View of the Pearl River in Guangzhou (Canton), Guangdong province. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Guangdong Province is one of China’s most important economic and cultural areas. About the size of Syria, it is China’s most populous and wealthiest province with a gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.07 trillion yuan (US$422 billion). Its location on the southeastern coast of China gives it direct access to the South China Sea, Hong Kong,