Tianjin has become an attractive location for foreign businesses given its advanced port facilities, rapid urban development, and proximity to Beijing. And as one of the four direct-controlled municipality cities, it offers an exciting alternate to basing headquarters in the capital.
As the only northern free trade zone in China, Tianjin will play a critical role for the Asia-Europe Continental Bridge and “one-belt and one-road strategy” as newly unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tianjin was a county town in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and became a municipality in 1928. Tianjin has a huge western influence as the city sectioned and occupied by eight other countries including; Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Great Britain, Austria, and Belgium, as well as Japan.
AustCham in Tianjin
AustCham China is expanding its presence by creating a stronger representation in the Tianjin region. AustCham has identified Tianjin as a major growth market for Australian companies and the Chamber currently has a number of members in the Tianjin region in such industries as banking, government, manufacturing, hospitality and education.
In order to better support current and prospective members, AustCham will be holding quarterly events in Tianjin to promote business relationships and provide an Australia-China social platform. AustCham China representatives will also be frequently visiting companies in Tianjin to provide commercial support and information.
Do check out AustCham China’s Tianjin themed podcast series:
To subscribe to the AustCham Tianjin mailing list or schedule an appointment to speak with AustCham please contact AustCham Senior Relationships Manager, Oliver Theobald.
AustCham China will be holding regular events in Tianjin following our inaugural event at the Westin Tianjin in August. Watch the AustCham website for more details about our quarterly events in Tianjin series.
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As of June 8th 2015, citizens of 51 countries and regions including Australia, USA, UK, and Canada can be granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours when taking an international transfer via Binhai Airport. However, tourists on this visa cannot leave the city.
Living in Tianjin
In recent years the city has also undergone a major facelift, including the redevelopment of the Haihe River, inspired by Australian architects and Melbourne’s Yarra River. The opening of new five star international hotels, international schools and a smorgasbord of western grocery and food outlets is also seeing a growing number of expats opting for Tianjin as a more liveable alternative to Beijing.
AustCham’s Tianjin Hotel Partner
Located in downtown Tianjin, rising above lively historic and business districts, The Westin Tianjin is nestled among the city’s famed concession precincts, renowned for their unique architecture and charming streets. Please see the Westin Tianjin Fact Sheet
101, Nanjing Road, Heping District, Tianjin 300040 China
T: 86 (22) 2389 0009 F: 86 (22) 2389 0026
Melbourne Office Tianjin
Address: Room 1008, Tianjin International Building, 75 Nanjing Road
Tianjin, 300050, People’s Republic of China
P: +86 (22) 2313 6003 E: firstname.lastname@example.org