Zaozhuang City

City Profile

Zaozhuang is located in eastern China with an area of 4563 square kilometers. Zaozhuang, a business center in southern Shandong Province, was named by Forbes as one of best cities for business in China, which derives from the fact that Zaozhuang enjoys excellent business climate and great potential of growth in terms of workforce, urban size, level of consumption, transportation, private economy vogor, business costs, innovation, etc.

Zaozhuang has a population of 4.01 million. In 2014, the total sales of consumer goods reached RMB 70.6 billion, the GDP RMB 198 billion with an annual growth rate of 9%.

Zaozhuang city owns a state-level high-tech industrial development zone and 6 provincial-level economic development zones. The zones have professional management and service, well-developed infrastructure facilities and good supply chains. Textile, garments, lathes, chemicals, potatoes and other products are well known on the domestic and overseas markets.

Foreign-related Service Agencies



Foreign Trade Bureau of Zaozhuang Administrative Examination and Approval Service Center

0086-632-3168601, 3168676, 3168662

Market Order and Running Office

0086-632-3321493, 3691558

Market System Development Department

0086-632-3321493, 8686986

Business Service Management Department

0086-632-3342960, 3314768

Foreign Trade Department


Technology Development and Technology Import/Export Department



Foreign Investment Management Department



Department of Foreign Economic Cooperation



Investment Promotion Department


Management Department of Development Zone


Investment Attracting Department


Humanities and Social Sciences

Science, Technology and Education

In Zaozhuang city, there are 12 provincial or municipal engineering technology research centers, 2 key high-tech enterprises identified by the national torch plan, 9 new new high-tech enterprises, 3 new enterprises independent innovation Dr. workstations and 3 provincial academician workstations.

Medical and Health

Zaozhuang has 221 health facilities (not including clinics) with 14857 health professionals and 1605 village health posts with 4503 village doctors and health workers.

Social Security

 Residents’ consumption level is largely improved. Social security capacity is gradually increased.

Human Habitat Environment

Zaozhuang is known to as the world’s “Number 1 Pomegranate Orchard”. Due to its ancient and intricate history, Zaozhuang contains a large amount of ancient relics and structures. In fact, Zaozhuang still has more than 72 temples which have survived from the war. During the early 1900s, a great movement began to fight off the Japanese forces occupying China. Among the greatest treasures from Zaozhuang is Mozi’s hometown. Mozi is an ancient Chinese philosopher. While his thoughts and values differed greatly from the established practices of Taoism and Confucianism, they garnered great support among the people. His philosophy, Mohism, was one of the “four schools of philosophy” during the Spring and Autumn time. It emphasizes equal care and consideration for all people, regardless of their relationship and standing. The concept was to create a universal code of ethics for man to live by, and affects the thoughts of people both in and out of China even today.

Investment Environment

Convenient Transportation

Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Beijing-Fuzhou Expressway, Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway, 104 State Highway and 206 State Highway pass through Zaozhuang city. 1000-ton ship can pass through Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in Zaozhuang. It only takes 2 hour from Zaozhuang to Rizhao, Lianyungang, Jinan and Xuzhou.

Abundance of Talents

After many years of accumulation, there are nearly 100,000 professional and technical personnel and rich skilled industrial workers in Zaozhuang.

Good Government Environment

Zaozhuang city has issued a series of policies for encouraging foreign investment and optimizing investment environment, and established economic environment complaints centre, investment promotion service center, city administrative examination and approval center, which created a more relaxed policy environment, legal environment, and service environment for investors.

Key Development Industry

Promote leapfrog development of service industry.

Service industry is the main direction of urban transformation. Strive to increase the proportion of service industries added value in GDP by more than 2% every year.

Highlight the leading position of Tai’erzhuang city.

Develop four featured services. Encourage the development of financial services and insurance, e-commerce, service outsourcing, industrial design and other productive services. Activate rural consumer market.

Accelerate industrial transformation and revitalization.

Speed up industrial upgrading.

Enlarge enterprises groups. Through investment equity, build project platform, introduce strategic investors and expand the scale of existing enterprises.

Promote green development. Accelerate the development of recycling economy and low-carbon economy.

City Scenery

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Weishan Lake Wetland Honghe Scenic Area

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The Great Canal

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Night View of Linshui Bar

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A Street of Zaozhuang

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A Superb View of Zaozhuang

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The Home of Potato

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