Recently, Guangzhou has published a draft of its city master plan from 2017 to 2035 with the vision of building a livable and vibrant global city.
The vision features Guangzhou's uniqueness as a humanistic and livable city, while showing its global vision of developing international business and exchanges.
Some specific goals are proposed to realize at the city's pace. For instance, the city aims to become a vibrant global city with economic strength, technological strength and livability all reach to a world-class level by 2035.
In addition to being a global city, Guangzhou is to serve as an international communication center and innovation center of science and technology industry.
A sub-forum themed "Pilot Free Trade Zones (FTZ): Opportunities and Challenges" was held On December 7 during the 2017 Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
"As a major commercial city for centuries in China, the city is competitive to develop into the above two centers, which will greatly promote the construction of global city," said Hu Gang, president of South China Urban Research Association, a professor of Jinan University.
Hu added that the city's "vitality" are mainly reflected in its diversity, openness and inclusiveness, etc.