An Introduction to Dongguan City
Situated in the south-central part of Guangdong Province and to the east of the Pearl River estuary, Dongguan lies in the heartland of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Renowned for its "Made in Dongguan", the city is a world manufacturing centre and an important export base for China. Over the years, Dongguan has enjoyed close economic and trade ties with more than 200 countries and regions. In recent years, Dongguan has been actively implementing the "Belt and Road" Initiative, having hosted for years the Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, China Processing Trade Products Fair and Guangdong International Robot & Intelligent Equipment Exposition. It has launched the China Railway (CR) Express freight services which travel between China and Europe, and between China and Asia. With its integrated land and sea linkages, it strives to be an important hub for the "Belt and Road" Initiative. The only prefecture-level city incorporated into the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, Dongguan has, in recent years, been carrying out an innovation-driven development strategy and promoting its "automation plan", "growth doubling program" and a quick transition from "Made in Dongguan" to "Intelligently manufactured in Dongguan".