Tianjin, called Jin for short, which is a municipality of the People’s Republic of China, acts as a national central city, economic center of Northern China, economic center of the Circum-Bohai-Sea Region, international shipping center in Northern China, international logistics center of Northern China, international port city and ecological city, international shipping financing center, Chinese traditional medicine R&D center and Asia-Pacific regional marine instrument testing evaluation center. Located in the northern part of North China Plain.
Tianjin has been enjoying its prosperity by water transport since the ancient times. Tianjin was officially founded on November 21 of the second year of the reign of Emperor Yongle in Ming Dynasty (December 23, 1404), which was the only city with an exact founding record in ancient China. During the past over 600 years, a unique urban landscape has been created in combination with Chinese-Western styles and ancient-modern styles. The city covers a total area of? 11,760.26 square kilometers, with a population of approximately 14 million.