Shenzhen, Site of Landslide, Embodies China’s Rapid Growth

December 21, 2015 6:42 PM

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Shenzhen, Site of Landslide, Embodies China’s Rapid Growth

When China was opened to capitalism and foreign investment in 1979 by Deng Xiaoping, then the Communist Party leader, he chose to start with Shenzhen, a poor village in the Pearl River Delta near Hong Kong.

Since then Shenzhen, which roughly translated means “deep drainage,” has transformed from a fishing community of 30,000 to a sprawling industrial and financial megacity, with a population that by some estimates exceeds 12 million.

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