KPMG opens smart innovation space in Qianhai

A world-known accounting firm opened a smart innovation center in the Qianhai Shimao Tower, as Qianhai has been pushing forward building a cluster of Shenzhen and Hong Kong-funded modern service industries in the free trade area. KPMG, one of the Big Four accounting firms, inaugurated its smart innovation space that applies advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence,…

QH, Shantou to jointly serve HK, Macao, overseas Chinese youths

The Qianhai Authority signed a partnership agreement March 20 with the authority of Overseas Chinese Economic and Cultural Cooperation Experimental Zone in Shantou City to jointly offer services to young people from Hong Kong, Macao and overseas Chinese on the Chinese mainland. Huang Min, chief of the Party committee of the Qianhai Authority, said at the…

SMIC teams up with SZ to build US$2.35b chip foundry

CHINA’S largest chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has entered into an agreement with the Shenzhen government to build a new wafer fabrication plant in the tech hub. The new plant, to be operated by SMIC Shenzhen, will focus on mature chipmaking technologies of 28-nanometer and above, with the aim of producing 40,000 12-inch (30-centimeter)…

SZ ranks top in technical maturity

(Source |China Daily) SHENZHEN takes first place in technical maturity among 47 Chinese cities in a report jointly released by China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) and accounting firm PwC on Friday. It also takes leading positions in other criteria such as resilience, transportation and urban planning, sustainable development, culture and quality of life, and ease…

SZ airport rated among world’s best in service

SHENZHEN Bao’an International Airport has been named one of the world’s nine best airports serving more than 40 million passengers by Airports Council International (ACI) World, the global trade representative of the world’s airports. The honor, announced by ACI on Monday, comes as part of ACI World’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program. Staffers at Shenzhen…

Maglev rail to bring delta cities closer

GUANGDONG has proposed building a maglev rail linking Shanghai in the Yangtze River Delta and Guangzhou and Shenzhen in the Pearl River Delta. According to the Guangdong Land Space Development Plan (2020-2035) recently released by the Guangdong Provincial Natural Resources Department, it will take about 2.5 hours and 3.6 hours from Shenzhen to Shanghai and…

City to facilitate overseas professionals to provide services

SHENZHEN will expedite high-level facilitation for professionals with international professional qualifications to provide services in the city, according to an implementation plan. The plan, made by the city’s human resources and social security bureau, and approved recently by the city’s comprehensively deepening reform committee, covers overseas professionals in 11 sectors, including finance, taxation, architecture, planning,…

City economy grows 3.1% to ¥2.77 trillion in 2020

SHENZHEN’S gross domestic product reached 2.77 trillion yuan (US$429 billion) last year in a 3.1-percent annual rise, 0.8 percentage points higher than the average of Guangdong and the country, data from the Shenzhen Municipal Statistics Bureau showed. A hard-earned result of the city’s effort to offset the impact of COVID-19 and resume production in 2020,…

Longhua to build future town

THE Longhua District Government announced its plan to build Longhua into a future town through expediting the construction and application of digital technology in eight major application scenarios at a press conference held by the Shenzhen Municipal Government Information Office. Adhering to a State-level strategic decision of building digital China and a city-level proposal for…

Pingshan to boost 5G, intelligent connected vehicles development

LiCHINA’S first private 5G network for the government services was officially put into service in Pingshan, according to a press conference held Friday in the district. A poster of Friday’s press conference. Photos courtesy of the organizer “The network is a truly innovative application of 5G technologies,” said Ge Lei, deputy general manager of the Guangdong…