Rafael Tuts (C), Director of Program Division of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), speaks at a book launch event at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 24, 2019. (Xinhua/Wang Wen)
UN Under-Secretary-General said Shenzhen is truly a remarkable success story. "Many growing cities, special economic zones and new cities can learn a lot from its experience."
A book that tells the story of south Chinese city of Shenzhen was introduced on Tuesday to delegates attending the United Nations (UN) General Assembly high-level week.
The city in China's Guangdong province has transformed itself from a small fishing village into a global economic powerhouse in just over 40 years. It has experienced rapid economic, social and environmental transformation and is described as being innovative, inclusive, young and high-tech.
A view of the Shekou Harbor is seen in the Qianhai and Shekou Area of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
The book, published by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, or UN-Habitat, documents the experience of Shenzhen and share lessons it has learned during the past four decades.
Photo taken on Nov. 16, 2016 shows the Prince Bay Cruise Homeport in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
It examines the city's transformation in eight aspects, such as global value chains, municipal finance, urban planning, and local infrastructure, among others.
An unmanned helicopter is seen at the Shenzhen International UAV Expo 2018 in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, June 22, 2018. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director said in the foreword of the book that Shenzhen is truly a remarkable success story.
"Many growing cities, special economic zones and new cities can learn a lot from its experience," she said.