- The capital of Guangdong Province. Guangzhou is a national historical and cultural city. Known as the "Millennium Capital of Business".
- Robust combined strength and a comprehensive industry system; actively pursuing technological innovation, with more than 80 universities, over one million college students, and more than 10 000 high-tech enterprises.
- Striving to build a modern and internationalised business environment, take forward institutional innovation, connectivity of key factors and the convergence of planning, and strengthen its "soft link" with Hong Kong and Macao institutions and mechanisms.
- To fully leverage its leading function as a national core city and an integrated gateway city, comprehensively strengthen its functions as an international commerce and industry centre and integrated transport hub, enhance its function as technological, educational and cultural centres, and develop into a global metropolis.