|Jiaozhou Bay Bridge|
The friendship city relationship between Richmond and Qingdao was established on April 21, 2008.
Qingdao is a major city in eastern Shandong Province, eastern China, with a population of over 8.715 million (2010 census). Qingdao has a total area of 10,654 square kilometres.
Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The world's longest sea bridge, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, links the main urban area of Qingdao with Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas. In 2009, Qingdao is named China's most livable city by the Chinese Institute of City Competitiveness.