China plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play a key role in science and technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Photo: Bloomberg

Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development

  • Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre
  • Shenzhen ranks well behind Beijing and Shanghai when it comes to government support in basic science
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China plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play a key role in science and technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Photo: Bloomberg
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.

Iris Deng

Iris Deng

Iris is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post.