Tianjin is a metropolis in North
China and one of' the five national central
cities. It is governed as a municipality directly
under the central Government, one of four
such designations. Tianjin borders Hebei Province
and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east
by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.
As a dual-core city, Tianjin is divided into
the old city and the Binhai New Area. The
Binhai New Area is a new growth pole in China,
and it maintains an annual growth rate of
nearly 30% of the GDP. As of the end of 2010,
285 Fortune Global 500 companies invest and
establish their branch offices there. Binhai
is a base of China's advanced industry, financial
refonn, and innovation.
In terms of urban population,
Tianjin is the sixth largest city of the People's
Republic of China, and its urban land area
(Binhai New Area is not included) ranks 5th
in the nation, only after Beijing, Shanghai.
Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Tianjin's urban area
is located along the Hai River, which connects
with the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the
Grand Canal in Tianjin. Tianjin was once home
to foreign concessions in the late Qing Dynasty
and early Kuomintang (KMT) era. The municipality
incorporates the coastal region of Tanggu,
home to the Binhai New Area and the Tianjin
Economic-Technological Development Area.
Tianjin Travel Attractions
Family Grand Courtyard
New Year's paintings