Shenzhen is a tier 1+ city located within Guangdong Province in South China.
In China's administrative hierarchy, Shenzhen is classified as a "Sub-provincial City", meaning it enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other prefecture-level cities governed under Guangdong province control.
The official name of Shenzhen in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:
In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Shenzhen would be written:
Since the establishment of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone in 2015, the following sections within Shenzhen have been designated as free trade zones:
The following high tech zones are located in Shenzhen:
The Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (深圳经济特区), was established in 1980 to encourage overseas investment.
Shenzhen is served by the following airports:
The city of Shenzhen's metro system commenced operation on 28 December 2004.
Opened in 1991, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (深圳证券交易所) trades under the symbol SZSE. Their official website is www.szse.cn.
The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Shenzhen:
N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies
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