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The '''Pearl River Delta''' (or PRD) is in [[Guangdong]] province, [[China]]. It is a bustling region with massive manufacturing and trade.
 
The '''Pearl River Delta''' (or PRD) is in [[Guangdong]] province, [[China]]. It is a bustling region with massive manufacturing and trade.
  
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Shenzhen and Zhuhai are [[List of Chinese provinces and regions#Development zones | Special Economic Zones]] (SEZs) where various government programs encourage investment.
 
Shenzhen and Zhuhai are [[List of Chinese provinces and regions#Development zones | Special Economic Zones]] (SEZs) where various government programs encourage investment.
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Chinese planners are talking of turning a large part of the PRD into a [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8278315/China-to-create-largest-mega-city-in-the-world-with-42-million-people.html single city of 40-odd million].
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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The Delta was hit hard by the world economic slowdown and the collapse in exports around 2008, but has mostly recovered.
 
The Delta was hit hard by the world economic slowdown and the collapse in exports around 2008, but has mostly recovered.
  
==Talk==
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==Language==
 
The language of the region is [[Cantonese]]. However, as anywhere in mainland China, [[Chinese phrasebook|Mandarin]] has been the language of education and government for decades, so it is also very widely spoken. In Shenzhen and Zhuhai, Mandarin predominates because of massive migration from other regions.
 
The language of the region is [[Cantonese]]. However, as anywhere in mainland China, [[Chinese phrasebook|Mandarin]] has been the language of education and government for decades, so it is also very widely spoken. In Shenzhen and Zhuhai, Mandarin predominates because of massive migration from other regions.
  
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
The Philippino brand San Miguel has breweries in Hong Kong and Foshan. Their beer is quite popular with expats and travellers in Guangdong.
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The Phillipino brand San Miguel has breweries in Hong Kong and Foshan. Their beer is quite popular with expats and travellers in Guangdong.
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
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