Friday, December 19, 2008

Shenzhen: The Posterchild of China's Economic Development

Yesterday while riding back to my apartment on the bus after Thursday night basketball with team 老外 (Lao Wai), I saw a new report about China's government meeting to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the opening up policies of Deng Xiaoping. In these 30 years, China has gone from a tremendously poor country to the world's 3rd highest GDP. It's no doubt been quite a transformation.

In this time of celebration of the opening-up policies, Shenzhen has been on the forefront on the conversation - a figurehead of sorts of China's transformation.

Recently, I have been looking for a new apartment in the downtown area. Here is a view of the Shenzhen skyline from one of the places.

Here's a CNN video discussing change in Shenzhen: