special economic zones

Hengqin New Area Aims to Skirt Great Firewall

The Global Times reports that local authorities in the Hengqin New Area Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Zhuhai, Guangdong province have applied to bypass the Great Firewall. Local authorities are hoping that the State Internet...

Shenzhen Speed, Then What? – Xiaokang Magazine

Shenzhen’s challenge to redefine itself may not be only its own problem, but one for all of China. Translated from Xiaokang magazine (Â∞èÂ∫∑ÊùÇÂøó) by CDT: Numbers speak to Shenzhen’s dazzling speed of economic development over the past 30 years: – The Population grew from 30,000 to 8.46 million; – Urban area: from 3 square kilometers […]

What People’s Delegates Really Want: SEZs – Caijing

The government’s all about recalibrating the economy and spreading the wealth at this year’s NPC. Again. That means more spending on schooling country kids and expanding health care benefits; fewer scummy, wasteful mills and power plants; and populist new laws to even out taxes for foreign and domestic companies, the legal status of public and […]

The Birth and Rebirth of Shenzhen – Michael Schuman

From Time Asia: If Shenzhen can leap from assembling basic products with low-wage, poorly skilled labor to nurturing the innovations of lavishly paid talent, it could blaze a trail for the rest of corporate China, which must increasingly develop its own brands, designs and technology to rival those of America, Japan and Europe. It would […]

Building the nation – The Economist

From the Economist: ITS economy shows few signs of needing one, but China is revving up what officials call a “new engine of growth” to supplement the dynamos of Shanghai and Shenzhen, the two port cities at the forefront of the country’s economic transformation. A strip of industrial sprawl and barren semi-wasteland that stretches for […]

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