FOTO FRIDAY: COMMUNISM IN SHENZHEN, CHINA

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is from Shenzhen, China.

Shenzhen may be one of the fastest growing cities in China, but it’s also the youngest. At only 30 years old, Shenzhen was the first Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The city’s sole purpose was to make money through introducing capitalism to communism thanks to the ideals of Deng Xiaoping.

Throughout Shenzhen you can find statues and propaganda billboards that pay homage to Deng, still long after his death. This particular billboard quotes “Adhere to the Communist Party’s line, 100 years unwavering”.  Every day hundreds of people will visit billboards like this one, often leaving flowers and always taking pictures besides them.

Shenzhen - Mar 2013

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