(Yue for short) is located in South China, with an area
of 178,000 square kilometers, and a population of 65 million.
It adjoins the Wuling Mountains to the north
and the South China Sea to the south, with a landscape sloping from
north to south. It's mountainous in north, and in the south there
are coastal plains, hills and tablelands. The deltas of the Pearl
River and Han River are its chief plains. The West River, North
River and East River known as "The Peal River System"
as well as Han River are Guangdong's main waterways. Its coastline
is long and zigzag with numerous offshore islands. With the Tropic
of Cancer running across its central land, Guangdong is, in the
main, subject to south sub-tropical humid climate. Its abundant
mineral resources include tungsten, tin, antimony, molybdenum, copper,
zinc and lead, which all hold an important position in China.
Its main industrial products cover cane-sugar,
garments, leather, paper, stationery, arts & crafts, pharmaceuticals,
plastics, cement, ceramics for daily use, consumer electronics,
watches, cameras, electric machinery, electronics, and communication
equipments. The output value of which all stand in the forefront
in China. Guangdong also holds an important place in China in the
production of meat, jute and tropical crops. It has well-developed
sea and ocean fishing as well as freshwater and seawater aquiculture.
Railway and shipping are Guangdong's mainstay
of transport, while there's convenient highway communication. Its
numerous seaports facilitate shipping.
As one of the locations of China's Special Economic
Zones, and bordering on Hong Kong and Macu, Guangdong has marked
advantage in utilizing overseas capital and technology and carrying
out foreign economic and technical cooperation. Foreign-oriented
economic structure has taken shape. Guangdon stands in the forefront
in the scale of both foreign fund utilized and export earnings in
Due to its excellent natural and human sites
and sceneries, Guangdong has advanced tourism. Among the main scenic
spots and historical sites are Yuexiu Hill in Guangzhou, botanical
garden of South China, Star Lake in Zhaoqin, Seven Stars Crags and