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Zhuhai City, Zhongshan City
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Zhuhai City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Located in the southwest of the Pearl River estuary, Zhuhai (meaning "pearl" and "sea") is so named because it is where the Pearl River flows into the South China Sea. Bordering Hong Kong by sea and Macau by land, Zhuhai is 140-kilometer away from Guangzhou. Covering an area of 1701 square kilometers with聽1.49 million聽permanent residents, Zhuhai Municipality administers 3 districts and 5 economic zones.


The earliest human settlement in Zhuhai can be traced back five thousand years ago. Zhuhai is one of the starting points of the Ancient Maritime Silk Road. Wenshun Township, established in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was the earliest administrative body governing Xiangshan area which included the present Zhuhai, Zhongshan and Macau. Xiangshan Township was formed in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) on account of flourishing salt industry. Xiangshan County, administered by Guangzhou Prefecture, remained through the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties. Zhuhai County was established in 1953 and was promoted to Zhuhai Municipality in 1979. Special Economic Zone was founded officially in 1980.


The Zhuhai Declaration issued by the World Economic Development Declaration Conference (WEDDC) was made public in Zhuhai in 2003. Among the World Top 500 Enterprises, over 30 of them have investment projects in Zhuhai. Zhuhai has initially formed an economic pattern featuring leading industries such as electric mechanic manufacturing, electronics and telecommunication equipment manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and computer software along with a coordinated development of modern agriculture, tourism and service industry.


As a border city, Zhuhai has a total of 8 National Class-I and 7 National Class-II ports of entry. Its Gongbei Port is the second largest landway port of entry in China while Jiuzhou Port is the largest waterway port of entry for passengers. Apart from the advanced Zhuhai International Airport and Zhuhai Port, a major seaport hub in coastal South China, Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway, Guangdong Coastal Expressway and Jiangmen-Zhuhai Expressway also converge in Zhuhai, making it easily accessible.

銆怢ocal Specialty銆

Doumen Double-shelled Crab, Hengqin Oyster, Baiteng Lotus Root, Wanshan Prawn.

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Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone

Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone, 45 nautical miles from Hong Kong and 11 nautical miles from Macau, is a provincial-level economic development zone approved by the State Development and Reform Commission. It is one of the main coastal ports in China. Many of the World Top 500 Enterprises and other leading domestic and international enterprises have made investment here. With the largest port berth for liquid chemical products in Pearl River Delta located in the Zone, it is well-positioned for the construction of a mega petrochemical terminal at 300,000-ton level. Its excellent geographic location makes it easily accessible to Western Guangdong Coastal Expressway, Jiangmen-Zhuhai Expressway, Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway, Taiyuan-Macau Expressway as well as Guangzhou-Zhuhai Railway and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge to be constructed shortly, taking the shape of a 2-hour economic ring around the Pearl River Delta. It has become a hotspot for investors home and abroad with its outstanding investment environment.

Tel: (0756) 7268183 Fax: (0756) 7268983 Website:

Zhuhai Gree Group Corporation

Incorporated in March 1985, Zhuhai Gree Group is the owner of Gree (air-conditioner) and Rossini (watch), two top brands in China. The Gree air-conditioner has been the market leader nationwide in terms of output and sales for the past 11 years consecutively, and the Rossini watch has topped the industry in the country for 13 years in a row respecting economic returns. The group also makes a great variety of other products such as electric fans, heaters, rice cookers, drinking water dispensers, induction stoves and printer cartridges, among others. Zhuhai Gree Electric Appliances Inc., the group's core unit, is China's largest air-conditioner maker regarding production scale and technological strength.

Address: 211 Shihua Road West, Beiling Industrial Park, Zhuhai, Guangdong

Tel: (0756) 81318888 Fax: (0756) 8885701 Website:

Culture for Study Abroad and the University Zone of Zhuhai

Yung Wing, first Chinese to study and graduate in U.S., Wong Foon, first Chinese to study in Europe, Tang Baoer, first Chinese to study in Japan, to name only a few, are all natives of Zhuhai.

A city of education and sci-tech, Zhuhai is home to local campus and research & teaching center for many prestigious Chinese universities such as Tsinghua University, Sun Yat-sen University, Beijing Normal University, Jinan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Zunyi Medical College, Guangdong Institute of Science and Technology, among others, totaling over 100,000 university students in the park and ranking the second provincially. The Executive Committee of the University Zone of Zhuhai

Tel: (0756) 2125268 Fax: (0756) 2125500 Website:

Tangjiawan Town, one of China's Famous Historical and Cultural Cities

Established in theTang Dynasty (960-1279), Tangjiawan was home to the movement "Introduction of Western Culture and Philosophy" in China's modern history, leading the country to make contact with the outside world. With natural beauty and talented people, Tangjianwan has over 20 cultural relics. It is a miniature of China's historical progress from agricultural civilization to industrial civilization and from continental civilization to maritime civilization, worthy of the honor "First Wan (Bay) in South China".

Address:Building A3, Jinding, South Sofware Park, Zhuhai City

Tel: (0756) 3629815

Fax: (0756) 3629810


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