The City of Qingdao
Qingdao, the green island, as its name literally suggests, is covered by abundant trees --- black pine, chinar and gingko amid the azure sky and blue sea in East China. With green and blue as the natural backdrop, the color red stands out as a man-made creation, enhancing the charm of Qingdao and visible on the red-roofed architecture of various European styles erected during the early 20th century.
Qingdao has a century-old, ongoing love affair with historical and innovative architecture. Yet the real charm of Qingdao comes not only from these glamorous creations, but from the shuttered and balconied boulevards, the winding backstreets, the seaside promenade and the avenues lined with luxuriant vegetation.
Qingdao is a major seaport and an economic center, featuring trade of import and export, industries like household appliances and manufacturing, as well as marine science and technology. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, one of the world's longest trans-sea bridges, and the trans-sea tunnel link downtown Qingdao with the West Coast New Area. Qingdao is best known for Tsingtao Beer and its brewery ranks the second largest in China. In 2009, Qingdao was named China's most livable city by the Chinese Institute of City Competitiveness.
The introduction to Qingdao from WGN TV on 2011.