Guangdong Province is located in the southernmost part of the China's Mainland, facing the South China Sea and neighboring Hong Kong and Macau. As the pioneering province since China's Mainland implemented the reform and opening-up policy, Guangdong has been actively participating in international economic cooperations and competitions in the past 30 plus years, with its economy maintaining sustainable and rapid developments. In 2013, Guangdong’s GDP reached RMB 6.216397 trillion, which accounted for 10.9% of the national total and has been ranking No.1 of the whole country for 25 consecutive years; the province’s total retail sales value of social consumer goods reached RMB 2.54539 trillion, accounting for 10.7% of the national total and has been ranking No.1 of the whole country for 31 consecutive years; the total import and export value reached US$ 1.09157 trillion, and the annual total import and export value exceeded US$ 1 trillion for the first time, which accounted for 1/4 of the national total and has been ranking No.1 of the whole country for 28 consecutive years. By far, more than 170,000 foreign invested enterprises have been approved to be established in Guangdong, and Guangdong's enterprises have extended their foreign investments and cooperations to over 100 countries and regions in the world. Guangdong has already become one of regions in China with the robustest economic force, the most dynamic and open economy.
Guangdong owns a complete industrial system and world-class production, processing and matching capability. Currently, 9 pillar industries of electronic information, electrical machinery, petrochemical, textile and garment, food and beverage, construction material, papermaking, pharmacy and automobile have been established, shipbuilding, rail transport equipment, nuclear power equipment, wind power equipment, general airplane and other advanced manufacturing industries are under rapid developments, which form the advanced manufacturing industrial system covering sea, land and air. Meanwhile, logistics, convention and exhibition, finance, information, tourism and other modern service industries are growing gloriously, and large-scale international exhibitions such as China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), China Hi-tech Fair and China International Small & Medium Enterprises Fair are famous both at home and abroad. The industrial development layout with dual-wheel driving of advanced manufacturing industry and modern trade in services has been initially taken shape in Guangdong. During the Twelfth- Five-Year Plan period, Guangdong will emphasize cultivation and development of strategic newly developing industries such as high-end newtype electronic information, new-energy vehicle, LED lighting, biology, high-end equipment manufacturing, energy saving & environmental protection, new energies and new materials.
Guangdong enjoys excellent investment environment, huge space for business development, complete infrastructures, transportations accessible in all directions, widely covering communication networks, high-efficient and smooth custom clearance, a large amount high-quality human resources, complete matching industries, standard financing system and property right transaction market. Along with the signings and implementations of the cooperation frame agreements respectively among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, the Great Pearl River Delta, as the world-class city cluster that holds relatively strong international competency, is under accelerated formation. There are 3 special economic zones (Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shantou), 6 national economic and technological development zones, 9 national hi-tech industrial development zones, 17 bonded logistics supervision areas/sites, 36 provincial industry relocation industrial parks, and a batch of provincial development zones. Currently, the key efforts are made to the constructions of major cooperation platforms including Guangzhou Nansha, Shenzhen Qianhai, Zhuhai Hengqin, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, Dongguan Taiwan Hi-tech Park and Foshan Sino-Germany Industrial Services Zone, providing diverse platforms and carriers for widespread investors.
This year is the outset year for Guangdong to deepen reform, expand opening up, coordinate and push forward the business development. We shall adhere to seek improvements in stability, reform and innovate, promote structural adjustment, strive to promote the upgrading of the industries, give full plays to the role of innovation, take the path of green development and strive to achieve the phoenix nirvana, by which means can Guangdong continues work hard to be the team leader of developing the socialism with Chinese characteristics, the pioneering area for deepening reform & opening-up and the experimental zone for investigations in the scientific development mode, strives to take the lead in realizing the objective of building moderately prosperous society & heading for basically realizing socialism modernization. These will definitely bring more cooperations and developments opportunities to widespread investors.We earnestly look forward to joining hands with investors from home and abroad, and strengthening mutual benefit and cooperation for a beautiful tomorrow!