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History of Guilin

The Emperor Qin Shihuang (221-210 BC) established three prefectures in the region, one of which he called Gui Lin. It was located on the ''Guixiang Corridor," which was an important passage connecting central and southern China. The strategic importance of Guilin was enhanced by Qin Shihuang' s decision to ...Read more>>

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Guilin Transport - Introduction HOT

Travelers to and from Guilin city have a wide range of transport options by air, rail, and road. Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) connects Guilin to all of China' s major cities, and to a number of international destinations.The city' s two ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Guilin is an ecological tourism city, so commercial office buildings are not well developed in Guilin with few commercial use only buildings and therefore, not many high-end addresses either. There are currently about 20 buildings that have commercial office space of any significance, most of which are mixed-use commercial/residential ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Guilin Municipal People' s Government http://www.guilin.gov.cn/ ◎ Guilin Commerce Bureau http://guilin.mofcom.gov.cn/ ◎ Investment in Guilin http://www.guilininvest.cn/english/index.asp ◎ Guilin Development and Reform Committee http://www.gldrc.gov.cn/ ◎ Investment Licensing Center of Guilin http://www.gltzbz.com/ ◎ Guilin in China ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Foreign investors in Guilin will enjoy not only the preferential polices stipulated by the state for foreign investment, but also the preferential policies for Western China Development and the special policies granted to the minority autonomous regions. Investors who invest in Guilin' s High and New-Tech Industrial Development Zone will enjoy ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Guilin has a large pool of high-quality talent and human resources, with a particular advantage in independent scientific research and technical personnel. Investors coming to Guilin will benefit from the relatively lower costs for obtaining high-quality talent and labor as compared to the Pearl River Delta and ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

Postal and telecommunications revenue reached 4.6 billion RMB in 2006 including 161 million RMB in postal revenue and 4.5 billion RMB in telecommunications service revenue. There were 1.04 million local telephone users, 1.4 million mobile phone users and 154,200 internet users. ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

Foreign Trade and Cultural Ties Guilin twinned with Komamoto, Japan in 1979. Since then, it has established long-term exchange relations with the city of Hastings in New Zealand, Kuantan City in Malaysia, Orlando in the US, Jeju in South Korea and the city of Yokoso in Japan. Authorities of Guilin and its sister cities have frequent trade, ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

Flow Chart of Establishing Enterprises with Foreign Investment ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Guilin has established over 30 integrated and well-structured industries, producing over 2000 kinds of industrial products, over 470 of which have received national or provincial awards for Excellence and Quality. Along with the tourism industry, the equipment manufacturing, automotive, electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals, ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads National super-highways #322 and #323 converge in Guilin. Moreover, the construction of the new Wuchow Highway will greatly reduce travel time from Guilin to the Zhujiang Delta and the Hong Kong and Macao areas. 100% of the villages and towns in Guilin' s rural districts have access to paved roads. The Guilin and Beihai express highways ... ...Read More>>

Guilin Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

GDP: RMB 61.9 billion GDP per Capita: RMB 12,452 Economic Growth Rate: 13.7% Population: 744.2 thousand (urban) – 4.25 million (rural) FDI: US$67.43 million Annual Average Wage: RMB 19,630 Government Effectiveness Rating: 63rd 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 104th Economic Overview Guilin is a well-known international tourist ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Guilin High and New-Tech Industrial Development Zone The Guilin High and New-Tech Industrial Development Zone was the first State-level industrial development zone among the country' s autonomous regions. The zone's actual utilized foreign investment to date has exceeded US$56.6 million including from global enterprises such as NEC from Japan ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

◎ Guilin Municipal People' s Government http://www.guilin.gov.cn/ ◎ Guilin Commerce Bureau http://guilin.mofcom.gov.cn/ ◎ Investment in Guilin http://www.guilininvest.cn/english/index.asp ◎ Guilin Development and Reform Committee http://www.gldrc.gov.cn/ ◎ Investment Licensing Center of Guilin http://www.gltzbz.com/ ◎ Guilin in China ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Urban Development Planning By 2010, Guilin intends to become a new and high tech industrial base, an important national human resource center, a leading scientific research center and a high-profile international tourism destination. The city will also focus on development of its scenic areas and famous historic and cultural sites, while ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Guilin has its own hydro-power and thermal-power stations, plus three 220KV power sub-stations and one 110KV station linked to the Guangxi Provincial Power Net. This ensures a continuous power supply to Guilin City. There are 5 water plants with a capacity for water supply of 400,000 tons per day and 4 waste water treatment plants. Water ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Guilin is located at the confluence of three major economic regions: the Pan Pearl River Delta, the Southwestern China trade region and the ASEAN region. The city is a bridge which links the economies of the Southwest China trade region with the Eastern coastal areas of China, as well as a bridge which links the country ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 110.86 billion (2010) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 17,949 (2010) • Economic Growth Rate: 13.8% (2010) • Resident Population: 4.988 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 3.95% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.5% (2010) • Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The Guilin region has an area of 27,809 square kilometers with a total population of 4.988 million at the end of 2010. The urban area of Guilin is 565 square kilometers with a population of 639,600 at the end of 2010. Guilin is a city with 28 ethnic groups including Zhuang, Hui, Miao, Yao and Tong, which account for 8.5% of the total. Among the ... ...Read More>>

Things to buy in Guilin HOT

Three-Flower Liquor 三花酒 Guilin Fermented Bean Curd 桂林腐乳 Guilin Chili Catsup 辣椒酱 Osmanthus (Tea Olive) Tea 桂花茶 Osmanthus (Tea Olive) Wine 桂花酒 Painted fans 画扇 Landscape Paintings 山水书画 Boxwood Comb 木梳 Bamboo Fine-toothed Comb 竹篦 ...... Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Guilin is located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at 109°45'' longitude and 24°18'' latitude, at an elevation of about 140 meters above sea level. It is situated in a broad basin formed by the Li River, which winds through the city from north to south. Most of Guilin city lies on the river' s western bank. Guilin is ... ...Read More>>

Guilin Transport - Bus HOT

The fare on most public buses is 1.2 RMB, with a 90 per cent discount for IC cards. The fare on number 98 and 99 buses is 2 RMB, as they are air-conditioned. There are also eight free bus lines (numbers 51 to 58) which serve major tourist destinations. The buses are colored red for easy recognition, and operate from 7:00 to 19:00 every day. This ... ...Read More>>

Brief Intro to Guilin Shopping HOT

While living in Guilin, you will find many interesting local foods and drinks to sample, and shops filled with beautiful local craftwork and art. Shopaholics will head straight to the main shopping districts including Zhongshan Lu, Xinchenglu Pedestrian ...... Read More>>

Guilin Entertainment Overview HOT

The scenic beauty and cultural richness of Guilin have made it one of China' s premier tourist destinations, which in turn has driven the development of the city' s recreational and entertainment facilities. The town in rich in opportunities for daytime and ...... Read More>>

Guilin Food Streets HOT

Guilinren Wangjiao Food Street 桂林人旺角美食街 It’s hard to choose when vendors line both sides of the street selling Guilin snacks, Chinese snacks, rice noodles and dumplings of different kinds. Add: 268 Zhongshan Zhonglu, Guilin Tel: 0773-2825929 ...... Read More>>

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