The spirit of the special economic zones

(the Spirit of the Chinese Nation)

Updated:2020-09-30 |

The spirit of the special economic zones

Setting up special economic zones was a major move by the central authorities to promote reform and opening up and socialist modernization.

In August 1980, the State Council formally approved a plan to set up the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. This was the first of its kind in China, to be followed by Zhuhai, Shantou, Xiamen and Hainan. These places have served as China's "experimental fields" for institutional reform, and windows for the rest of the world to learn about China. Their people are known for their will to experiment, open new ground, and be hard working pioneers.