Guangzhou - A City of Opportunity

A City of Growth and Prosperity

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A vibrant metropolis of over 14 million people, Guangzhou has been a hub of economic activity and growth for over two millennia.

  • In 2017, Guangzhou's GDP grew 7 percent to 2.15 trillion RMB, or about $340 billion USD, making it the fourth largest economy among cities in China. 
  • This value is on par with cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Tertiary industry accounts for about 68% of all economic activity in Guangzhou, making it a strong, service-oriented economy.

A City of Commerce and Connectivity


  • Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport is one of China's three major hub airports, with over 136 different routes and 60 million passengers in 2016. 

Shipping Port

  • The Port of Guangzhou is one of the world's most international shipping hubs, connecting over 400 ports in 100 different countries around the world.
  • It is also one of the most active shipping hubs, with a cargo handling capacity of 540 million tons and a container throughput of 18.75 million TEUs in 2016, ranking 6th and 7th worldwide, respectively. 

High Speed railways

  • Guangzhou's South Railway Station is one of the four largest railway passenger transportation hubs in China, serving as the main railway nexus in Southeastern China.
  • The station also boasts comprehensive transportation interchange capabilities, with high-speed long-distance railway, metro, bus, and taxi connections built into the complex.


  • The Guangzhou Metro is the world's fourth busiest metro system in the world, with over 2.5 billion rides given each year. 
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A City of Investment and innovation

Many of the world's most renowned and innovative companies have a strong presence in Guangzhou and have made significant investments in the city.

  • 13 out of the 50 best innovation companies in China are based in Guangzhou. 
  • Cisco has partnered with Guangzhou to create one of the world's first "smart cities".
  • Foxconn has agreed to manufacture their next generation, 8K ultra-high-resolution LCD TV displays in Guangzhou, with a $9 billion USD investment in the city.

A City of Leisure and Recreation

As the cultural, political, and economic center of Southeastern China, Guangzhou is one of the most vibrant places on the planet. It boasts abundant parks and green spaces, cultural and historical attractions, and expansive shopping districts, among the myriad other activities, landmarks, and events to attend in the city. It is also the birthplace and home of Cantonese cuisine, one of the world's most renowned culinary traditions.