You can follow your preferences regarding climate, culture, and so on and choose between 8 destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, Qingdao, Chengdu, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong/Shanghai (Combo). If you are for example fond of spicy food Chengdu will be a good destination. Or if you are planning to do your internship during the colder months, it might be better to choose the North as the South of China has no central heating. If you are not sure, of course, we will gladly assist you in finding the right place!
Since the Yuan Dynasty Beijing has been China’s political center with only short interruptions. Thus, almost all international companies have a branch office in Beijing. The Beijing Area may be China’s second largest industrial area, but the production sides have been moved to second tier cities surrounding Beijing. Therefore, in Beijing itself the service, administration and commercial sectors are predominant.
Shanghai is one of China’s most important coastal cities and its financial hub. Many international investment and law firms have a representation in Shanghai and the Shanghai stock exchange is in its importance just challenged by the Hong Kong financial markets. Shanghai is also known for its textile industry and VW’s first subsidiary in the Middle Kingdom.
Dalian is one of China’s most important ports and home to many international companies. Among these the car industry and its suppliers are predominant. This goes hand in hand with a strong local machine construction industry. And thanks to its huge oil terminal Dalian is home to many petrochemical companies.
Qingdao is the most important port of the Shandong province and has been chosen to be the most livable city in all of China. Due to being the home of the world renowned Tsingtao beer, Qingdao has its own yearly October Fest. The main industries are electronics and logistics. Also a many of the worldwide sold musical instruments have been manufactured in Qingdao.
Chengdu is not only the capital of the Sichuan province and home to the panda bear, but also an important industrial center of Southwest China. Over 200 of the Forbes-500 companies have a branch in Chengdu and every second iPad on earth is “Made in Chengdu”. Other important sectors are the pharma, chemistry and aviation industry.
Zhuhai is not only blessed with its pleasant climate, but also economically very attractive. Companies like Shell, Phillips and BOSCH have their representations in Zhuhai. Asides being an important port, Zhuhai is a center of aviation and naval research as well as known for its pharma industry.
Shenzhen has been China’s first special economic development zone due to its advantageous position at the Pearl river delta in close proximity to Hong Kong. Today, Shenzhen’s stock exchange is second only to Shanghai’s. Asides its financial sector, Shenzhen is famous for its high-tech companies like Huawei, Apple, Tencent, Sony and Nintendo.
The former British crown colony has become an important service and commercial center for the whole of Southwest Asia mainly due to its favorable tax policies. Especially significant are Hong Kong’s financial and logistics sector.