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Huizhou City, Dongguan City
Latest Updated at 2008-January-29 10:53:09

General Introduction

Huizhou City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Situated in the southeast of Guangdong and in the north of Pearl River Delta, Huizhou Municipality, part of Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, is 130 kilometers away from Guangzhou northwestward and only 70 kilometers from Hong Kong and Shenzhen southward. Covering a land area of 11,200 square kilometers and a maritime area of 4,520 square kilometers, Huizhou administers Huicheng District, Huiyang District, Huidong County and Longmen County plus Dayawan Economic & Technological Development Zone and Zhongkai Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, and two national-level development zones.

銆怘istory銆

Historically regarded as "Gateway of Eastern Guangdong" and "Famous Place in Lingnan", Huizhou, a well-noted cultural and historical city in Guangdong, has been the political, economic, cultural and transportation center in Dongjiang River Basin since the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Over 480 famous Chinese historical figures had resided or visited Huizhou in the years staring from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to its modern history. Su Shi, a great litterateur in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), used to live in Huizhou for a total of three years. Dr. Sun Yat-sen also stayed in Huizhou to command his revolutionary activities during the Xinhai Revolution (1911). Zhou En-lai was also here to command the National Revolutionary Army to fight in the Eastern March during the period of the First Cooperation between the Communist Party of China and Kuomintang (1924-1927). Huizhou is also home to many democratic fighters and revolutionists such as Liao Zhongkai, Deng Yanda, Ye Ting, among others.

銆怑conomy銆

Characterized with a high degree of industrial specialization and socialization, Huizhou has formed a relatively complete industrial structure consisting of electronics, petrochemical, electric power generation, building material, auto part, mechanical, textile and other industry after years of development. The output value of electronic information industry in Huizhou ranks the third place in the province while its petrochemical industry is also catching up rapidly. As one of the investment destinations in China, 38 of World Top 500 Enterprises have made their investment in Huizhou with a total of 4,200 foreign-invested enterprises. With a total of US$5.92 billion accumulated actual foreign investments to date, foreign investors are from 35 countries and regions worldwide, covering primary, secondary and tertiary industries.

銆怲ransportation銆

An all-round and multi-level transport network, including road, railway, inland river, port and aviation, is in place in Huizhou. With Huizhou-Yantian Expressway, Shenzhen-Shantou Expressway, Guangzhou-Huizhou Expressway and Huizhou-Heyuan Expressway running right through the municipality, Huizhou has a total mileage of 10,436 kilometers of roadway, equal to a mileage of 94 kilometers per 100 square kilometers. Connected to Beijing-Kowloon Railway and Huizhou-Dayawan Railway, Huizhou also enjoys a total of 142.7 kilometers of railway. With a total of 28 berths, Huizhou Port is a National Class-I Port open to foreign ships, totaling 26 million tons annual harbor capacity.

銆怢ocal Specialty 銆

Huizhou Preserved Vegetable, Luofu Mountain, Sulao Village Preserved Vegetable, Dongjiang River Sticky Rice Wine, Longmen Xixi Bamboo Shoot, Huizhou Litchi, Yangcun Orange.

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Editor: Yan

By: Guangdong Information Office Source: Newsgd.com
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