October 19, 2009 - 2:55pm
Chinese city's growth--not Fourth Street Live!--is a real accomplishment
Some facts about Shenzhen, China, one of the world's largest cities you've never heard of:
Population in 1979: 25,000
Population in 2007: 14 million
Tallest building in 1979: 5-story military barrack
Tallest building in 2009: 69-story Shun Hing Square
Compound annual economic growth between 1979...
July 29, 2012 - 6:49pm
Knowledge of city needs to be converted to visits to it though
A conversation I had at lunch Saturday afternoon in Shenzhen, China, which, at 12 time zones away, is literally the other site of the world:
"Why have I heard of Louisville?"
"It hosts the Kentucky Derby."
If Louisville were not home to the world's most famous horse race, how would...