Inside China's Future Factory

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  • Published on:  Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a futuristic metropolis bursting with factories. Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance travels to the heart of China's tech revolution to witness this new reality firsthand, as part of a three-episode exploration of the city. In part one of Hello World Shenzhen, Vance gets a worker's view of life in a startup and then explores one of the city's famous electronics markets to learn how people survive (and in some cases make fortunes) in such a frenetic, competitive environment.


    Creator & Host
    Ashlee Vance

    David Nicholson

    Diana Suryakusuma

    Ashlee Vance
    Alan Jeffries

    Director of Photography
    David Nicholson

    Alan Jeffries

    Jack Lam

    Camera Assistant
    Qi Yang

    Motion Graphics
    Sylvia Yang

    Yang Liu

    Audio Mix
    Cadell Cook

    Allie Ames


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  • G G

    G G

     5 days ago

    Marvel or love not of the world as it is in passing love not the creation of man unless it for human kind! kindness=meek

  • Zeon Pily

    Zeon Pily

     5 days ago

    Why white people can't mind their own business? Bloomberg news is own by Michael Bloomberg who is a New Yorker. New York is one of the most unequal cities on this earth, why you can't report on that?

  • Ivan Quitschal

    Ivan Quitschal

     5 days ago

    you gotta admit , thats first world , and detroit and cleveland is 5th world or even worse

  • Kim Zhen

    Kim Zhen

     7 days ago

    Bloomberg wants to know China by interviewing 2 white people...?

  • Hui Yang

    Hui Yang

     7 days ago

    As Chinese I would say that people are not stupid in China. Now we are rich und have a better life than 20 years ago. We believe our goverment leading us on the right way. We are the confident generation ever.

  • michael Basher

    michael Basher

     14 days ago

    Our man there

  • Fang Yang

    Fang Yang

     14 days ago

    Note the friable factor...aging is a typical ChiCom characteristic for those who know civil engineering.

  • zefan Tan

    zefan Tan

     21 days ago

    Just visit the city last year, an incredible futuristic city!

  • Lawrence Rodgers

    Lawrence Rodgers

     21 days ago

    Silicon Valley is the Shenzhen of America. 🤣😂🤣

  • Geo economics

    Geo economics

     21 days ago

    Contain raise of China
    Cold War 2.0

  • F Z

    F Z

     28 days ago

    “In the third Tajalli (effulgence) of the Book of Tajalliyat (Book of Effulgences), We have mentioned: “Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being, and are conducive to its exaltation. Knowledge is as wings to man’s life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as can profit the peoples of the earth, and not those, which begin with words and end with words. Great indeed is the claim of scientists and craftsmen on the peoples of the world. Unto this beareth witness the Mother Book in this conspicuous station.”

    (Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 26)

  • F Z

    F Z

     28 days ago

    "... the Pen of the Centre of the Covenant(Abdul-Baha) has repeatedly
    prophesied the intolerable calamities which must best be sent this wayward
    humanity ere it heeds the life-giving Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh."

    "Chaos and confusion are daily increasing in the world. They will
    attain such intensity as to render the frame of mankind unable to bear them.
    Then will men be awakened and become aware that religion is impregnable
    stronghold and the manifest light of the world, and its laws, exhortations and
    teachings the source of life on earth."

    (Shoghi Effendi-Compilations,
    Lights of Guidance, p. 126)

  • Mek irv7

    Mek irv7

     28 days ago

    the unstoppable lover
    of dogs and shadow

  • Gulitz Tse

    Gulitz Tse

     1 months ago

    how can you compete with low wages, unity, and most importantly that people don't mention, the no gender differences in all areas of work force. Do you have an idea that 50/50 percent gender in a factory means? bigger workforce.

    Trade war was to slow china down... yea short term you can trump but have you thought about long term???

  • Jonathan Collier

    Jonathan Collier

     1 months ago +1

    Looks like prison straight up, anyone that has been there cannot deny it.

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  • André Mafra

    André Mafra

     1 months ago

    In 2020 i will visit Shenzhen!

  • RaJpooT Zeeshan Maqsood

    RaJpooT Zeeshan Maqsood

     1 months ago

    I Have lived in this City 3 Years And Belive me this is the whole diffrent world



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  • Tarang Dambhare

    Tarang Dambhare

     1 months ago

    Later Japan I most likely china too