Tianjin to take a global step

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By Jinyun

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a promotion event presenting Tianjin to the world. Let’s first look at a few must know facts about Tianjin.

The total land area of Tianjin is 11,916.9 square kilometers, with mountains, rivers, lakes, seas, springs and wetlands. The 72-kilometer-long Haihe River winds its way through the city and flows into the Bohai Sea, instilling vitality to the entire city.

Rivers of northeastern China meet in Tainjin with canals connecting the north and the south. Bohai’s being innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea makes Tianjin Port one of the busiest ports in the world.

Endowed with natural beauty and historical heritage, Mount Panshan is known as the ‘First Mountain East of Beijing’. Its famous jade pine trees, strange and astonishing peaks, clear waters, grotesquely shaped rocks and clusters of ancient temples won admiration from many emperors in ancient China.

The traditional Chinese houses represented by the Shi’s Family Compound with twisted corridor and vivid brick carving show residences in the Qing Dynasty.Tian Hou Gong Temple is the third largest temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu as well as Tianjin’s oldest building complex.

Tianjin boasts colorful culture and arts with 33 national intangible cultural heritage projects. Yangliuqing Spring Festival Woodcut Picture and Kite Wei located in the Ancient/Old Cultural Street.

Household name Painted Clay Figure Zhang, Tianjin Shidiao (tune), Tianjin Kuaiban (clapper talk), Jingyun Dagu etc. were born and formed in Tianjin. Xiangsheng (cross talk), Peking Opera, Pingju Opera, and Hebei Bangzi (clapper opera), etc., have all been cultivated and developed in Tianjin. The humor culture of Tianjin can be felt even when grabbing a taxi.

Pancake Rolled with Yau Char Kwai, Goubuli steamed stuffed bun, 18th Street fried dough twists, and the list goes on. Here in Tianjin, you’ll be treated with delicious delicacies.

Tianjin has survived a series of wars, which has left the special scenery of Tianjin as a blend of the west and the east, the old and the new.

Famous educators from Nankai University and Tianjin University contributed to modern education of China as pilots.

Places like Zhou Enlai Memorial Hall, Deng Yingchao Memorial Hall and Beiping-Tianjin Campaign Memorial Hall enable people feel not only the struggle and persistence taken by the people during the Anti-Japanese War and the Liberation War, but also the true feelings and romance of those difficult years.

Tianjin is the largest financial and trade center in north China and one of the first coastal cities to start opening up and reform. At present, it is an important note of Belt and Road Initiative both in terms of seaways and land transportation. It is also a hot investment destination and innovation hub.

Continuing opening up to the world, constantly optimizing business environment, and accelerating the process of internationalization entail a bigger player of Tianjin both regionally and internationally.

Tianjin Port is the world’s highest level manmade deep water port which connects with more than 500 ports around the world. It deploys intelligent management.

Tianhe No 1 helps in Long March 7 in the long march of nine days. The entire industry chain of the aviation industry was built from scratch in ten years.

Summer Davos serves as a platform for global leaders to gather and learn about Tianjin.

World Intelligence Conference witnessed fruitful results from the innovative idea exchanges which are expected to lead a new change globally.

Tianjin is one of the most livable cities in China with constantly improving natural environment.

With Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development and positioned as “one base and three districts”(National advanced manufacturing research and development base, Northern international shipping core area, Financial innovation operation demonstration zone, Pilot reform and opening-up zone), 15.6 million Tianjin residents are ready to welcome a brighter tomorrow.