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Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is a bustling metropolis, located in the South of China. It is an ideal destination for expatriates looking for professional opportunities, as well as for students.

As a gateway to the rest of the country, Guangzhou is the major manufacturing city of the Pearl River's delta. It is also deemed to be the region's economic, politic, scientific, education and cultural hub.

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Guangzhou – formerly known as Canton – is the capital of Guangdong province. It’s the country’s third largest city (after Shanghai and Beijing) and a favourite among expats due to the city’s booming economy and an abundance of amenities. A multitude of professional opportunities are available for foreigners hoping to work in Guangzhou, but it’s always a good idea to start by exploring the sectors with the highest employment potential.

Before zipping up your suitcase and heading to the airport, make sure that what you have in it can be legally brought into the country. You can find the information on some of the items that are prohibited from being brought into the country from the article below. However, please consult the local customs bureau for updated information before your arrival, as the list of prohibited items changes frequently.

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