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Latest Updated at 2008-January-29 10:53:09

Dongguan City

A Renowned Global Manufacturing Base

An important manufacturing base for computer & peripheral products

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Located in central and southern Guangdong and east of the Pearl River Estuary, Dongguan is 59 and 140 kilometers away from Guangzhou and Hong Kong respectively, the very midway of Guangdong Hong Kong Economic Corridor. It administers 28 towns and 4 street communities.

銆怘istory銆

Dongguan's history can be traced back 1,700 years ago when its earliest county was founded during the Jin Dynasty (265-420). Dongguan is regarded as the starting point of China's modern history. It is in Dongguan's Humen Town where Lin Zexu led brave soldiers and civilians to fight against British troops and burned opium about 150 years ago. Dongguan was administered by Dongjiang Prefecture after the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949. It was further switched to be administered by Yuezhong and Huiyang Prefecture in 1952 and 1956 respectively. Dongguan was included in the Pearl River Delta Economic Development Zone in 1985 under the approval of the State Council. The county-level Dongguan Municipality was established in September 1985 and was further promoted to prefecture-level in November 1988 directly administered by the province.

銆怑conomy銆

Dongguan ranks the fourth regarding GDP, gross output value of above-designated-size industry, fixed asset investment and gross retail sales of consumer goods among all the prefecture-level or above municipalities of Guangdong. Dongguan achieved US$47.376 billion in export out of its US$ 84.421 billion total foreign trade, up 15.8% from the previous year and ranked the fourth nationwide and second provincially. As a worldwide renowned manufacturing base, Dongguan is highly developed in manufacturing industry which accounts for 90 percent of the gross output value of its above-designated-size industries. As of 2006, Dongguan has attracted foreign investors from over 30 countries and regions all over the world and achieved a total of over US$ 30 billion accumulated actual foreign investment.

銆怲ransportation銆

A multiform transport network including road, railway, inland river and seaway is in place in Dongguan along with modern telecommunication and electricity network. Covering 146.8 kilometers of above-designated-level highway, Dongguan has the highest road density among all the prefecture-level municipalities in the country.

銆怢ocal Specialty 銆

Litchi, Machong Banana, Houjie Rice Noodle, Houjie Chinese Sausage, Baisha Cured Duck, Humen Greasy-back Shrimp, Shilong Candy Pompelmous Peel, Malt Sugar, Daojiao Sticky Rice Dumpling.

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Editor: Yan

By: Guangdong Information Office Source: Newsgd.com
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