Guangdong has a population of more than 78 million, the highest GDP of all Chinese provinces and is home to many multi-national companies. The province has 21 major cities, 121 county divisions and 1,710 townships. SIPA provides GDPTO participants with 15 days of classroom instruction on topics that must be mastered by effective public managers, including strategic planning, financial management, human resources management, negotiation and conflict resolution, managing police and emergency services, innovative parks management, leadership, contracting and outsourcing management, performance management, communications and media relations, risk management, international finance and trade, U.S.-China relations, public ethics and anti-corruption measures, managing technology and management innovation.