Shekou, on the western fringe of Shenzhen, was where China’s first experiment in economic reform began, a Shenzhen exhibition shows. Photo: Imaginechina

Unsung hero of China’s opening up 40 years ago remembered at Shenzhen museum

  • Shekou was where economic reform began, and in 1979, not 1980 when Deng Xiaoping made Shenzhen a special economic zone, exhibition shows
  • Official Yuan Geng reported to State Council on special industrial zone idea before Deng got party backing for reform, and set one up in Shekou, it shows
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Shekou, on the western fringe of Shenzhen, was where China’s first experiment in economic reform began, a Shenzhen exhibition shows. Photo: Imaginechina
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