Guangzhou Development Distrcit, established in 1984 and located in the center of the Pearl River Delta, is one of the first national economic and technological development zones. A two-hour drive may cover Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and other cities.
Guangzhou Development District, located in eastern Guangzhou, is comprised of four national economic function zones—Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Guangzhou Hi-tech Development Zone, Guangzhou Free Trade Zone and Guangzhou Export Processing Zone. The management mode of “Four Zones in One” is implemented.
Guangzhou Development District has formulated and issued the “Several Opinions on Accelerating Service Industry Development” to develop high-value services like service outsourcing, etc. In 2008, the added value created by tertiary industry in the whole district amounted to 274,69 million RMB, increasing 31.53% over the previous year. Service outsourcing industry is becoming the new growth point for economic development in the Development Distrcit. The knowledge-intensive and technology-intensive producer services outsourcing industries in the District such as information service, modern logistics, scientific research, development and service, commodity inspection and detection, culture creativity, banking and insurance as well as intermediary services, etc. has taken initial shape.