A hoarding in 2018 celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Deng Xiaoping Portrait Square, Shenzhen. Photo: Sam Tsang A hoarding in 2018 celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Deng Xiaoping Portrait Square, Shenzhen. Photo: Sam Tsang
A hoarding in 2018 celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Deng Xiaoping Portrait Square, Shenzhen. Photo: Sam Tsang

China’s digital powerhouse Shenzhen stands at a crossroads, 40 years after its transformation

  • Four decades after Deng Xiaoping gave his blessing to its development, some of the city’s modern challenges are familiar
  • Trade and technology tensions with the US and greater control from Beijing steer Shenzhen’s role as Greater Bay Area hub

Topic |   Shenzhen
A hoarding in 2018 celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Deng Xiaoping Portrait Square, Shenzhen. Photo: Sam Tsang A hoarding in 2018 celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Deng Xiaoping Portrait Square, Shenzhen. Photo: Sam Tsang
A hoarding in 2018 celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up in Deng Xiaoping Portrait Square, Shenzhen. Photo: Sam Tsang
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