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The gleaming manifestation of China's economic miracle, Shēnzhèn (深圳) has risen from the marshy Pearl River Delta into one of the world's most mega megacities in less time than it took London's St Paul's Cathedral to be built. Millions of migrants have been drawn to its golden gates from the Chinese countryside since the 1980s; now, Shēnzhèn attracts high-flying tech graduates and global corporations.

Lonely Planet :

"A top city to visit in 2019!"


"This free-spirited, forward-looking metropolis has thriving arts, nightlife and music scenes, multicultural dining and oodles of shopping......"

  • Location

EPC is located in Shenzhen, an international city on the eastern shore of the Pearl River Delta. Neighboring the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong, Shenzhen's location gives it a geographical advantage for economic development.

  • Weather

In Shenzhen, the wet season is hot, humid, and overcast and the dry season is comfortable, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55°F to 89°F and is rarely below 46°F or above 93°F.

  • Transportation

Thanks to Shenzhen’s developed economy, it is easy to get there quickly and comfortably by air, train or ship.

What's more, Shenzhen is the only city in China that provides three modes of transportations for simultaneous comings and goings.

  • There’re eight metro lines operating in the city so that the accesses to the major distribution centers like Luohu Railway Station, Window of the World, Luohu Port and Shekou Port are quite easy.

  • There are over 900 bus lines running in this city presently. Regular bus lines, Express Lines, Intercity Lines, Night Lines, Peak Hour Lines, and Holiday Bus Lines are the main categories. Most routes in the downtown area cost CNY 1 for ordinary buses and CNY 2 for the air-conditioned buses. Their operating hours are roughly from 07:00 to 23:00 on weekdays.

  • Besides, more than 16,000 taxis run in the city for the whole day and you could also use shared bikes for short-distance travel which normally costs CNY 2 per hour.

  • Attractions

While Shenzhen does not have as many historical attractions as other famous cities in China, it has created a number of excellent theme parks that entertain while teaching visitors about China and the world. 

Splendid China - Folk Culture Villages introduces visitors to China's long history and varied cultures, while Window of the World will take you to every corner of the world in one day. Additionally, if you want to make your stay even more luxurious, visit Happy Valley, the largest of its kind in the city, situated on a picturesque coastline. 

More attractions are Dameisha Beach, Xiaomeisha Beach, Meridian View Center, Overseas Chinese Town East, Shenzhen Safari Park, Xiaomeisha Sea World, and Xili Lake Holiday Resort. Come to enjoy the coastal view, the theme parks, the city, and especially the local people.

  • Economy

In 1980, the first Special Economic Zone of China was built in this city. From then on, the city becomes a highlight of China, one known for its rapid economic growth. 

Shenzhen also hosts the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous multinational companies such as JXD, Vanke, Hytera, CIMC, SF Express, Shenzhen Airlines, Nepstar, Hasee, Ping‘an Bank, Ping’an Insurance, China Merchants Bank, Tencent, ZTE, Huawei and BYD. Shenzhen ranks 12th in the 2018 Global Financial Centers Index. It has one of the busiest container ports in the world.

Due to its unique status as the first Chinese 'Special Economic Zone', Shenzhen is also an extremely fertile ground for startups, be it by Chinese or foreign entrepreneurs. Successful startups include Petcube, Palette, WearVigo, Notch and Makeblock. Shenzhen is also the product development base of the hardware startup accelerator, HAX Accelerator (formerly HAXLR8R).

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