Shenzhen's Become Megalopolis
The town of Shenzhen is spreading north towards Guangzhou and west towards Macau and it's just forty kilometres north of Hongkong. Shenzhen is the world's biggest building site. The Chinese goverment hopes that in less than ten years this area will be the biggest city on earth, with a population of 40 million people. In 1982, it was a fishing village with two main road, field, and population of 30,000. Now it has 3 million people.
Shenzhen is a shocking place, like nowhere else on earth that have ever seen. it's a city with no boundaries and no centre. There are new concrete office block, factories, and housing block as far as the eye can see. There are not just dozens of new buildings, nor even hundreds, but thousands. It's happening so fast. They take just six months to design, build, and finish a 60-storey, air conditioned skycraper. People can take just two hours from Shenzhen to Guangzhou, because there are 123 kilometers new Hopewell Highway. This superhighway will become the main street of a huge new city, as it gets bigger and bigger until the east meets the west.
China is Changing. It's no longer a country where absolutely everything is owned and controlled by the state. Developers are welcome. The old China of bicycles and Little Red Books is disappearing. A world of mobile phones and capitalism is arriving. As the Chinese leader, Deng Xiaoping said in 1992, "To get rich is glorious".
The Chinese people seem to welcome dramatic change. They don't worry about losing traditional ways of life. They want the new. There will of course be more and more cars on the road. People don't want bicycles. If you have a car, it means you have made money.