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Shenzhen, in southeastern China, is a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. It is known for its shopping destinations, including Luohu Commercial City, which is a massive mall with a vast array of wares, from tailors’ custom clothing to faux designer bags.
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Key Facts & Information
- Shenzhen (深圳; Shēnzhèn) is a city in the Guangdong Province in China. As recently as 1980, Shenzhen was a market town of 30,000 people. That year Shenzhen was designated as the first of China’s five special economic zones due to its location immediately adjacent to its capital Hong Kong.
- Shenzhen then became the fastest growing city in history to become an amazing, thriving, well planned metropolis today of 20 million people.
- Shenzhen is on the list of UNESCO Creative Cities and ranked second on the list of ‘Top 10 cities to visit in 2019′ by Lonely Planet.
- The earliest known recorded mention of the name Shenzhen dates back to 1410, during the Ming Dynasty.
- Local people called this the drains in paddy fields “zhen” (圳).
- The character 圳 is limited in distribution to an area of South China with its most northerly examples in Zhejiang Province which suggests an association with southwards migration during the Southern Song Dynasty (12th and 13th centuries).
- Shenzhen was chosen as the first of five special economic zones (SEZ) in May 1980. Initially, the SEZ comprised an area of only 327.5 km2 (126.4 sq mi) of southern Shenzhen, covering the current Luohu, Futian, Nanshan, and Yantian districts.
- The SEZ was created to be an experimental ground for the practice of market capitalism within a community guided by the ideals of “socialism with Chinese characteristics.”
- In 1982 Bao’an County was reestablished, though this time as a part of Shenzhen. The county was converted to become Bao’an District, which was outside of the special economic zone.
- Shenzhen was promoted to a sub-provincial city in March 1983 and was given the right of provincial-level economic administration in November 1988.
- With a population of 30,000 in 1980, economic development has meant that by 2008 the city had 12 million inhabitants.
- Shenzhen became one of the Pearl River Delta region’s largest cities. The Pearl River Delta is an economic hub of China, as well as the largest manufacturing base in the world.
- Shenzhen might be famous for its flashy modernity, but this doesn’t mean that it is devoid of history.
- In fact, records of human habitation in the region stretch back centuries.
- Shenzhen museum gives a good overview of the area’s history, ranging from prehistoric times to present day. The highlights of the displays include the replica streets and extensive information on its boom following 1979’s dramatic policy reforms.
- Fast becoming China’s creative capital, the city has become a magnet for designers, innovators, and artists.
- Located in a former factory district, it now plays host to numerous art galleries, bookstores, quirky coffee shops, live music venues, and fun watering holes.
- Shenzhen is much more than cityscapes and shopping malls. The Nanshan mountains in Shekou prove to be a particularly pleasurable getaway.
- Shenzhen’s gastronomic delicacies are a reflection of its population – a smorgasbord of authentic cuisine from the provinces of China.
- Hot and spicy specialties of the Sichuan province, preserved ham of the Hunan province, cold dishes of northeast China, and the perennial Cantonese meals are all favourite dishes of the locals.
- The morning tea of the Guangdong province has held the honour as the top breakfast in China for a long time. Although the food is common to many areas, it is the leisurely pace of Shenzhen’s morning tea that sets it apart from other cities.
- At night, Dong Men turns into a different place all together. Its streets, once bustling with busy shoppers, are now packed with mobile street food carts. Fruit, baozi, chuanr, tofu, and fish can be bought on the streets of Dong Men after seven at night.
- The real street food market is across the street, down an alleyway, hidden away from the world behind tall buildings and barbecue smoke.
- In this market there are stalls equipped with tables, full of barbecue lamb, Taiwan pancakes, and beer.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Shenzhen across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Shenzhen worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Shenzhen, in southeastern China, which is a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. It is known for its shopping destinations, including Luohu Commercial City, which is a massive mall with a vast array of wares, from tailors’ custom clothing to faux designer bags.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Shenzhen Facts
- Five Facts
- Shenzhen Timeline
- My City!
- Pic on a Pin
- World’s Capital Cities
- Creating Captions
- Describing Shenzhen
- Breaking News!
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