Nanshan District ranked first among the top 100 districts of cities in China in terms of high-quality development, according to a report released by CCID Consulting on its official website Tuesday.
CCID Consulting is reportedly the first Chinese consulting firm listed in the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
The report showed Nanshan District topped the list for the fourth straight year. Futian District and Guangzhou’s Tianhe District came in second and third on the list, while Longgang District and Bao’an District took the fifth and eighth place, respectively. Among the top 10, eight are in Guangdong Province.
The report used statistical data to select the top 100 districts in China, adopting 23 indicators to evaluate the development of districts in 906 cities (excluding municipalities directly under the Central Government, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) from five categories such as economic strength, growth potential, internal support, energy scale and development.
Nanshan’s GDP in 2020 exceeded 650 billion yuan (US$100.29 billion), up by 5.1 percent year on year.
In terms of science and technology innovation, Nanshan was home to 4,101 State-level high-tech enterprises at the end of 2020, accounting for 22.1 percent of the city’s total.
The number of Nanshan’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international patent applications reached 72,917 in 2020, up by 5.6 percent year on year.
Nanshan residents’ per capital disposable income in 2020 was 82,521.98 yuan, up 4.1 percent year on year. Expenditure was 49,193.18 yuan, down by 8.6 percent.
In terms of ecology, the city had 162 parks, covering 3,586 hectares by the end of 2020.
Since the beginning of the year, Nanshan’s economy kept good momentum and maintained its leading position in Guangdong Province. In the first half of the year, Nanshan GDP reached 365 billion yuan, up by 11 percent year on year.
Among the top 100 districts, 27 districts had GDPs exceeding 200 billion yuan in 2020. The combined GDP of the 100 districts reached 8.41 trillion yuan, contributing 17.6 percent to the country’s GDP with 0.6 percent of the country’s land area.
The top 100 districts’ per capita GDP was 147,166 yuan each, which was much higher than the national average. The per capita disposable income of the top 100 districts was 58,851 yuan each, 15,017 yuan more than the national average.
The newly employed population in the top 100 districts was 2.56 million.