About Us

Shenzhen Standard was established in 2009 by the expatriate community of Shenzhen.

The community generated and editorial content found on ShenzhenStandard.com provides residents and visitors with relevant and timely information about the city, the people, the businesses and the culture of Shenzhen. Our collective goal is to facilitate exploration, appreciation and participation in this rapidly evolving city and community.

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About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is an exciting and novel city with a vibrant economy and society. The area was originally a fishing village – in 1979 it was designated by the late Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping to be the first of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in China. It was formally established in 1979 due to its proximity to Hong Kong. Shenzhen Special Economic Zone was created as experimental ground for the practice of market capitalism within a community guided by the ideals of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. It has been an exceptional success.

Since its founding, Shenzhen has evolved into a world-class city. The city boasts a bustling downtown area, beautiful green spaces and an emerging cultural scene. Shenzhen continues to develop commercially and as a leading example of a harmonious society.  Shenzhener’s are hardworking, can-do, aspirational people. Citizens from all over China, and people from all over the world, come to Shenzhen to create a better future.

To learn more about the Shenzhen community please browse the Shenzhen Standard website. For official local news, please visit the Shenzhen Daily website. Shenzhen Daily is the official English language newspaper in the city and is a useful source of municipal, national and international news.