In China there are more than 150 Foreign embassies, consulates and permanent representations. There are
also honorary consulates with limited powers. Most of the foreign embassies are located in the Sanlitun and Jiangguomenwai
area and Liangmaqiao in the district of Chaoyang.
Foreign embassies and consulates are bilateral missions abroad. Foreign embassies in China promote foreign
interests abroad. Embassies also play an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the press.
Consulates are subordinate to the embassies and focus on more specific activities.
The city of Beijing, where embassies are located, is the capital of China and one of the most
populous cities in the world. In Beijing you find the headquarters of many international companies as well as the largest Chinese
state owned companies. Furthermore the city is the cultural and political center of the country.
The most important part of the economy is the service sector, followed by manufactering and construction.
Beijing has six high-end economic zones and are the primary engines for the local economic. The six economic zones are:
Zhongguancun, Beijing Financial Street, Beijing Central Business District (CBD), Beijing Economic and Technological
Development Area, Beijing Airport Economic Zone and Beijing Olympic Center.