Tai'an's GDP in the first half of 2018 reached 189.59 billion yuan ($27.48 billion), according to the city's bureau of statistics, a year-on-year increase of 6 percent and 0.7 percentage points higher than the first quarter of the year.
The world's largest cotton yarn cone dyeing intelligent plant started its construction in Xintai, a county-level city of Tai'an, Shandong province on July 22.
Tai'an in Shandong province took a big step in further developing its emerging industries by reaching a 39.4 billion yuan ($5.71 billion) deal with China Huaneng Group on June 25.
Xintai, a county-level city in Tai'an, Shandong province, hosted its annual Cherry Festival and Economic, Trade and Culture Cooperation and Exchange Session at the picturesque Lianhua (Lotus) Mountain Scenic Area on May 20.
The Fourth China Mount Tai International High-tech Fair and the New and Old kinetic Energy Conversion Summit took place in Tai'an, Shandong province on April 23.
The opening ceremony of the 2018 China Garden Flower and Tree Industry Fair was held in the Taishan International Flower and Tree City of Tai'an, Shandong province on April 13.
The 18th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE) was held on March 27.