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To the south of China, in the province of Guangdong, there is the city of Shenzhen, which borders on Hongkong. The city is of national importance and is a major industrial, financial and transport center of the whole country. Shenzhen – one of the most developing and competitive cities in China. The citys many thematic parks, its high architectural structure, its many possible trade fairs and, of course, its electrical engineering industry all contribute to the citys fame. In 2008, the city of Shenzhen was chosen by UNESCO as the «Art City of Design».

ÃœThe citys main attractions are the thematic parks, reconstructed in «The City of the Chinatowns; In Nangyang, & ‖The Eastern City of the Chitans‖; on Damayesha Beach, a large number of historic structures. A memorable view is seen from the observation deck of the Xining Tower.

Initially the land was originally occupied by the Bayui, and the first Chinese colonists did not appear here until the 3rd century AD. During the Han dynasty, this region was under the protection of the imperial power and was the center of the salt monopoly. In the 4th century, when the Eastern Jin dynasty ruled, the county of Baoan was created, which was part of the province of Dongyang (the area of present-day Shenzhen and Dongyang). During the reign of the Yang dynasty, the salt salt monopoly was supplemented by the production of sherry. In the late 14th century, the Ming dynasty began to strengthen its fortifications and develop its agriculture, while at the same time the temple of the godine Tianyouhou was being built here. In the late nineteenth century, the local people rose up against the British, who in turn responded by invading Shenzhen and planning to include it as part of their own tribe, but they abolished this decision. In 1910, Sunyu Xingyeong raised the rebellion in one village in Xingyeong County. In 1913, Xinan changed back to Baoan. In the 1920s and 1950s, China endured the hardships of the Japanese-Chinese and civil wars. In 1953, the administrative center of the city moved to Shenzhen. In the years of the & ‖Cultural Revolution,‖ Shenzhen was overrun by the cold, and churches and temples were demolished.

Young was given a new lease of life in 1979 by Chinese President Diên Xiaoying, who had chosen the city as one of the special economic zones.

100 USD = 709.80 CNY

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  • Air quality: 106 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 13,000,000 people
  • Population density: crowded: 8x8m 64m per person
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Shenzhen is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Unicom
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
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  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best coworking space: Archiposition
  • Best hospital: University of HK-Shenzhen
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hong Kong Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: Emirates
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1300
  • Monthly costs for family: $3100
  • Monthly costs for local: $900
  • Meal: $4.5
  • Small Cola: $0.8
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2.5
  • Coffee: $3

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