GDD's practices in being the pilot zone in Guangdong province to carry out business environment reform was shortlisted as the 2019 annual China reform case by China Reform magazine.
Guangzhou's Huangpu district ranked fourth in comprehensive competitiveness among 889 municipal districts in China this year.
Huangpu has released a series of 10 regulations in the mutual recognition of intellectual property (IP) in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao.
The representative of Guangzhou Development District (GDD) received the award from the United Nations in Geneva on Monday for its excellence in promoting sustainable investment.
Guangzhou Development District is making a name for itself in Guangdong province's capital as a strong catalyst for economic development. Home to nearly 1,600 high-tech companies, or one-third of the city's total, the GDD contributed 40 percent of the city's total industrial output value in 2017.