On October 8, People's Daily published <The Results of 2018 China Small and Medium-sized Cities Scientific Development Index (1)>. Five districts in Foshan are listed on the top 100 powerful districts. Shunde District ranks No.1, Nanhai District ranks No. 2, Chancheng District ranks No. 16, Sanshui District ranks No. 34 and Gaoming District ranks No.42. So far, Shunde has been in the first place of the top 100 powerful districts for seven consecutive years.
Why is Foshan so outstanding?
Powerful economic strength
According to <China's Urban Competitiveness Report No.16>, Foshan ranks 11 on the list of the 2017 China Comprehensive Economic Competitiveness Index Cities and enters the 40 most successful cities in the 40 years of reform and opening up.
High-quality urban development
At present, Foshan is pushing forward the transformation and upgrading of national manufacturing industry. With intelligent manufacturing as the main direction, Foshan aims to build a first-tier city in China's manufacturing industry and a national manufacturing innovation center.
This year, Nobel Prize-winner laboratory settled in Foshan, where industries such as smart robots and new energy cars also rose.
More convenient for handling affairs
Foshan has taken the lead in implementing the "one door, one network" government service reform in the country, integrating 1169 items scattered in different departments into one service window, which allows enterprises and citizens "only enter one door or one network, "handle once at most" and "24-hour service".
Pleasing living environment
As a national forest city, Foshan people can enjoy green scenery and colorful flowers everywhere. A great number of Foshan people are living in the green landscape.
Profound and splendid culture
Foshan is a world-famous hometown of martial arts and lion dance, and it’s also the birthplace of Cantonese opera.
As a national historical and cultural city, Foshan is one of the cultural birthplaces and flourishing places of Lingnan area, and many traditional folk customs still radiate their vitality. Profound culture is the best soft power of Foshan.