Economy of Guangdong

For China's reforms, Guangdong is where the rubber hits the road

Guangdong’s 30 million or so migrant workers are often denied the same benefits as locals. Photo: Reuters

Just days after China announced sweeping reforms to revitalise its economy, several hundred striking workers rallied outside a Nokia factory in its wealthiest and most industrialised region shouting: “Protect our rights!”

Thursday, 28 November, 2013, 4:24pm

Talking points

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama launches the latest round of the battle over the nation's economic future when he presents an outline of his budget for next year.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am

Hu Chunhua: Heading to the top via Guangdong?

Illustration: Henry Wong

New Guangdong party chief Hu Chunhua, who marks 100 days in the job today, has taken an ultra-low-profile approach to getting to grips with the complicated province.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Minimum wage to rise 19pc in Guangzhou

The latest wage adjustment would bring the monthly salary of a general worker in Guangzhou to 1,550 yuan. Photo: EPA

The provincial government's announcement yesterday startled some local manufacturers who expected the rate to be about 15 per cent, but others said the increase would have little effect as they had already been paying more than that.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:16am

All eyes on Hu Chunhua as he takes over as Guangdong party chief

Hu Chunhua (right) at the end of his studies at Peking University in 1983, with a Tibetan military doctor at a Beijing forum. Photo: Xinhua

New Guangdong Communist Party chief Hu Chunhua is filling some big shoes, with his predecessor, Wang Yang, one of the most high-profile and outspoken politicians on the mainland.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

Rising concern on Guangdong waste water

Guangdong produced more than 100 million tonnes of additional waste water last year compared with the previous year, raising concerns about the impact on rivers, where three quarters of the province's waste water was discharged.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A search for identity, not just a job

When Chen Jinzhu came to Dongguan for the first time in August last year, she had her first taste of the excitement of city life in 'the factory of the world'.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Shenzhen failing to reinvent itself

Welcome to Shenzhen, where the pains of a city's economic transformation efforts are becoming increasingly evident, according to industry insiders and analysts.

The city got some bad news last week in the form of a scorecard for the first two months of the year that showed rare falls in exports and the profits and sales of industrial enterprises.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Guangzhou bars foreigners from buying shops

Guangzhou has unveiled a new policy banning foreigners, and people from Hong Kong and Macau from investing in retail properties in the city, the latest move to tighten controls on its red-hot property market.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

No trace of slowdown in Guangzhou's GDP target

Guangzhou is aiming for double-digit growth this year despite the global economic slowdown, according to the city's government work report released yesterday.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Neighbours set to eclipse city's GDP

The economies of Shenzhen or Guangzhou will surpass Hong Kong's in the coming decade unless the city speeds up its development, a research institute close to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen says.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shake-up of industries normal, says governor

A shake-up in the Pearl River Delta manufacturing hub is 'normal' as Guangdong upgrades its economy and technology to enable sustainable growth, the provincial governor said yesterday.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Innovate or face decline, analysts warn

Guangdong can't rely on its low-cost manufacturers any more, academics say

The Guangdong People's Congress closed its week-long session yesterday but as provincial leaders celebrated its conclusion, analysts said the province faced an uphill battle to maintain its competitive edge.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Four delta cities on mainland's rich list

The Pearl River Delta remains the mainland's economic powerhouse, with four cities there making it to the list of richest cities, according to official figures.

The number of mainland cities with gross domestic products exceeding 300 billion yuan more than doubled last year, rising from six to 13.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Guangzhou sets trillion-yuan GDP target for 2011

Mayor looks beyond the economy and focuses on livelihoods

Guangzhou has set a goal for gross domestic product to reach 1 trillion yuan in 2011, giving a per capita GDP of US$13,000.

The goal was announced by Mayor Zhang Guangning in his annual work report to the Guangzhou People's Congress, which opened yesterday.

23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am