Qingdao – China’s Sailing City
Sat, 16/11/13 – 0:00 | No Comment

Qingdao, Shandong Province, China – News On: ✓Attractions, ✓Travel, ✓Business, ✓Entertainment, ✓Events, ✓Sailing, ✓Restaurants, ✓Nightlife, ✓Real Estate, ✓Living.

China’s Sailing City, with its abundance of natural beauty, talented human resources, three central business districts, and the new Blue Silicon Valley along with the Economic and Technological Development Zone (QETDZ) located in Huangdao, continues to attract tourists and international businesses from around the globe.

In 2014, Qingdao will host the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, International Sailing Week (青岛国际帆船周), China International Consumer Electronics Show (中国国际消费电子博览会), International Beer Festival (青岛国际啤酒节), and World Horticultural Exposition (青岛世园会).

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Attractions & Travel

Things to see and do in and around China’s Sailing City: Old Town, Tsingtao Beer Museum, Pichaiyuan, Badaguan …

Business & Real Estate

Property, real estate, business news and events: SINOCES, Foreign Investment, Internships, Blue Silicon Valley …

Life & Living Essentials

How and where to get things done in China’s Sailing City: Shopping, Culture, Public Transportation, Local Markets …

Restaurants & Cafes

Coffee shops, local and international cuisine: Shandong, Sichuan, Canton, Italian, Indian, French, Korean, Japanese …

Sport & Entertainment

Activities & Nightlife: Sailing, Hiking, Bicycling, International Beer Festival, Theater, Dance, Bars, Clubs, Live Music, …

Internship Visas in China
Wed, 2/04/14 – 18:23 | No Comment
Internship Visas in China

Thinking of doing an internship in China? If so, then some of your first questions will be about accessing opportunities, which visa you need and whether you’re able to get paid. InternChina have been placing interns in Qingdao since 2007…

Qingdao HHH Run 368 – 03.01
Fri, 28/02/14 – 2:35 | No Comment
Qingdao HHH Run 368 – 03.01

Qingdao Hash House Harriers Run 368 on March 1st, 2014: This run will take you through some hills and local street markets in backyard of the Shilaoren District government. Meet 2PM in Cronwe Plaza lobby -or- 3PM at Number 2 Middle School in Shilaoren.

Pi Chai Yuan (劈柴院)
Sat, 14/12/13 – 7:48 | No Comment
Pi Chai Yuan (劈柴院)

Tsingtao history passed down to younger generations at Fire Wood Court (劈柴院 Pi Chai Yuan) in Qingdao’s Old Town on Zhongshan Road. Other popular destinations include: SiFang Lu, ZheJiang Lu, YiShui Lu, GuangXi Lu, Taiping Lu, and …

New York Bar, TsingTao 1940
Sun, 10/11/13 – 13:13 | No Comment
New York Bar, TsingTao 1940

TsingTao New York Bar photographed in 1940 by Harold “Harry” Carrico, a former United States Naval Officer on the SS Pike (a.k.a. Submarine 173), prior to the Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor, Oahu Island, Hawaii on 7 December 1941.

Tsingtao Rickshaw Drivers 1948
Thu, 7/11/13 – 11:13 | No Comment
Tsingtao Rickshaw Drivers 1948

Need a ride? As all residents and travelers to Qingdao should know it is nearly impossible to get a taxi from 8:00am to 9:00am or 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The city’s public transportation system offers a reliable alternative, especially with the new Metro set to open 2014.

Qingdao 青岛 Style
Tue, 5/11/13 – 13:50 | One Comment
Qingdao 青岛 Style

Yeah sure … we have all heard “Gangnam Style” by the Korean pop star Psy, but you probably have never really seen how we do it here in China’s Sailing City. I miss the city I called home for 10 years, my friends, and of course that infamous … Qingdao 青岛 Style ! … ;-}

U.S. Marines in Tsingtao, China 1945-49
Wed, 30/10/13 – 8:03 | 9 Comments
U.S. Marines in Tsingtao, China 1945-49

Fred Greguras, a former US Marine, came to Qingdao to trace the footsteps of the 6th Marine Division stationed here in Qingdao (Tsingtao) back in 1945 at the end of World War II to assist Chiang Kai-Shek’s government in the surrender and disarmament of Japanese troops.

Sipping Tsingtao Beer in a Bag
Sun, 14/07/13 – 17:52 | No Comment
Sipping Tsingtao Beer in a Bag

A local Qingdao resident demonstrates how to properly drink Tsingtao draft brew from a bag. You will find loads of photographs on the internet depicting local residents buying the golden nectar from their favorite street vender who serves it to them in a bag …

Zhan Qiao Loading Pier Closed
Sat, 13/07/13 – 22:25 | No Comment
Zhan Qiao Loading Pier Closed

Tsingtao beer’s iconic structure Zhan Qiao Pier is closed this summer for structural repairs and storm reinforcement. The last few typhoons took its toll on one of Qingdao’s most popular tourist attractions causing its closure until the end of 2013 …

Qingdao Tesco Lifespace Closes Shop
Fri, 12/07/13 – 0:31 | No Comment
Qingdao Tesco Lifespace Closes Shop

UK’s Tesco Lifespace Department Store, located on Renmin Road in Qingdao, packs up and goes home. The non-profitable super-store, which was twice the size of its closest Chinese competitor, offered free buses and every day “low prices” to its customers.

International Community Centre (QICC)
Tue, 18/06/13 – 15:24 | No Comment
International Community Centre (QICC)

The QICC opened October 2012. The facility, located in Huangdao, offers the foreign community a place for both indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. New events include: Kinder Club, Soccer for ages 3 – 13, Apple computer classes, and summer camp.

St. Michael’s Cathedral
Thu, 23/05/13 – 10:09 | No Comment
St. Michael’s Cathedral

St. Michael’s Cathedral, constructed by the Divine Word Missionaries (abbreviated “SVD,” from their Latin name: Societas Verbi Divini), is located in Qingdao (TsingTao) Old Town at 15 ZheJiang Road. The Catholic Protestant Church was completed in 1934.

2013 Extreme Sailing Series – Act 3
Fri, 3/05/13 – 13:14 | No Comment
2013 Extreme Sailing Series – Act 3

Extreme Sailing Series comes to Qingdao International Marina and Olympic Sailing Center from May 2nd through the 5th. Catch the adrenaline filled “stadium Racing” action on Fushan Bay in front of May Fourth Square or Marina City from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Prinz Heinrich Beach Hotel
Mon, 29/04/13 – 15:04 | No Comment
Prinz Heinrich Beach Hotel

Qingdao’s first Beach Hotel, located across from famous Bathing Beach Number One, was formally called Prinz Heinrich Hotel. Constructed in 1907 and sometimes referred to as New World Hotel, it was the sailing city’s premier beach resort in the early 1900s.

Qingdao City Offers Free WiFi
Wed, 24/04/13 – 15:16 | No Comment
Qingdao City Offers Free WiFi

Qingdao Shinan District is set to have free WiFi at most of its popular tourists destinations (Olympic Sailing Center & International Marina, Beaches 1-2-6, and May Fourth Square) by the end of 2013 with intentions on being China’s first “Smart City”

ZhongShan Park Cherry Blossoms
Sun, 21/04/13 – 21:33 | One Comment
ZhongShan Park Cherry Blossoms

Every year at the end of April – Qingdao’s ZhongShan Park in China’s Sailing City, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists for the Cherry Blossom Festival. The 500-meter-long Sakura Road is a famous scenic spot featuring 20,000 Japanese cherry trees.