Introduction of Shenzhen

Welcome to Shenzhen, the Silicon Valley for Hardware, the city of start-ups, makers and entrepreneurs! One of China’s wealthiest cities and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Shēnzhèn (深圳) draws a mix of business people, investors and migrant workers to its golden gates. It’s a popular, easy day trip from Hong Kong, surprising most visitors who just expect a peek at a very serious mainland China, but find a thriving club and indie-music nightlife, or squads of housewives breaking out dance moves in public squares into the evening. The myriad theme parks, which include fun miniature landmarks, also amuse, as do the quirky specialty markets where you can grab a bargain house decoration or dozen. Shēnzhèn is also a useful transport hub for other parts of China. Shenzhen is known for its vast Electronics and Telecom industry, start-up culture and technology. 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. 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. Shenzhen ranks 19th in the 2016 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index. It also has one of the busiest container ports in the world. Shenzhen has direct jurisdiction over eight administrative Districts and two New Districts: