Dongguan is located north of Shenzhen and south of Guangzhou in the Guangdong Province, encompassing an area of 2465 km2. Due to the Reform and Opening Up Policy 1978 and Dongguan's strategic geographic advantages, the former small fishing village has seen the emergence of more than 10,000 enterprises and transformed into a major destination for foreign investment.

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GDP 2012 RMB 501 billion. (2011: RMB 473.5 billion)
Population 2010 8,220,237
Export 2011 US$78.33 billion
Import 2011 US$56.9 billion
FDI 2011 US$3.05 billion

Minimum wage: Dongguan is a class B city. On the 1st of May 2013, the city’s minimum wage rose to RMB 1,310 a month and RMB 12.5 per hour. 

There is no airport in Dongguan itself. However, there are five different airports within a three hour driving distance from the city, namely Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Hong Kong Airport, Zhuhai Airport and Foshan airport.

Humen Port is the city’s main port. The port is an important gateway to the South of China as from there it is relatively easy to reach Guangxi, as well as the east, north and west parts of Guangdong. Humen Port, which is only two hours' drive away from Hong Kong's container dock, has daily ships going between the two places. Moreover, Guangzhou Huangpu Port, Xinsha Port, Shenzhen Yantian Port and the Shekou container dock are all only one hour’s drive away, and the port is only two hours’ drive from Hong Kong’s container dock.

The city is at the center of the Guangzhou-Hong Kong Economic Corridor and is the meeting point of the Bejing-Guangzhou, Guangzhou-Kowloon, Guangzhou-Shenzhen, Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou and the greater Beijing-Kowloon railways. Furthermore, from 2013 to 2015, 17 intercity railway projects are expected to cover all 9 Pearl River Delta cities. In 2030, it is planned that there will be 21 lines, connecting most cities within the Pearl River Delta region.

A well-developed highway system comprises the 107 national highway, Guangdong-Shenzhen highway, and Dongguan-Shenzhen highway.

With computer parts manufacturing and information technology as its core, the city’s industrial sector focuses on electric equipment and machinery, electrical appliances, textiles and garments, furniture, toy manufacturing, food processing, paper making and chemical products.

In 2010, approximately 20 percent of all computers worldwide were made in Dongguan. 

Dongguan is home to the largest mall in the world (based on gross leasable area), which has remained largely vacant since its opening in 2005. 

In the “12th Five-Year Plan for Dongguan’s Economic and Social Development,” the municipal government outlined its plans to turn the city into an important production base for national strategic emerging industries, specifically:

  • Advanced information industry
  • Electric vehicle industry
  • Solar energy industry
  • Semiconductor lighting industry
  • Biochemical industry
  • Civilian nuclear industry
  • New material industry
  • Energy-saving industry
  • Marine industry

This will be part of a wider effort to upgrade the city into an important international-level manufacturing center by 2015. Specifically, the added-value of advanced manufacturing industries in the city will be over 50 percent of the total local industrial added-value by that time. 

Key regional zones and most important industries and its location within the city.

The city has formed an advanced and comprehensive manufacturing system that covers more than 60,000 types of products across 30 different industries, and almost every one of Dongguan’s individual towns has its own unique and well-known industrial expertise. In total, Dongguan consists of 180 industry and economic districts, among which over 30 are considered to be large.

Dongguan Songshan Lake National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone

Dongguan’s main development zone is the Dongguan Songshan Lake National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone. In 2001, this zone was approved by the Provincial People’s Government. The zone was upgraded by the State Council to be a national-level High-Tech Industrial Zone in 2010. The zone consists of the northern, eastern, central and lakeside districts. The northern district mainly consists of headquarters, high-tech companies, and research and development companies. The eastern district mainly consists of Taiwan-invested high-tech and research and development projects. The central district is highly focused on research and development and education. The lakeside district is mainly a tourism area but is also a location for research and development projects and headquarters.

  • Al Pozzo
    Yifan Shose City, Houjie Road, Houjie Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85882286
  • Cinese Hotel Dongguan
    GZ-SZ Highway, Dongguan Exit, Guangshen Road, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85888888
  • Crown Prince Hotel
    Zhenjiang North Road, Huangjiang, Donggaun
    Tel: +86-769-83363333
  • Dongcheng International Hotel
    No.3 Dongcheng East Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-22688888
  • Dongguan Exhibition International Hotel
    North Exhibition Road, New City Center, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-22889999
  • FZ Sunshine Hotel
    No.28 Changshan Da Dao, Changshan, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-86866666
  • Gladden Hotel Liaobu
    No.1 Jiaoyu Road, Liaobu, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-83326328
  • Gladden Hotel Shilong
    Guanlong Road, Shilong, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-86188888
  • Golden Palace Hotel Fenggang
    No.66-68 Shengshen Da Dao, Fenggang, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-87759888
  • Good View Hotel Dongguan
    Yingbin Da Dao, Tangxia, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-87799333
  • Good View Hotel Tangxia
    Ying Bin Avenue Tangxia,Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-87299333
  • Grand Noble Hotel
    Humen Road, Humen Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85117888
  • Grand View Hotel
    No.1 Yingbin Da Dao, Hongmei, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-88848888
  • Hotel Ibis Dongguan Dongcheng
    Middle Dongcheng Road, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769 8877 8111-8833
  • Hotel Silverland Dongguan
    No. 48 Guantai Avenue, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-22828888
  • Houjie International Hotel
    Intersection of Dong Feng Road and S256 Provincial Road, Houjie Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769- 85088888
  • Hyatt Garden Hotel
    129 De Zheng Road, Xiao Bian, Chang An, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85318888
  • Hyatt Garden Hotel Guancheng
    Yuanmei Road, NanCheng, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-22889888
  • Hyatt Garden Hotel Houjie
    Houjie Da Dao East, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85885888
  • Hyatt Regency Dongguan
    Song Shan Lake Central District, Science and Technology Industrial Park, Qinyuan Road,Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-22891234
  • Jiahua Grand Hotel Dongguan
    Jiaju Da Dao, Houjie Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85928888
  • Licheng Holiday Hotel Dongguan
    Licheng Da Dao, Changping, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-83398888
  • Lung Chuen International Hotel Dongguan
    Lianshen Road, Humen, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85188688
  • Parkview Hotel Dongguan
    No.1 Jinxiu Road, Changan, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85333333
  • Pullman Dongguan Forum Hotel
    32 Dong Cheng Zhong Lu, Dong Cheng District, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-23368888
  • Ramada Dongguan Hotel
    No. 123, Humen Road, Humen Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-8524 4888-8123
  • Richwood Garden Hotel
    Dabandi District, No107 National Road, Humen Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-85708888-8030
  • Royal Garden Hotel
    No.769 Meijing Zhong Road, Dalang, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-83122222
  • Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon Hotel
    8 Yingbin Road, Dongcheng District, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-22698888
  • The Q Hotel
    No.1 Shanmei Fukang Road, Houjie Town, Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-81696888
  • Welton International Hotel
    No.3 Square Road,Qiaotou Town, 523538 Dongguan
    Tel: +86-769-8102 8888