Qian Song, Deputy Director General of the Overseas Investment Promotion Bureau, Qingdao West Coast New Area, led a delegation to visit the Chamber on 18 December. The delegation was received by Wendy Lo, Senior Manager, China Business. Qingdao West Coast New Area is the ninth state-level new area to be approved by the State Council. It has implemented policies to attract innovative technology and is actively recruiting talent from home and abroad. At the meeting, Song explained that the New Area, which has a land area of more than 2,000 square kilometres, contributed one-third of Qingdao’s GDP.