Guangzhou has extended its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network to a mileage of 520 kilometers, 100 kilometers of which are newly built and opened to traffic on Aug 15, according to the city's traffic authority.
Guangzhou is carrying out a pilot reform to streamline its authorization and licensing of construction projects. An implementation plan was released on Aug 13, marking the initiation of the reform.
Guangzhou is the first city in Guangdong province to have invited Taiwan mediators to settle Taiwan-related civil and commercial disputes. Twenty were invited for this purpose on Aug 7.
Guangzhou's Taiwan affairs office unveiled a special policy on July 30 to enhance the social, economic and cultural cooperation between Guangzhou and Taiwan.
The Guangzhou Development District (GDD) led the nation in offering "instant approval" services for a list of 233 government service items on July 25.
On July 4, the Guangzhou municipal government passed a three-year action plan to improve the city's air quality.