Zhanjiang in Guangdong province has all the necessary attributes to become the economic center of the province's western region, leading officials from Guangdong's provincial government told the fifth session of the 12th provincial people's congress on Friday.
A total of 185,000 tons of aquatic products valued at 6.3 billion yuan ($915 million) were sold overseas in 2016, a year-on-year growth rate of 3.4 percent according to Zhanjiang Customs.
Zhanjiang-based banks and insurers signed an agreement with the city's Municipal Bureau of Agriculture on Dec 29, ensuring local agricultural companies get better access to loans.
Zhanjiang's GDP registered a gain of 183.54 billion yuan ($27.14 billion), a 7.8 percent increase year-on-year for three consecutive quarters, Zhanjiang Daily reported.
Zhanjiang held its second entrepreneurial innovation contest at Lingnan Normal University on Nov 15.
With blue sky, crystal clear water, fresh air, green grass and carpets of flowers, Zhanjiang is a comfortable city to live in.