Collage: Shenzhen at 40
Wednesday marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in the southern Guangdong province. The sprawling city opposite Hong Kong has become a symbol of China’s reform and opening-up era. To commemorate the occasion, Sixth Tone has selected a series of photos that highlight Shenzhen’s dramatic evolution from 1980 to 2020.
Editor: David Paulk.
(Header image: A man talks on a cellphone in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, 1993. Tom Stoddart/Getty Images/People Visual)