Manufacturing in Tianjin – The world in miniature
Tianjin was a small fishing village in the 11th century, closely linked to the history of Peking. The village was developed into a garrison town with a large port. This port was coveted by many colonial powers who, above all in the 20th century, wanted to gain a foothold in the so-called concession areas. This led to uprisings of the oppressed population. It was only from 1949 that times quietened down, and the city was able to grow economically without obstacles – up until a serious earthquake, which destroyed a large part of the city in 1976.