Located in south-central part of the Pearl River Delta and west bank of the Pearl River Mouth, Zhongshan closely connects Guangzhou in the north and is adjacent to Hongkong and Macao. With a total area of 1,800 square kilometers, 1.423 million registered population and more than 800 thousands overseas Chinese and compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan , it has jurisdiction over 1 national-level Torch Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, 5 sub-district offices and 18 towns. Zhongshan was once called Xiang¡¯shan in the past. Due to its special location, many outstanding people in the areas of politics, military, economics and culture have appeared in Zhongshan since modern times, including the famous reformatory thinker of modern China Zheng Guanying and the great pioneer of the China democratic revolution Sun Yat-sen, leaving a glorious chapter in Chinese history.
In the new period, Zhongshan people spare no efforts to continuously carry on the spirit of ¡°dare to be the world first¡±, energetically promote the unique spirit of ¡°fraternity, innovation, tolerance and harmony¡± in Zhongshan and actively establish a harmonious society with coordinated development of the economy and society and is suitable to live and start business. In recent years, Zhongshan has received many honorary titles, including State-level Hygiene City, National Garden City, the United Nations Habitat Award, Model City for Environmental Protection, China's Excellent Tourist City, National Civilized City and Top 10 Cities of Most Well-being in China and so on. At the same time, Zhongshan firmly carry forward the establishment of historic and cultural city by improving cultural facilities and encouraging literary and artistic creation. The great achievements made in cultural market and cultural industries provide great intelligence support and inexhaustible driving force. The favorable environment of emphasizing on and participating in cultural environment will significantly promote cultural taste and economy development. The achievements are listed as followed.