An ever-increasing number of Chinese-owned companies, institutions and individuals have been investing in the region in recent years. These include Dahua, Galanz, GigaDevice Semiconductor, HikVision and TP-Link.
The region has particularly strong synergies with Guangdong Province and its 21 cities; which have proved an active source of Chinese investment into the Thames Valley. A number of companies from this area, including Huawei Technologies, Hytera and ZTE have their UK operations in the region.
The Economy of Guangdong is one of the most regions prosperous in China. It is also the largest economy of a sub-national entity in terms of GDP US$ 1.22 trillion.