- A special economic zone. The bridgehead of the country's reform and opening-up. Also one of the world's most economically vibrant cities and an important base for high-tech research, development and manufacturing in the southern part of China. A paradise for start-ups and entrepreneurs all over the world.
- Enjoys well-developed public services, vivacious cultural performances and beautiful environment.
- Forging ahead as a pilot zone for Socialism with Chinese characteristics and building a pilot zone for comprehensive deepening of reforms and opening-up as well as a model of high quality development.
- To leverage its leading role as a special economic zone, a national economic core city and a national innovation city, expedite its transformation into a modern and international city, and strive to become a capital of innovation and creativity with global influence.