Thursday, October 16, 2008


Laixi is a county-level city of Qingdao sub-provincial city, Shandong Province, China.


Laiwu is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong , People's Republic of China. The smallest prefecture-level city in the province, it borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Zibo to the east and Tai'an to the southwest.


The prefecture-level city of Laiwu administers 2 , both of which are .

*Laicheng District
*Gangcheng District
*provincal economic zone

These are further divided into 19 , including 14 , 1 and 4 subdistricts.

Jining, Shandong

Jining is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong , People's Republic of China. It borders Heze to the southwest, Zaozhuang to the southeast, Tai'an to the northeast, and the provinces of Henan and Jiangsu to the northwest and south respectively. Today it is the northernmost city reachable by navigation on the Grand Canal of China.


The prefecture-level city of Jining administers 12 , including 2 , 3 and 7 .

*Shizhong District
*Rencheng District
*Qufu City
*Yanzhou City
*Zoucheng City
*Yutai County
*Jinxiang County
*Jiaxiang County
*Wenshang County
*Sishui County
*Liangshan County


Jining is situated in a coal mining area in the South-West of Shandong. Jining is an industrial city. Jining has a coal-fired power station, the Jining Power Plant.

Notable people

*Confucius , central Chinese thinker, founder of Confucianism
*Mencius , Chinese thinker, a principle interpreter of Confucianism


Tengzhou is a county-level city of Zaozhuang, Shandong province of the People's Republic of China.

Tengzhou is the legendary birthplace of Micius and Lu Ban . It served as the capital of the State of Teng during the Spring and Autumn Period.

State of Teng was also called "Good State". According to Mencius, Mencius ever addressed State of Teng, and the duke T'eng Weng Kung consulted him for the government of the kingdom. Menicus praised the State of Teng as a "Good State".

The Mayor of Tengzhou is Du Yongguang. The Secretary of CPC Tengzhou Committee is Niu Qizhong.


The County-level city of Tengzhou administers 21 .

Notable people

*T'eng Weng Kung , Spring and Autumn era,duke of Teng of State
*Lu Ban , Spring and Autumnera famous architect and engineer
*Micius , Warring States era philosopher and thinker
*Mao Sui , Warring States era negotiator


Tashan is a semi-urban subdistrict of Yantai, in the Shandong province of the People's Republic of China. Tashan is noted for its mountain . Tashan Mountain has a temple dedicated to the boddhisatva Kuan Yin as well as a pagoda dedicated to Three Pure Ones.


Tai'an is a prefecture-level city in western Shandong , People's Republic of China. Centered around Mount Tai, the city borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the north, Laiwu to the northeast, Zibo to the east, Linyi to the southeast, Liaocheng to the extreme west and Jining to the south. To the west Tai'an is separated from the province of Henan by the Yellow River.


The prefecture-level city of Tai'an administers 12 , including 2 , 2 and 2 .

*Taishan District
*Daiyue District
*Xintai City
*Feicheng City
*Ningyang County
*Dongping County


In the neolithic, the area of present day Tai'an was home to the Dawenkou culture. During the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, the region belonged to the states of and . The site of major historical and cultural significance in the area is Mount Tai.

Geography and climate

Tai'an is centered around Mount Tai.

Tai'an lies in the northern temperate zone and has a continental, semi-humid monsoon climate. The average annual temperatures are -2.6 , 12.9°C , and 26.4°C . The average annual precipitation is 697 millimeter.


Shandong University of Science and Technology

Taishan Medical University

Shandong Agricultural University

Mount Tai College


Tai'an is located on the Jing-Hu Railway Line, which connects Beijing to Shanghai, as well as on the Jing-Hu Expressway and on the Tai-Lai Expressway . The nearest major airport is Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport, about 120 kilometers to the north.


Shouguang is a relatively large city located in Shandong Province. Nearly one million people reside within the municipality and its surrounding towns and villages.

The city is located approximately thirty minutes east of Zibo, thirty to forty minutes west of downtown Weifang, three hours west of Qingdao and one and a half an hour east of Jinan. From Shouguang, and driving at legal highway speeds, one could reach Beijing in approximately seven hours.

Shouguang is flourishing and boasts a modern downtown area and a new six lane highway leading from the Jiqing Expressway into the heart of the city. The local government is currently focused on developing the city's service, industry and technology sectors as well as maintaining Shouguang's reputation as China's "Home of Vegetables" .

The city hosts a vegetable fair every year around May 1st, and artists use fruits, nuts, vegetables, flowers and potted plants to create numerous sculptures and murals. The artwork is displayed at the city's convention center and ten large plant exhibition halls. Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the city as well as the adjacent village of San Yuan Wang in 2005 and praised the farmers for the development of their new cultivation techniques. The visit and the efforts of the village head and farmers were featured on national news programs. San Yuan Wang has since erected a large sign displaying Hu and other visiting dignitaries just inside its main village gate in order to celebrate the event.

Due to the city's large year-round harvests, many international trading and trucking companies have opened operations in Shouguang. The city has a vegetable auction house, which provides residents knowledgeable of harvest amounts with substantial extra income through the rapid buying and selling of crops . Buying and selling of crops can be conducted online as well as at the auction house.