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.
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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.
...Shenzhen into a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics ... After listening to the introduction, DanielOtero with Shenzhen Guangming Foreign LanguagesSchool showed great interest and asked more about the district’s cityscape and high-quality development.
Chen is also an outstanding student in her class at the GuangzhouSchool for the Visually Impaired ... She now lives with her mother in the house they have rented near her school in Guangzhou, while her father does business in Shenzhen, Guangdong, to support the family.
In recent days an increasing number of schools in Shenzhen are bringing some furry friends into students’ school lives, in an effort to incorporate natural and life education into their curricula ...Yang Rui, a deputy to the Shenzhen MunicipalPeople’s Congress, praises it as a good move to diversify school curricula.
A TOTAL of 12,728 units of commercial housing are expected to enter the city’s market in the second quarter (Q2), according to a recent announcement of the ShenzhenMunicipal Housing and Construction Bureau...Business apartments usually do not come with gas supply and cannot be used for school enrollment as compared to commercial housing.
The scientist grew up in Shenzhen, and, so far, has published seven papers in the journal, a report of Shenzhen Evening News said ... His family moved from Chengdu to Shenzhen when Cao was 3 years old and he later studied at Shenzhen Yaohua ExperimentalSchool ... It took the boy only two years to finish his middle and high school education.
It has also become customary around the time of the festival for schools and organizations to arrange group trips to revolutionary martyrs’ cemeteries to lay wreaths at monuments, learn their heroic stories and pay respect for their sacrifices ... (The author is the editor-in-chief of ShenzhenDaily with a Ph.D.
While the prolonged pandemic has shattered businesses and social life, it has also ruined the school lives of thousands of cross-border students who used to commute daily between Hong Kong and Shenzhen... So far, its Shenzhen centers have helped Hong Kong schools conduct ...
Throughout his life, he made several trips over to Shenzhen and formed close ties with the city. “Shenzhen is a miracle ... Three years later after that, the economist, then 80 years old, visited Shenzhen Polytechnic, which then also appointed him as an honorary professor and senior school advisor.