On February 24th, the State Council published “China’s Comprehensive Transportation Network Planning Outline”. [An English summary of the policy can be found here]
Dalian has entered the list of about 20 international comprehensive transport-hub cities that are proposed to accelerate construction.
Plans include strengthening Dalian’s role as an international seaport and promoting the construction of international shipping centers in Dalian.
Among the transportation lines that are outlined is a route from Shenyang to Qingdao via Dalian.
What other cities made the list? The list includes Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, Harbin, Qingdao, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Haikou, Kunming, Xi'an, Urumqi.
- For more information regarding plans in Dalian, see Dalian Jinpu Shenghuo Quan