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3 Jan 2017

SZ’s Local Fiscal Revenue Surpasses ¥300B

Shenzhen’s local fiscal revenue first exceeded 300 billion yuan (US$43.5 billion) last year, retaining a top position in the country and a brisk figure given the fact that China’s economy has been facing increased downward pressure and the country reduced taxes to relieve the burden on businesses. Shenzhen created a total fiscal revenue of more than 790 billion yuan in 2016, a year-on-year inc...

23 Dec 2016

BYD Wins Italy’s 1st Public Tender for E-bus Fleet

Shenzhen-based carmaker BYD has won Italy’s first public tender for wholly electric buses and will deliver 19 e-buses in a deal said to be worth over 10 million euros (US$10.39 million), according to a press release from the company on Thursday. The tender was released by GTT, the bus operator in Turin, a city in northern Italy, in autumn last year. The contract is for long-range full-size buses to...

12 Dec 2016

275 Fortune 500 Companies Invest in SZ

A total of 275 Fortune 500 companies have so far invested and set up offices in Shenzhen, setting a new record for the city’s work of investment promotion, announced Wang Youming, director of Invest Shenzhen, on Thursday afternoon. Wang made the announcement at the 2016 Shenzhen Major Investment Promotion Projects Signing Ceremony at the Civic Center ahead of the signing of 31 major projects fo...


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A Brand-New Huaqiangbei Reopens with High-Tech Dazzle

16 Jan 2017

After being closed for four years due to Metro construction, Huaqiangbei, dubbed “China’s No. 1 Electronics Street,” has reopened to the public as a new commercial pedestrian street. New images of novelty, fashion, technology and innovation unfolded before citizens. The Huaqiangbei pedestrian street opening ceremony was held at 8:40 a.m. on Huaqiang Road North in Futian District on Saturday. After several years of retail stagnation and closures due to Me...


Shenzhen’s bid to attract high-skilled talent

Shenzhen Municipal Government is currently adopting policies that will see the city be a leader in innovation for decades to come. In particular there is currently in place a range of incentives to attract and retain overseas entrepreneurs, inventors, and other professionals to Shenzhen. Incentives include rental subsidies, R&D funding, research transfer funding, innovation team funding as well as family related support.

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