Among the 35 major cities, 8 cities accounted for more than 30% of the population employed in manufacturing, namely Dongguan, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Foshan, Suzhou, Wuxi, Quanzhou and Shenzhen. Among them, Dongguan’s manufacturing industry employees accounted for as high as 58.08%, close to 60%.
Dongguan, with an area of only 2,474 square kilometers, was upgraded to a prefecture-level city in 1988. With the development of export trade, Dongguan has gradually developed into one of the largest manufacturing bases in the world, forming eight major industries based on electronic information, electrical machinery, textile and clothing, furniture, toys, paper and paper products, food and beverage, and chemicals. modern industrial system. In recent years, under the spillover and drive of the first-tier city Shenzhen, economic transformation and upgrading have been accelerating.