Zhongshan, the hometown of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution, is located in the center of "Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Bay Area". Zhongshan is a prefecture-level city governed by Guangdong Province, covering a territorial area of 1,800 square kilometres, divided in to 24 districts, and with a permanent resident population of 3.19 million. In 2016, it registered a GDP of RMB 320.3 billion (USD 46.5 billion) and a per capita GDP of RMB 99,787 (USD 14,500); twice China's per capita GPD, is one of the most economically developed city in the Pearl River Delta.
Zhongshan was awarded UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award, National Civilised City Award, Top Ten Happiest Chinese City and so on. With a forest coverage of 19.1%, Zhongshan is the city with the best air quality and liveable environment in the Pearl River Delta. Adhering to Sun-Yat-sen's spirit of "philanthropy, innovation, inclusiveness and harmony" and accommodating nearly 1 million overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Zhongshan is one of the most civilised and open city in China.
Zhongshan is positioned to become a world-class modern equipment manufacturing base, regional transport hub on the west bank of the Pearl River, a regional science and technology R&D centre and one of the most liveable cities in the Pearl River Delta region. The three major industries in Zhongshan are advanced equipment manufacturing, health technology and cultural tourism. Zhongshan will be a harmonious, happy and liveable city with all of innovation vigor.