Foshan is a big manufacturing city in China. In 2013, Foshan's GDP reached 701 billion yuan. According to the "Blue Book on China's Urban Competitiveness 2013" promulgated by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Foshan has the eighth overall city competitiveness in the cities across the Taiwan Strait.
Guangdong Provincial Party Committee proposed: "Foshan will lead the western bank of the Pearl River Delta to build a trillion-scale equipment manufacturing industry belt and radiate it in western Guangdong." To ensure the sustained and healthy manufacturing industry in Foshan and maintain its competitive edge, the manufacturing industry needs to be modernized Organization and technology, combined with the characteristics and needs of traditional industries in Foshan City, speeding up automation, intelligence and greening of manufacturing and using processes, developing intelligent manufacturing and accelerating the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries.