Mug Shot — «Shenzhen - Luohu Customs Building»

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Starbucks City Mug Shenzhen - Luohu Customs Building

Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China's Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area became China's first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones. It currently also holds sub-provincial administrative status, with powers slightly less than a province. Shenzhen's modern cityscape is the result of the vibrant economy made possible by rapid foreign investment since the institution of the policy of "reform and opening" establishment of the SEZ in the late 1979, before which it was only a small village. Both Chinese and foreign nationals have invested enormous amount of money in the Shenzhen SEZ. More than US$30 billion in foreign investment has gone into both foreign-owned and joint ventures, at first mainly in manufacturing but more recently in the service industries as well. Shenzhen is now reputedly considered as one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
Being southern mainland China's major financial centre, Shenzhen is home to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as well as the headquarters of numerous high-tech companies. Shenzhen is also the third-busiest container port in China, after Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Luohu customs house is the largest port of inspection for passengers throughout China and Asia in terms of its volume of passengers. It handles more than 45 percent of the traffic of inward and outward passenger's luggage and articles through the country each year. In 2004, the Luohu office supervised 89 million items of inward and outward passenger's luggage and accompaniments. It also handled some 55 million persons at the time of the return of Hong Kong in 1997. This represented a daily average of 246,000 people, with an all time high 396,000 on one particularly busy day.

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