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Manufacturing in China: City Guide- Zhongshan

By Jesus David Cano Romano
September 14, 2016
manufacturing in China- Zhongshan

Manufacturing in China offers thousands of opportunities. Knowing its cities better can help making the right choice of supplier with experience in your specific field of production.
China 2 West has sales and support offices around the world and multiple quality control and engineering locations within China, predominantly positioned close to manufacturing hubs. We want to provide a short introduction of the Chinese cities we’re operating in and show the city’s specializations of production.

Zhongshan, home city of Sun Yat-sen, is lying in the central and southern part of Guangdong Province. It is situated at the mouth of the Pearl River, bordering Guangzhou and Foshan in the north, Jiangmen in the west, and Zhuhai in the south-east. It faces Shenzhen and Hong Kong across the Pearl River. The city covers an area of 1,784 square kilometr and has a population of around 3 million inhabitants. The city’s major development zone is Zhongshan Torch High-tech Industrial Development Zone.

Zhongshan’s pillar industries are chemicals, electronic infomation, electronic machinery, metals products manufacturing and textiles. Other specializations available are furniture, automobiles and auto parts, information technology, lighting products, packaging and bio-pharmaceuticals.

The city’s GDP accounts to 282.3 billion RMB which amounts to a per capita GDP of 88,682. Exports are 27,878 and imports 9,081, which gives a trade balance of 14,838 million dollar. Foreign direct investment is 854 million dollar.

Zhongshan has a history of over five-thousand years. Zhongshan, formerly known as Xiangshan, was a county in South Song Dynasty. In 1553, it was occupied by the Portuguese troops, after which, Xiangshan claimed the administration of Macau. In 1849, it lost the administration of Macau, and in 1925, Zhongshan received its current name to commemorate Sun Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen). It is the only city in China to be named after a celebrity.

*image source: https:/thenanfang.com/zhongshan-crooks-kidnap-and-extort-local-merchant-while-impersonating-police-officers;