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History of Shenzhen

Shenzhen has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age, approximately 6,700 years ago. However, much of its early development was during the Xia and the Shang dynasties. Shenzhen was a base for the Nanyue tribe, a subset of the Baiyue tribe, known to have relied heavily on fishing and little cultivation. In 214 BC, ...Read more>>

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Shenzhen Transport - Introduction HOT

Due to its proximity to Hong Kong, Shenzhen possesses one of the most developed transportation systems in China, with quick routes via ferry, bus, and rail available to many of the neighboring cities. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport is the fourth ...... Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

In 2006, foreign investment in Shenzhen maintained stable growth, with actual direct foreign investment hitting US$3.27 billion, 10.1 percent more than the previous year. Investors from more than 90 countries and regions have invested in Shenzhen. By the end of 2006,141 multinationals listed in the Fortune 500 had invested in Shenzhen. FDI % ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Shenzhen's industrial layout adheres to the local government mantra of "soft industry in the south, hard industry in the north, port and tourism industries in the west and east". Within the special economic zone, finance, logistics, technology, software and trade have been the main pillars of growth. However, Shenzhen is now focusing ... ...Read More>>

shenzhen Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB568.44 billion GDP Per Capita:? RMB67,907 Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 22,567 Economic Growth Rate: 15% Resident Population: 8.46 million FDI: US$3.27 billion Annual Average Wage: RMB35,107 Government Effectiveness Rating: 3rd (World Bank Report, 2006) 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government http://www.szfao.gov.cn/outweb/index.jsp(Chinese) ◎ Shenzhen Bureau of Trade and Industry http://www.szboftec.gov.cn/(Chinese) ◎ China Commission for Promotion of International Trade Shenzhen Branch, CCPIT Shenzhen Branch http://shenzhen.ccpit.org/servlet/infosystem.ServletGoTo... ...Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial Real Estate Overview The Beijing commercial real estate sector primarily formed in the mid-80's and experienced rapid development from 1992 to 1994 and a recession period from 1997 to 1999 caused by over-supply and the Asian financial storm. 2006 witnessed strong office sales transactions with demand derived from both domestic buyers ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park Founded in September 1996, the Shenzhen Hi-Tech Industrial Park (SHIP) is listed among China's five state-level high-tech parks. It covers a total area of 11.5 square kilometers in Nanshan District. Supported by the municipal government, the industrial park provides integrated services to enterprises, ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

• Strategic Planning and Development Shenzhen's overall guiding principle is to create a fair competitive environment to boost economic growth. Shenzhen has successfully positioned itself as a comprehensive special economic zone in the country and will focus on developing itself as a regional transportation hub, a port city in terms of ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

Human Resource Overview Shenzhen is rich in human resources. By 2005, there were 791,000 professional technicians of various kinds. The productivity of Shenzhen's workforce is the highest in China with GDP per capita exceeding US$7000. Shenzhen has an influx of over 30,000 graduates holding advanced academic degrees per year. High-quality ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

By the end of the year 2006, Shenzhen had 621 post offices, contributing to the combined annual volume of post and telecommunications revenue of 37.95 billion RMB, an increase of 18.3% over the previous year. At the end of the year 2006, the number of fixed-line phone users was slightly down 2% to 3,773,900, while the number of mobile phone ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Favorable Policies http://english.sz.gov.cn/iis/200509/t20050930_520.htm Preferential Policy of Shenzhen Grand Industrial Zone http://www.szgiz.gov.cn/english/Preferential_policies.jsp ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Shenzhen resources in terms of fixed telephones, mobile telephones and broadband internet connectivity are excellent, as are facilities for the provision of electricity, water and drainage. In 2006, Shenzhen invested 40.78 billion RMB in the construction of infrastructure facilities, an increase of 23.9% over the previous year. The city's ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Shenzhen has a three-dimensional integrated transportation network consisting of sea, land and air terminals. Shenzhen is the land-bridge to Hong Kong, with China's largest passenger land port at Luohu, as well as the largest freight land port at Huanggang, and two other ancillary ports at Wenjindu and Shatoujiao, all connecting to Hong Kong. ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Xu Zongheng Municipal Departments • General Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government Add: 4-5F, Section C, Shimin Center, Fuzhong Sanlu, Futian District, Shenzhen Postcode: 518026 Tel: 0755-82100000 • Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government Add: 2F, Section C, Shimin Center, Fuzhong Sanlu, ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Beijing is one of the business and economic engine-rooms of China, and its excellent transport links mean that any issue with domestic or international logistics can be solved with relative ease. In addition, the city is at the heart of the Bohai Economic Rim, encompassing Beijing, Tianjin, Tangshan, Baoding, Langfang, ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

Documents needed for application for establishing enterprises To incorporate a new enterprise To apply for establishing an wholly foreign-owned enterprise, Chinese-foreign joint venture enterprise, Chinese and foreign equity joint venture enterprise or domestically funded enterprise, investors shall present the following documents (For those ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The total area of Shenzhen is 2,020 square kilometers. Shenzhen’s population of 10.35 (2010) million is comprised of Han, Hui, Manchu, and Hakka, which accounts for about 92.7 percent of the total population. Shenzhen, with more than 4,000,000 Hakka people, is one of the main Hakka settlements. Foreigners can be found everywhere in ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Shenzhen is located between 113°46' and 114°37' east longitude, and 22°27' and 22°52' north latitude in the southern part of Guangdong Province. Shenzhen is across Sham Chun River and Sha Tau Kok River and north of Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region). Dongwan and Huizhou border it to the north, Daya Bay to the east and ... ...Read More>>

Shenzhen Snacks HOT

Morning Tea in Shenzhen (Shenzhen Zao Cha) 深圳早茶 Steamed Rice in Lotus Leaves (Long Zai Fan) 笼仔饭 Braised Spare Ribs (Zhu Gu Bao) 猪骨煲 Chaozhou Porridge (Chaozhou Zhou) 潮州粥 Chaozhou Beef Balls 潮州牛肉丸子 Morning Tea in Shenzhen (Shenzhen Zao ...... Read More>>

Shenzhen Transport -Taxis HOT

Red taxis can operate in or out of the special economic zone; yellow taxis can only operate within the special economic zone, and the green ones can only operate outside the zone. For those coming for the first time to Shenzhen, this can be quite complicated; hence, it is recommended to select a red taxi whenever possible. The starting price for ... ...Read More>>

Shenzhen Transport - Bus HOT

The Shenzhen public bus prices are different from other cities since their price is according to the number of stops traveled. Air-conditioned buses are priced at 2 RMB per segment (4 stops) and non air-conditioned vehicles cost 1 or 1.5 RMB per segment. For information of all of the various bus routes, head to the Shenzhen Bus Route Search ... ...Read More>>

Shenzhen Transport - Boat HOT

There are regularly scheduled passenger shuttle ferries between Shenzhen's Shekou Port Zhuhai (1 hour), Macau (80 minutes), Hong Kong (50 minutes), Hong Kong International Airport (30 minutes) and Kowloon (1 hour). Shekou Port is easily reached by bus from Shenzhen Railway Station, downtown and the airport. Many amenities are available to ... ...Read More>>

Shenzhen Nightlife HOT

In many ways Shenzhen is like any other Chinese city where locals gather at restaurants for a bit of social drinking. However, you will not see many Shenzhen locals crawling out of bars in the wee hours since they generally prefer savoring an expensive wine ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Shenzhen HOT

Lychee (Lizhi) 荔枝 Sweet Peach (Tian Tao) 甜桃 Jingui Tangerine (Jin Gui Ju) 金龟桔 Sand Pear (Sha Li) 沙梨 Shajing Hao (Sha Jing Hao) 沙井蚝 Dapeng Abalone (Dapeng Baoyu) 大鹏鲍鱼 Jiwei Shrimp (Jiwei Xia) 基围虾 Lychee (Lizhi) 荔枝 Shenzhen lychee is one ...... Read More>>

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