Update: 2012-07-19 11:26:48 Source: meizhougov Hits:177
Meizhou which is located in the northeast of Guangdong Province with a total area of 16,000 square kilometers and with a population of 5.14 million has 8 counties (cities) and districts under its jurisdiction. Being the hometown of Marshal Ye Jianying and Lee Kuanyew, the former Prime Minister of Singapore, it boasts the national historical and cultural city, excellent tourism city in China, China's top ten distinctive leisure city, national sanitary city and the most popular destination for self-driving tour in Guangdong.
With superior regional location, Meizhou is the regional central city in the northeastern of Guangdong Province. Situated at the junction of Guangdong, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces, Meizhou is an important portal connecting the coastal cities of Guangdong with the inland hinterland with south of Jiangxi in its north neighborhood, east of Fujian in its east neighborhood, Jieyang, Chaoshan in its south neighborhood and Pearl River Delta in its west neighborhood, opposite to the economic zone on the west coast of the Taiwan Straits. With three highways, two national highways, two railways and an airport in Mei County, it is a national transportation hub. Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport and the Jieyang station for Xiamen-Shenzhen high speed railway (connecting Xiamen and Shenzhen) are only 1.5 hours' drive away from Meizhou urban area and only half an hour's drive away from Fengshun, a livable city with hot spring.With the construction of Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou high-speed railway been included in the national "The Twelveth Five-Year " plan, Meizhou will completely enter into the new era of high-speed railway, after the operation of which, it is about 1.5 hours from Meizhou to Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The expressway from Shejiang to Huayang, which connects Guangzhou-Heyuan expressway, is planned for its construction, and it will only take about 3 hours from Meizhou to Guangzhou after its open. Much more rapid railways and highways are also planned to be built. In the next five years, the advanced three-dimensional transportation network will be fully connected with the Pearl River Delta, the economic zone on the west coast of the Taiwan Straits and Yangtze River Delta, which will completely reduce the temporal and spatial distance from Meizhou to domestic and foreign metropolitans.
As a remarkable place producing outstanding people, Meizhou is known as “Capital of Hakka in the World". With a long history and with a thousand year profound humanity accumulation of Hakka heritage, it is both the final settlement place for the Hakka moving to the south and the main departure place for Hakka to spread among the world since the Ming and Qing dynasties .And at the same time, it is the world's most representative Hakka community and the spiritual home of the Hakka in the world. With esteem and emphasis on culture and education, there are many talented people in each generation, nourishing a large number of celebrities and wisdoms which glorify Chinese, and among them are Marshall Ye Jianying, Song Xiang, Ding Richang and Qiu Fengjia, Huang Tsun-hsien, Zhang Bishi, Tsang, Tin Kaping and Li Huitang. This enables it to be a national cultural ecological protection experimental zone. Since the Revolution of 1911, 24 academicians, more than 250 university presidents and more than 470 generals have been also bred here. Every generation is teemed with many talents both in the political and military field. Meizhou is a famous hometown for overseas Chinese with more than 3.3 million Hong Kong and Macao compatriots and overseas Chinese.
With prominent late-development advantages, Meizhou is a desirable place for investment. There are 54 kinds of mineral resources such as rare earth, ore of titanium, molybdenum, vanadium, iron ore, copper, coal, limestone, and China clay with the leading reserves in Guangdong Province and huge potential value; there are human resources with high quality, distinctive industrial base, an adequate supply of energy and power, and seven provincial industrial transfer parks and economic development zones. Meizhou high-tech industrial park is one of the top ten key park in Guangdong and the provincial industrial transfer demonstration park built on the cooperation of Guangzhou and Meizhou with a planned total area of 50 square kilometers.It focuses on the development of the leading industries such as automotive components, new energy, new materials, new electronics and new medicines, and it will also be the vigorous vice center in Meizhou. Xingning, Wuhua and Fengshun County (City) also have their own distinctive industrial park.
With rich cultural tourism resources, Meizhou is a perfect place for leisure and life enjoyment. The industrious Hakka people, cordial and pleasant Hakka, beautiful Hakka folksong, green healthy Hakka food and inclusive and exoteric Hakka dragon house make people linger. There are famous national 5A scenic spot, Yearning and 4A scenic spots such as Yaming Lake, Ke Tianxia, Lingguang Temple and Changtan, as well as he Pagoda of One Thousand Buddhas, Wanfu Temple, Qianjiang Hot spring in Fengshun, Vila Hills of Hot Mineral Mud in Wuhua, Mount Shenguang in Xingning, Mount Wuzi in Pingyuan and Songxi River, Lee's former residence in Tai Po, Sanhe Dam, Chayang, Baihou Ancient Town and many other cultural attractions. With encircled green mountain and green water, towering mountain and vast sea of forests, it is just like a natural oxygen bar. With 51 nature protection zones and 65 forest parks in the city, Meizhou has a forest coverage rate of 69.4%, boasting an important ecological development area of Guangdong, a livable urban and rural development model city of Guangdong Province and one of the top ten green featured cities across the country. Meizhou fully exerts the advantages of "mountain, water, people and culture" and rich hot spring resources to build a distinctive cultural tourism area in Meizhou, Guangdong and a famous livable vacation city in Fengshun at a high starting point, to strive for a “Distinctive Area” with a "four in one" joint development of culture, tourism, ecology and agriculture, and to promote the distinctive brand of " Meizhou, Your Best Choice for Leisure and Easy Life Enjoyment".
At present, based on the strategic principle of "Speed Up Transformation Upgrade, and Build a happy Guangdong", Meizhou Municipal Committee and Municipal Government have established the core task of " Vigorously Speed Up the Rise of Green Economy, and Build a Rich ,Beautiful, Happy and New Meizhou" , and made out the target steps of "Large speedup in Three Years, and Higher Stage in Five Years and Great Leap in Ten Years" with the highlight of people's well-being and life standard, ecological environment and traffic developing to be priority, and highlighting the new industry leading, and culture tourism promoting, the coordination of rural and urban development of science and public service, emphasizing the law administration and innovation, as well as the implementation of the strategy of "Two Distinctive Areas and a Park Leading an Exquisite Industry" ,which can be interpreted as building the distinctive cultural tourism area in Meizhou, Guangdong Province, the distinctive livable city and the high-tech industrial park in Meizhou to drive the development of exquisite high-efficiency agriculture, in order to strive for developing an emerging green city of Guangdong Province, a regional central city surrounded by Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi and a more influential metropolis of Hakka in the world.
Today's Meizhou enjoys triving opportunities and great potentials. We will be expecting numerous merchants to invest in Meizhou to start your own business and to settle here, and we are looking forward to domestic and foreign guests coming to Meizhou for vacation, recreation, health care and preservation, nature experience and easy life enjoyment, and partnering for prosperous new beautiful happy new Meizhou with the efficient services, preferential policies and beautiful environment.