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Monday, January 22 2018 - 18:26
AsiaNet
Guangxi ASEAN Economic and Technological Development Zone: Consistent Steps Forward in Reform, Composing New Chapters of Development
NANNING, China, Jan. 22, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Just 30 km from the downtown region of Nanning in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous 
Region is a land of beauty and magic. For several decades, this land has made 
the incredible transition from a home of overseas Chinese to a national-level 
economic and technological development zone, and with its unique regional 
positioning advantage and progressive developmental concept, it has become one 
of the fastest-growing development zones in Guangxi Region.

Founded in 2004, the Guangxi ASEAN Economic and Technological Development Zone 
was elevated to a national-level economic and technological development zone in 
March 2013, and thereafter was approved as a national industrial cyclic 
transformation demonstration zone. From its humble beginning as an agricultural 
economy-oriented foreign Chinese farmland, the area has repositioned and 
surpassed itself time and again, and today the Development Zone has transformed 
into a city genuinely suitable for both work and life.

In recent years, the industrial structure in the Guangxi ASEAN Economic and 
Technological Development Zone has followed the "promotion of city through 
industries, expansion of industries through the city, integration between city 
and industries" developmental principle, continued to accelerate its industrial 
clustering endeavors and focused its efforts on forging a three-pillar 
industries in food processing, biomedicine and machinery manufacturing. 
Budweiser, Shuanghui Group, Uni-President and a score of other leading 
corporations have gradually set up and begun their operations here, which also 
led to extensions of industrial chains both in the upstream and downstream. In 
addition, the Development Zone has partnered with the Department of Agriculture 
of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to form an "agricultural Silicon 
Valley", which has already been bolstered with 19 modern agriculture model 
projects such as the primary facility of Guangxi Sericulture. Leveraging on the 
serene natural ecological resources, the Development Zone is emphatically 
fostering a modern service structure revolving around leisure tourism and 
elderly care industries, as exemplified in the Guangxi social elderly care 
industry demonstration base of Taihe - Pure Land community, a project that 
totals an investment of over RMB ten billion and which has already finished 
construction for its first phase. As the Nanning Education Industry Park and 
Guangxi Vocational Skills Public Practice Base progress forward as scheduled, 
they will be seamlessly and organically connected with the urban development 
strategies, developmental direction and industrial layout of the Development 
Zone while promoting the integration between city and industries.

In the future, the Guangxi ASEAN Economic and Technological Development Zone 
will balance between and fulfill both "industrial development" and "ecology 
construction" requirements on its path of the creation of a commerce-, 
residence- and industry-friendly city where the landscapes and gardens are lush 
and where entrepreneurial dreams will come true.

Source: Guangxi ASEAN Economic and Technological Development Zone

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