Pursuing the national strategy, building a blue new area
The Qingdao West Coast New Area, approved by the State Council on June 3, 2014, is the ninth national new area in China. Centrally located between the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Area and Yangtze River Delta Metropolitan Area, it is a coastal gateway for not only Beijing and Tianjin, but also the Yellow River Basin. It stands at the eastern starting point of the Eurasian Continental Bridge. Near the Korean Peninsula and Japanese Archipelago, the new area has been strategically located to reach out to the hinterland, connecting the south and the north, and facing the Pacific.