Located on the shore of the Yellow Sea which is in the middle part of Chinas costal line and in northeast Jiangsu province, Lianyungang faces Japan, South Korea and North Korea across sea in east, connects Xuzhou of Jiangsu Province, and Tancheng and Linshu of Shandong Province in west, links Rizhao and Junan County of Shandong Province in north, and neighbors Huaian, Suqian and Yancheng of Jiangsu Province. In addition, situated in the joint part of land and sea as well as south and north, Lianyungang boasts of being one of the first 14 coastal cities open to the outside, the east bridgehead of New Eurasian Land Bridge, excellent tourism city of China and Chinas crystal capital.