Zhanjiang, located in the southwestern corner of Guangdong province, faces Hainan to the south. It was one of China's first 14 coastal cities to open up and is now an important link between the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the urban agglomeration of the Beibu Gulf.

Over the past four decades, Zhanjiang has made great strides in developing itself as a strategic commercial spot between countries and regions along the Maritime Silk Road, fitting into China's modern marine economic system, and becoming a powerful engine for balancing the development of both land and ocean.