1. About Zhongshan City
Originally known as Xiang Shan (fragrant hills), Zhongshan is a city that nurtured many outstanding men, including the father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen. Located in south-central Pearl River Delta, at the west bank of Pearl River estuary, Zhongshan adjoins Hong Kong and Macau. Zhongshan covers an area of 1783.67 square kilometers with a resident population of 3,142,300 and over 800,000 people living in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and other countries. Its economic aggregate ranks number 5 in Guangdong for many years.
Zhongshan is a modern city with harmonious society, booming economy, beautiful environment and the well-being of its people. In 2015, its GDP is 301 billion rmb with the per-capita GDP reaching 94030 rmb ($ 14349). It possess one National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, 35 state-level industrial bases, 16 provincial professional technical innovation towns, and 27 Fortune 500 companies choose to settle here. Zhongshan has won many honors, like UN Habitat Award, National Civilized City, National Sanitary City, National Garden City, National Advanced City Driven by Science and Technology, China Excellent Tourism City, National Environmental Protection Model City, National Ecological City, China Happiest Cities and so on.
2. An introduction to Tsuihang New Economic District
Tsuihang New District is located at the east part of Zhongshan as well as in the geographical center of the Pearl River Delta. It is an strategic bridge that connects the west and the east bank of the Pearl River estuaries. The planning area of the new district including Nanlang Town area, Hengmen Island area and eastern coastal regions, with a total planned area of about 230 square kilometers and a starting area of about 35 square kilometers. It held north to Nansha District in Guangzhou, connected the south to Hengqin Free Trade Zone in Zhuhai, held east to Qianhai Area in Shenzhen, and connected the west to theTorch Development Zone. The nearby accesses of Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit, Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway, Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge surrounding Zhongshan offers people great convenient to reach the five international airports and the five international ports in the Pearl River Delta within one hour.
In accordance with the new strategies of the superior departments, based on the ecological advantage of "being surrounded by nine mountains and seven waters", the new district, The superior departments from the Tsuihang New Economic District came up with a "dual-axis driven" space development strategy which was to form a spatial development pattern characterized by "one bay” (Yixian Bay), “two axis” (the axis New Urban Development and the riverside landscape axis), “two belts” (a coastal forest landscape belt and a Wugui Mountain ecological view belt), and “multi –groups” (a core group of the new district, an international tourism group, a transformation demonstration group and an advanced intelligent manufacturing group)". At present, the construction and development of the new district is mostly concentrated in the starting area, and it is mainly to establish an advanced equipment manufacturing industry base and a healthcare industrial base, both of which are leading industries. Also it is now focusing on the construction of four specialized parks, namely Sino-Switzerland (Europe) Industrial Park, Linhai Science and Technology Park, Shenzhen Medical Device Industrial Park and Advanced Intelligent Equipment Park, and vigorously promoting infrastructure construction, such as PPP project in the Island Ring Road, , PPP underground comprehensive pipe gallery and Riverside Water System project.