Nanning, the largest city in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, has witnessed an average annual growth rate of major economic indicators higher than the national average level for the past five years.

Wang Xiaodong, a standing committee member of the CPC Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Secretary of the Nanning Municipal Party Committee, said recently that Nanning will push forward the “Six Major Upgrading” of industrial transformation and upgrading, “Nanning Channel” upgrading, Green City upgrading, reform upgrading, upgrading of rule by law in Nanning and upgrading of people’s well-being to create more business opportunities for the world.

In order to facilitate these upgrading projects, Nanning will strive to promote industrial optimization, cultivate innovative industries and allocate advantages and resources to develop the three major industries of electronic information, advanced equipment manufacturing, and bio-medicine. Nanning will also improve the platform of opening to ASEAN countries, build an interconnected hub to facilitate the Belt and Road Initiative and the upgraded version of the China-ASEAN Expo, and attract more countries and regions to set up consular institutions in Nanning and deepen cooperation and exchange. It is also important to build a regional international transportation hub and achieve a 72-hour transit pass without a visa at Wuxu Airport as well as improve the ecological environment and promote the construction of a new city area.

The decision-makers of Nanning plan to double the regional GDP of 2010 by 2018, to double the average income of rural and urban residents of 2010 by 2020, achieving the targets of building a moderately well-off society in an all-around way.

Nanning, as the only provincial capital city in China which has both land borders and sea lanes with ASEAN countries, stands at the frontier of China’s opening to and cooperation with ASEAN and serves as an important gateway city along the maritime Silk Road. It is also the permanent home of the China-ASEAN Expo and China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.