November 6, 2019
Chongqing – City of “Double Celebrations”
Chongqing is a major city in southwestern China. Administratively, it is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of central government of the People’s Republic of China (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality located far away from the coast. The nearby Three Gorges Dam, which is the world’s largest, will not only supply Chongqing with power once completed but also allows oceangoing ships to reach Chongqing’s Yangtze River port, making the city a hub for all China inland logistical operations. Chongqing is the largest city proper in the world.
An important industrial area in western China, factories producing local-oriented consumer goods such as processed food, cars, chemicals, textiles, machinery and electronics are common. Chongqing is China’s third largest center for motor vehicle production and the largest for motorcycles. Leading makers of cars and motor bikes includes China’s fourth biggest automaker; Changan Automotive Corp and Lifan Hongda Enterprise, as well as Ford Motor Company, with the US car giant having 3 plants in Chongqing. The municipality is also one of the nine largest iron and steel centers in China and one of the three major aluminum producers. Important manufacturers include Chongqing Iron and Steel Company and South West Aluminum which is Asia’s largest aluminum plant.
Recently, there has been a drive to move up the value chain by shifting towards high technology and knowledge intensive industries resulting in new development zones such as the Chongqing New North Zone (CNNZ) and Chongqing Liangjiang New Area.
Chongqing Liangjiang New Area was established on June 18, 2011. It is the first national level development area in inland China, and the third nationwide after Shanghai Pudong New Area and Tianjian Binhai New Area. Liangjiang has attracted 2,740 business contracts with a value of 1,068 billion yuan, of which $26 billion is foreign capital. The zone will work on three pillar industries: automobiles, information technology and high-end equipment. It will also develop ten strategic emerging industries, ranging from robotics and smart devices to energy conservation and environmental protection. Liangjiang New Area administers 11 companies. They are Liangjiang Group, Liangjiang Bonded Tariff Port Group, Jiangbeizui Investment Group, Yuelai Investment Group, Yufu Company, Longxing Company, Shuitu Company, Cloud Computing Company, Liangjiang Financial Company, Liangjiang Aviation Industry Investment Group. Seven automobile giants including Chang’an, Beijing Hyundai and Shanghai GM have manufactured 3.7 billion cars, one million gearboxes, and 4.5 million engines, with a value of 470 billion yuan in the area.
Jianghong International Hotel (No.589 Renmin West Road, Yongchuan District, Chongqing City, China)
INDUSTRIES OF FOCUS
Breakfast at the hotel
Registration, Group photo shoot, Meet the designated translator
Lunch Buffet (In the Hotel)