As a State-level cooperation project between China and Singapore, China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City has a permanent population exceeding 130,000 inside a total planning area of 232 square kilometers.
Since its establishment in 2010, the Guangzhou knowledge city has formed industrial clusters of biopharmaceuticals, integrated circuits and new energy vehicles. They involve a raft of companies including BeiGene, InnoCare Pharma, CanSemi and Xpeng Motors.
In addition, the Guangzhou knowledge city has made strides in the creation, utilization and protection of intellectual property, as well as its capabilities in nanotechnology innovation.
So far, the knowledge city has introduced 165 major projects. It also has 186 projects under construction, which are expected to have an output value surpassing 554 billion yuan ($85.78 billion).
In efforts to improve its supporting facilities, China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City aims to forge an international community for the professionals working there.
A traffic network consisting of eight rail transit lines, five highways and seven urban expressways has been built to connect the knowledge city with major cities throughout the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The knowledge city has plans to build 78 schools, of which 22 are already complete, to realize an educational coverage from kindergarten to senior middle school.
It has also introduced high-level research institutes such as Xidian University and the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, to build a science and education innovation park with international influence.
In terms of medical and healthcare, the knowledge city has gathered medical resources such as the cancer prevention and treatment center of Sun Yat-sen University and Nanfang Hospital.
China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City has created industrial clusters of biopharmaceuticals, integrated circuits and new energy vehicles. CHINA DAILY