Located on the isthmus of the Liaodong Peninsula in the bay of Korea, Dalian is the principal marine gateway of Northeastern China. Home to the largest deep water port in Manchuria, Dalian handles roughly 70% of the region’s cargo and 90% of the region’s container transportation. The city has trade links with over eighty countries and imports nearly US $1.5 billion worth of US goods per year.
In addition to being a crucial port city, Dalian is one of China’s most heavily developed industrial areas. In recent years, Dalian has made great strides to move itself up the high-tech manufacturing value chain. The city is set to host Intel’s most advanced wafer fabrication facility in Asia. With a total investment from Intel of around US $4 billion, the facility has been earmarked to become the largest foreign high-tech investment in all of China.
Dalian's key industries include manufacturing, refining and shipbuilding as well as the production of chemicals, electronics and software. The city is home to one of the largest oil refinery bases in China, with a refining capacity of 30 million tons per year. In the manufacturing sector, Dalian is prominent in the production of digital-control machine tools, heavy machinery, diesel oil engines and auto parts. The city's manufacture of electronic products includes digital and audio systems, electronic equipment used in cars and ships, mobile telecommunication equipment, integrated circuits, computers & peripherals and medical electronic apparatus. US manufacturers also have a significant presence in Dalian. More manufacturing facilities from US firms are on the way, with US manufacturer BorgWagner opening a plant in Dalian to manufacture dual clutch transmissions for car gearboxes. The success of these firms demonstrates the market potential for US companies in the Northeast region.
o Dalian Development Area
o Dalian High-Tech Industrial Zones
o Dalian Port
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