Urban Construction

Guangming District, situated in northwest Shenzhen with the coordinates 22°46′34″N 113°54′44″E, was first established on May 31, 2007, then known as Guangming New Area, the city's initial functional zone. It officially launched on August 19 and managed two subdistrict offices, Guangming and Gongming. In February 2018, the State Council sanctioned the formation of Guangming District, and it was formally inaugurated on September 19, making it Shenzhen's newest administrative district. The district now encompasses six subdistricts — Guangming, Gongming, Xinhua, Fenghuang, Yutang, and Matian — as well as 37 communities, with a total area of 155.38 square kilometers. It boasts a permanent population of approximately 1.15 million and a registered population of 202,300.


Guangming District features an extensive transportation network. The Nanshan-Guangming and Longhua-Dalingshan expressways link Guangming District with Dongguan to the north and Futian and Nanshan districts to the south. It is only a 30-minute drive to central Shenzhen, Bao'an International Airport, and the Qianhai Shekou Free Trade Zone. The Greater Ring Expressway cuts across Shenzhen east to west, while Metro Line 6 links Bao'an, Guangming, Longhua, and Futian districts.  A branch of Metro Line 6 will be linked to Dongguan's transport system. The north extension of Metro Line 13 will reach Dongguan's Songshan Lake. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, and the planned Shenzhen-Dongguan-Zengcheng intercity rails, pass through Guangming. Passengers can board at the Guangmingcheng Station and reach Guangzhou or Hong Kong in 30 minutes.

Industrial Development

The "8+5" industry cluster initiative is propelling construction forward. Guangming is nurturing eight strategic emerging industry clusters and the development of futuristic industry sectors such as synthetic biology, brain science, and brain-machine engineering.

It is home to 335 enterprises above designated size (enterprises with annual business revenue of 20 million yuan [US$2.78 million] or more) in the ultra-high definition video display sector, including Huaxing Photoelectric and OFILM, establishing a comprehensive industry chain. The new materials cluster includes 439 enterprises above designated size, featuring industrial concentrations in diverse materials and possessing leaders such as Leybold High Technology and Sanlipu.

Ecological Development

Guangming is known for its striking ecological environment. The area within the ecological control line accounts for 53% of the total land area in the district, and the basic farmland area in the district accounts for 44% of the city’s total.

Recognized as a national ecological civilization demonstration area, it upholds the concept of maintaining blue sky and green nature, leveraging landscape benefits. With projects like Guangming Urban Pastoral Tourism Area and Maozhou River Greenway, the district is peppered with 279 parks, continuously improving river ecosystems, and aims to meld bucolic beauty with modern urban existence.

Scientific Development

Guangming District emphasizes the establishment of significant scientific facilities, such as brain analysis and simulation, and is home to cutting-edge interdisciplinary platforms like the Shenzhen Bay Laboratory. It also hosts academic institutions like the Sun Yat-sen University Shenzhen Campus and is planning for the Shenzhen Institute of Technology. These entities underpin the district's aspirations to become an international hub for scientific and technological innovation within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Steered by the objective to evolve into a world-class science city, Guangming is building an original innovation base and becoming a haven for innovative talent, propelling the city's development and contributing to Shenzhen's goal of creating a model city for a modern socialist country.

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