Qingdao City is located in the southern part of Shandong Peninsula. It is a key economic center, open coastal city and tourism spot in China. Laoshan, named after Laoshan Mountain, is one of the 7 urban districts and is located on East part of Qingdao. This region has a north temperate zone monsoon climate w/ moderate temperatures all year.
Laoshan has three national class areas inside, namely the Hi-tech Industry Development Zone, Shilaoren National Tour Resort and Laoshan Scenic Spot, ideal for investment and commercial activities.
Became our sister city on May 17, 2006. View the sister city proclamation.
Official Web Site: www.laoshan.gov.cn
Qingdao population: more than 8.1 million
Laoshan population: 191,400
Land Area: 389.34 square kilometers
District Director: Honorable Wang Wei Da
The Columbia Friends of China is a community-wide nonprofit organization promoting educational, economic, and cultural relations between Columbia, Missouri and Laoshan, China. As sponsors of Columbia's Sister City relationship with Laoshan, the Columbia Friends of China plans a variety of events throughout the year. In August 2007, they sponsored local bluegrass band Ironweed's participation in the Qingdao Beer Festival in Laoshan, China.