BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Located on the eastern coast of China, Shandong province is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization and an important source of Chinese excellent traditional culture.
Shandong's economic strength ranks among top 3 in China and its GDP reached 7.11 trillion yuan in 2019 with a remarkable year-on-year increase of 5.5%.
The province has advanced equipment manufacturing industry and the third largest refining & chemical industry cluster in the world.
Shandong also actively participates in the Belt and Road construction. From January to November 2019, the province invested 5.71 billion yuan in overseas projects for production capacity cooperation in Belt and Road countries, increasing 7.3% on year and accounting for 54.3% of the total investment in them.
In the future, Shandong province will further engage in the Belt and Road construction and welcome all guests from the world to in invest there. (Edited by Gao Jingyan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)