Guangdong Province, referred to as "Guangdong" for short, is the provincial administrative region of the People's Republic of China and the provincial capital of Guangzhou. It was named "Guangdong" because of the ancient place name of Guangxin. It is located in the south of Nanling, on the coast of the South China Sea, bordering Hong Kong, Macao, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Fujian, and across the sea from Hainan. It has jurisdiction over 21 prefecture-level cities, 65 municipal districts, 20 county-level cities, 34 counties and 3 autonomous counties. As of 2021, the permanent resident population of Guangdong Province is 126.84 million.
Guangdong is an important heritage of Lingnan culture, with a unique style in language, customs, living habits, history and culture. Guangdong is also one of the provinces with a large population in China. Guangdong Province, belonging to the East Asian monsoon region, has a subtropical, subtropical and tropical climate from north to south. It is a region rich in light, heat and water resources in the country and one of the birthplaces of agricultural civilization.
Guangdong Province is the south gate of China and is located at the shipping hub of the South China Sea. During the Han Dynasty, Xuwen Ancient Port was the starting port of the Maritime Silk Road, officially opening the first page of the history of maritime exchanges between China and the West. In the Qing Dynasty, Guangzhou became the only foreign trade port in China. After the reform and opening up, Guangdong has become the front of the reform and opening up and the window to introduce western economy, culture and technology.
Since 1989, Guangdong's GDP has ranked the first in the country, becoming the largest economic province in China, accounting for 1/8 of the country's total economic output. The comprehensive competitiveness of Guangdong provincial economy ranks first in the country. The nine cities in the Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province will join hands with Hong Kong and Macao to build the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and become one of the four largest bay areas in the world alongside the New York Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area and Tokyo Bay Area.
In 2021, the gross regional product of Guangdong Province was 12436.967 billion yuan, an increase of 8.0% year on year and an average increase of 5.1% in two years.
Major Fairs Held In Guangdong:
1. China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair)
China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, was founded in the spring of 1957. It is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and the People's Government of Guangdong Province, and hosted by China Foreign Trade Center. It is a comprehensive international trade event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete commodities, the largest number of purchasers and the widest sources, the best trading effect and the best reputation in China. It is known as the first exhibition in China, a window, epitome and symbol of China's opening to the outside world, and an important platform for international trade cooperation, which has effectively promoted the trade exchanges and friendly exchanges between China and the rest of the world.
2. China National High-tech Fair (CHTF)
Jointly organized by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the State Intellectual Property Office, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, China High-Tech Fair (CHTF) is the largest and most influential science and technology fair in China. After years of development, China Hi-Tech Fair has become an important window for China's high-tech sector to open to the outside world, playing an increasingly important role in promoting the commercialization, industrialization and internationalization of high-tech achievements as well as promoting economic and technological exchanges and cooperation between countries and regions.
3. China International Small and Medium Enterprises Expo (Expo China)
China International Small and Medium Enterprises Expo (EXPO China) is an international exhibition approved by The State Council of China and sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, the State Administration for Market Regulation and the People's Government of Guangdong Province. It was founded in 2004. As the largest, largest and most influential international event for smes in the Asia-Pacific region, the Expo has always been supported by many countries.
4. Shenzhen International Industrial Design Exhibition
Organized by Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, Shenzhen International Industrial Design Exhibition gathers high-end innovation resources from all over the world. It is an ecological platform to promote original design development, promote the development of the design industry, explore design creativity, and construct the exhibition, exchange and trade of design results, so that the public can have a deeper understanding of the power brought by industrial design language. So that the majority of Shenzhen and domestic and foreign enterprises and design institutions, designers in-depth understanding and grasp the latest trend of industrial design development, and better promote Shenzhen industrial design leapfrog upgrade and innovative development.
5. China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition
Since its establishment in 2003, Guangzhou International Auto Show has taken serving the auto industry as its own duty, committed to creating a high-quality, international and comprehensive exhibition experience platform for global auto enterprises, and made unremitting efforts and due contributions to international exchanges and cooperation of the auto industry. Together with Shanghai Auto Show, Beijing Auto Show and Chengdu Auto Show, Guangzhou International Auto Show is known as China's four major auto shows.
6. China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industry Fair (Cultural Fair)
China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industry Fair (hereinafter referred to as Fair) was founded in 2004, sponsored by the Publicity Department of Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Shenzhen Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film, Tourism and Sports. It is a state-level, international and comprehensive cultural industry fair. It has become the highest level, largest scale, most effective and influential exhibition in the field of Chinese cultural industry. It has become an important engine to boost the development of China's cultural industry, an important platform to promote Chinese culture to go out, and an important window to expand the cultural opening to the outside world. It is known as "the first exhibition of China's cultural industry".
7. Shenzhen International Furniture Fair
Shenzhen Fashion Home Design Week and Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition is a high-quality commercial design exhibition of Chinese furniture industry, which is guided by Shenzhen Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, organized by Shenzhen Furniture Industry Association, Shenzhen Fashion Creative Industry Alliance, Shenzhen Desai Exhibition Co., LTD., and Shenzhen Furniture Research and Development Institute as the industrial technical support unit. After years of development, it has increasingly become a window for furniture and design circles to know Shenzhen, as well as a strategic platform for "connecting international design resources and Made in China" and "Made in China looking for international and domestic markets".
8. Shenzhen International Industrial Manufacturing Technology and Equipment Exhibition
ITES Shenzhen International Industrial Manufacturing Technology and Equipment Exhibition (ITES Shenzhen Industrial Exhibition), formerly known as SIMM Shenzhen Machinery Exhibition, was founded in 2000. It is one of the super large-scale industrial exhibitions in China. It has won the honor of "Shenzhen Brand Exhibition" for many consecutive years. Now it has become an exhibition event of the whole manufacturing industry chain. Every year, global industry pioneers are attracted to attend the conference to jointly collide and spread new ideas of advanced manufacturing and promote industrial progress.
9. Shenzhen Gift Exhibition
China (Shenzhen) International Gifts, Crafts, clocks and Housewares Exhibition (Shenzhen Gift Fair for short), founded in 1993, is a grand scale and well-known trade exhibition of gifts and housewares in China. It creates a platform for manufacturers and traders to trade, display and exchange, helps to optimize the industry and leads the development of the industry, and is known as the "flagship exhibition of China's Gifts and housewares".
10. Greater Bay Area Industry Expo
DMP Greater Bay Area Industry Expo, formerly known as DMP International Mold, Metal Processing, Plastic and Packaging Exhibition, was founded in 1999. It focuses on digital, intelligent and personalized innovative technologies and solutions for different industries. It is a technology and innovation-oriented platform dedicated to connecting technology and industry, empowering the industry and the whole ecology. After years of development, it has become the wind vane of advanced manufacturing technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.