It is a famous overseas Chinese hometown of China and a metropolis with the largest number of overseas Chinese. According to statistics, there are 1.06 million compatriots and relatives abroad, which are spread over 130 countries and regions throughout the world. There are 880,000 Hong Kong and Macao compatriots and over 1.56 million relatives of the returned overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macao compatriots. 373 persons have been granted the title of "Guangzhou's Honorary Citizens" in 12 batches so as to commend them for their contributions since 1986.
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