Shenzhen transforms from small fishing village to 5G smart city in 4 decades
Web Editor:國際日報 International Daily News
The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, as a reform and opening-up paragon, has been successfully transformed from a small fishing village to a 5G-powered smart city in the past four decades through its continuous pursuit of independent innovation.
When the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (SEZ) celebrates its 40th birthday, local people reviewed their old days and attributed their success to unremitting innovation.
"Before the establishment of the special zone, we earned just a few dozen yuan (of income) a month. After its establishment, we founded vehicle fleets, and factories to process materials provided by clients. There were also people engaged in fishery. We had become households with annual income of 10,000 yuan in a year in 1980," said Deng Weixiong, a fisherman.
Since its establishment on Aug. 26, 1980, the special zone has seen countless miracles and earth-shaking changes.
In the past 40 years, Shenzhen has grown from a small fishing village with a population of only 30,000 to an international metropolis with a population of over 10 million. The urban area has expanded from the initial three square kilometers to more than 2,000 square kilometers. Its GDP has increased by more than 10,000 times.
Jin Fengwen has worked in Shenzhen for nearly 10 years. He has participated in the construction of many projects including the tallest building in Shenzhen.
"The speed and quality of Shenzhen's development, as well as the building of the smart city, these changes have shaped Shenzhen's construction and development, as well as its people's lifestyles. There are many tall buildings in Shenzhen, and it is becoming a more and more international metropolis. I feel proud from the bottom of my heart as one of the builders of Shenzhen," said Jin Fengwen, a city builder.
Meanwhile, Shenzhen is also actively developing new infrastructure construction including 5G network, big data centers, artificial intelligence, industrial Internet, and Internet of Things.
On August 17 this year, Shenzhen announced its full coverage of 5G independent networking in the city. It has become the first Chinese city to achieve full-scale 5G deployment, with more than 45,000 base stations having been built so far, ranking the first in the country.
With the help of 5G networks, Shenzhen enterprises have seized the development opportunities to build a smart business format.
"With the support of the 5G special network, we have built a 5G smart port lab. This has set a benchmark for 5G smart port in the country and a standard for building 5G smart ports worldwide," said Wang Yi, general manager of Shenzhen Mobile information Marketing Center.