(Yicai Global) June 3 -- Guangdong's economy is expected to grow to more than CNY10 trillion (USD1.45 trillion) this year, as the southern Chinese province continues to open up its market to boost competitiveness, according to its governor.
The province's gross domestic product was about CNY1.3 trillion in 2017, public information shows.
As living standards improve, average life expectancy in China's No. 1 economic powerhouse has already topped 77 years, Ma Xingrui told a news conference today.
Guangdong is one of the world's most-important manufacturing centers. Its electronic and information technology field alone accounts for 34 percent of the output value for that entire sector nationwide, Ma added.
Editor: Ben Armour