Huizhou

Huizhou is located north of Shenzhen and east of Guangzhou in the Guangdong Province. Its Daya Bay is a large deep water bay, which makes it an ideal geographic location for off-shore natural resources exploration. Huizhou is home of one of China's largest joint venture projects---the CSPS Nanhai Petrochemicals Project with the Shell Company. Besides its petrochemical industry, Huizhou is also an important food basket for the Guangdong Province, known for producing rice, sugar canes, tropic fruits and many others.

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General

  • Population: 4,670,000
  • Population density (urban): 416,96 persons/km2

Source: Huizhou Economic & Social Development Report 2012

Economy

  • Primary industry (percentage of GDP): RMB 12,787 million (5.4 percent)
  • Secondary industry (percentage of GDP): RMB 137,581 million (58.1 percent)
  • Tertiary industry (percentage of GDP): RMB 86,432 million (36.5 percent)
  • Total: RMB 236,800 million
  • Total retail sales of consumer goods: RMB 75,420 million
  • Total value of imports and exports: US$49,500 million
  • Fixed investment: RMB 120,870 million

Source: Huizhou Economic & Social Development Report 2012

Business

  • Minimum monthly wage: RMB 1,130
  • Minimum hourly wage: RMB 11.1
  • Avg. annual wage of staff and workers: RMB 50,884

Sources: Local Labor Bureau and Social Insurance Bureau (2013)

Air

Huizhou Airport is located in the town of Pingtan in Huizhou's Huiyang District, 20 kilometers from the city center. Huizhou is about a 2 hour bus journey from Shenzhen Baoan International Airport.

Port

Huizhou Port has the capacity for an annual throughput of 120 million tons. In 2010, the port had an annual throughput of more than 46.73 million tons. The Huizhou Port has 36 berths, two of which are 300,000-ton-wharfs for general usage. Two other 150,000-ton-wharfs are designated for petroleum and gas transport. Huizhou has a deepwater coastline of 30 kilometers where more ports can be built. The city's reservoirs are the main water supply for Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

Railway

The Beijing-Kowloon Railway and the Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Railway meet in Huizhou. These two railways, along with the Huizhou-Autou (Port) Railway,  form a intercontinental railway in Huizhou.

Road

Four expressways connect Huizhou with neighboring cities. From Huizhou it is only on hour to Shenzhen Huangtian Airport and 2.5 hours to Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. It is 50 kilometers from the city to Huizhou port. Direct highways connect Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Shantou.

City Infrastructure

The Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau is building the province's first hazardous waste treatment plant in Huizhou to tackle the pollution generated by thousands of factories in the PRD region.

As mentioned previously, Huizhou benefits greatly from its petrochemical industry. The city is regarded as a world-class petrochemical industrial hub. It is home to one of China’s largest joint venture projects – the CSPS Nanhai Petrochemicals Project by the Shell Company. According to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Development Plan for the PRD (2008-2020), Huizhou is set to foster its port-related basic industries and develop into an even larger base for the petrochemical industry. Huizhou also has a flourishing manufacturing industry. In recent years it has seen an expansion in the trading of electronics as well as the growth of its IT industry. 

Huizhou’s economic and industrial development is led by large state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The five largest SEOs in Huizhou makes up approximately 30 percent of the city’s GDP. Other than the SOEs, more than 8,000 enterprises funded by foreign investments, including General Electric, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Philipes and Lenovo, have been set up their research bases in Huizhou. Future development of the city is focused on encouraging foreign investment and improving ties with Hong Kong.

Huizhou Daya Bay Economic and Technological Zone

The zone’s focus is building a modern seashore petrochemical park. Many large-scale projects, including the CNOOC-Shell joint venture and Dongfeng Honda Automobiles, have settled in the zone.

Huizhou Zhongkai High-Tech Industrial Development Zone

The Huizhou Zhongkai High-Tech Industrial Development Zone was established in 1992. The main focus of this zone is on IT, the development of new materials and mechanical and electronic products. The zone has been growing exponentially in recent years, increasing output by 62 percent in 2010 alone. Nearly 500 enterprises are located in the zone including LG Electronics, Sony, Siemens and Coca Cola.

Development Trial Zones

  • Lingzhou Island economic development trial zone
  • Huiyan Sanhe economic development trial zone

The government plans to build a petrochemicals base, export base,  IT industrial base, tourism base and modern material circulation center within the next ten years. 

  • China-U.S. Chamber of Commerce HuiZhou Office
    8 Songshan DIstrict, Zhongkai Hi-Tech Industries Park, Huizhou
    Tel: 075-2263-7661
    Email: cucc_susie@yahoo.cn
  • Kande International Hotel
    No. 18, West First Ring Road, Huizhou City
    Tel: 86-752 2688888
  • Kempinski Hotel Huizhou China
    Yunshan West Road 2,516001 Huizhou
    Tel: +86 752 289 8888
    Website: http://www.kempinski.com/en/huizhou/hotel-huizhou/welcome/
  • Noble Jasper Hotel
    No. 22, Maikete Avenue, Huizhou City
    Tel: 86-752-2266288
  • Sanyang Hotel
    Zhongkai Avenue, Chenjiang Town
    Tel: 86-752-3898888
  • Sheraton
    1 Jinhai Lu, Xunliao Bay, Huidong, Huizhou
    Tel: (86)(752) 832 8888
    Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3010

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