On the morning of December 9, 2006, the National Bureau of Statistics of China held a press conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and announced the top 100 cities with excellent investment environment in China in 2006. Eleven cities in Guangdong were on the list, including Shantou. That was another national-level city brand for Shantou City after it had won such special honors as "National Hygienic City", "National Environmental Protection Model City", "Excellent Tourism City in China" and "Brand Economic City in China", demonstrating the constantly-increasing core competitive strengths and development potentials of Shantou City. Zhou Tienong, the Vice President of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and Zhang Weimin, the Deputy Director of the National Bureau of Statistics of China, attended the press conference and presented plaques to the representatives of the "Top 100 Cities". As one of the representatives of the "Top 100 Cities", Huang Zhiguang, the Secretary of Shantou Municipal Committee, delivered a speech titled "Shantou, the Focus of Attention" at the conference. He introduced and promoted Shantou's investment environment, social development and economic development to the attendees, and invited friends at home and abroad to invest in Shantou, a beautiful coastal city filled with vigorous vitality and business opportunities.
Source: Shantou Daily