This winter, ice and snow tourism in Shandong saw a surge in popularity, with orders for ice and snow equipment also increasing, thanks to efforts by various places in Shandong to explore and cultivate the ice and snow economy.
Shandong province held a promotional ceremony on Feb 26 to mark the start of construction on 1,007 major projects with a total investment of more than 1.2 trillion yuan ($166.6 billion).
Shandong was the first province in China to establish a trade and economic cooperation mechanism with Singapore. In 2023, Singapore became the province's second-largest source of foreign investment, with bilateral cooperation growing in both depth and scale.
Across Shandong province, the new year has gotten off to a strong start. Various departments and organizations in Shandong are working diligently on their annual plans, fast-tracking project development and attracting investment. Enterprises are also racing to fulfill orders and recruit workers.
Shandong province aims to spearhead a dynamic foreign trade agenda in 2024, zeroed in on the expansion of intermediate goods trade.
In the pursuit of high-quality development, Shandong province leverages cutting-edge technology, channeling 14.52 billion yuan ($2.05 billion) into science and technology innovation in 2023.
At an equipment production line in Wucheng county of Dezhou, Shandong province, workers are busy producing specialized heat recovery ventilators for livestock farms.