A night view of the Shenzhen skyline. Photo: Xinhua A night view of the Shenzhen skyline. Photo: Xinhua
A night view of the Shenzhen skyline. Photo: Xinhua
Prof Zhang Jun
Opinion

Opinion

Prof Zhang Jun

Shenzhen, Shanghai show China’s skill in playing to pioneering cities’ strengths

  • Major cities such as Shanghai and Shenzhen are vital to China’s economic future, but none are more important than the other as each has a unique role to play
  • By recognising and investing in the strengths of pioneering cities and regions, China has built a powerful mechanism for driving its economic transformation

A night view of the Shenzhen skyline. Photo: Xinhua A night view of the Shenzhen skyline. Photo: Xinhua
A night view of the Shenzhen skyline. Photo: Xinhua
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Prof Zhang Jun

Prof Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun is dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University and director of the China Centre for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.