Dongguan, the export hub of southern China’s Guangdong Province, retains the honorary title of “National Civilized City”, according to the National Award-issuing Conference on the Work of Cultural and Ethical Progress held in Beijing, capital of China, December 20.
A total of 27 cities and municipal districts, 899 villages and small towns, and 1,794 institutions and enterprises were awarded for their marked achievements in cultural and ethical progress, and 23 cities and municipal districts that had been previously awarded were allowed to keep their honorary titles.
Dongguan received the honor title of “National Civilized City” in January 2009.
As an export hub in Guangdong province, Dongguan enjoys advantages such as vigorous economy, high levels of innovation, an enthusiastic citizenry and sound operational infrastructures, excellent environment and good social security.
Honors List of Dongguan
1999 National Advanced City of Civilized Towns (villages) Construction
2002, 2004, 2006 National Advanced City of Blood Donation
2002, 2004 National Advanced City in Technological Progress
2003 China's Excellent Tourism City
2003 Guangdong Civilized City
2004 National Basketball City
2004 China Excellent Glamour City
2004 Top 100 of Chinese Cities in Comprehensive Strength
2004 National Swimming City
2005 National Advanced City of Building Civilization
2005 National Clean City
2005 National Advanced City of Youth Center Construction Pilot
2006 National Excellent City of Quality Supervision
2006 National Model Green City
2006 The Chinese Cities with the Most Investment Potential in the Eyes of Multinational Corporations
2006 Top 50 of Chinese Cities in Life Quality
2006 To 10 of Chinese Most Competitive Manufacturing Cities
2006 The First Place in the LivCom Awards 2006 in the Whole City large population category, The Criterion Award for Heritage Management
2007 National Model ‘Shuangyong’ (support between the civilian and the arm forces) City (for 6 successive years)
2007 China Excellent Innovative City
2007 National Gardenlike City
2007 National Non-tobacco Advertisement City
2008 Public Welfare Star City