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Shenzhen, a rising foreign entrepreneur attraction

When Laurent Le Pen first came to Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province in 2007, he had to explain to his friends that he had moved to a city near the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as no one could pinpoint the city on the world map at that time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 18:08:39

Two-way opening-up in Dongguan

Dongguan, a city in South China's Guangdong Province, has been enjoying dividends of China's economic reform and opening-up. It has grown into the world's factory as a large part of products made there are shipped to the global market. Global Times reporter Chen Qingqing recently traveled to the city to see how it has been evolving during the country's opening-up period.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 18:28:40

News Analysis: Why Dongguan will remain the world's factory, and probably the most competitive one

Factories in Dongguan are not willing to just work as OEMs, as the business model has low added value. Many of them are now building their own brands, based on those niche technologies they obtained from their foreign counterparts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/17 10:26:46

Shekou, a symbol of reform and opening-up

The Shekou Industrial Zone in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, has transformed from a desolate fishing village on the South China Sea in the 1970s to a developed area, continuously attracting people from both home and abroad to pursue their dreams over the past four decades.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 10:02:15

Taking first step of foreign investment: Chia Tai Conti

Located in the Shekou Industrial Zone of Shenzhen, where property and financial services companies are gathered, a manufacturing company occupying 23,064 square meters stands out. That's not only because of the space it takes at such an expensive site but also because of its historic significance – the first solely foreign-funded company in the Chinese mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 21:08:40

Western fast food: curiosity to part of daily life

McDonald's, the well-known Western fast-food brand born in the US state of Illinois in 1955, entered the Chinese mainland in 1990, when people considered such food an exotic experience provided by China's reform and opening-up. The US food giant picked Shenzhen, the policy's test ground, as its launch pad.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 21:08:40

First five-star hotel rapid changes witnesses

Situated in the Shekou Industrial Zone, Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, the Shenzhen Nanhai Hotel, the first five-star hotel established in Shenzhen in 1984, has taken the pulse of the former fishing village's social and economic changes during the past several decades.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 21:08:39

Return of talent enriches southern city

After a decade working in Silicon Valley, northern California, Xiao Jing, a Chinese scientist specializing in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, decided to come back to China, and Shenzhen became his new home.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 21:13:40

Youtu Lab inside Tencent to empower internet

Located in Shenzhen's high-technology park area in Nanshan district, scarf-wearing and winking penguin mascots stood outside of the headquarters of internet company Tencent Holdings, a pioneer contributing to China's internet revolution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 21:13:39

Huaqiangbei: more than an electronics marketplace

Shenzhen, which was an unremarkable fishing village in the1970s, has grown into a metropolis with the third-biggest GDP on the Chinese mainland thanks to the country's reform and opening-up that began in 1978. Today, the city is often considered a new Silicon Valley, as its information technology (IT) industry output accounts for nearly 20 percent of the total output of this sector in the country. On the one hand, the rise of Huaqiangbei, an electronic marketplace located in the city's Futian district, mirrored the development of the city and its IT industry; On the other hand, Shenzhen is also the birthplace of some Chinese internet companies like Tencent Holdings, which has become most valuable company in Asia. Global Times reporter Chen Qingqing recently traveled to Shenzhen to see how the opening-up policy has influenced this city and its technology industry. This is a three-part story.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 20:53:39

Foreign investment buoyed by maturing business environment, legal system

China's business environment and legal system have improved over the four decades of reform and opening-up, said foreign business representatives in South China's Guangdong Province, adding that foreign companies need to continue to adapt to evolving development modes of the second-largest economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 20:53:39