During the 13th Five-Year Plan Period, Guangzhou has been making great efforts to promote the city’s connectivity, attraction, creativity, and competitiveness in the spirit of five development concepts: innovation, coordination, green development, opening up and sharing.
Guangzhou plans to establish three strategic hubs from 2016 to 2020, international science and technology innovation hub, international shipping hub, and international aviation hub. According to Guangzhou Science & Technology and Innovation Commission, the city will see an increase of over 1,000 high-tech companies and the R&D input will account for more than 2.7 percent of its GDP in 2017.
On the evening of Feb. 11, one thousand drones carrying lights under their main bodies lighted up Guangzhou’s night sky on the Lantern Festival. The drones were the GHOSTDRONE 2.0 model created by a local brand, EHANG, and all of them are controlled by only one engineer with a computer. The GHOSTDRONE 2.0 model is claimed to be the easiest-to-use intelligent drone as it could be controlled by an app installed in the smart phone.
Guangzhou puts forward “city drive village, promote agriculture through industry” to facilitate the coordinated development of all regions. It pushes the integrated construction of beautiful villages and urban and rural public infrastructure, enhances the infrastructure level of villages and towns, and brings more high quality public service resources to villages. It also drives the coordinated development of material civilization and spiritual civilization to build itself into a Lingnan culture center and world famous cultural city.
Guangzhou Metro announced an exciting news on its annual summary conference that by the end of 2017 they will present 4 new metro lines - Line 4, Line 9, Line 13 (phase one) and Line of China & Singapore Knowledge City, connecting peripheral districts like Nansha and Huadu with central Guangzhou. This will pave the way for coordinated development and regional economy of the peripheral districts, greatly contributing to Guangzhou’s adjustment of urban spatial layout and rapid development of social economy.
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