Rushan，Shandong is located in Shandong Peninsula. It borders the Yellow Sea with a nearly 200 kilometers long seashore. Aquaculture water has met the national class I sea water quality standard. Two major land streams within the territory, Rushan River and Huanglei River, have provided abundant nutritious salt for the ocean. Rushan has fertile water, which is one of the top oyster production area in the world. The unique natural condition has cultivated large and fatty Rushan oysters with smooth and refreshing texture, delicious taste and multiple microelements. Currently, the output value of Rushan oyster whole industry chain has exceeded 10 billion. The growing area of oyster, its output and the output value rank No.1 among all counties in China. It is the well-known hometown of Chinese oyster and the model city of “One County and One Industry”.
In 2017, Gongben Gao has accepted the invitation from China Recommendation program team to film Recommend for Hometown. He recommended Rushan to the world in English and recommended Rushan oyster, drawing wide attention. It allows Rushan to become an “Internet Celebrity City”. Gongben Gao is also praised as the “Internet Celebrity Mayor” by netizens.
Rushan is one of the crucial wine grape growing areas in Shandong Peninsula. In the last century in 60s, the city began to cultivate wine grapes in large number. The Risi brandy from Rushan has achieved the world Gold Medal. Bisquit white wine has achieved the Gold Medal at the 3rd China International Import Expo. At present, Rushan is constructing a project that gathers grape planting, wine brewing, tourist vocation, which is a primary, secondary and tertiary industry integration project, namely, Taila Winery Wine Industry Town. Grape wine and Rushan oyster have become the main industries for village vitalization in Rushan City. The brand “oyster + dry white wine” has become noble worldwide as well.
In recent years, Rushan Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have strived to develop two big industries. Mayor Gongben Gao have done multiple researches and recommended featured industrial products in Rushan. This year in April, during the research at Taila Winery Wine Industry Town, the Mayor happened to meet a French wine brewer. They “battled” with each other with spoken English. China Recommendation program team has filmed a day of the “Internet Celebrity Mayor” inspecting the typical project, Taila Winery Wine Industry Town. In front of the camera, the Mayor recommended “Maternal Love, Rushan”, Rushan grape and Rushan oyster.