Foshan is a worldwide famous industrial city and manufacturing city of great significance. In these years, Foshan appears in lots of rankings with high position in terms of economy, living environment and etc.
Then, if under the structure of world city, what position will Foshan take?
Here’s the answer.
Foshan Beautiful Night View / Pic via Huang Shaofei
On October 30, World City Day: Global City Competitiveness Forum was held in Guangzhou. The document, Global City Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 was also released by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ( National Academy of Economic Strategy, CASS) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
In the report, there are three cities in Guangdong listed in the top 100 cities in terms of global city competitiveness. Shenzhen globally ranks the sixth, Guangzhou the 15th and Foshan the 91st.
And the top ten cities in the ranking include New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, London, San Francisco, Shenzhen, Tokyo, San Jose, Munich and Dallas.
Lingnan Pearl Gymnasium / Pic via Liang Bin
Foshan ranks in the top 100 cities with Guangdong Shenzhen and Guangdong Guangzhou, globally ranking the 91st in terms of economic competitiveness, following Amsterdam (the 90th). Foshan sits before Washington D.C., Oklahoma City, City of Phoenix, Melbourne, Hiroshima, Madrid and Roma.
佛山实力更强了！Foshan: More Powerful Strength
In September 2017, Foshan held third Exposition For Investment and Trade of Advanced Equipment Manufacturing in West Bank of the Pearl River.
In 2016, the regional GDP of Foshan reached 863 billion yuan (130.7 billion USD) with a growth of 8.3%, ranking the 15th in the nation. During the first three seasons of this year, the regional GDP of Foshan reached 687 billion yuan (104 billion USD).
The Fortune's ranking of world top 500 companies came out this year, in which Foshan Midea Group ranked No. 450 and Foshan Country Garden Group ranked No. 467.
With the powerful economic strength, Foshan takes part in the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which is a national strategy and also an important strategic opportunity for Foshan to join in the global industrial division of labor and competition.
佛山环境更美了！Foshan: More Beautiful Environment
Great outcome comes with the five-year “building a forest city”. Not long ago, Foshan has received the honorable praise as a national forest city, which symbolizes Foshan’s success of building a forest city!
Foshan New City / Pic via Zhou Chun
“National Forest City” is the highest praise for a city in terms of ecological construction in China, which is followed with the hard-working by 7.46 million Foshan people.
Jihua Park in Chancheng District / Pic via Lu Zhantu
佛山人出行更方便了！Foshan: More Convenient Travel Mode
Foshan’s modern comprehensive traffic system is getting optimized. The “Two-Ring Four-Vertical Five-Acorss” high-speed railway is basically completed.
Guicheng Sanshan High-speed Railway / Pic via Bu Feng Zhuo Ying
In the next five years, Foshan plans to build 8 metro lines, including the third phase of the line 1, the first and second phase of the line 2 and the line 3, which is believed to form the completed traffic web.
佛山人幸福感更强了！Foshan: More Happiness for the People
In 2015, Foshan was successful praised as a national civil city, which is the highest honor for a city’s comprehensiveness in China right now.
Laughing among the flowers / Pic via Huo Guangliang
Behind this great honor, there is the CHANGES of the whole city: the improvement in medicare, more and more satisfaction in daily life.......
The pilot city of manufacturing transformation and upgrading, the national demonstration city of intellectual property......Foshan pushes industrial transformation and upgrading, drives innovation leading development. Foshan’s comprehensive strength is now one-more-step forward.
Foshan is believed to become better, more beautiful and more attractive in the future!