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[Shenzhen]Have a Glance at This Incredible City
Have a Glance at This Incredible City

One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Shenzhen has a population that no one agrees about. Facts vary from 10 to 15 million, though most of the population is migrant workers. The city is, however, one of the irrefutably largest manufacturing bases in the world. What’s surprising is that just 30 years ago, the locals were fishermen and farmers, not business owners and ex-pats. It all changed in 1979, when it became the country’s first Special Economic Zone. As China began opening its doors to trade with the West, the government leveraged the Shenzhen’s proximity to Hong Kong to launch a demonstration of successful government-controlled capitalism. Read more »

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