Shenzhen ([ʂə́nʈʂə̂n]; Chinese:深圳) is a major city in Guangdong Province, China. Situated immediately north of Hong KongSpecial Administrative Region, the area became China’s first and one of the most successful Special Economic Zones (SEZ). It currently also holds sub-provincial administrative status, with powers slightly less than a province. According to the Government report for 2014, Shenzhen had a population of 10,628,900 and a metropolitan area population of over 18 million.
Shenzhen’s modern cityscape is the result of its vibrant economy made possible by rapid foreign investment since the institution of the policy of “reform and opening” establishment of the SEZ in late 1979, before which it was only a market town called Sham Chun Hui (深圳墟, literally Shenzhen Market) which the Kowloon-Canton Railway passes through. Significant sums of finance have been invested into the SEZ by both Chinese citizens and foreign nationals. More than US$30billion in foreign investment has gone into both foreign-owned and joint ventures, at first mainly in manufacturing but more recently in the service industries as well. Shenzhen was one of the fastest-growing cities in the world during the 1990s and the 2000s.
Shenzhen's population boom slowed down to less than one percent per year by 2013 as the manufacturing boom ebbed in favor of other industries. Shenzhen is a major financial center in southern China. The city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. It was dubbed as China's Silicon Valley due to this high concentration of technology companies. Shenzhen ranks 22nd in the 2015 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority. It also has one of the busiest container ports in the world. In 2007, Shenzhen was named one of China’s ten most livable cities by Chinese Cities Brand Value Report.
He struggles with boredom, the difficulties of outsourcing and the culture shock of a Westerner in this profit-oriented Chinese city.
The book has 145 pages.
Some of the frames are drawn by Chinese artists and by a friend of Delisle's.
Delisle had already been to China in Nanjing.
He is deployed to Shenzhen as part of an outsourcing project, where he will spend three months in the Great Wall Hotel.
Unlike in Hong Kong, there are not many bilingual Chinese so he has language problems during his stay, including with the interpreters at work. Often he has to recourse to drawing or pointing to communicate.
The influential Southern Weekend newspaper reported that the Chinese State Council was once concerned that Shenzhen SOEs’ dabbling in realty, retail and high-tech sectors could run counter to Beijing’s directives to withdraw state capital from these competitive industries and to ...
A mainland Chinese property family is quietly building a presence in Hong Kong by snapping up land plots and even a prominent local newspaper. Shenzhen-based Kaisa Group Holdings’ Kwok Ying Shing has become one of the most active Chinese tycoons in Hong Kong with a flurry of new purchases ... New projects in Shenzhen.
HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - A mainland Chinese property family is quietly building a presence in Hong Kong by snapping up land plots and even a prominent local newspaper. Shenzhen-based Kaisa Group's Mr Kwok Ying Shing has become one of the most active Chinese tycoons in Hong Kong with a flurry of new purchases.
Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies, was quoted by the newspaper as saying that Shenzhen is an innovation city with vitality. Establishing the center in Shenzhen will enhance the company’s cooperation with clients within the city and push forward innovation in key fields such as new energy vehicles, renewable energy and Internet of Things.
... newspaper the ShenzhenSpecialZoneDaily ... Hong Kong residents who regularly travel to Shenzhen can register a digital wallet with a daily transaction limit up to 50,000 yuan, after verifying their identity with their mainland travel permit, according to the newspaper’s report.
Yuan Yuwei, a hedge fund manager based in Shenzhen, told the Guangzhou-based Southern Weekend newspaper that even though companies like Moutai and ContemporaryAmperex have sound business models and strong annual returns were buoying their prospects, their prices had been pushed ...
ShenzhenSpecialZoneDaily, a newspaper based in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, where Huawei is headquartered, quoted sources close to the deal as saying that "Honor's independence from Huawei is expected to ensure that the water will continue to flow in Honor's channel and saves the phone maker's upstream and downstream suppliers.".