Weifang City

City Profile

Introduction of Weifang

Weifang, an open coastal city in Shandong Province, consists of 4 districts, 6 county-level cities, 2 counties, including Weifang High-Tech Industry Development Zone, Weifang Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone, Weifang Comprehensive Bonded Area and Xiashan Bio-Economic Development Zone, covering an area of 16,100 square kilometers with a population of 9.21 million. Well-known as the World Kite Capital, the city has been honored as a National Model City for Environmental Protection, National Hygiene City, National Science and Technology Advanced City, China’s Top Tourist City, and was listed among top 10 most creative cities in China in 2009. According to the 2009-2010 Blue Book on City Competitiveness released by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Weifang was ranked 10th in the world in terms of economic growth rate.

Geographic Location

Weifang is located in the middle of Shandong Peninsula, 183 km away from Jinan and 450 km from Beijing, extending from 118º10´ to 102º01´east longitudes and from 35º43´ to 37º26´ north latitudes with a 140-kilometer-long coastal line. Adjacent to Qingdao and Yantai in the east and Zibo and Jinan in the west, it is an important traffic hub connecting the coastal areas and inland areas in Shandong province.

Climate

Located in the east monsoon area of the temperate zone and having four distinct seasons a year, Weifang enjoys a pleasant climate with annual average temperature of 12.2℃, and rainfall of over 700mm and a frost-free period of 185-211 days.

Land Form

With Taiyi Mountain Range to the south, Changwei Plain in the middle and Laizhou Bay to the north, Weifang has favorable conditions for the development of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery.

Natural Resources

Weifang is rich in natural resources. It has a 140-kilometer coastal line and 2647 square kilometers of coastal non-arable land. The largest reservoir in Shandong Province-Xiashan Lake which has a capacity of 1.4 billion cubic meters located in Weifang. Fifty-eight minerals have been found in Weifang. The reserves of sapphire and bittern water rank the first in China.

Foreign-related Service Agencies

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Address

Tel

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Bureau of Commerce of Weifang City

No. 326, East Shengli Street, Weifang City

0086-536-8266722

 

0086-536-8279079

261041

Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Weifang Municipal Government

No. 99, East Shengli Street, Gaoxin District, Weifang City

0086-536-8789858

0086-536-8789850

261061

Weifang Customs

No. 15789, East Yuqing Street, Weifang City

0086-536-6101359

0086-536-6101228

261061

State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Weifang Branch

No. 17, Siping Road, Weifang City

0086-536-8232014

0086-536-8232014

261041

 

China Bank, Weifang Branch

No. 387, East Shengli Street, Weifang City

0086-536-8216666

0086-536-8238377

261041

Economic Development

Industry

With a good industrial foundation, Weifang has developed a complete industrial complex, with six traditional competitive industries such as mechanical equipment, automobile manufacturing, oil and salt chemical, textile and garment, food processing paper packaging, and with six main strategic emerging industries such as electronic information, bio-medicine, energy saving and environmental protection, new energy and electric automobile, intelligent device, ocean power equipment and is honored as “Electronics City”, “Power City” and “Textile City” in China. And a number of strong companies are emerging in various fields, such as Weichai Power, Foton, Chenming Paper, Haihua Group, Delicious Food, Sinoer, GoerTek and AO Devices.

Agriculture

Weifang is an important production area of farm products in China. Shouguang, a county-level city in Weifang, is the largest “vegetable basket” of China, and the export of chicken from Zhucheng city amounts for 1/10 of that of the country. Besides, the beef of Gaomi City, the duck of Changle county, the flowers of Qingzhou City, the vegetable processing industry of Anqiu City, the prawn and scallop breeding in Changyi City also play a leading role in China as well as in Shandong province. In recent years, a number of new technological agricultural “corridors” and production bases of high quality farm products have been built.

Tourism

Weifang is a famous cultural and tourist city in China. The paleontological fossils in Linqu county and the dinosaur fossils in Zhucheng City can be rated as world wonders, the wood-cut painting of Yangjiabu Village is one of the three most famous wood-cut paintings in China. Being home to the headquarters of the International Kite Federation, Weifang is honored as the World Kite Capital. Weifang International Kite Festival, an annual grand event, attracts thousands of visitors from home and abroad with its unique folk cultures. The hometown of Moyan, Chinese First Nobel Literature Prize Winner is Gaomi City of Weifang.

Trade & Logistics

Weifang has a long trade history and it is an important distribution center in the east of Shandong province. The small commodity market, building materials market, farm machinery market and the auto market, which are under reconstruction currently, will be the largest markets in Shandong province. The peninsula trading and logistics center under construction will bring about new breakthroughs to the development of the service industry in the city.

Credit enterprises of commerce and trade have got much remarkable achievements. The urban and rural consumption environment has improved well. At present, Weifang aims to build as the regional logistic city center of “based in Shandong Province, facing the North China and East China, radiating Northeast Asia”. It will form an efficient, healthy and competitive market environment, and will guarantee the rapid and stable development of business service industry.

Investment Environment

Convenient Transportation

Weifang is an important ground transport hub in China. Its highway mileage ranks first in Shandong Province. Five expressways, including the Jinan-Qingdao Expressway and five railway lines such as the Jiaoji Railway Line, run through the city. Weifang Port is a class one open port, while Weifang Airport is one of the four major airmail sorting centers in China.

Education, Science and Research

The human resource work has improved actively. In 2013, we introduced 536 foreign experts to work in Weifang, and organized 287 expert items. The professional technical team has expanded in large scale. There are 118 experts enjoying the special allowance from the State Council, and 52 middle-aged and young specialists got the award of provincial level devotion. There are 1069 professional technical top-notch personnel, 11 people elected in the national “thousand talents plan”. In Weifang, we have 24 postdoctoral stations.

Security Service System

Weifang has complete investment safety and social security systems concerning legal consultation, personnel exchange, contract arbitration, insurance and banking services. Its cultural, educational and hygiene systems have also been improved greatly in recent years. The city has a number of star-level hotels and recreation facilities up to international standards. Besides, the city has well-established business and living facilities, and a desirable social environment.

Historical Opportunities

Currently, Weifang is facing great development opportunities, as it is covered by a series of important strategies made by central government and Shandong Province Government on the development of “three areas”--Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Area, Yellow River Delta High-Efficiency Bio-Economic Development Area and Jiaodong Peninsula High-End Industrial Concentration Area. In order to grasp these opportunities, Weifang has speeded up the development of its northern coastal region comprehensively.

Key Modern Service Industries

In accordance with the key strategy of Weifang City’s “break through to develop Binhai, upgrade urban area, develop two rivers, balance urban and rural development”, we make great efforts to improve the development of the key industries, such as headquarters economy, originality design, modern logistics, financial service, health and pension, leisure and tourism, information consumption, service outsourcing, community service, etc.

Major Economic Development Zones

Weifang High-Tech Industry Development Zone

Weifang High-Tech Industry Development Zone is a state-level high-tech development zone approved by the State Council in 1992. It is located in the center of Weifang City, covering an area of 129 square kilometers with a population of 250,000.

After almost twenty years’ development, the development zone has developed four high-tech industrial clusters, including IT, modern equipment manufacturing, bio-medicine and new materials. It has become an important platform for the city to carry out international science and technologic exchanges as well economic cooperation, and was listed by the Ministry of Science and Technology as one of the top five most innovative high-tech development zones in China.

In recent years, by focusing on the development of three emerging industries, including electronic acoustic components, semi-conductor lighting, and software and information service, the development zone has successfully established a variety of province-level industrial parks or industrial bases, such as Electronic Acoustic Component Park, Optoelectronic Park, Software Park, Bio-Medicine Park, Information Service Base and Information Service Concentration Area.

Weifang Binhai Economic and Technological Development Zone

The development zone was established in August 1995, and was approved by the State Council as a state-level economic and technological development zone in April 2010. Covering an area of 677 square kilometers with a population of 100,000, it is located in the central area in the northern coastal region of Weifang, and has been designated as National Innovation Base for Revitalizing Trade with Science and Technology, National Model Zone for the Development of Marine Economy with Science and Technology, National Biological Industry Demonstration Park and Shandong Scientific Development Park and Recycling Economy Demonstration Park.

In recent years, by seizing the historical opportunities brought about by the development of Rim-Bohai area, Yellow River Delta as well as Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Area, the development zone has been making great efforts to foster six major high-efficiency biological industrial clusters, including equipment manufacturing, petrochemical industry, portside logistics, new energy and high-end service industry. A number of Fortune 500 and world famous companies have made investment in the development zone, including CNOOC, Sime Darby, Weichai Power, China Huaneng and Israel Chemical.

Weifang Comprehensive Bonded Area

Weifang Comprehensive Bonded Area was established on Jan. 25, 2011 on the approval of the State Council and became the 14th comprehensive bonded area in China. It covers an area of 18.43 square kilometers, including 5.17 square kilometers of land inside the separation net, which will be used for the development of bonded logistics and processing industries, and 7.2 square kilometers of land outside the net, which will be used to set up various industrial parks for supporting projects highly related to the bonded business inside the separation net.

The establishment of Weifang Comprehensive Bonded Area has built up a remarkable international platform for the opening up of Weifang and Shandong, and will be a strong booster for the development of Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Area, Yellow River Delta High-Efficiency Bio-Economic Area and the Rim-Bohai Economic Circle. It has not only improved the urban economic services in Weifang, but also consolidated or extended the functions of neighboring airports and seaports in Qingdao, Yantai, Rizhao, Weihai and Weifang, providing bonded services for the development of the hinterland in western Shandong Province, and playing an important role in linking the coastal and western hinterland economically in Shandong Province.

Festivals and Fairs

In recent years, Weifang has won great fame and popularity at home and abroad by developing its unique festival and exhibition economy on rich resources and setting up a platform for economic and cultural exchanges with the outside world. Since 1984, the annual Weifang International Kite Festival has become the name card of Weifang City for going global. On the basis of the kite culture, Weifang also holds a series of other festivals and exhibitions each year, such as Shandong-Taiwan Economic and Trade Fair, China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Fair, China (Changle) Jewel Festival, China (Qingzhou) Flower Expo, North China (Changyi) Plant Expo and Linqu Rare Stone Fair.

Weifang International Kite Festival

In April each year, kite fans around the world come to Weifang to take part in the International Kite Festival, decorating the sky of Weifang with colorful kites in various shapes. By now, the festival has been successfully staged for 32 consecutive years, and Weifang is designated as the World Kite Capital by the International Kite Federation.

China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Fair

The vegetable fair, held in April each year, is one of the five major agricultural exhibitions in China and the only specialized international vegetable fair held in the country, playing an important role in promoting the country’s standardization and internationalization of vegetable plantation.

Shandong-Taiwan Economic and Trade Fair

As one of the four major economic and trade fairs in Shandong province, Shandong-Taiwan Economic and Trade Fair provides great opportunities for the cooperation between Taiwan and mainland enterprises and has become an important platform for economic and cultural exchanges across Taiwan Straits.

City Scenery

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New Look of Weifang

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Sinoer Suits

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Kuiwen CBD

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Weifang State-level Hi-tech Development Zone

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Dragon-head Centipede Kite

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Weifang International Kite Festival

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Weifang Kite-Style Railway Station

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