Shenzhen’s hardware center, Huaqiangbei. Photo: Shutterstock
Shenzhen’s hardware center, Huaqiangbei. Photo: Shutterstock

Shenzhen seeks to slow down population growth with changes to incentive structures

  • The southern tech hub grew to 17.56 million in 2020, blowing past its 2016 target of 14.8 million
  • The city, known for loose residency rules and generous financial support, wants to make itself a little less attractive for the well-educated

Shenzhen’s hardware center, Huaqiangbei. Photo: Shutterstock
Shenzhen’s hardware center, Huaqiangbei. Photo: Shutterstock
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