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Shenzhen City Guide

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Night View of Downtown Shenzhen

Shenzhen(深圳) located on the opposite side of Hong Kong is the youngest international metropolitan city of mainland China, thanks to CPC’s reform and opening policy in 1978 after a ten-year nightmarish and infamous cultural revolution. Shenzhen is the typical representative of China’s great achievements in all aspects over the past 30 years. Therefore, in the aspect of politics, the significance is unreachably great. The success and development of Shenzhen is the efforts and glory of Chinese Communist Party. Anyway, the magic development of Shenzhen overnight indeed stimulates Chinese people. Today, in China, Shenzhen is the fourth greatest cities of mainland China next to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and belongs to the first-level city. Ok, let us share something official, and we know many readers are unwilling to reading these, but they are reliable and objective via our re-editing.

The Brief History of Shenzhen Special Administrative Region

the comparison of old and new shenzhen
Comparison of Old and New Shenzhen

Shenzhen, also known as Pengcheng(鹏城, a City of Peng, why called like this? It needs some explanation. Peng is a big but sacred bird with two golden wings in legends of ancient China, and usually appears in stories or sutras of Buddhism. It was said that Peng was the Uncle of Sakyamuni, the greatest Buddha, because of Sakyamuni’s mother, who was a big peacock having a special relation with Peng. So in Chinese Buddhism, and gradually a part of Chinese culture, Peng becomes a holy creature representing justice and bravery, and its flying looks like a flash. So its flying speed is considerably fast. Shenzhen called Pengcheng just means the development of this city will be like a flying Peng), is Chinese first special economic development zone.

Actually, Shenzhen has a long history, but it is not so vivid as its history in the past 30 years. In 1979, government of Guangdong province decided to change Baoan County(宝安县) to Shenzhen. The establishment of Shenzhen from a remote fishing village absolutely owes to the policy of central government – by virtue of the advantageous location bordering on Hong Kong and close to Guangzhou, the south China’s largest city and political center. On August 26, 1980, Shenzhen Special Administrative Region was officially established. It is a sub-provincial-level city directly administrated by central government of mainland China.

After more than 30 years’ development, Shenzhen currently is the fourth largest international metropolis, Chinese financial center, Chinese information center, high-tech industry base and business-trade center of south China. Moreover, Shenzhen also is the important transportation center places of interest. It is a great hub city of Chinese airway, railway and highway. As a typical opening city, Shenzhen is opposite to Hong Kong, and sets up the largest number of entry ports. In Pearl River Delta Economic Region, Shenzhen is undoubtedly the center and the engine of its development. In line with the blueprint, Shenzhen will be a vital part of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau International City Circle. At present, Shenzhen becomes a display window of China to the international community. 2008, Shenzhen was chosen by UNESCO to be a global design capital. 2010 was the 30th anniversary of Shenzhen as a SAR, and the 26th International Universiade was hosted in Shenzhen, it was a landmark in history of Shenzhen as significant as the Beijing Olympics and Shanghai World Expo. In the economy, for many years, the GDP of Shenzhen has ranked the fourth place in mainland China next to Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou

The Highlights of Shenzhen SAR

the view of downtown shenzhen
The View of Downtown Shenzhen, A Photo Was Taken in 2010

The Administrative Zone- Downtown Shenzhen is comprised of several districts: Futian District(福田区), Luohu District(罗湖区), Nanshan District(南山区), Yantian District(盐田区), Baoan District(宝安区), Longgang District(龙岗区), Guangming New District(光明新区), Longhua New District(龙华新区), Pingshan New District(坪山新区) and Dapeng New District(大鹏新区).Shenzhen is close to the north New Territories of Hong Kong(香港新界), and the neighboring districts include Luohu District, Yantian District, Futian District and coastal Nanshan District. It at most takes 10 minutes to pass the entry port to Hong Kong. The closest sites to Hong Kong include Zhongying Street and Futong Hill in Yantian District, Shenzhen River Area of Luohu District, Chiwei of Futian District, Shenzhen Bay and Shekou Port of Nanshan District. The most popular entry ports in Shenzhen include Luohu Entry Port, Shenzhen Bay Entry Port, Futian Entry Port, Huanggang Entry Port, Wenjindu Entry Port, Shatoujiao Entry Port and Entry Site of Shekou Port.

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Name Inscription of SUSTC

The Educational Reform- Chinese higher education since its reform in 1998 has fallen into a vicious circle, and under the guidance of industrialization and economization, the university education becomes a calling-card of failure in reform. Chinese higher education is also seriously and massively criticized. The quantity of graduates is tremendously increased, but the quality is largely lowered. The graduates of universities are largely devalued and unaccepted by the employers, so their destiny is unemployment once graduate from their campus. This is a big threat to the credibility of the government, and in fact, it has been a big part undermining the governmental reliability. As the new China’s reforming center, Shenzhen has a great test of educational reform. A new university named South University of Science and Technology of China was established and presided by Zhu Qingshi(朱清时), the former president of University of Science and Technology of China, a domestic top university in the aspect of science and technology located in Hefei, Anhui province. The aim of this university is to raise the real academic elites and get the academic independence back on the basis of de-officialization, de-administration and de-politicization. This is maybe the cures to Chinese educational problems, which conventionally centers on officialization(explanation: the university staff are ranked strictly as government officials, and the only standard to judge their success is their ranking, rather than their achievements in academy), politicization(explanation: everything concerned are consciously connected with politics. The professors, teachers and students dare not to express their independent thoughts freely. If not, the consequence will be fatally dangerous) and administration (explanation: university administration is absolutely superior to academy and education, and sometimes, education should subject to the needs of university administration) and goes far away from academy, freedom, and thinking of independence as well as de-authorization after 1949. Since its establishment, the public gives an unsurpassed attention and support, and many a student gives up the opportunities to enter Tsinghua University and Peking University, both which are so-called top universities of China, and apply for entering this real university. Before their officially establishment, the Ministry of Education of mainland China disapproved, and was reluctant to give it a just identity. With the civil efforts, SUSTC got its identity in 2012. It really gives Chinese people a hope of spiritual independence. And I also sincerely hope that this newly-established university can lead Chinese university to going out this vicious circle and save Chinese education from wrong policy. The official site of SUSTC is:

shenzhen china folk culture park
China Folk Culture Park Shenzhen

The Transportation of Shenzhen- Shenzhen is an important transportation hub in the international community. The airport of Shenzhen is Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, which ranks one of top 100 airports in the world. The metro system of Shenzhen becomes the main urban transportation vehicle. Shenzhen is also the south railway centers, and a huge number of national main railways to south all have stops in Shenzhen. Surely, Shenzhen is an important import and export center of China as well. In Pearl River City Circle, the inter-city transportation is like a bus in Shenzhen. It is quite easily available to go neighboring cities by bus.

The Tourist Attractions of Shenzhen- The best time to visit Shenzhen is August and September. The highlights of Shenzhen tourist attractions are summarized to be eight classic views: Dapeng Suocheng(大鹏所城), Lianshan Chunzao(莲山春早), Qiaocheng Jinxiu(侨城锦绣), Shennan Yicai(深南溢彩), Wutong Yanyun(梧桐烟云), Meisha Talang(梅沙踏浪), Yijie Liangzhi(一街两制) and Yangtai Diecui(羊台叠翠). And the famous tourist attractions of Shenzhen are represented by Shenzhen Window of the World, Shenzhen Mangrove Reserve, Shenzhen Wildlife Park, Shenzhen China Folk Culture Village and Shenzhen Qingqing World. In the aspects of transportation and hotel service, as well as the nightlife, Shenzhen deserves your trip.

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