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Qingdao charts fresh routes to success

Qingdao, a major coastal city in Shandong province, has drawn up a challenging and exciting agenda for 2018 - after having taken stock of the past year's achievements.

Jiaozhou speeds up build of key destinations for investment, business

Jiaozhou, a county-level city in Qingdao, has accelerated the construction of five strategic development platforms - to promote their quality, scale, profitability and competitiveness, so as to contribute more to the economy of Shandong province.

Sweet spot in economic transition

BEIJING - With a string of encouraging data, China's economy kicked off 2018 on a positive note, adding to optimism among international financial institutions about the world's second-largest economy.

Qingdao initiates carbon emission peak research

The coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province has kicked off a program of research into carbon emission peaking amid China's continuous efforts to combat climate change and realize sustainable development.

Qingdao unveils innovation center to boost intelligent manufacturing

The West Coast New Area Green Manufacturing Innovation Center was unveiled recently in the Sino-German Eco-park in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, with an aim of promoting development of a regional intelligent manufacturing sector.

Global trade challenges remain despite last year's upswing

STATISTICS FROM THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF CUSTOMS show the total import and export value of Chinese goods was 27.79 trillion yuan ($4.32 trillion) last year, up 14.2 percent compared with 2016, reversing the two-year downward trend. Beijing Youth Daily comments:

Qingdao among top 10 cities for business in Chinese mainland in 2017

Since 2004, Forbes has ranked cities by evaluating indexes such as human resources, urban scale, consumption ability, passenger traffic, freight transport, vitality of private economy, operating costs and innovation.

Growth may fuel cut to value-added tax rate

China could have the option to cut its value-added tax rate this year as part of its proactive fiscal policy to bolster its real economy with the country set to register higher fiscal revenue growth in 2017, a researcher suggested.