China’s first, most successful, and representative Special Economic Zone (SEZ)
Located directly across border from Hong Kong
Reputed as the Silicon Valley of China
Area (sqkm): 2,050.0
# of Districts: 10
Currency: Chinese Yuan (aka. Renmenbi)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +8
Phone Code: +86-(0)755
Dominant Dialects: Mandarin (Putonghua)
Electricity: 220V/50Hz (2-pin US/Euro plug, 3-pin Australian plug)
Airport(s): Shenzhen Baoan International (IATA: SZX)
Rankings & Statistics:
Divided into 8 Administrative Districts
Top 20 Global Financial Center
Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) is #2 in China, #4 in Asia, #8 in World
Yantian container port is #2 busiest in China, #3 in World (in terms of TEU)
Peking University (PHBS, STL)
China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Lianhua Park, Statue of Deng Xiaoping
Dafen Village of Arts
Shekou Sea World
Splendid China Folk Culture Village
Shenzhen, considered the “silicon valley” of China, it’s located on the border of Hong Kong, it’s considered China’s modern metropolis, as it became China’s first Specialized Economic Zone in late 1979. Since that time, Shenzhen has gone from a city that had only 30,000 people to one that had over 11 Million by 2016.
Shenzhen is a major financial center in southern China, with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial growth and development. The city is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. Shenzhen ranks 19th in the 2016 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. The role of Shenzhen on the world stage will become more and more pivotal as Shenzhen’s economic growth becomes a force on the global stage.
Shenzhen,being one of the top tier cities in china, is considered one of the best for air quality in China as it has taken the necessary steps in order to reduce pollution emissions. Being one of the major cities that have taken the initiative to slash the usage of fossil fuel and reduce their total emission by 1 billion tons, as reported by Blomberg News.
Coming to Shenzhen, you will not only be entering one of China’s major economic cities but also you will have the comfort of knowing that you will be in a city that has one of the best air qualities in all of China.