Changing China: Shenzhen's Road of Innovation

Through focused and dedicated development of its creative industries, Shenzhen has grown from an insular fishing village to China's innovative heartbeat. Concepts of modern Chinese design pulse through the city, leading the nation's major industries, from graphics and high-tech software to architecture and fashion. As newer industries like biotechnology and pharmaceuticals continue to develop, Shenzhen’s recent focus on new materials has pushed electronics and telecom manufacturing to the forefront of the city’s largest industries.

A powerhouse of potential, Shenzhen has placed greater emphasis on streamlining supply chains and accelerating manufacturing processes. Traditionally an export-oriented economy, the city's models have changed in recent years to focus on high-value added production, making the capacity for innovative research and development not only impressive, but also, globally influential.