China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park

Brief Introduction

The China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park (QIP) is a beneficial attempt made by Chinese and Malaysian enterprises to deepen bilateral economic and trade tie with the support and guidance of both governments. It is the third industrial park collaborated by China and partner country, following Suzhou Industrial Park and Tianjin Eco-City that are both co-built by the Chinese and Singaporean governments.

The project of QIP was proposed by Chinese Premier Wen Jiaobao as he attended the Malaysia-China Economic, Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum on 28 April 2011, to which Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak expressed his support.

During the 8th China-ASEAN Expo, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the proposed QIP and unveiled the project on 21 October 2011.

The realization of QIP shall deepen the economic and trade exchanges and cooperation of enterprises from both China and Malaysia and strengthen the economic and trade tie of both countries as well. It is set to be a new platform, new engine of growth and new highlight for China-ASEAN cooperation.


The site of QIP stands close to the national-level Qinzhou Port economic and technological development zone, 10 km to the city’s urban area and 5 km to the Guangxi Qinzhou Free Trade Port Area, where the port for importing finished cars is located. Easy access to the urban area and port is also good for QIP’s development.

QIP has Liujing-Qinzhou Port expressway and Qinzhou-Sandun railway to its east and to its south are coastal highway from Qinzhou to Fangchenggang and Beihai, Qinzhou Port-Dalanping railway and the railway between Dalanping and the Free Trade Port Area. The road network inside the park makes QIP remarkably accessible.

The project of QIP enjoys an outstanding industrial basis in that a host of industrial projects have been settled in its surroundings. To name a few, petrochemical industry represented by PetroChina 10-million-ton oil refinery project, grain & oil industry represented by COFCO 1.8-million-ton oil processing project, 300,000-ton vanadium-titanium-magnetite comprehensive utilization project invested by Hong Kong Ruifeng Group, bonded logistics business in the Free Trade Port Area, auto equipment manufacturing industry based on the port for finished car import and also electronics manufacturing and pulp-paper making. QIP is highly complementary with industries and projects around, which can boost balanced and common development.

The site of QIP has fascinating landscapes and is close to the city’s Maowei Sea national marine park and Sanniang bay, both are top-ranking national scenic spots.

Qinzhou in China-ASEAN Cooperation

Location Advantage

Qinzhou is the starting point of the ancient China’s Marine Silk Road, South China’s second largest harbour planned by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in his book, Plans for National Reconstruction. It is also home to the trunk-line container port in Beibu Gulf and poised to be a regional hub for international logistics geared towards China-ASEAN cooperation.

Qinzhou is 1,549 nautical miles to Port Klang, 800 nautical miles to Ho Chi Minh Port of Vietnam, 836 nautical miles to Manila Port of the Philippines, 1,338 nautical miles to Singapore Port and 1,720 nautical miles to Jakarta Port of Indonesia.

Qinzhou has a shipping lane of 300,000 tons and several container terminals of 100,000 tons. Foreign trade container shipping routes from Qinzhou to North China’s Tianjin city, Haiphong of Vietnam, Hong Kong and Taiwan are available while such routes to Port Klang and Singapore Port are soon to be opened.

Qinzhou Industrial Park Location Map

Function Orientation

QIP has a total planned area of 55 sq km and an estimated population of 500,000 people. Five functional districts are planned for QIP, i.e. industrial district, residential district, auxiliary service district, production centre & living centre and scientific & technological service district.

QIP is to be developed in three phases, Phase 1 refers to the 15.11 sq km comprehensive district in its southeast, designed for living apartments, industries, businesses and office buildings. This also includes the 7.87 sq km start-up district, which has been started on 1 August 2011. Phase 2 refers to the living service centre, industrial district and residential district, totalling 18.1 sq km. Phase 3 covers the ecological district and industrial district in the north, with total area of 22.2 sq km.

Qinzhou Industrial Park Overall Planning

Development Target & Industrial Positioning

QIP is targeted as a model industrial park for China-Malaysia win-win cooperation and designed to be:

  1. Advanced Manufacturing Base – Extended Industrial Chain in Beibu Gulf

With its favourable location and access to ASEAN countries, QIP is to extend the established industrial chain and develop advanced manufacturing industries.

        2.  Corridor of Wisdom – A Pioneering R & D District with Worldwide Competitiveness

By learning from the successful experience of Malaysia’s MSC plan, QIP will focus on electronic information and related industries and also enterprises-university cooperation.

       3.  Modern Town of Culture – A Livable Coastal Place in Southeast Asian Style

By integrating urban functions with natural environment, QIP will be built into a beautiful and livable place for low carbon life with ASEAN-style designing.

      4.  Platform for Cooperation & Exchanges – An Industrial Park Going Global

Thanks to its location and government collaboration, QIP is poised to be a platform for information exchange, trading, projects showcase and business partnership serving China-ASEAN FTA.

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