Mauro Marchesan, an Italian pilot, first came to Guangdong in 2012. Once called “Canton” by the west, all he knew of Guangzhou was its rapidly growing prosperity and geographical proximity to Hong Kong.
Coinciding with the 5th anniversary of the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative, the European Union (EU) recently adopted a document outlining the bloc's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia.
The Qianhai-Shekou Free Trade Area (FTA) in Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong Province continues to earn its keep as a business intersection between the country and the rest of the world. It is home to two-thirds of the globe's Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller start-ups.