► Green development
During the 12th Five-Year Plan (2010-15), Guangzhou registered an average annual growth rate of 10.1 percent, while energy consumption per unit of GDP dropped by 4.6 percent, and cumulatively fell 21.01 percent over the five-year span, outstripping the target of 19.5 percent set by the Guangdong government.
Haizhu Wetland Park is nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou. [Photo provided to China Daily]
The forest city has done a marvelous job of greening itself. As of today, Guangzhou has 42 percent of its urban land forested, raising its greening rate to 36 percent and its urban green coverage rate to 41.53 percent. That is about 16.5 square meters of green park space per resident.
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► Opening up
Guangzhou quickens its establishment of internationally compatible open economy system and mechanism, takes the initiative to involve in the process of economic globalization and regional integration, optimizes foreign trade structure and deepens its cooperation with Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.
Guangzhou holds a promotion seminar in Paris on Jan. 20, kicking off its global roadshow in 12 different cities around the world for the upcoming event.
The 2017 Fortune Global Forum will be held in Guangzhou on December 6-8, with the theme as “Openness & Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy”. This was officially announced at the 2017 Fortune Global Forum Press Conference in Davos, Switzerland on January 18. Later on, Guangzhou held a promotion seminar in Paris on Jan. 20, kicking off its global roadshow in 12 different cities around the world for the upcoming event.
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Taking the people’s livelihood as principal, Guangzhou is committed to improving education for al and health conditions, supporting the poor and benefiting all with its development achievement.