Since the establishment of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) in 2010, trade volume between Zhanjiang in Guangdong province and ASEAN member states have seen a considerable jump.
The export of plastic shoes made in Wuchuan county net $22.88 million in revenue, an increase of 106 percent compared to the same period last year.
The GDP of Zhanjiang's Lianjiang county rose to $1.07 billion in the first quarter, increasing by 10.5 percent year on year, according to the local government on May 9.
The import value during the first three months this year rose by 19 percent compared to the same period last year, adding up to $390 million.
Zhanjiang has sought to further streamline its health industry by combining standard medical care with services for senior residents.
Xuwen county in Zhanjiang has seen a bountiful harvest season of pineapples this past April, but farmer in the country's largest pineapple production base are in no mood to laugh.
Zhanjiang Port has ushered in a new milestone as the construction of the first public deep-water wharf in Donghai Island harbor district started on April 27.
Construction of the Guangdong Datang Thermal Power Plant, the largest industrial investment project in Leizhou, Zhanjiang, is in full swing.