Makers Share Their Ideas in SZ

Makers from around the world who are gathered in Shenzhen for a global networking event were brainstorming with not only expertise and technological know-how but also creativity over the weekend. A highlight on the weeklong agenda of the 12th annual meeting of the global Fab Lab community was when global maker heavyweights exchanged ideas from…

Shenzhen Economy, Fastest Growing in Guangdong

Shenzhen’s economy maintained strong growth momentum in the first half of this year, with its gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate topping Guangdong Province. The city achieved GDP growth of 8.5 percent for the first six months of this year, compared with the same period last year, and was the fastest-growing economy among 21 major…

Shenzhen to Be High-speed Rail Hub

Shenzhen will be one of the 19 railway transportation hubs in China, where three high-speed rails will meet, according to the latest Mid- and Long-Term Railway Network Plan issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, and China Railway Corp. The plan outlines what China’s railway network will be like in 10 years. By the…

180 days in Space Capsule

A Space experiment to study controlled ecological life support techniques was launched in Longgang District, Shenzhen on Friday during the 4th Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum, with four volunteers entering into an airtight capsule for the next 180 days. The project is significant for developing new techniques that support multiple members to sustain their…

Shenzhen Emerging as Global Driver of Civilian Drones

(source:http://www.ecns.cn/business/2016/06-20/214956.shtml) More than 300 Shenzhen-based drone makers, including the well-known DJI, are expanding their territories around the world, making the city the hub of the world’s civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). “Shenzhen has become the distribution hub of the drone industry around the globe. Seventy percent of the world’s civilian drone market share has been…

Workshop for Heart Disease Opens in Shenzhen

Working with a globally leading hospital that specializes in treating cardiovascular diseases, a Shenzhen hospital on Wednesday established a quality inspection base for cardiovascular disease treatment, which aims to reduce the number of Shenzheners dying from related illnesses within five years. “Chinese Academy of Medical Science Fuwai Hospital is known worldwide for its treatment of…

Univ. Innovation Centre Launched in Shenzhen

(Source:ShenZhen Daily) The International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO, the 10th UNESCO Category-II centre in education in the world, officially launched in Shenzhen on June 9th. Based at the South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), the centre, the first UNESCO institute in Shenzhen, will become an international…

Shenzhen to Pilot Sponge City Program

Shenzhen will pilot a national Sponge City program in 24 areas, covering 256 square kilometres, according to an action plan approved by the city government on June 5, World Environment Day. Shenzhen was selected as one of 16 cities under the Sponge City program in April by the Central Government and will receive 150 million…

Report shows SZ’s Growing Tech Footprint

SHENZHEN is spreading its fame around the globe with an array of telecommunication and high-tech brands based in the city, the Daily Sunshine reported on May 31. Every six out of 10 smartphones on global markets are made in Shenzhen and three of the top five most-sold smartphones on Chinese markets are made by Shenzhen…

Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley: The face of modern China

(Source:http://www.therural.com.au/story/3892809/shenzhen-chinas-silicon-valley-the-face-of-modern-china/?cs=34) From 36,000 to 14 million: Shenzen, China. Photo: iStock It’s the city where the average age is 28, old people are almost non-existent and where women once outnumbered men by seven to one. It’s where one third of the world’s mobile phones are made and where Maseratis, BMWs and Mercedes are as commonplace as…