Taishan is located in the southwest part of Pearl River Delta area.
Covering an area of 3,286 square kilometers and having 587
kilometers coastline, it administrates 20 Towns, 2 provincial-level
experimental zones, 1 overseas Chinese farm and over 90 islands
belonging to the Chuanshan Islands. Of which, Shangchuan Island and
Xiachuan Island are Town-level islands. Taishan has a population of
1 million, while 1.3 million overseas Taishanese distributing in 91
countries and regions. Therefore, Taishan is reputed to be China's
first hometown for overseas Chinese and enjoys the fame of Two
Bordering Hong Kong and Macau, Taishan is only 48 nautical miles
and 87 nautical miles away from Macau and Hong Kong, respectively.
Thanks to the national policy of opening up to the outside world
and domestic reform, as well as unique local geographic conditions
and natural resources, Taishan has made dramatic progress in many
areas, particularly in infrastructure construction. Gongyi Port in
the north of Taishan can handle express ferries to Hong Kong and
Macau. Taishan Port in the south will be a national first-category
harbor that can berth 10-thousand-ton ships. There are totally 140
kilometers-long expressways in Taishan City, so it takes only 70
minutes drive to Guangzhou through Xintai Expressway that goes
through the Taishan Territory from south to north and only 80
minutes to Zhuhai through West Coastal Expressway that goes through
Taishan from east to west. As for electricity, the first and the
second generator of the Asia-largest coal power generation station
Taishan Power Station will be put into operation on Oct. 2003.
The total amount of actual utilization of foreign investment keeps
increase in recent years that develops Taishan's economy. And the
annual export value is more than 400 million US dollars. The
industrial form has taken primary shape with machinery industries,
aluminum, textile, garment, electric appliance, medicine,
foodstuff, building materials, decorating light, plastic and
chemical material as its pillar industries.
With pleasant weather and fertile soil, ten high-tech,
high-production and high-value-added agricultural bases have been
primarily established locally, focusing on rice, fruit, flower,
vegetable, sugar cane, peanut, lumber, animal husbandry, fresh
water feeding, sea water feeding. Taishan's tourist industry is
also flourishing. A great number of tourists are attracted to
Taishan by its island spices.
Taishan is not only the hometown of overseas Chinese, but also
developed place in many fields. It has been awarded the Town of
Culture, Town of Sports, as well as National Health City.
In order to open up a new prospect, Taishan CPC committee and the
Government of Taishan City insist the policy that development comes
first. They are realizing the five strategic policies which is
“strengthen by industry, stabilize by agriculture, develop by
science and education, flourish by business and tourism, strengthen
all the towns and rich the city” with great effort as well as
finding ways to increase the four advantages of resources, the
hometown of overseas Chinese, environment and late-development.
Meanwhile, the Government also attaches great importance to develop
foreign and private economy, improve the process of
industrialization, citilization and information so as to achieve
leap-across development. Furthermore, they comprehensively seizes
the construction of “three civilizations”, accelerates the steps of
constructing welfare society. With the implementation of CEPA and
the construction plan of GangZhuAo Bridge, through which only 1
hour drive from Taishan City to Hong Kong, and with the primary
shape of large traffic-network, large power station, large harbor
and large development, the investment environment of Taishan will
be more competitive. Moreover, Taishan CPC Committee and the
People's Government of Taishan City have started up a Five Keys
Industrial Zone construction plan with the total planning area of
more than 200 square kilometers so as to provide a perfect
development platform and preference policies to all the investors.
In today's Taishan, one can find uncountable business
opportunities. Taishan people are ready to provide excellent
services for all investors and visitors.
Taishan, the glittery pearl, will be more eye-catching tomorrow and
will be a more charming area for investment.