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.
In 1987, Liu came to work in a factory in Shenzhen... Liu told the News that at that time, apart from the maintenance departments set up by a small number of newspapers, his small booth in a shopping mall was one of the few places in Shenzhen where cameras could be repaired.
From a tender age, ShenzhenDaily has been dubbed as a “necktie,” symbolizing the city’s endeavor to become an international metropolis and the newspaper’s international trait ... With the establishment of the southern mainland’s only English-language daily newspaper, the growing ...
ShenzhenDaily, a newspaper born in 1997, has embraced the arrival of a multimedia era and tried to reach out to readers on multiple social media fronts with rich content ...Together, they build Shenzhen into a better home and the world a better place for all of us.
Passengers traveling to Shenzhen via high-speed rail have to undergo security checks twice as Chinese PresidentXi Jinping may pass through Shenzhen to attend the activities of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover ... However, Xi may return to Shenzhen on the same day and will not stay overnight in Hong Kong.
Nan Hai is controlled by media mogul Yu Pun-hoi, who also owns the local newspaper HK01 ... Peninsula has asked all the staff in Shenzhen to go on leave for six months from June 1 with a minimum wage based on law and regulations, the note which now circulated on the internet showed.
THE digital collections commemorating the 40th anniversary of the ShenzhenSpecialZoneDaily, a major local Chinese newspaper, were much sought after at noon Tuesday when the collectibles were officially available, the Daily reported.