huaqiangbei pedestrian street, images of

Yesterday I walked the Huaqiangbei pedestrian street, from Shennan Road through the Jiufang (九方) Mall and then deeper into the area, which nearly forty years ago was known as the Shangbu Industrial Park. Yes, come November, we’ll be celebrating (or not) the fortieth anniversary of Reform and Opening. That’s ten years longer than the Mao era. Indeed, for many in Shenzhen the reference that many have of “long ago” is now the 1980s. Impressions from my walk: traces of early manufacturing are scattered between the malls and towers, as is evidence of the shift from textiles and electronics to a focus on cell phones and IT.

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2 thoughts on “huaqiangbei pedestrian street, images of

  1. Hello Mary Ann, thanks for sharing! I’m a student and am doing my master thesis about Baishizhou. I will visit Baishizhou in April, can I visit your studio in Baishizhou? Thank you very much! My Email is oliviawxxie@gmail.com. Looking forward your replay. 🙂

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