As one of China’s Special Zones, Shenzhen is China’s fifth most populous city, home to the world’s fourth busiest container port and global technology, research, manufacturing, financial and transportation hub.
With its border with Hong Kong, Shenzhen attracts a large number of foreign investors and immigrants. Shenzhen has one of the world’s largest exchanges: the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
Shenzhen’s nominal GDP has overtaken that of Guangzhou and Hong Kong, and it has become the 10th largest in the world economy.
Shenzhen has ranked the world’s largest city by Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and the eighth largest financial center in the world.
Shenzhen is a leading technology center in the world. Some technology companies, such as Huawei, Tencent and DJI, are based in Shenzhen. Shenzhen ranks 32nd among the world’s cities in scientific research.
Shenzhen Free Trade Zone (FTZ) is home to a large number of Fortune Global 500 companies. These businesses are in a variety of industries, such as: