It's been 30 years since Shenzhen was established as a Special Economic Zone in southern China's Guangdong Province. And President Hu Jintao will attend the anniversary celebration held by the local government.
The past three decades have seen a thriving and prosperous period of great changes in Shenzhen. As a window for China's opening and reform policy, it has grown from a small fishing village with a population of 30,000 to an international metropolis of 10 million.
Shenzhen has created a seemingly endless string of miracles in the history of modernization, industrialization and urbanization. Shenzhen has put forward a development target for its GDP to reach 1.5 trillion yuan. And it has set a goal for annual per capita income to grow from 29,000 to 49,000 yuan by 2015.
With a string of events being sponsored to celebrate Shenzhen's 30th anniversary as a special economic zone (SEZ), it is necessary for China's earliest SEZ to look back at the special initiatives it has taken over the past three decades to spearhead the country's economic boom and explore new ones to lead the city and the whole nation to a larger economic miracle.
During an inspection tour of the prosperous southern city from Aug 20-21, Premier Wen Jiabao urged local officials to adhere to the SEZ's accumulated spirit and experiences in its explorations for special and new initiatives to boost local economic and social development. Full Story>>