and the urban green coverage rate reaches 47.2%. Weihai is one of the areas with the best air and sea water quality in China, presenting a unique urban landscape featuring “sea in the city, city in the mountain, buildings in the forests and people in the green environment.”
Weihai is one of the model cities most suitable for living in the world. It enjoys distinct urban landscape with various architectures companied by green mountains, blue sky and sea. Weihai has a beautiful environment with sound facilities. Tradition and modernization, unique character and fashion are blended perfectly here. The complete facilities include golf, sail, hunting, spa bath, fishing, top-grade shopping malls, large supermarkets, star-level hotels, various dining halls full of foreign expressions, high-grade hospitals, international schools and entertainment centers for foreigners.
History and Culture
In ancient times, Weihai was considered the place where the sun-god lives. Both Emperor Qinshihuang and Emperor Hanwudi had patrolled eastward here and left many cultural relics, which made Weihai a historic place for blessing. In 1398, the Ming Dynasty quartered troops here and named the place “Weihaiwei” which means “having the power over coastal area and territorial sea”. Hence the region is called Weihai. In 1898, Weihai was forced to lease to UK till the year 1930 when Weihai was set up as a provincial level administrative region. In 1987, prefectural-level Weihai City was established.
China’s first navy was established in Liugong Island in the Qing Dynasty. As the birthplace of Beiyang Navy and the main battlefield of Jiawu Naval Battle, Weihai became one of the “seven sons” together with Hong Kong in the article written by Mr. Wen Yiduo and was pushed to the forward position of the modern history of China. The long history has left Weihai solid cultural heritage, the blending traditional culture and the modern civilization, the pluralization of Chinese, English, Korean and Japanese cultures have added infinite charm to this beautiful city.
Weihai is a well-known coastal tourism and leisure resort in China. Stretching coastline of nearly one thousand kilometers, Weihai presents us beautiful seaside sceneries with the mountain, the sea, the island and the spring, and each of them has its unique features. It is not only a famous coastal tourism resort but also a famous town of spa. Weihai has one5Alevel scenic spot --Liugong Island, eight4Alevel scenic spots, such as Fahua Temple on Mt. Chi, Cape Chengshantou, Silver Beach, Darushan, Tianmu Spa and Xiangu Peak, and many other famous tourist attractions such as Swan Lake, Kunyu Mountain, International Swimming Beach, Weihai Park and Happiness Park.
The First National Health City in China;
The First National Model City for Environmental Protection in China;
The First National Excellent Tourism City Cluster;
The First National Garden City Cluster in northern China;
The National Forest City;
Winner of China Habitat Environment Award;
Winner of UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honor for Improving the Living Environment;
Top 40 Cities of Investment Environment and Top 50 Cities of Comprehensive Economic Strength;
Coastal Holiday Resort, World Livable City
With solid industrial foundation, Weihai is one of key cities with hi-end industry clusters in Jiaodong Peninsula. There are 20,000 industrial enterprises, including 1630 enterprises above designated size and 13 listed enterprises. It is one of the largest production bases of fishing tackles, tires, medical polymer products, woodworking machinery and carpets in China. It owns 19 China famous brand products and 28 China well-known trademarks.
Weihai has witnessed a quick development in the past few years in terms of its economy and social undertaking. Listed as one of the 50 economically strong cities in China, the overall strength of Weihai has been prominently increased, and people’s living standard has been obviously raised.
The Central Government of the People’s Republic of China formally approved “the Development Planning of Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone” on January 4, 2011. Since then, the construction of Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone had been promoted to a state strategy. Weihai is the key city in the core area of Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone. It is planned to establish three special districts, including high-end marine industry gathering district, experiment district for regional economic cooperation among China, Japan and South Korea, and coastal eco-tourism holiday resort. In 2015, CKFTA chose Weihai and Incheon as demonstration areas for local economic cooperation under the framework of CKFTA, a state strategy which went into effect on Dec. 20, 2015.
Opening to the Outside World
Located at the core area of Northeast Asian Economic Rim, Weihai is one of the best cities in terms of economic development and dynamic. At present, Weihai has established friendly relationship with 48 cities in 23 countries, economic and trade cooperation with 189 countries and regions all over the world. Weihai now has 4 national level development zones, 5 provincial level economic development zones, 4 provincial level tourist holiday resorts and numerous special professional parks, which can undertake industrial transfer of different kinds and levels. There are over 2000 large-scale foreign invested enterprises and the annual import & export trade value reaches USD 17 billion. Weihai is in the leading list of Shandong Province in terms of economic openness. Many top 500 companies and famous multinational companies have invested in Weihai, including Hyundai Heavy Industry Co, Lotte Group, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industry, SK Group, Kumho Asiana, from South Korea; Mitsubishi Business, Mitsubishi Electric, Table Mark Co, Itochu Business, Aeon from Japan; Morgan Stanley, Medtronic, Cooper and Jardon from USA; Bekaert and Beaulieu from Belgium; Esab from Netherland; ArcelorMittal from Luxemburg; Air Liquide and Auchan Group from France; Orica from Australia; China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd., Shenhua Group and Weiqiao Pioneering from Hong Kong.
Labor Force Resource
The annual average income of a worker in Weihai is about 8,000 RMB yuan (US$964). In Weihai, 600 RMB yuan(US$73) per month is enough to employ a worker , 1,000 - 1,500 RMB yuan (US$120-180) to employ a section chief and 2,000RMB yuan (US$240) to employ a senior manager.
Weihai Government has very strict requirements for the workers. According to the employment entry system, only the personnel who have at least received the senior middle school education can get the job. If the personnel cannot reach the requirement of the government concerning age, education level and health condition, they can not get a job. Even the qualified person should be professionally trained by the labor authority and attain professional quality certificates before they are employed. All these measures ensure the quality of workers in Weihai.
Weihai is endowed with beautiful scenes and four clear seasons. Backed by mountains and facing the sea, Weihai has been a famous summer resort. In 1996, Weihai was selected as one of the model cities for improving human living environment in the world by UN. In 1998, Weihai was awarded as the best tourist city.
There are a lot of scenic spots and historical sites in Weihai.Liugong Island,2.1 nautical miles away from city proper, is famous as the birthplace of the Chinese first navy-Beiyang Navy.The Shengjing Mountain is the birthplace of the Quanzhen School of Taoism.The Chengshan Mountain in Rongcheng is known as the End of the Sky . The Swan Lake in Rongcheng is the biggest living place for swans in the north of China.In winter, thousands of swans gather here, singing and dancing, which draws a magnificent picture.
Weihai enjoys thousands of miles of golden coastlines, along which lies many beautiful sunny beaches and natural bathing beaches. You can enjoy sunbath on the beaches or swim in the sea. Many natural hot springs with high-quality water are scattered in Weihai, which can be used for curing diseases.
There are plenty of well-facilitated hotels, restaurants, and leisure places in Weihai, where the perfect services are offered. Weihai Fanhua Golf Club owns the court of 18 holes and 72 drivings, and is the only one in China with each hole facing the sea.
Large-scale supermarket, department stores,shopping centers, franchising shops can be found here and there.
All the hospital are open for the foreign businessmen . They are equally treated as the native citizen in terms of medical expenses.
Complying with the stipulations of the nation and Shandong province, Weihai has stipulated the Provisional Management Measures for the Children of Foreigners Schooling in Weihai which has improved and standardized the management of the schooling of the foreign students and provided the foreign students with convenience to be educated in Weihai.
In order to supply the foreigners with better living and study environment, Weihai Government has initiated to build two residential neighborhoods for foreigners equipped with the international schools, hospitals and entertainment and recreation center.
The governments of different levels in Weihai have set up the foreign investment service centers in order to provide the foreign investors with more convenience.
Weihai Foreign Investment Service Center has over 10 governmental departments related with foreign investment gathered in so as to offer the foreign investors with the services called one station with all procedures .Before you make up your mind to invest, you can first get the consulting regarding laws and policies, investment environment and proper project. When you initiate the investment procedures, you can have the services in terms of incorporation application and construction assistance. During the manufacturing, you can have the assistance in the aspects of insurance, material purchase , sales promotion, coordinating the disputes, accounting, translation , training of employee and conference planning. Besides, the center can also help you with the daily life requirements such as housing, children schooling, medical treatment and tourism consulting. The investors will be provided with the sincere services from the consulting of laws and regulations to the drafting of the legal documents, from the market research to feasibility study of project, from the application to the registration, from the purchasing or renting of buildings to the construction, from the employment of workers to the training, from getting all the approval documents to the export of the products, from the purchasing of raw materials to the marketing development and from solving all the difficulties in the manufacture to mediating the disputes.
Ports There are 6 special ports and 85 cargo ports such as Longyan port in Weihai. Weihai port ,Shidao port and Longyan port are the national first class open port, and Rushankou port, Zhangjiabu port are the national second class open port. In addition, there are 2 first class open handling area which are Lijiang port and Zhukou port. There are 8 berths for the ships of over 10,000 tons including a comprehensive berth for refined oil & LPG for the ships of 50,000 tons .Weihai Port is a deep water and ice-free port .Shidao Port is the largest fishing port in the north of China .Weihai has built up a multi-functional and well-facilitated harbor system consisting of the normal ports ,container ports ,coal ports and the ports for tourists .The regular passenger-cargo ships from Weihai to Inchon and Puchon, Korea, the container liner from Weihai to Japan as well as the line from Weihai via Dalian to the other places of the world have been already in use.
Airport Constructed according to the international 4D standard, Weihai airport can be used for kinds of civil planes. The lines to Beijing ,Shanghai,Guangzhou,Harbin, Shenyang, and Haikou have been opened to business.
Railway The 137.5-kilometer long local railway from Weihai to Taocun has been open to traffic, which makes Weihai connected with national railway net. Road The highways with high technical standards lead Weihai in all directions.There are 2,185.8 kilometers of road open to traffic. The density of the highways is 40.2 kilometers per 100 square kilometers. Weihai is linked with Qingdao and Yantai by express ways. With urban area as the center, the road network stretching to Rongcheng, Wendeng, Rushan and connecting the neighbor areas has been formed.
Weihai Happiness Park
Weihai Sea View
Weihai Golf Course
Night View of Weihai
Panorama of Weihai