The Destination in Focus this week is Shenzhen. Shenzhen is a city in South China, located in the Pearl River Delta, in Guangdong province. It has a population of about 23,3 million inhabitants (2018) and an area of 2 050 km². Located north of Hong Kong, it has the second largest container port in China after Shanghai.
Shenzhen is often perceived as a metropolis linking Hong Kong to mainland China. By the 1970s, Shenzhen was just a small fishing village, but it quickly changed after the city became a special economic zone. This is the beginning of a major development, which is now considered the technological capital of China. It is a great manufacturing center and home to China’s most successful Hi-Tech Companies, amongst them BYD, Huawei, Tencent, and ZTE.
Shenzhen ranks twenty in the Global Cities Index of Schroders.
- Shenzhen was designated as UNESCO City of Design in 2009
- More than half of Shenzhen’s population is under 30 and mostly female
- Shenzhen is a popular destination of Chinese tourists. It is famous for beautiful theme parks, such as Window of the World, Splendid China Folk Village, Fold Culture Village, and Happy Valley.
Aryxe Destination in Focus is a series of publications in which we are going to explore the locations of our friends around the world. After doing an analysis of the traffic on our website and the geographic regions we do business with, we compiled a series of posts with curious insights about these destinations.