Updated: May 28, 2020
Chinese has a saying that if you want to get rich, build roads first. Guangxi was an inaccessible place with poor infrastructure. Guangxi is also partly a mountainous region. The Nanling Mountains form the north-east border, with the Yuecheng and Haiyang Mountains branching from them. Also, in the north are the Duyao and Fenghuang Mountains. Near the centre of the region are the Da Yao and Da Ming Mountains. On the south-eastern border are the Yunkai Mountains. Many rivers cut valleys through the mountains. Most of these rivers form the tributary basin of the West River. Hence, it isn't easy to move people and goods around and did not have any seafront at that time. The province could not progress much.
In 1951, during the National People Conference (全國民代表大会), Central government and Guangdong officials agreed on the requests of the people of Guangxi led by a group of countrymen (李任仁、杨东纯、陈此生等同志) to allow Beihai to be part of Guangxi (Beihai belonged to Guangdong at that time). But due to some political reasons, it didn’t permanently belong to Guangxi. Later, it was returned to Guangdong in 1955. In 1964, Beihai returned to Guangxi and ever since then it is advancing economically.
Today, Guangxi infrastructure has improved, which allowed locals and foreigners to benefit. It also became an exclusive economic zone which serves as an intra and inter-regional economic cooperation zone for coastal industries and cooperative ventures in logistics, commerce and trade. In tourism, more people can visit and enjoy its natural landscape where the mountains are green, the water is clean, the caves are magnificent, and the rocks are beautiful. It is indeed a land of treasure.
Land luck cycle arrived in Guangxi in 1964 (period 6: 1964-1983). China will prosper Guangxi located in the southern part of China denoted by Star 1 (known as a water star). In period 7 (1984-2004), there was a change of relationship where Guangxi will grow China. In period 8, China invested much more in Guangxi when announced its official plan to develop Guangxi as a major city, connecting ASEAN countries and the Belt Road Initiative. Upcoming period 9 when the stars realign, China efforts will be rewarded when it reaps from Guangxi. It will be a place filled with vibrant and upcoming prosperity, and we can see future China unfold in Guangxi as we are approaching 2024 (period 9: 2024-2043; stated in the big cyclic of the Chinese calendar).
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6: 1964-1983 7: 1984 - 2004 8: 2004 - 2023 9: 2024 - 2043
In the big data of feng shui, we observed that water brings money and mountain brings motivation. Guangxi’s prosperity is not by chance. It will fulfil these three conditions (天地人):
1) Environment (地): It has the quality of a barren land where crops include rice, maize and sweet potatoes. Cash crops include sugar cane, peanuts, tobacco, and kenaf. Eighty-five per cent of the world's star anise (a major ingredient in the antiviral Tamiflu) is grown in Guangxi. Guangxi has mountainous region and rich in nonferrous metals and holds approximately 1/3 of all tin and manganese deposits in China.
2) People (人): Historically, this area produces farmers, scholars, artists and elite warriors known as Wolf Soldiers (狼兵) during the Ming Dynasty. Furthermore, the people are the survivor of invasions during the French, British and Japanese. I believe with technological and cultural advances; people of Guangxi can thrive in businesses and art activities.
3) Time (天): From 2024 in period 9, Guangxi will attract more businesses and people as more infrastructure continues to improve. For example, more connecting train lanes across borders and flight routes are available to bring more companies and people into the area.
My recent trip to Guangxi, Nanning has led me to witness the potential of China significant growth. I am standing at the North entrance of the AAAAA Grade National attraction; Qin Xiu Mountain青秀山 to investigate the dragon and the city layout.