With Guangzhou city government sparing no effort to improve the business environment, notable results have been seen in recent years.
Construction of the Zhanjiang undersea tunnel has been completed with a shield tunneling excavation length of 4,546 meters, according to local authorities.
Dongguan has vowed to take scientific and technological innovation as its engine to drive the city's advanced manufacturing industry, becoming a brand-new blueprint for the future of the "world factory".
The governmental and corporate sectors of Guangdong, the largest provincial-level economy of the country, are wasting no time in advancing high-quality development.
Guangdong province's foreign trade set a record last year, despite the challenging global situation, edging up 0.5 percent year-on-year to 8.31 trillion yuan ($1.23 trillion).
Nansha district is improving its research and development capacity by intensifying collaboration with universities and research institutes in Hong Kong and Macao.
Sizeable industrial companies in Guangzhou, Guangdong province generated 4.2 percent growth in industrial added value in the first 10 months of this year.
German chemical giant BASF announced on Oct 11 that it will invest in a new world-class Neopentyl Glycol plant at its new Verbund site in the coastal city of Zhanjiang in the western part of Guangdong province.