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.
This marked the Guangdong provincial team’s first gold medal in the group category and the fifth gold medal won by a Shenzhen athlete in this year’s Games. Zhang, who just turned 18 this year, has received training at the Shenzhen amateur sports school in her early years before going to the Guangdong rock climbing team and the national team.
On the third floor is an exhibition of 120 calligraphy works by local budding artists; on the fifth floor is a show featuring 50 pieces of artworks by Shenzhen primary and middle school teachers ... A landmark and important cultural facility in northern Shenzhen, the art gallery, first put into use Sept.
Chen Zixin, Class 7, Senior 2, ShenzhenForeign LanguagesSchool Instructed by Tang Hong ... To my surprise, an activity about writing letters to our friends in other high schools all over Shenzhen in which I could pour forth the nostalgia for those old days inspired me.
This primary school teacher from the ShenzhenExperimentalEducationGroup...Li Zhenyu, principal of the high school branch of the Shenzhen Experimental School, said the exhibition serves as a platform for teachers to display their talent and for them to exchange with other artists.
SHENZHEN MSU-BIT University (SMBU) will hold 27 events themed “Impression Russia” during the 17th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), which will open tomorrow and last until Monday ... During the fair, students and teachers from Shenzhen Arts School will be invited to stage classic Chinese and Russian musical pieces ... .
Liao Zhen, ShenzhenForeign LanguagesSchool... As a high school student who has been raised in the new era, I’m deeply impressed by the greatness of the Party ... Because of them, we’re able to go to school and enjoy our life ... Many people lost their jobs, students couldn’t go back to school, every place had been shut down.
SHENZHEN, China — They came from all over the country, dragging cheap suitcases and clutching file folders filled with records, chanting in front of the glassy skyscraper ... “If we don’t get the money, we can’t eat,” said Li, who’d driven for 24 hours to the Shenzhen headquarters ... They told him to go home and stop “making trouble” in Shenzhen.