City Facts

The Tanka People

Along Machong’s western riverbank, a group of people called Tankas, or boat people, had lived on boats and pursued a livelihood of fishing along the Shizi Channel for hundreds of

DG’s Oldest Park

The 104-year-old People’s Park has been a major relaxing and leisure spot for many locals middle aged and older. As the city developed and expanded—people now have a lot more

Behind Humen’s fashion scene

On November 18, the 21st Humen International Fashion Fair & 2016 Humen Fashion Week kicked off at Humen’s brand new exhibition center. Looking back at Humen’s garment industry, the title

Dongguan Hakka in Jamaica

Traditionally, Dongguan has remained as one of the most popular hometowns for emigrating Chinese citizens. It’s interesting that Jamaica, a country with just 2.8 million people, has a population of

DG’s Motorcycle Ban

This year marks 10 years since Dongguan implemented the ban on motorcycles. At first, all non-Dongguan licensed motorcycles were forbidden. By August 2007, all electric bikes were banned and since

Self-combed Women

It’s rather hard to believe that over 100 years ago, when women didn’t have the freedom to choose their own spouses, there was a group of girls who combed up

Dongguan’s Historic Veranda Houses

In Guancheng, just a few blocks away from Keyuan Garden, rows of houses built in the 1930s—called Qi Lou—are situated around the Zhenhua Rd., Daxi Rd. and Zhongshan Rd. vicinity

Dongguan’s Zhongshan Land Dispute

A historic shrine has existed inside the 114 year-old Dongguan Middle School since the day it was established, but few people, even students from the school, know the story behind

Facts about our new Metro

Dongguan’s first metro line opened at 12 pm on May 27. By 8 pm on May 29, more than 398,000 passengers had used it. The total system length is 37.8

Guan Grass and Guan Incense

You probably notice these words (guǎn xiāng, guǎn cǎo) are mentioned a lot by local media. They both contain the city’s name, but do they relate to the city? The