Guangming District, located in the northwest of Shenzhen, covers a total area of 156.1 square kilometers with a population of around 1.4 million. The district shares the border with the city of Dongguan, while connecting with Guanlan, Songgang, and Shiyan to its east, west, and south. With six subdistricts, including Guangming, Gongming, Xinhu, Fenghuang, Yutang, and Matian, Guangming District manages 31 local communities.
In 2020, the regional GDP of Guangming District reached 110 billion yuan, up 5.7 percent from the previous year. The GDP growth ranked second citywide. The added value of industrial enterprises above designated size increased by 6.6 percent to reach 67.78 billion yuan, with its growth ranking No. 1 in the city. The total fixed assets investment reached 79.05 billion yuan, up 27.6 percent. The total consumer goods retail sales increased by 0.2 percent to 19.63 billion yuan. The general public budget revenue was 6.6 billion yuan, up 12.5 percent. (The ranking doesn’t include the Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone.) The tax revenue reached 14.79 billion yuan, up 4.6 percent.
Guangming District is conveniently located and linked with other areas of the city and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Nanshan-Guangming Expressway and Longhua-Dalingshan Expressway link Guangming District with Dongguan on the north, and Futian and Nanshan districts on the south. It's only a 30-minute drive from the central area of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, and Qianhai. The Outer Ring expressway passes through Shenzhen from east to west. Metro Line 6 connects Bao'an, Guangming, Longhua and Futian districts. The spur line of Metro Line 6 will link with the rail transport in Dongguan. The north extension line of Metro Line 13 will pass Guangming and reach Songshan Lake in Dongguan.
Departing from Guangming Science City, it takes only 30 minutes to reach Hong Kong West Kowloon Station and Guangzhou South Railway Station via the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-speed Railway, and the Shenzhen-Dongguan-Zengcheng Intercity Railway.
Guangming District has a solid industrial foundation, initially forming a development pattern of industry clusters for emerging industries including the new generation of information technology, new materials, and biomedical industries. The new generation of information technology industry focuses on panel displays. New display manufacturers such as China Star Optoelectronics Technology are taking the lead in this industry.
The new materials industry focuses on organic polymers and new chemical materials, composite materials, and new building materials. Companies including BTR and Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co. are leaders in the industry.
The district is home to over 20 companies specializing in biomedicine and medical equipment. Companies such as Mindray and BioKangtai are taking the lead in the biomedical industry.
The district builds a "3+1" industrial system with intelligent industry, new materials industry and life science industry as its leading industries, and the characteristic service industry as a supporting industry.
Guangming District enjoys an abundance of ecological resources, including mountains, rivers, forests, farming fields, lakes and other landscapes. As one of the showcase eco districts, Guangming is committed to environmental development and gives full play to its rich natural resources.
The district has established a number of ecological nodes, namely public parks, wetland parks, local reservoirs, and farming fields. Also, the mainstream and tributaries of Maozhou River, together with the urban green trails, are planned as major ecological corridors, while the eastern and northern forests are protected as ecological protection areas. The district is dotted with a total of 260 parks.
Guangming District is home to a number of scientific facilities including a brain analysis and brain simulation facility. It has introduced advanced platforms such as the Shenzhen Bay Laboratory. Sun Yat-sen University Shenzhen and CAS Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology are all located here. The district is creating a world-class science city and aims to become the center of North Shenzhen. It will also speed up the construction of the launch area of a comprehensive national science center.