Qingdao is coastal city located in the eastern part of Shandong Province. It is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre in China, and it is also home to the world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge. 
In 2007, Qingdao was named among China's top ten cities by the Chinese Cities Brand Value Report. In 2008, Qingdao  had the privilege of hosting most of the water events during Beijing Olympic Games .