After revealing the GDP for the whole of Dongguan in 2015, this March, now individual townships are beginning to publish their own GDP figures, the momentous occasion leaving scores of government officials ecstatic that their towns are getting great GDP figures in difficult economic conditions.
The richest town, without a doubt, is, you got it, the place where they burnt all that opium many years ago, Humen, with a GDP of 44.7 billion RMB. Relying on its clothing industry, the town’s economy has been topping the city GDP leagues since 2007. In general, towns in the middle and south of the city are doing better than those in the north and northwest. Once again, Hongmei came bottom with just five billion RMB, the same as last year. Come on Hongmei, step it up.