Qingdao is an important coastal city, distinguished for its beautiful traveling resources, international harbors and rich history and culture. Qingdao, as a vice-provincial city, is listed in the first branch of coastal open cities and cities specially designated in the state plan.
Qingdao hosted the sailing competition of the 29th Olympic Games Beijing and the 13th Paralympic Games, famous as the Sailing Capital of China and the BestSailingDestinationCity in Asia.
Qingdao is the main node city of the New Eurasian Continental Bridge Economic Corridor of Belt and Road Initiative and the strategic fulcrum of maritime cooperation.
Qingdao is National Civilized City, China's excellent tourism city, ChineseSanitaryCity, National Forest City, National Garden City, national environmental protection model city, China's top ten livable cities, and the host of World Horticultural Exposition 2014 and World Leisure Games 2015.
Qingdao is Chinese Brand Capital, FestivalCity, the most livable city, the safest and the happies city.
Qingdao is the most economically dynamic city, the top ten innovative cities in China, China's leading Intelligent City, China's best commercial city, the city most satisfied with entrepreneurs, China's gold medal city for investment environment, and China's top ten cities most attractive to foreign talents.