Chapter 1: The Birthplace of Dreams
On Aug 26, 1980, Shenzhen, a fishing village in Southern China’s Guangdong province, was approved by the nation’s government to become a Special Economic Zone, a blank page ready to be filled. People across the country began to flock to this city, a place offering nothing but dreams then. They were not sure what was waiting for them, all they hoped for was a new beginning. The influx of dream chasers continues to this day, but people who come to this modern city today can never understand what their predecessors experienced three decades ago.
|Shenzhen holds a mobilization meeting for starting infrastructural construction in 1982.|