A coastal city in South China, neighboring Hong Kong, Shenzhen has been a touchstone for China’s reform and opening-up policy.
From 1979 to 2018, Shenzhen has skyrocketed from a tiny border town with a population of more than 30,000 to a metropolis with a population of more than 10 million. It has become a prosperous, chic, innovative, harmonious and beautiful city and established many firsts in the history of world industrialization, urbanization and modernization.
As one of the most important international cities in China, Shenzhen is one of the most economically dynamic cities in the world. The city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of southern China as well as a State-level innovative city. It has set up new standards of Shenzhen Quality.
Shenzhen now has become an international metropolis with great influence and boasts the country’s best market-based, law-based and international business environment. Talents are the primary resources for Shenzhen’s development. In 1979, Shenzhen had only one engineer and 325 technicians. In 2018, Shenzhen has more than 5.1 million talents in various sectors, 26 full-time academicians and 274 talents included in the “Thousand Talents Program.”
As one of the world’s “Cities of Design,” Shenzhen has 6,000 design companies employing more than 60,000 professional designers.
Shenzhen is making great efforts to implement the Shenzhen Cultural Innovative Development 2020 Plan to support original designs and the development of the cultural and creative industries.
Shenzhen offers best public cultural services, hosts cultural exhibitions and performances regularly and enjoys a beautiful environment. It has nearly 1,000 parks. The enviable “Shenzhen Blue Sky” and its developed volunteer culture have made Shenzhen a paradise for entrepreneurs and makers from all over the world. It has been called as “a city without winter” and won the title of “2017 Amazing China — The 10 Most Attractive Chinese Cities for Foreigners.”
The young city, whose residents’ average age is 32.5, is implementing new concepts for development and is building itself into a demonstration zone for innovation for China’s implementation of UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Shenzhen is striving to become an important window to the world and a demonstration zone for practicing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.