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Strategic Partnership 

Signing on May 2019, the relationship with Shenzhen was initially considered because of the direct flight between the two cities since 2018.

The relationship with Shenzhen was initially considered because of the direct flight between the two cities since 2018.

City of Darwin attended the Global Smart City Forum held in Shenzhen. The forum attracted 300-400 guests from various countries including, U.K., Mexico, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Italy, Greece, etc. The participants, including the City of Darwin, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with other guests to acknowledge the attendance of this event. 

City Profile

Shenzhen's annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate stands at 9.3% on average, which is unprecedented in China. "Shenzhen Speed", has become a significant contribution to China's rapid development.

Shenzhen is one of the most developed cities in China with its economy ranking third among mainland cities.

Shenzhen has numerous hi-tech enterprises, advanced financial service industries, state of the art broadband network, and a complete logistics network. It is also home to the world's third-largest container port and fifth largest airport in China. Hence, the city is in an important position in China's hi-tech industry, financial services, foreign trade, and maritime transport. Shenzhen GDP is $69.2 billion with total imports and exports around $86 billion. The Economist stated Shenzhen is the most successful special economic zones out of the 4300 zones worldwide. Shenzhen ranks Forbes Rich List in 2017, it is also home to fifteen of the 100 wealthiest people in mainland China.

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