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Yantai, East China’s Shandong province has a land area of 13,746.5 square kilometers with a coastline of 1,038 kilometers. It boasts 230 offshore islands and seven natural bays.
The city lies along the Yellow and Bohai seas, bordering Liaodong peninsula, Japan and South Korea across the sea.
Yantai is an important center in the Bohai Economic Rim area, one of China’s largest economic circles. It serves as a logistics hub connecting the Beijing-Tianjin Economic Circle and Yangtze River Delta. It is also a gateway city to Japan and South Korea.
The Yantai Area of the China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, built in August, 2019, is also helping the city become more open in investment, finance, education and medicine.
A modern transportation system combining land, water and air transit is taking shape in Yantai.
Yantai aims to establish a three-hour high-speed train circle and a two-hour flight circle in hopes of stimulating economic activity.
In recent years, the Penglai International Airport has been increasing international flights to promote overseas exchange. The passenger throughput of the airport exceeded 10 million for the first time in 2019, joining the ranks of larger airports.
The city expects more than 23 million airport passengers in 2030 and will start construction on the second phase of the airport this year.
The first subway line will open in Yantai in 2020.
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