Imagine a tech start-up venture capitalist who hasn’t heard of Google or Silicon Valley. For Hong Kong-based journalist Johan Nylander, that’s the order of absurdity he encounters when it comes to global awareness of Shenzhen and the giant technology companies that the Chinese city has spawned.
“Shenzhen has emerged as a city just as important for tech development and innovation as Silicon Valley, especially in terms of robotics and hardware,” Nylander writes. “Still, most people in the West have not even heard of the city or the world-leading firms from here. It’s rather shocking.”
And so, he has penned Shenzhen Superstars – How China’s smartest city is challenging Silicon Valley. “I want to tell the world about this amazing city,” he writes.