Hey, hey, hey! Shenzhen, I’m back!
Welcome to my new Shenzhen walking tour, dear friends!
👀How advanced is Shenzhen?
Shenzhen is ranked as an Alpha- (global first-tier) city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Its nominal GDP has surpassed neighboring cities of Guangzhou and Hong Kong and is now among the top ten cities with the largest economies in the world.
👀Why is Shenzhen growing so fast?
That year, it was declared a special economic zone, which opened the city to foreign investment, technology, and managerial expertise through the establishment of foreign-owned, joint-venture, and other business enterprises.
From 1980 the city grew at a phenomenal rate, a rate known in China as “Shenzhen speed.”
👀Is Shenzhen the most advanced city?
Shenzhen is known as one of the top 20 High-Tech cities in the world, and definitely one of the more modern in China. Despite its incredible development, it’s not a very polluted city.
👀Why is Shenzhen Special?
Shenzhen is now the hi-tech home of leading Chinese tech firms such as the internet giant Tencent, telco Huawei, and the drone maker DJI.
Shenzhen is also home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and is one of the busiest financial centers in the world.
👀Where does Shenzhen rank globally?
In the Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2021, Shenzhen’s economic competitiveness ranked 7th in the world. Shenzhen has 169 national-level “Little Giant” enterprises, ranking 4th among Chinese cities.
👀Is Shenzhen A good place to live?
Shenzhen has fantastic transport links and is one of the best connected cities in the east. It has the world’s fourth busiest port, which is a major part of its economic success, while expats living in Shenzhen can fly to most domestic cities from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.
👀What attracts people to Shenzhen?
Modern architecture at its boldest
With sleek skyscrapers stretching to the sky, bold museums, and a monumental library and exhibition center, the city is a space for visionaries to experiment. It’s no surprise then that Shenzhen earned the status of UNESCO City of Design.
Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, is often referred to as China’s ‘Instant City’. Municipal leaders from around the world come to see the glossy urban environment of high rise offices and apartment buildings, chaotic yet ordered traffic, automated payments, data management built on environmental sensors, and other innovations built in one unified ecosystem.
Shenzhen is a city of astounding growth and smart technologies.
Through careful planning, inclusion of innovative technologies like artificial intelligence, the internet of things and the attraction of new partners to the growing technological environment, the city has doubled its population in the last 20 years.
The founders of Tencent and Alibaba – Ma Huateng and Jack Ma – graduated from Shenzhen University. But that doesn’t mean only top-to-bottom strategic planning is key to a successful smart city.
All players in the social and economic ecosystem must work together, developing and investing in new technologies, improving internet infrastructure as Huawei and Tencent do by sharing the hardware and software market, watching for shifting preferences of city dwellers and using big data to respond to these changes.
Shenzhen’s application of new technologies in urban infrastructure and operations is more advanced than its neighbouring city of Hong Kong.
The city that was built in close proximity has overtaken it as a leading example of a smart city.
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2:07 Gangxia North Metro Station
8:53 Futian District Shopping Area
58:29 Night Tour in Splendid China Folk Cultrue Park
1:33:18 Bay Glory Ferris Wheel Tour
1:37:40 Around OH BAY Shopping Area
2:46:59 Universiade Metro Station
2:53:33 Back to Gangxia North Metro Station