An Im­por­tant Port in His­tory

Vision Magazine - - Destinations -

Many Chi­nese civ­i­liza­tions orig­i­nated in Qing­dao from the Ne­olithic Age. It be­came an im­por­tant port con­nect­ing China and its east­ern neigh­bors af­ter Qin Shi Huang uni­fied the coun­try. Thus, Qing­dao played an in­dis­pens­able role in the de­vel­op­ment of Ja­panese civ­i­liza­tion. Over the fol­low­ing dy­nas­ties, Qing­dao has de­vel­oped into the most im­por­tant trans­porta­tion hub, trade port, and coastal fortress in North China.

In 1871 the Ger­man Em­pire was es­tab­lished. Ger­many needed a port in the Far East at that time there­fore Eu­ro­pean busi­ness­men in China highly rec­om­mended the city of Qing­dao to the Ger­mans.

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