Qingdao city is a city of economic centre in Shandong Province, one of the whole country's five cities specially designated in the state plan. Qingdao city is situated at the southern end of Shandong Province, on Jiaozhou Bay side. It is China's first batch of coastal open cities, and in the meantime is an important coastal city of economic centre and a port city in the eastern part of China. Qingdao used to be the eastern starting place of the maritime silk road in ancient time. With regard to "One Belt and One Road" strategy, Qingdao is positioned as the main node of the new Eurasia economic corridor and the support city of maritime cooperative strategy. Today, by taking the advantage of locating at intersection of maritime and land silk road, Qingdao is building itself into a comprehensive key city to gradually expand all-round exchanges and cooperation with countries along the "One Belt and One Road" line.
Dalian is the gateway of Beijing and Tianjin. It borders on Yingkou city in the north, faces Shandong Peninsula across the sea in the south, and adjoins Japan, the Republic of Korea and Russia's Far Eastern region, between 120°58' to 123°31'east longitude and between 38°43' to 40°10'north latitude.
Xi'an, which was called Changan and Jingzhao in ancient time, is one of the four famous ancient capitals in the world. It is the birthplace of the Chinese civilization, a cradle of the Chinese nation, an outstanding representative of the Chinese culture and the starting point of the Silk Road in the east.
Shenzhen is also called "Pengcheng", a new creative city and international city decided by the State Council, being subordinated to Guangdong Province and facing Hong Kong across the Shenzhen River. It is a window of China's reform and opening up, the first special economic zone initiated and established by Mr. Deng Xiaoping, general designer of China's reform and opening up. From a small town to a modern city, Shenzhen is an excellent epitome of China's reform and opening up.
Shanghai is called "Hu" for short,"Shen" is its another name. It is one of important cities in Asia, the largest industrial and commercial city in China, and a famous international metropolis.
The Xiamen City is situated at 118°04'04" east longitude and 24°26'46" north latitude, in China's southeast coastal area,i.e., at southeastern part of Fujian Province with Zhangzhou and Quanzhou plains behind and the Taiwan Strait in front, facing Jinmen, Taiwan and Penghu islands across the sea.
Harbin is also called "Eastern Moscow", the first big city in the Northeast. It is a provincial capital city covering the largest area in China, one of the four cities of ice and snow in the world, and the largest and most prosperous international metropolis in the Far Eastern region.
Lijiang is situated in the northwest of Yunnan Province, 527 km away from the Kunming City (capital of Yunnan Province). The Naxi classical music being called "living fossil of China's classical music", the only "living" Dongba pictograph in the world, the Mosuo people still having characteristics of the matrilineal clan, the Yulong Snow Mountain and Hutiao Gorge make Lijiang become a hot tourist spot in China and even in the world.
Hangzhou, which is abbreviated as "Hang", is located in China's southeast coast area, at the northern part of Zhejiang Province, on the north bank of the lower reaches of the Qiantang River, and at the south end of Being-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
Luoyang is located in Henan Province. It is a world famous cultural city named by UN and a subcenter city in Henan Province and among a group of cities in the Central Plains, being situated at the foot of the Qinling Mountains in the west, facing Songshan Mountain in the east, by the Taihang Mountain in the north and looking at Funiu Mountain in the south. Luoyang was built at the earliest time in the Xia Dynasty.
Nanchang, a famous historical and cultural city in south of the Yangtze River, is called "Hong" for short, the place where August 1 Army Flag had been raised. It is now the capital of Jiangxi Province, one of the largest cities in China and having a history of over 2200 years.
Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province, a sub-provincial city. It is located in the east of the Jianghan Plain and in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. The longest branch of the Yangtze River, the third largest river in the world, runs through the Wuhan City, dividing Wuhan into three parts, i.e., Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang.
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