he administration syStem of Guangdong has ben changed for three times since 1980's toadapt to the situation of 'reform and opening' to the outSide world. The changes are also on basisof the raise of urban construction level and the increase of POpulation because of the economic development. The guiding idea for administration system changes are to transfer more administrative POwer to loCal governments so as to mobilize their enthusiasm for economic development, andto set up core cities to bring along the development of the Peripheral regions.There are some problems in the process of administration system changes, for example, thestandards for setting new city and town administration are not controlled strictly, some cities haveplanned too large urban areas and some have worked out unrealistic overall urban planning.Those problems result in the inflated statistics of urban Population and affect adversely the rational use of the regional land resources.The transfer of the administration of county into that of city would be continued. In next ponod some some towns may be also changed into city administration. The author considers that theurban area of a city must be reasonably determined. In developed areas the hierarchy of administration should be simplified.