Liaoning is situated in the south of northeast China, at about the same northern latitude as Spain in Europe or Illinois, USA. It embraces a land area of 145,900 square kilometers, which is more than Greece, and accounts for 1.5 percent of China’s total land area, a water area of 10,000 square kilometers or 6.8 percent, and a sea area of 150,200 square kilometers with a coastline of 2,178 kilometers, covering 12 percent of China’s total length of coastline.
The province is part of the North China Craton, an old and stable platform in the interior of the Eurasian tectonic plate. The lithospheric roots of the craton extend a few hundred kilometers into the Earth’s mantle. The region is fairly safe from earthquakes, but also rich in coal and minerals.
Liaoning neighbors with Jilin Province in the northeast, Inner Mongolia in the northwest, and Hebei Province in the southwest. Liaoning is adjacent to North Korea with the Yalu River as the boundary, and to the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea in the south.
Liaoning has a humid continental climate similar to the Baltic States or the Northeastern United States. Winters are long and cold, winds strong, the east is wet and the west dry, but there is much sunshine and distinct four seasons. The annual average temperature is between 7°C in the north and 11°C in the south, precipitation from 500 to 1,000 mm, and the frost-free period is 130 – 200 days.
Liaoning is composed of 14 prefecture-level cities, with 100 county-level cities and regions under them. The counties govern 1,501 townships, villages, and sub-districts.
The population grew from 42.5 million in 2008 to 43.2 million in 2009, more than Spain or Canada. Urban population was 25.9 million (60 percent). Counting only the city proper, four cities in Liaoning have over one million inhabitants: Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, and Fushun. All 14 prefectures exceed a population of one million. Liaoning is a multi-ethnic province with 44 nationalities. Next to the Han majority, main minorities are Manchu, Mongolian, Hui, and Korean.
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Star-rated hotels can be found throughout Liaoning. Big cities, such as Shenyang, Dalian and Anshan have numerous five-star luxury hotels. Their facilities, decoration and equipment match international standards.
In Shenyang, capital city of Liaoning, five-star hotels include the Kempinski, Marriott, Inter Continental, Sheraton Lido, Liming International, Lexington, and as latest addition the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza. Dalian, a famous tourist city, is home to a full range of star-rated hotels in northeast China. Furama, Shangri-La, Kempinski and other five-star luxury hotels provide a world-class environment for state guests and business meetings.
Each city in Liaoning Province can provide an extensive range of housing rental services; the rental price depends on locations and facilities. As there are divergences in terms of economic development in different cities, bigger cities such as Shenyang, Dalian, and Anshan will see higher rentals than the smaller cities. However, rentals and housing prices in Dalian and Shenyang are significantly lower than those of metropolitan cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Garden villas and serviced apartments can also be found, which feature well-rounded individual and business services including butler services such as laundry, food delivery and cleaning, and any other catering to the needs of investors in Liaoning.
The Shengjing Hospital in Shenyang established the Liaoning Foreign-related Medical Services Center which is recognized by the EU Chamber of Commerce in China. Designated provincial hospitals with foreign language service include:
|Emergency Telephone Directory||Telephone Number|
|Red Cross First Aid Station||999|
|Water Search and Rescue||12395|
First Hospital of China Medical University
Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University
People’s Hospital of Liaoning Province
Liaoning Cancer Hospital & Institute
First Affil. Hospital of Dalian Medical University
Second Affil. Hospital of Dalian Medical Univ.
First Affil. Hospital of Liaoning Medical College
First Affil. Hospital of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Schools for Children of Expatriates
In Shenyang, the International School of North East Yucai School (NEYCS) offers basic education for the children of expatriates. The school was founded in 1949, is certified by the Liaoning Education Commission, and has today about 7000 students and 600 teachers in five campuses and ten sections. It provides continuous education in English and Chinese from pre-school to high school, and it has formed an all-round education system integrating school, family and society. Based on pedagogical and management advantages, the school strives to cultivate the creative international talents and provide the students with good educational service.
Many children of employees in international enterprises are studying at the International School, and some of these enterprises have set up long-term cooperative relationship with the school. Michelin has set up exclusive French classes. BMW established German classes at the school, which started in September, 2010. These classes are also open to children whose parents work in other enterprises.
Shenyang is also planning to establish schools for expats’ children from South Korea and Japan.
In Dalian, four institutions have been set up that accept children of expatriates: the Dalian Japanese School, the Dalian Korean International School, the Dalian American International School, and the Dalian Maple Leaf Schools for Expats’ Children.
|Name of School||Website||Telephone|
|Intern. School of North East Yucai School||http://www.neyc.cn||+86 24 62341354|
|Shenyang International School||http://www.syischina.com||+86 24 89121177|
|Dalian Maple Leaf Foreign Nations School||http://www.mapleleafschools.com||+86 411 82387757|
|Dalian American International School||http://www.daischina.org||+86 411 87572000|
|The Japanese School of Dalian||http://www.japanda.org||+86 411 82400691|
|Dalian Korean International School||http://www.dkischool.org||+86 411 87536032|
Process Chart for Permanent Residence Application
Related Laws and Regulations
Notice for Foreigners Applying for Visa and Residence Permit
Notice for Foreigners Applying for Permanent Residence
Law of the People’s Republic of China on Control of Entry and Exit of Aliens
Rules for Implementation of Law of the People’s Republic of China on Control of Entry and Exit of Aliens
Locations and Contacts of Municipal Public Security Immigration Authorities of Various Cities in Liaoning Province
Billing Standard and Basis for Immigration Travel Documents
Liaoning has formalized friendship relations with 15 foreign provinces and states. Many cities and counties in the province also maintain twinning relations with sister cities and counties all over the world.
|Brazil||Rio de Janeiro State窗体底端|
|New Zealand||Far North District|
Notable International Exhibitions
China International Equipment Manufacturing Exposition
China Dalian International Fashion Festival
China (Dalian) International Software Fair
China Dalian Import and Export Fair
China International Equipment Manufacturing Expo, Shenyang.
* with English Webpages
|* Liaoning-German Business Cooperation||http://www.liaoning-de.gov.cn|
|* Liaoning Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation||http://www.china-liaoning.gov.cn|
|* Liaoning International Investment Promotion Service Center||http://www.china-liaoning.gov.cn|
|* Liaoning Foreign Investors Complaint Center||http://www.china-liaoning.gov.cn|
|* CCPIT Liaoning Sub-Council||http://www.ccpitln.org|
|* Dalian Customs||http://dalian.customs.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Development and Reform Commission||http://www.lndp.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Department of Human Resources and Social Security||http://www.ln.lss.gov.cn|
|Economic Commission of Liaoning Province||http://www.lnjw.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Public Security Entry-Exit Administration Network||http://crj.lnga.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Public Security Department||http://www.ln110.com.cn|
|Liaoning Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Info Network||http://www.lnfao.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Foreign Economic Cooperation Association||http://www.lnfeca.org|
|State-owned Assets Supervision & Administration Commission||http://www.lngzw.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Department of Land and Resources||http://www.lgy.cn|
|Liaoning Department of Construction||http://www.cc.ln.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Department of Communications||http://www.lncom.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Price Bureau||http://www.lnprice.gov.cn|
|Department of Environmental Protection of Liaoning Province||http://www.lnepb.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Taxation Bureau||http://ln-n-tax.gov.cn|
|Liaoning Bureau of Local Taxation||http://lnsw.nen.com.cn|
|Liaoning Statistics Bureau||http://www.ln.stats.gov.cn|