Shenzhen has grabbed headlines for its impressive economic growth and status as China’s hi-tech capital. Photo: Getty Images Shenzhen has grabbed headlines for its impressive economic growth and status as China’s hi-tech capital. Photo: Getty Images
Shenzhen has grabbed headlines for its impressive economic growth and status as China’s hi-tech capital. Photo: Getty Images
Shenzhen

Shenzhen’s population size, key to gauging economic development, remains a matter of debate

  • Beijing has designated Shenzhen a model city with special powers to make reforms, but the exact size of the city is key to determining progress
  • Officially, Shenzhen has a population of 13 million, but data suggests it could be more than 20 million, putting enormous strain on social services

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Shenzhen has grabbed headlines for its impressive economic growth and status as China’s hi-tech capital. Photo: Getty Images Shenzhen has grabbed headlines for its impressive economic growth and status as China’s hi-tech capital. Photo: Getty Images
Shenzhen has grabbed headlines for its impressive economic growth and status as China’s hi-tech capital. Photo: Getty Images
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