Longgang District will build itself into an innovative powerhouse, a center of East Shenzhen, an industrial center, and a happy homeland for its residents. It will focus on a development strategy of “One core, two nuclei, and multiple supporting points.” The economic growth of the district is expected to reach 3 percent in 2021. By 2025, the total economic output of Longgang District will exceed 680 billion yuan as the district grows into a global center of high technology. By 2035, the total economic volume will be doubled compared to that of 2020, and the district will be built into an innovative powerhouse with global influence and will become a modern district of socialism.
Huawei in Longgang
The urban area of Longgang District has witnessed great changes with constantly improving infrastructure, urban functions and a developing environment as well as higher levels of urbanization and modernization.
Longgang District has a growing road network of more than 1,554.2 kilometers, including 133.8 kilometers of expressways, 317.2 kilometers of main roads, 212.3 kilometers of sub-main roads,and 890.9 kilometers of branch roads. Currently, there are six bus stations in Longgang, providing 342 inbound routes.
Currently, Longgang is crossed by four railways including the Xiamen-Shenzhen Railway, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Railway, the Pinghu South-Yantian Port Railway and the Pinghu-Nantou Railway, and three Metro lines, Line 3, 5 and 10.
In 2020, the regional GDP was 474.449 billion yuan, up 1.1 percent from the previous year and ranking third in Shenzhen. The added value of industrial enterprises above designated size (an annual operating revenue of at least 20 million yuan) increased by 2 percent to reach 278.459 billion yuan. The total industrial output value of enterprises listed into the top 100 enterprises in China reached 979.871 billion yuan, up by 2 percent. The total fixed assets investment was 132.184 billion yuan, up by 0.04 percent from the previous year. The total consumer goods retail sales reached 127.014 billion yuan, with a decrease of 3.6 percent. The total tax revenue reached 69.06 billion yuan, with an increase of 6.8 percent. The general public budget revenue was 27.043 billion yuan, up by 11.6 percent.
Longgang District has a fully optimized business environment. It strictly implements policies and measures of tax and fee reduction, rent reduction and interest rate reduction. In total, it reduced 10 billion yuan in tax, social security and medical insurance for enterprises, and 460 million yuan in rent.
The industrial output value of hi-tech and innovative technological enterprises reached 943.179 billion yuan, taking up 83.5 percent of the total industrial output value. The Longgang Digital Creative Industry Corridor has been listed as a national demonstration cultural industrial park. Longgang is also accelerating the transformation and upgrading of its eyewear, jewelry and furniture industries.
The total assets of the collective economy increased by 9.2 percent. 5G, AI and other industries saw new growth points. The first phase of Dayun AI Town started construction, and the provincial 5G industrial park (Longgang branch) was unveiled.
All the projects signed at the Shenzhen Global Investment Conference in 2019 are now settled in Longgang. In 2020, a total of 28 projects were inked. Longgang District attracted investment focusing on key industrial chains. It carried out Internet investment events, organized 100 listed enterprises to visit Longgang, and went to Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and other places to attract investment. The total investment amount of projects signed during the whole year reached 62.8 billion yuan.
In 2020, the CPC Longgang District Committee proposed a development strategy of “one core, two nuclei and multiple supporting points.”
“One core” refers to the intelligent core in the east of the Greater Bay Area. Longgang will give full play to the scientific research and innovation function of the Universiade Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Science and Education Town and the comprehensive service functions of Longgang Central Town. Relying on platform resources such as Shenzhen International University Park, Shenzhen and Hong Kong international center and Tian An Cyber Park, the district will promote the efficient convergence of high-quality methodology and resources such as scientific research, industry and human resources from Shenzhen, and build an important base for Shenzhen-Hong Kong science and technology innovation cooperation as well as entrepreneurship among young people from Hong Kong. It will give full play to the comprehensive service functions of Longgang Central Town including administration, culture, living and commerce, and will continue to build the center of East Shenzhen as a modern and international “city living room” in tandem with industrial and living clusters such as Apollo Future Industrial City, Henggang Optical Smart Valley and Longyuan Keyun Cultural and Creative Town.
“Two nuclei” refers to the west nucleus and the east nucleus.
The west nucleus focuses on digital information while the east nucleus focuses on low-carbon and intelligent manufacturing. The west nucleus will give full play to the advantages in the electronic information industry of Banxuegang Science and Technology Town; will take industrial spaces like Luoshan Chip Valley and Gankeng New Town as carriers to build a multi-layer industrial bio-system; and create a world electronic information cluster in tandem with surrounding areas like Nanwan Cloud Innovation Town and Buji New Town.
The east nucleus will expedite the development of International Low Carbon City, Baolong Science and Technology City, and East Railway New City, and plan the innovative development driven by Baolong Biological Medicine, aiming to build an eastern hub in Shenzhen with strong momentum, active industries, interconnected transport, comprehensive services, and industry chains all presented within a comfortable environment.
“Multiple supporting points” refers to different industries in different areas of Longgang complementing each other and developing in a balanced manner. Among them, Apollo Future Industrial City will focus on future industries and strategic emerging industries; Buji New Town will focus on commerce, service, creative life, and life science industries; Henggang Optical Smart Valley will focus on the development of optical displays, semiconductors, and cultural and creative industries; Qinglin Green Valley will rely on the Qinglinjing Reservoir, Wulian River, Longxi River and other high-quality ecological resources to create a green and intelligent manufacturing zone; Nanwan Cloud Innovation Town will focus on the development of cloud services, intelligent software, online supply chain financing and other industries; and Longyuan Keyun Cultural and Creative Town will focus on Hakka culture and waterfront ecology.
Education and health
In total, there are 691 district-level educational institutions in Longgang District. During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, 63,900 public school seats were added, and 18,600 new public school seats will be added in 2021. In addition, Longgang District is also home to three higher education institutions including the Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shenzhen MSU-BIT University.
Longgang District has 1,190 medical institutions, including 14 public hospitals, 22 privately owned hospitals, 135 community health centers and other health facilities, and provides a total of 11,247 beds. Currently, there are 18 ongoing construction projects of municipal-and-district-level public hospitals in Longgang. By 2025, the hospitals in the district will provide a total of 22,699 beds.
Shenzhen Universiade Center Gymnasium
Culture and sports
Home to the main venue of the 26th Universiade, Longgang District in recent years has hosted multiple sports and cultural events, including the FINA Champions Swimming Series, the Volvo China Open, the Chinese Football Association Super League, the Chinese Basketball Association league, the Shenzhen Singing Festival, and the Greater Bay Dance Festival. It is also home to various culture and sports organizations and institutions, including the FC Bayern Football School Shenzhen, the South China headquarters of Mahua FunAge, and the Shenzhen Midi Center.
Dafen Oil Painting Village and Gankeng Hakka Town were listed in the first batch of the 10 blocks with distinct cultural characteristics in Shenzhen. The Shenzhen Book City Longgang Store and the Red Cube of Shenzhen, China’s first public cultural service complex equipped with multiple functions and operated in a unified way, were put into service. The training bases for the national chess team and the national track and field team were unveiled and put into service. Multiple new cultural projects, including major projects such as the Shenzhen Conservatory of Music and the Longgang International Art Center, and six subdistrict-level cultural and sports centers, are under construction. In addition, as the largest Hakka settlement in Shenzhen, Longgang has over 190 well-reserved ancient Hakka residences. The Hehu New Residence Hakka Folk Museum has been rated as a Level-3 national museum.
Listed as a provincial model for the revitalization of ancient architecture, the Datian Ancestral Residence has been reconstructed as an innovative woodwork museum that offers visitors an opportunity to experience Hakka handicrafts.
Currently, there are six five-star hotels and two national 3A-level tourist attractions in Longgang. In 2020, the cultural industries of Longgang District witnessed a revenue of 221.012 billion yuan, up by 2.5 percent, and an added value of 59.295 billion yuan, up by 3.1 percent.