Accelerate industrial upgrading

Based on the development strategy of "key force on center and both sides", Nanhai has started the construction for three major national industrial platforms in the east financial and high-tech area, central national high-tech area and west tourism area to form the unique industrial layout of "platform arrangement for area combination". By now, Nanhai has the well-developed new manufacturing industry, preliminarily developed urban industry, fast developing modern service industry and steadily improved urban agriculture. The advanced manufacturing industries, such as the automobile manufacturing, display panel, top equipment, and digital home electrical appliance industries are of the relatively grand scale, and the strategic new industries, such as biomedical, energy-saving and environmental, new optical source, new material and new energy industries are under the fast growing, with the industrial structure optimized day by day.

Three major platforms support three major areas

Central area:

Orientation: manufacturing base, industrial think-tank, traffic hub Platform: national high-tech industrial development area Industries: automobile, display panel, new optical source, home electrical appliances, and machines

East area:

Orientation: highland for finance and business, industrial headquarters, urban ecology and personnel Platform: Guangdong High-tech Service Zone for Financial Institutions Industries: finance, business and trade service, cultural creation, information and science and technology service industry, headquarters economy

West area:

Orientation: logistic, business and trade, culture and tourism, ecological recreation Platform: national tourism industry concentration (experimental) area Industries: cultural and tourism industry, modern logistic industry

Automotive tycoon promotes the concentration of industrial chain

Under the full service and support of the People's Government of Nanhai District, FAW-VW has made the new record in the preparation of its Foshan plant, with its total investment increased from RMB 13.3 billion to over RMB18 billion. Foshan plant will make the most advanced Class-A products of VW and Audi, with the annual output of 300,000 cars in the first phase. The estimated output value will be RMB 200 billion after the project put-into-operation. By now, the first trial car has been made and the plant will be put into operation formally in August, 2013 as scheduled. The entry of FAW-VW will attract numerous spare part suppliers and thus establish the entire industrial chain.

Industrial finance supports the transformation and upgrading

Guangdong High-tech Service Zone for Financial Institutions, established in July 2007 under the license of the People's Government of Guangdong Province, is the first of the seven major basic platforms in the strategy to make Guangdong a province of strong financial power. This financial area further defined its dual orientations of "Asian and Pacific financial backing base + Guangdong industrial finance center" in 2012 to lead the economic transformation and upgrading by financial innovations, and set up the national experimental area for industrial finance. By now, Guangdong High-tech Service Zone for Financial Institutions has already attracted 104 renowned financial enterprises to move in, with the total investment of RMB 28 billion.

Concentrated development of display panel and semiconductor lighting industry

Nanhai tries to set up the new industrial demonstrative base for optical and electrical industry, and has, by industry-university-research cooperation, preliminarily built up a complete industrial chain from research & development & test, equipment fabrication, fabrication of epitaxial chips, large-power sealing and package to the production of applied products. By now, the base has gathered many renowned high-tech and fast-growing enterprises related to the display panel and semiconductor lighting industry, and gradually exhibited the effect of industrial concentration.

Early in 2009, Nanhai has started the construction of urban industrial base in Guangdong Province, combined the "industrial" development with "community" construction, built up the concentrated development platforms systematically for urban industry, and supported some fast-growing enterprises including the urban industry, high-tech innovation platform, research and development base, creation and design, professional agency service and service outsourcing. By now, eleven major industrial carriers such as Tian'an Digital Center and Hantian Science Park have begun to take shape and attracted thousands of top talents. In 2012, Hantian High-Tech Center, focusing on low-carbon environment-friendly industry, was recognized as the provincial incubator for high-tech enterprises, and approved as one of the first group of national incubators for high-tech enterprises.

National demonstrative area for cultural industry

Nanhai, with rich cultural accumulations, has the fine foundation of the development of cultural industry. It has nearly 4000 cultural-related institutions, more than 100,000 employees and the total assets of at least RMB 20 billion. It has two projects with special provincial funding for cultural industry, 1 national demonstrative base for cultural industry, and one national base for cartoon industry. Nanhai is integrating the eight major cultural carries by now, i.e., Tingyin Lake Area, 39o Space, Zhongkai Cultural Business Port, Pingzhou Jade Street, Lishui Badatong, Xiqiao Dream Works, Xi'an China Tourism Industrial Park, and CCTV Nanhai Movie and TV Town to make itself a national demonstrative park for cultural industry.

Perfection of modern urban agriculture

Nanhai has constantly promoted its fine agriculture, and developed the modern urban agriculture in the subject of "flowers", "vegetables" and "aquatic products". By now, it has established the agricultural development layout of large gardens in the east, Nanguo Peach Garden in the center, and fishing and cultivation in the west, and gradually realized the urban and rural combination, and the joint development of agriculture with recreational tourism and environmental protection, which has led to obvious rise in agricultural values.