I'm writing in Jumpstart Magazine about why Shenzhen is China's smartest city. I'm not only looking at green factors, but also factors like innovation and clever people.
Editor’s note: Just four decades ago Shenzhen was a poor fishing village. Today, the south Chinese city is home to up to 20 million people and some of the world’s leading technology companies and most innovative tech startups. A new e-book by freelancing China correspondent Johan Nylander, titled “Shenzhen Superstars — How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley”, explains why the world better listen up.
Read abstract in TechNode – China's best tech news website – here.
I can't believe it! In just four days my first ever e-book is a BEST-SELLER, surpassing Henry Kissinger, Sun Tzu and other dragons on the China section. Now, how does one stay there...? :)
New frontiers: how Shenzhen became a global tech colossus
Johan Nylander, an award-winning Swedish author and correspondent, has spent much of his time over the last few years traveling around China from his base in Hong Kong – and in particular visiting that area around the southern part of Guangdong province known as the Pearl River Delta.
Read the Q&A with Asia Times here.
Kan du stava till Shenzhen? Vet du var det ligger?
För 50 år sedan var Shenzhen en pytteliten fiskeby norr om Hongkong. I dag är det en världsmetropol – större än London eller Paris – och centrum för den kinesiska tech-industrin, som växer i rasande fart.
Det är helt enkelt hög tid att vi svenskar lär känna "Kinas Silicon Valley".
Här kan du läsa ett utdrag ur Di-reporten Johan Nylands nya bok, Shenzhen Superstars (exklusivt för prenumeranter).
It's my great pleasure to announce that my first e-book – "Shenzhen Superstars: How China's smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley" – is now published!
This first week you can buy it at Amazon for less than the price of a cup of tea – $0.99.
Get it here!