"Sister Cities Sharing The Same Horizon"

San Diego and Yantai: A Comparative Look

credit: Susan Lew & Stephen Lew

CITY

 

SAN DIEGO

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YANTAI

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HISTORY

 

SAN DIEGO

  • Habituated 10,000 years ago by Kumeyaay Indians
  • 1542 – Discovered by Spanish Juan Cabrillo
  • 1821 – Became new part of newly independent Mexico
  • 1850 – Became part of US and California ending the Mexican-American war
YANTAI

  • Habituated 10,000 years ago by Xi people
  • 1398 – Ming Dynasty first establish Yantai city
  • 1858 – Port opened to western world under Tianjin Treaty
  • 1950 – Municipality was formed

 

 

LOCATION

 

SAN DIEGO

  • N 32, 117W
YANTAI

  • N37, 121E

 

 

INDUSTRY

 

SAN DIEGO

  • Government, tourism, telecommunications, life science
  • Free Trade Zone
  • Wine – Temecula Valley region
YANTAI

  • Manufacturing , information technology, food processing, gold
  • Economic & technology zone, free trade zone
  • Wine – Chengyu winery

 

GOVERNMENT

 

SAN DIEGO

  • 2nd Largest City in CA
  • County made of 18 cities
  • Five County Supervisors
  • One Mayor
  • Nine Councilmembers
YANTAI

  • 2nd largest city in Shandong Province
  • City made of 12 counties
  • One Mayor
  • One Party Secretary
  • Eight Vice Mayors

 

INFRASTRUCTURE & GROWTH

 

SAN DIEGO

  • 2014 – New Downtown Central Library
  • 2015 – Convention Center Expansion
  • San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion
YANTAI

  • 2022 – Dalian Tunnel (will be the longest undersea tunnel ever built)
  • Parks and memorials dedicated to the First Emperor’s journey through Yantai

 

SEAPORT

 

SAN DIEGO

  • 51 years
  • 3.3 million tons
  • 600,000 TEU
  • Fruit & automobiles
YANTAI

  • 150 years
  • 200 million tons
  • 3 million TEU
  • Fruit, oil, minerals, coal, automobiles, containers

 

AIRPORT

 

SAN DIEGO

  • Civilian use only
  • 20 million passengers annually
  • Expansion of Terminal 2 in 2013
  • Domestic & International to Mexico, Great Britian and Japan
YANTAI

  • Dual-use – Military/Civilian
  • 2 million passengers annually
  • New airport in 2014 – Domestic & International to Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong