Shenzhen is the first special economic zone of China, serving as a window for China ’ s reform and openness. Now, Shenzhen has developed into an international city with great influence, creating th e” Shenzhen Speed ” which attracts worldwide attention.
Meanwhile, Shenzhen enjoys the good fame of City of Design, City of Piano and City of Maker.
With a population of roughly 10 million, Shenzhen has a high population density. As an immigrant city, about 6 million of these people are immigrants coming from everywhere of China with an average age of less than 30 years old. It was reported that over 20 percent of the people who has got the PhD degree in China worked in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 22.3, bringing us a beautiful garden city which enjoys four seasons of green trees and blooming flowers,
Shenzhen is the only city that owns seaports, airports and land ports in China. The number of ports here ranks first in China. Its seaports are especially developed. The Shenzhen Port ranks sixth among world container ports. Luohu Port is the largest land passenger port in China and Huanggang Port is the largest land freight port. Besides the ports, Guangshen and Jingjiu railways link Hong Kong, Shenzhen and inland cities.
Shenzhen is in the front rank of mainland Chinese cities in terms ofcomprehensive economic power. It ranked fourth in GDP among mainland Chinese cities in 2001, while it ranked the top in GDP per capita during the same period. Its import and export volumes have been first for nine consecutive years. It also ranks third in the use of foreign capital.
Shenzhen is home to some of the China’ s successful high-tech companies, such as BYD, Dingoo, G ’ Five, Hasee, Huawei, JXD, Konka, Netac, Skyworth, Tencent and ZTE. BYD, Hasee and Huawei are headquartered in the Longgang District.