Hundreds visit each day. A few bring flowers. Everyone poses for pictures. For those without cameras, 20 yuan (1 pound) buys two snapshots of yourself, printed and laminated on the spot — one before the Deng billboard, and one facing the other way with Shenzhen’s skyscrapers in the background.
A fitting tribute, perhaps, to the man who launched China’s reforms and whose symbolic “Southern Tour” to Shenzhen and neighbouring cities 15 years ago shifted the project into overdrive.[Full Text]