Dalian is an important industrious base in China. The petrochemicals, shipbuilding, locomotive, machine tool, auto parts, refrigerating equipment, precision bearing and telecommunication industries play a leading role in the national economy.
The hi-tech industry is growing rapidly. Dalian is approved by the state government as Service Outsourcing City and the only Software Industry International Demonstration City in China.
Dalian, the City of Romance, is a famous tourism resort. It was awarded the title of China’s Best Tourism City by the National Tourism Administration and the World Tourism Organization in 2006.