The IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference, dubbed the “Olympics of the global shipping industry”, began in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on 6th May and will last through 10th May. Huangpu District/Guangzhou Development District (GDD) of Guangzhou, with its important Port of Huangpu, aired a promotional video, titled “In Huangpu We Believe”, over New York City’s famed Time Square on 8th May, with a view to inviting people from around the world to the dynamic district of Guangzhou. The 30-second video is set to be aired around the clock from 8th May to 4th June, with 40 times per day.
The theme of the Conference this year is “Ports and Cities: Collaborate Now, Create Future”. A cradle of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, Huangpu stands as a vivid demonstration of how ties between a port and a city grow with openness and win-win cooperation. With a history of over two millennia years, the Port of Huangpu has been a gateway of great significance for China’s exchanges with the outside world, witnessing a pioneering Huangpu open up to the world. Growing along with the Port, Nanhai God Temple boasts the sailing culture spanning over the millennia. Direct trade between China and the U.S. began as the American commercial vessel Empress of China arrived at the Port of Huangpu for the first time on 28th August, 1784, signaling the start of China’s opening-up to the outside world. Even today the spirit of openness passes on and guides Huangpu forward.
As efforts to build the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have stepped up this year, Huangpu/GDD is set to usher in a new chapter of coordinated development and diversified cooperation. While centering on building the international knowledge city, innovation source of the Bay Area and international talents port, the Bay Area’s pearl spares no effort to develop into an international innovation and technology hub. In the short yet informative video, Huangpu/GDD introduce their goals under the Bay Area framework: to build the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City into the Bay Area’s knowledge creation demonstration zone and the national knowledge center with global influence; to form the Guangzhou Science City as the Bay Area’s institutional innovation pilot zone and China’s smart manufacturing center with global presence; to construct the Port of Huangpu as the Bay Area’s modern service innovation zone and the new trade innovation center for Hong Kong and Macao; and to shape the International Bio-Island as the Bay Area’s life science cooperation zone and the world-class biomedicine R&D center.
About a century ago Sun Yat-sen, a renowned statesman in modern China, established the Huangpu Military Academy on Huangpu’s Changzhou Island, making it a globally-renowned cradle of Chinese generals. At that time, “Go to Huangpu” was the buzz word for youth with ambitions. Today’s Huangpu/GDD has been among the primary locations for investment and growth for global firms as an international modern Huangpu of Lingnan style is taking shape. In a new era, the slogan “Go to Huangpu” has been enriched. It is not only a kind invitation from Huangpu to the entire world, but also represents people’s enthusiasm for Huangpu, a good place for working, living and traveling.
In the video made by the Publicity Department of the CPC Huangpu District Committee, the traditional culture embodied by the Huangpu Military Academy, Nanhai God Temple, and Yuyan Academy, is in harmony with ecological landscapes of Changzhou Slow Island, Rainbow Bridge and Yunduan (on top of cloud) Greenway, Xiangxue Park with fragrant snow-like plum blossoms, and the musical fountain show. It enables viewers to appreciate the splendid past and unique charm that Huangpu/GDD has to offer.
The land is blessed with numerous opportunities, and Huangpu/GDD welcome people to come and embrace a fulfilling future here. In Huangpu we believe!
Source: The Publicity Department of the CPC Huangpu District Committee