Zhang Donghong, who moved to Shenzhen in 1985, with her daughter Zhong, who is now 28. Photo: Handout

Inside China’s test zone: the eyewitnesses to Shenzhen’s rise

  • Taking a chance on a city’s potential, young workers moved to the new economic zone at a time when inconveniences were still rife
  • Conditions in housing, transport and other basic necessities have all drastically improved under the opening-up policy
Topic |   40 years of reform and opening up

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Zhang Donghong, who moved to Shenzhen in 1985, with her daughter Zhong, who is now 28. Photo: Handout
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