[photopress:industrial_zone_Dalian.jpg,full,alignright]Having started a section high-tech industrial zones it is as if you have wandered into a large parallel universe.
Take for example Dalian Hi-Tech Industrial Zone which was one of the first state-level hi-tech zones approved by the state council in March 1991.
The figures boggle the mind. It covers an area of 24.6 square kilometers, comprising Qixianlin Industrial Base, No.5 Highway Industrial Area, Youjiacun Industrial Base, Huanghelu Science plaza plus some other sections.
During its development,the Zone always focused on the goal of developing and industrializing high technology.
There are about 1,700 enterprises, 380 of which involving foreign elements, and 360 are recognized as hi-tech inside the Zone.
The Zone has established close relations with more than 20 countries and regions in world.
And it is expanding. No.5 Highway Industrial Area is 5 km to Dayaowan Container Port, 28 Km to Dalian International Airportand 28 km to the downtown center. A light tram has been planned to run between the downtown center and No.5 Highway Industrial Area.
Then on South Lushun Road in the southwestern part of Dalian, Qixianling Industrial Base is a key area for the development of hi-tech industries. This base covers an area of 5.68 square kilometers of which nearly three have already been developed.
And on it goes.
For example Dalian Overseas Students Park is for overseas students to set up hi-tech enterprises by themselves or with others. At present there are already 22 enterprises which have been set up by people from the higher levels of university life.