Many expats dream of living in China. Apart from the opportunity to live and work abroad, there is a chance to experience a new culture while learning another language. Shenzhen is one of the most exciting places for this, with a rich history and an exciting future ahead.
Shenzhen was one of the first cities in China to be established after Deng Xiaoping initiated economic reforms in 1979. The city has grown rapidly since then, with a population increase of over 400% between 1980 and 1990. At this time Shenzhen City was put under the direct control of Guangdong Province, making it a special economic zone.
The city was established as a special economic zone in 1980, after which it quickly became a world leader in innovation and development. Today, it has become one of the largest cities in China with over 12 million people calling it home. As such, there are always opportunities for English jobs, both short-term and long-term.
Apartments are readily available but can be difficult for expats to find without help from real estate agencies.