Shenzhen is a lot of things: the Overnight City, get rich quick, morality-free playground for adults. But is it truly sinful?
CNNGo, the excellent series of Asian city websites, says yes. In one of its latest articles, it looks at the most sinful cities in Asia. Shenzhen slots in under the “Greed” category (not surprisingly):
The financial crisis is for suckers.
When everyone else was tightening the belts, Shenzhen carried on regardless, pumping out billions of dollars worth of high-tech products.
Shenzhen is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with a provincial GDP of US$42 billion — that’s more than some countries such as Guatemala and Lebanon, and four times more than Iceland.
Meanwhile, China’s millionaires keep millionairing — it won’t be long before there are 1 million U.S. dollar millionaires in the country, guided by Shenzhen’s philosophy: if you can’t make a million, make a billion.
Shenzhen could rightly lay claim to a few other of the deadly sins as well.