The total value of Zhanjiang's foreign trade reached 12.9 billion yuan ($2 billion) in the first five months of 2018.
Zhanjiang received over 14.47 million tourists in the first quarter of this year, generating 14.42 billion yuan ($2.26 billion) in tourism revenue.
The overstocked pineapples in Xuwen county, Zhanjiang finally found an outlet thanks to a series of measures taken by the local government.
Entrepreneurs from Zhanjiang, a southern China coastal city, have invested generously in their hometown to beef up the local economy.
More than 300 enterprises have already signed up for the 2018 Zhanjiang-ASEAN Agriculture Fair, while about 100 exhibitors and buyers from 16 countries have shown keen interest.
Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone was promoted to national level by the State Council this year, announced the city's Science and Technology Bureau recently.
Zhanjiang exported 540 million yuan ($85.4 million) worth of aquatic products in January, up 19.9 percent year-on-year, Zhanjiang Customs announced on March 5.
Zhanjiang Port once again reached the top 10 in China for cargo throughput.