Euromoney special report: Xining City Guide

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Xining - A city at the crossroads of history

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Zhang Xiaorong, Mayor of Xining


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Xining - A city at the crossroads of history
An introduction by Zhang Xiaorong, Mayor of Xining

Creating a liveable, green city
Xining is a centre for culture as well as for commerce – and its leaders have seized on the importance of creating a liveable, green city for its residents.

With nearly 2.3 million residents, Xining is a relatively small city in Chinese terms. But its influence is immense and its contribution to the region’s economy far outweighs its size as a world of new opportunity opens up along the New Silk Road.

The traditional handicraft of making Tibetan carpets has been transformed into a multi-million-dollar industry in Xining – and the opening of the New Silk Road will see the carpets flying to new markets throughout the world.

Xining has a historic opportunity to raise its profile and become a hub city with the creation of the New Silk Road under China’s visionary 'One Belt, One Road’ policy. Mayor Zhang Xiaorong tells Euromoney how the city is rising to the challenge.

Xining draws competitors from around the world for one of the most spectacular – and exacting – sporting events in Asia, the annual Tour of Qinghai Lake. It also has world-class sporting facilities and the potential to become a magnet for global tourists as well as international sportsmen and women.

Qinghai Lake; Sangjianyuan National Nature Reserve; Mengda Nature Reserve; Dongguan Grand Mosque; Ta’er Monastery; Huzhu Tu Ethnic Tourist Area.

Published in conjunction with Xining Municipal People’s Government