XINHUI, formerly romanized as SUNWUI and also known as KUIXIANG, is
an urban district of
China . It grew from a
separate city founded at the confluence of the Tan and West Rivers .
It has a population of about 735,500, 98% of whom are
Han Chinese but
many of whom speak a dialect of
Cantonese as their first language.
Xinhui is best known in
China for its chenpi , a kind of dried
Mandarin orange peel .
* 1 Geography
* 2 History
* 3 Administration
* 4 Demographics
* 5 Economy
* 5.1 Agriculture
* 5.2 Port development
* 6 Notable residents
* 6.1 Historical figures
* 6.2 Entertainers
* 6.3 Athletes
* 6.4 Politicians
* 6.5 Businessmen
* 6.6 Authors
* 7 See also
* 8 Notes
* 9 References
* 9.1 Citations
* 9.2 Bibliography
* 10 External links
Xinhui is situated at the confluence of the Tan and West Rivers in
the southwestern area of the
Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta . It borders the South
China Sea and adjoins
Hong Kong . It comprises a total area
of 1,387.02 square meters (14,929.8 sq ft). Geologists have shown that
Xinhui originated as a shallow bay at the mouth of the Pearl River
about 5000 years ago , with its southeastern portion consisting of a
chain of islands . The movement of the Tan and West Rivers eventually
formed a delta that became the present alluvial plain over the course
of the last nine hundred years.
Most of the present area of the Xinhui district formed during the
historical period from silt deposited by the Tan and West Rivers .
Neolithic artifacts, however, have been found in the district's
territory over the last ten years, including shell mounds and pottery
The former GUGANG PREFECTURE was located in the area. XINHUI COUNTY
administered the area of
Jiangmen Town before being placed under
Jiangmen's administration. It was later promoted to an urban district.
Xinhui District now forms a part of downtown
Jiangmen . It comprises
10 towns, 239 village commissions, 25 community residents' committees,
and 4 agencies.
CHINESE (S )
Xinhui people are part of the greater
Siyi people, in the Greater
Siyi Region. Over the last two centuries, more than 600,000 people
from Xinhui have migrated overseas (mostly to the Americas, Indonesia
and Hong Kong), making it one of the largest representative Chinese
districts of overseas Chinese .
The paper company
Vinda International has its headquarters in the
Donghou Industrial Development Zone (东侯工业区) in Huicheng Town
in the district.
Xinhui food exports include rice and fruits, especially oranges .
Dried orange peel produced in Xinhui is also used in traditional
Dried orange peel produced in Xinhui is world-renowned. It has been
used for hundreds years in Chinese cooking and traditional Chinese
cooking, adding a pleasant aroma and flavor to food.
Yinzhou Lake (银州湖; 銀州湖), or Yamen Channel (崖门水道;
崖門水道), has an area of 65 km². The average 8–13 m deep river
channel and the gentle water current can accommodate vessels up to
10,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT), and is an advantage for port
development and in-river transport.
The Yinzhou Lake Economic Area (银州湖经济区;
銀州湖經濟區), which is the key development area, is one of the
four main economic areas in
Jiangmen city. The Tianma port (天马港;
天馬港), which is located in Yinzhou Lake inside Yamenkou
(崖门口; 崖門口), is in a strategic location and is in excellent
natural condition for port development in the western Pearl River
Delta. Tianma port has designated as a regional hub port, similar to
the status of Nansha (南沙港) in
Shunde , by the governments of
Jiangmen and Xinhui. Harbour industries and logistics
services will be developed in the surrounding areas of the port.
Liang Qichao , known as "The Mind of Modern China", a Chinese
scholar, journalist, philosopher, and reformist during the late Qing
Dynasty and early Republic of
China who inspired Chinese scholars with
his writings and reform movements.
Liang Sicheng He was the son of Liang Qichao, known as "Father of
modern Chinese architecture"
Cheong Yoke Choy – famous and well respected philanthropist
during the British Malaya era
Chan Heung – Founder of
Choy Li Fut
Choy Li Fut one of China's most popular
Chan Siu-bak – One of the
Jian Youwen – Chinese historian, public official, and sometime
Jeong Yim is recognized as an important contributor to the
expansion of Choy Li Fut
Leung Long Chau – is a Chinese poet and calligrapher. Born
Liang Zongdai – He was one of the most popular "new poets"
writing in free verse.
* Goot Yee Louey – Chinese poet. Also the first person from this
district to move to Australia. She pioneered boat travel from Sanwui
to Melbourne in the late 30's
Lai Man-Wai -Father of
Hong Kong cinema
Andy Lau – famous actor and singer "Nielsen Box Office Star of
Joey Yung – She won the prestigious JSG "Most Popular Female
Singer" and "Ultimate Best Female Singer – Gold" awards a record
breaking eight times, thus emerging as one of the premier Cantonese
singers in Hong Kong. Joey is ranked 52nd on the Forbes 2013 Chinese
Celebrity List, making her the highest paid Hong Kong-based Cantopop
singer with an estimated income of $29,200,000 RMB last year.
Alan Tam – earning the nickname the "Principal" or "Principal
Hong Kong music industry
Ti Lung – known for his numerous starring roles in a string of
Shaw Brothers Studio's films,
Lau Kar-wing –
Hong Kong martial arts film director, action
choreographer and actor.
Kenny Bee – Very famous actor and singer in the 1980s to 1990's
Kenneth Chan (actor) – is a
Hong Kong actor and television host
for the Hong Kong-based Cable TV
Hong Kong channel (previously working
for TVB and ATV).
Connie Chan – She made more than 230 films in a variety of
genres: from traditional
Cantonese opera and wuxia movies to
contemporary youth musicals; action films to comedies; melodramas and
romances. Owing to her popularity she was dubbed "The Movie-Fan
Deep Ng – He is the winner of the 21st annual New Talent Singing
Hong Kong Regional Finals. Deep was well received by the
viewers since the New Talent Singing Awards in 2002.
Michelle Yim -, Yim won the Best Drama Performance by an Actress
Award at the Asian Television Awards 2009 for her role in Moonlight
Anthony Chan (actor) –
Hong Kong actor and the drum player for
the band Wynners
Tina Leung – she recognized that she used to gather intelligence
for the Chinese Communist Party in the 1960s.
Ha Yu (actor)
Ha Yu (actor) – is a
Hong Kong actor who has been working on the
television network TVB since the 1970s.
Gigi Lai – She is popularly nicknamed by the
Hong Kong media as
the "Goddess of Beauty"
Gillian Chung -s a
Hong Kong singer and actress. She is a member
of Cantopop group Twins,
Bondy Chiu – is an actress and singer with Television Broadcasts
Leo Fong – Martial arts instructor and filmmaker. Friend and
sparring partner of
Bruce Lee .
Norman Kwong – Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta & professional
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* ^ Other former romanizations of Xinhui include SIN-HWUY,
SIN-HWUY-HEëN, SIN WHEE, SAN WUI, and SIN-HWANG.
* ^ Gutzlaff (1838) , p. 442.
* ^ A B C Bolton & al. (1941) , p. 262.
* ^ Gutzlaff (1838) , p. 565.
* ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. (1878) , Vol. V, "China".
* ^ Official map . (in Chinese)
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ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010
population census of the people's republic of
China by township /
compiled by Population census office under the state; population,
Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of
(2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi
liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN
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