German enterprises in Taicang [Photo/taicang.gov.cn]
First German Enterprise Invests in Taicang: In 1993, the Jiangsu Provincial Taicang Economic Development Area was established with approval from the Jiangsu Provincial Government. In the same year, Kern-Liebers, the first German enterprise in Taicang, was established.
Taicang Day in Stuttgart: In 2008, Taicang was awarded the title of Sino-German Enterprise Cooperation Base by the China Ministry of Commerce and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. To date, it is the one and only city to have received the title. In the same year, the first Taicang Day was held in Stuttgart, Germany. Since then, Taicang Day has been held in Germany every year for more than 10 years.
German Centre opens in Taicang: In June 2016, the Taicang German Centre was established in Taicang. It was the 8th such center in the world and the 3rd in China, and has become a prerequisite for German enterprises that have already invested in China or hope to in the future.
More than 340 German Enterprises have invested in Taicang and the city has among the highest density of German enterprises anywhere in China.