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 Taishans.
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
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
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.