A new Chinese CIR joined us this April. She was able to write us a column on her hometown, Weihai in Shandong Province.
■ Where Weihai is located
Weihai is located on the easternmost part of Shandong Province and a famous port city attracting many tourists.
Weihai, a coastal open city, is known for being very environmentally friendly, as China’s first “National Environmental City” and first “National Model City for Environmental Protection.”
Weihai’s coastline is approximately 1,000 kilometers and covers 1/3 of Shandong Province. There are three major fishing grounds on the coast and the city is accounted for one of China’s largest fish production.
■ Climate in Weihai
Weihai is located at longitude 120°11′-122°42′ and latitude 36°41′-37°35′, so comparatively around Japan’s Ibaraki Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture. In China, that would be exactly the dividing line of the North and South.
The average temperature for the year is 12℃ while average precipitation is 800 milimeters. Weihai has 4 seasons like Japan and very comfortable climate wise.
Weihai is surrounded by the sea and mountains, beautiful landscape, little noise. It is the ideal city in terms of environmentally friendly with environmental quality indexes for air quality, water quality, and noise reaching national standards.
Weihai is famous for its tourist attractions, being a place to avoid the heat and recuperating.
■ Weihai’s Local Resources
Weihai has 3 major fishing grounds and one of the cities that produce the most fish in China.
More than 300 different aquatic products can be found in Weihai such as shrimp, sea cucumbers, abalone, shellfish, and seaweed.
More than 30 kinds of minerals such as gold, iron, copper, and zinc can be mined. Weihai is also known for its high-quality granite such as Shidao Red, Wendeng White, and Rushan Black.
Please visit Weihai!