Guancheng Subdistrict

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Ying'en Gate in Guancheng Subdistrict
Ying'en Gate in Guancheng Subdistrict
Country China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture Dongguan
 • Total 13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Population (2013 census:[1]) 165,800
 • Total ¥ 7.358 billion (2015 data)[2]
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website 文化莞城
Guancheng in Chinese, above, means "City of Scirpus", a genus of sedge.

Guancheng Subdistrict (Chinese:莞城街道; pinyin: Guǎnchéng Jiēdào, "City of Scirpus, a genus of sedges"[citation needed]) is a subdistrict in Guangdong Province, China under the administration of Dongguan City. It has an area of 13.5 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi) and a residential population of 230,000, of which 152,000 are new residents. Guancheng was the old political and cultural centre of Dongguan, before the government moved to the new centre in the Nancheng Subdistrict.[3]

Basic information[edit]

Item Simplified Chinese Content
Chinese Name 中文名称 莞城街道
English Name 外文名称 Guancheng Subdistrict
Type of Administrative division 行政区类别 Subdistrict
City 所属地区 Dongguan City
Subnational 下属地区 Dongzheng, Shiqiao, Xingtang Community, etc.
Address of Government 政府驻地 1 Gaodi Street, Shiqiao Community, Guancheng Subdistrict, Dongguan City
Area Code 电话区号 0769
Postal Code 邮政区码 523001-523008
Location 地理位置 north of Dongguan City
Area 面积 13.5 square kilometers
Population 人口 230,000
Dialect 方言 Cantonese-Guancheng
Climate 气候 Subtropics monsoon climate
License Plate Codes 车牌代码 Yue S(粤S)


Ke Yuan (可园)

Guancheng Subdistrict in Dongguan City has a history of some 1300 years, stretching back to 757 AD in the Tang Dynasty. Many culture relics remain. The Ke Yuan (可园) is the most famous Chinese garden in Guangdong. The gate tower, Ying'en Men (迎恩门), was built in the Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 600 years. The Quejin Stele (却金碑) is a good scenic spot in Dongguan City, which bears testament to the Chinese people's sense of justice and probity when they had trade relations with Thailand during the Ming Dynasty.

Guancheng Subdistrict gathers talented people, fortune and information together. It's a subdistrict connected with both traditional and modern trade, which provides a stage for secondary industries. It is located to the mid-west of Dongguan City and the northeast of the Pearl River Delta, on the route between Guangdong and Hong Kong.[4]

Political leadership[edit]

Guancheng Subdistrict used to be the political center of Dongguan City. The following is the list of political office-holders of Guancheng Sbudistrict:[5]

Name Position Division of Work
Liu Linhong (刘林宏) Party secretary, Director of the Liaison Committee of the NPC Total authority
Chen Huizhen (陈慧贞) Vice party secretary, Director of the Office Responsible for the economic work
Zhang Ruijun (张锐均) Vice party secretary In charge of political science, law, social security and social stability
Ma Xiaoqi (马小其) Member of the Party Committee, Secretary of Commission for Discipline Inspection In charge of discipline, supervision and auditing work
Wu Zhi'en (吴志恩) Member of the Party Committee, NPC deputy director of the Liaison Committee In charge of construction of the party, organization, personnel, Office of the NPC
Ye Haodian (叶浩钿) Member of the Party Committee Adjunct director of the Public Security Bureau
Zhang Junhua (张俊华) Member of the Party Committee In charge of business circulation and urban construction
Peng Lei (彭 雷) Member of the Party Committee In charge of health and family planning
Zhang Kaiqiang (张凯强) Member of the Party Committee In charge of finance, banking and asset management
Ye Xiaomin (叶小敏) Member of the Party Committee In charge of community work, social affairs and responsible for daily work and Social Work Committee
Li Hangxu (李航旭) Member of the Party Committee In charge of safety production, trade, science and technology
Chen Yudong (陈玉东) Member of the Party Committee Served as armed forces minister, in charge of environmental protection work
Liang Feng (梁 丰) Deputy Director of the Office In charge of urban management, utilities, three defenses and agricultural work
Yu Haihua (余海花) Deputy Director of the Office In charge of education and the work of the Women's Federation
Chen Haorong (陈浩荣) Deputy Director of the Office In charge of the construction of spiritual civilization, publicity, culture, sports and tourism
Kuang Hanqiang (邝汉强) Deputy Director of the Office In charge of private enterprises, Chamber of Commerce and the Food and Drug Supervision and Management Bureau
Yan Zheng (严 正) Deputy Director of the Office In charge of Party and government office, planning project and urban planning work
Chen Jinrong (陈金荣) NPC deputy director of the Liaison Committee In charge of poverty alleviation and trade union work


The night view of Ying'en Men in West Gate Avenue of Guancheng Subdistrict.

Commercial business districts (CBD)[edit]

Guancheng Subdistrict's three important business districts are:

  • West Gate Avenue (Chinese: 西城门大街)
  • Diwang Square (Chinese: 地王广场)
  • Yujing Square CBD (Chinese: 愉景广场商圈)
Dongguan People's Hospital in Guancheng Subdistrict(东莞人民医院莞城旧址)

Medical and health[edit]

Guancheng Subdistrict is the center for medical and health services in Dongguan City. There are many large integrated medical institutions, including:

  • Dongguan People's Hospital (Chinese: 东莞市人民医院)
  • Dongguan Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital (Chinese: 东莞市中医院)
  • Dongguan People's Hospital of Guancheng Subdistrict (Chinese: 莞城人民医院)
  • Guancheng Hospital (Chinese: 莞城医院)
  • Dongguan Maria's Maternity Hospital (Chinese: 东莞玛利亚妇产医院)


The schoolgate of DGUT.

Guancheng Subdistrict is located in the center of downtown Dongguan, which is an educational, political and economic area, and has long cultural history. There are a university, 3 senior high schools, 3 technical secondary schools, 8 primary schools and 19 kindergartens. Among these schools, there is the best senior high school with hundreds years.[according to whom?] Also, the only one university with high level science and engineering university locates in Guancheng Subdistrict.[clarification needed][6]

Educational institutions of Guancheng Subdistrict include:

  • Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT; Chinese: 东莞理工学院)
  • Dongguan Middle School (Chinese: 东莞中学)
  • Dongguan Experimental High School (Chinese: 东莞实验中学)
  • Dongguan Middle School—Junior High School (Chinese: 东莞中学初中部)
  • Dongguan Keyuan High School (Chinese: 东莞市可园中学)
  • Dongguan Bubugao Primary School (Chinese: 东莞市步步高小学)
  • Guancheng Construction of Primary School (Chinese: 莞城建设小学)
  • Guancheng Experimental Primary School (Chinese: 莞城实验小学)

Cultural relics[edit]

  • Ke Yuan (可园) – a famous garden in Guangdong.
  • Quejin Stele (却金碑)

This stele is located on Guangming Road outside the North Gate of Guancheng Subdistrict. It was established from 1541, Ming Dynasty Jiajing. It is well-preserved. Quejin Stele recorded Li Kai, the Yin (县尹) of Panyu County (番禺县), dealing with the businessmen from Siam (now Thailand) without any payment during Ming Jiajing. This stele was made from bluestone with a hard texture. The stele is 143 centimetres (56 in) long, 30 centimetres (12 in) wide and 20 centimetres (7.9 in) high with a red-sandstone rectangular base.[7]

Daosheng Park(莞城道生园
  • Ouge Arbours (讴歌亭)

Established 1921, Ouge Arbours lies on the west side of Yu Mountain in Dongguan People's Park. The arbours sitting southeast-to-northwest, 7.7 metres (25 ft) wide, 6.5 metres (21 ft) deep and 7.8 metres (26 ft) high. Ouge Arbours was in honour of Huang Chunlin, the head of Dongguan County, and was built by the local people to mark the many good works he did. In 2008, the managers of the park repaired the arbours according to its original sample and installed stone tables and stools for tourists.[8]

  • Daosheng Park (道生园)

Daosheng Park was built by Zhang Jiamo, the nephew of Ke Yuan founder Zhang Jingxiu. It stands in Daofu Alley of Guancheng Subdistrict. The whole park sat northwest-to-southeast. Ju Chao (居巢) and Ju Lian (居廉) have lived in this park for about 10 years, where they founded the Ling-nan School of painters. The original area of Daosheng Park was about 750 kilometers.[clarification needed] However, after hundreds of years, there were only several old and shabby houses.[citation needed]


Guancheng Subdistrict is the Old Town of Dongguan City. Here are some of its sights:


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