What is your review of Shenzhen, China?
Emma Liu, works at Shenzhen, China
Answered Feb 1, 2016
Young city,full of passion.
Quora User, M.S Civil Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen University (2018)
Answered May 27, 2017
To be honest, I love this city…very much
Answered Oct 16, 2016
Sorry, i really didn't find Shenzhen to be so good compared to other cities in China like Shanghai, Suzhou, Chengdu..
Is a big city, but still a city without many attractions except theme parks and malls. Bars and good places aren't anywhere close to Shanghai or Suzhou (never lived in Beijing but I'm sure are more), the center is moder but not good as Suzhou sip.
The only good points of Shenzhen are weather (not good absolutely, just better than other places in China), pollution and new subway.
The airport is only domestic flights.. the sea may be good but is absurdly regulated and make it useless, a real waste.. for the rest i didn't find anything remarkable.
Hope i will change idea in future, but so far..
Rongxin, Chief Executive Officer at Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Answered Feb 22
shenzhen City is very nice , best for young perple , nearly to hongkong ,
if you do IT or eletlect ,its the best .
the people here is very young ,
hansome boy or hot girls .
you know i mean .
Alice Zhong, Overseas Sales
Answered May 28, 2017
1.compared with Guangzhou，the overall city design of Shenzhen is more modern and humanized. For example，everywhere you see in Shenzhen is the high new building. And each metro station is equipped with clean toilets，which greatly make citizens satisfied.
2. There are so many rich people in Shenzhen with luxury cars everywhere，that is why Shenzhen is famous for its heavy traffic too.
3. Every one is equal in Shenzhen where it attracts people all over the country. Shenzhen government puts great importance to attract high skills people and prizes the graduates who work in Shenzhen each one 15k RMB.
4.Shenzhen is a magical place where it gives people hope. Every one here has a dream to be successful one day.
Jacob Gadikian, works at Jake The Nerd
Answered Feb 14, 2016
Shenzhen is my favorite city on planet earth because of its globally unique electronics manufacturing scene that is utterly unparalleled anywhere on the planet and the driven Chinese people it attracts. If I could give it six stars, I totally would. It's getting very expensive, though. (both relative to China and globally speaking)
Benjamin Joffe, lived in Shenzhen, China (2014-2015)
Answered May 30, 2017
★★★★★ If you work in electronics
★★★★ if you study Mandarin
★★★ global food options
★★ if you’re a tourist for more than 2 days
★★ if you want an first-world international city life
Remove ★ to each if you don’t speak Mandarin.
I used to live in Shenzhen (working with hardware startups). Work was amazing. The food options and infrastructure also improved lots during that time. What to do on weekends? I went to Hong Kong, or travel somewhere else - in China or abroad.
Kevin Willock, I'm Awesome
It is by far the nicest city in mainland China. It is clean, and cosmopolitan. It is also a very young city, it is only 25 years old or so, and most of the population is young and from the interior of China. It's also very convenient to get to Hong Kong from there. As for living there, there are lots of positives, and an equal amount of negatives, as with anywhere. It's relatively inexpensive, you can rent a very nice apartment for 5-6000RMB, and there is a large expat population mostly located in Shekou area.
Gabriel Butler, Desperately seeking validation
My favorite city so far in mainland China.
The air is relatively clean for a large Chinese city. There's lots of vegetation everywhere and the winters are rather warm. You can't throw a rock without hitting a great restaurant and there are lots of nice malls in almost every part of town. Public transportation is efficient and clean too. Shenzhen is also so close to Hong Kong that you can take the subway to a checkpoint to enter the territory.
X. Huang, studied at University of Life
Answered May 21, 2017
Shenzhen is the heart of electronics manufacturing in China, an innovation powerhouse. It also gains a foothold in fields like mobile Internet, electric new energy car. It play a unique and pivotal role in the nation's attempt in economic transitions from a labor-intensive to a technology- and capital-intensive system. In Shenzhen lies the world’s greatest electronics market named Huaqiangbei. Shenzhen is one of the only two stock exchanges in China, giving entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business a way to access capital. It has ports and has an easy and direct access to Asia’s global city Hong Kong. "The Silicon Valley of Hardware" speaks for itself.
Minna Hayashi, studied at Diablo Valley College
Answered Jun 4, 2017
It is the forth developed city in China. Also, it is my favorite city.
You can easily go anywhere by riding bike, taking bus, subway, uber and high speed rail. You can easily find a Macdonald, KFC, and Pizza Hut every two blocks. Indian, Korean, Japanese restaurant is also everywhere.
We have a lot of great libraries, book centers, clubs, shopping centers and beach. And since it is a very safe, dynamic and young city, people from everywhere come over there.
The young generation speak a better English than people in other city in China, so the language shouldn't be a problem. I actually has a Indian neibour who has been living in Shenzhen for five years, and they still couldn’t speak any Chinese.
Anyway, Shenzhen is a wonderful city.
M.F. Cappiello, The shortest Caucasian that Chinese people have ever seen
Answered Jun 5, 2017
I agree with all the positive things other people have said, but want to add a couple more.
Because it’s a migrant city, everybody is from somewhere else, and people don’t care too much about where you came from. Contrast that with places like Shanghai and Hong Kong, where people who live there are very proud to be locals and look down on people from elsewhere who come to the city to work. In Shenzhen, people care more about what you’re doing than where you’re from.
Because people are from all over the country, if you live in Shenzhen, you feel like you’re getting to understand the whole of China. By contrast, I feel like if you live in Shanghai, you just know Shanghai, and if you live in Beijing you just know Beijing. I think living in Shenzhen and meeting people there gives you a fuller picture of people’s lives across the entire country.