About Shenzhen

Updated: 2013-11-13 18:42

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UNEP “Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement 2002”;  

UN Center for Human Settlement “Habitat Scroll of Honor Award”;  

IFPRA “International Garden City”  IUA “Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize” for Town-Planning or Territorial Development  

“Leading City for Rejuvenating the Country through Science and Education”,   “National Sanitary City”, “National Garden City”, “China’s Excellent Tourist City” and “National Environmental Protection Model City”, etc. “10 Most Civilized Cities in China 2005”;

The first pilot city of innovation in China approved by National Development and Reform Committee in 2008

Host city of the 26th World University Games in 2011; The first city whose per-capita GDP has exceeded USD 10,000 on the mainland of China   

  ● A beautiful coast city in South China

  Shenzhen is located south of the Tropic of Cancer, adjacent to Hong Kong. Enjoying a subtropical marine climate, Shenzhen's temperature is average 22.4 ℃ all year around. With flowers and green grass all seasons, its green coverage is accounting for 45% of the total area, which is 1948.69 square kilometers. Shenzhen is awarded IRPRA “International Garden City” and UNEP “Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement”.

  Shenzhen is the first special economic zone of China. Over the past three decades, its fast development has yielded the highest per capita GDP in the Chinese mainland. Today's Shenzhen is one of the most robust and fastest growing cities in the country.

  As the only domestic city with sea, air and land ports, Shenzhen has the largest number of ports and has become one of the major windows for China to the outside world. With its strong economic growth and modernized urban infrastructure, Shenzhen ranks first among all the cities for its comprehensive competitiveness.

  ● One of the most important bases in hi-tech manufacturing and R&D in China

  Shenzhen has four pillar industries--hi-tech, finance, logistics and culture. Based on its development in hi-tech and advanced manufacturing industry, Shenzhen strives to build up an innovative system for modern industries supported by the modern services.

  Hi-tech is the first pillar industry in Shenzhen. Since 1995, the output value of its hi-tech industry has maintained an annual growth rate of over 40%. From the city's west to its east, about 100 kms located 9 hi-tech industrial parks, a university town and an ecological agricultural area. An inter-connected hi-tech industrial corridor with overall functions, well-developed traffic and communication infrastructures is to enable the industrialization of the hi-tech sector, R&D and higher education.

  ● An innovative city with great appeal and substantial influence to the inland regions of the country

  As the only city adjacent to Hong Kong in the mainland, Shenzhen serves as a bridge between Hong Kong and the inland regions. Today, it plays a significant role as the window and the base for financing, international trade, technology transfer and human resources training for the inland regions. Its export value has topped all other cities in the country for many years.

  With a great capability to provide strong support to the industries, Shenzhen is known for its whole market elements, a sound financial system and a developed market-oriented economy. A mechanism for innovation has been shaped up. Within the area of 50km around Shenzhen, there are 6 major industrial belts that are computers and peripheral equipments, communication equipments, digital audio/video products, FPD, software and bio-pharmaceuticals. Among the Global 500, over 150 have established manufacturing bases and research centers in the city.

  Shenzhen is also home to national trade markets of electronics, computers, furniture, clothing, watches, jewelry and toys, etc.

  More than 180 domestic financial institutions, including banks, securities and insurance companies have set up their own outlets in Shenzhen. Shenzhen Stock Exchange, one of the two biggest stock exchanges in Chinese mainland, has opened the second board market for the small- and medium-sized enterprises. Along with the venture capital booming, Shenzhen has attracted the largest angel capital institution in China. Shenzhen occupied all the first positions in terms of number and total capital of VC institutions and number of investment projects. In addition, benefiting from an open, inclusive and innovative immigration culture, Shenzhen has become a dynamic city for business development.

  ● Developed transportation, prosperous catering, tourism, entertainment services and business

  As the only city with air, land and sea ports in China, Shenzhen is a transport hub in the coastal regions of South China. Shenzhen has opened more than 160 ocean container shipping routes, 137 domestic and 36 international air lines. Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Shenzhen-Shantou expressways and Beijing-Kowloon, Beijing-Guangzhou and Guangzhou-Shenzhen railways connect Hong Kong and Shenzhen with inland cites. Trains from Shenzhen to Hong Kong’s Hung Hom Station run every 5 minutes for a journey of 40 minutes.  Shenzhen is a paradise for various foods not only from different places of China but also from other places of the world. There are more than 359 grand hotels, capable of accommodating 100,000 guests each day. Its metro system is so developed that passengers can go any where they want.