Unbreakable bonds span decades

Wuhan and Duisburg bear a lot of similarities. Wuhan is located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Han River in central China. It is an important industrial city with an excellent geographical location and convenient transportation by land, water, and air.

Duisburg is also a significant industrial city in the Ruhr area of western Germany. Situated at the confluence of the Ruhr River and the Rhine River, it is a crucial water and land transportation hub in Europe.

The two cities joined hands in 1982 to become the first pair of sister cities between China and Germany. Decades have passed, and people continue to remember, celebrate, and renew this enduring friendship.

Semiconductor industry booms in E China’s Shandong province

A staff member works on the production line of a semiconductor production company in Yangxin county, Binzhou city, East China’s Shandong province on April 1, 2024. [Photo/VCG]

The semiconductor industry booms with increasing number of orders from home and abroad in Binzhou city, East China’s Shandong province.

Staff members of a local semiconductor company are geared up to manufacture products in order to meet the market demand.

Since the beginning of this year, Binzhou city of Shandong province has been focusing on strengthening industrial chains, filling gaps and extending chains to accelerate the cultivation and development of new quality productive forces.

The city is striving to build a semiconductor industry ecosystem and enhance the cluster of advanced manufacturing industries by providing precise services through policy support, resource integration and talent attraction.

Currently, the annual production capacity of automotive components in the city exceeds 6 billion units, with a product failure rate reaching part per hundred million level.

The products of the company are exported to more than 30 countries and regions including the European Union, the United States and Japan.