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Huaqiangbei & Shennan Cross in 2021
Huaqiangbei & Shennan Cross in 2021
DistrictFutian District
 • Total2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
 • Total160,000[1]
Simplified Chinese华强北
Traditional Chinese華強北
Literal meaningHuaqiang (China Strong) North

Huaqiangbei (Chinese: 华强北; lit. 'Huaqiang North') is a subdistrict of Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China,[2] one of Shenzhen's notable retail areas, having one of the largest electronics markets in the world.[3] The area's status as a major electronics manufacturing hub, and sprawling electronics marketplaces[4][5] have earned it (and Shenzhen) occidental nicknames such as "China's Silicon Valley", and the "Silicon Valley of Hardware".[6][7] Multiple malls contain various businesses.[8]

In 2018, due to slowing demand for smartphones, some shops are now selling cosmetics.[9] In 2020 the area had about 38,000 businesses.[8] Its known in China for selling cheap electronics. Most of the smartphones in China are from here.


The subdistrict runs from Shennan Road at SEG Plaza near Huaqiang Road Station of the Shenzhen Metro for 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north to the Pavilion Hotel. It is at the spine of a shopping district, with cross streets Zhenzhong Road (振中路), Zhenhua Road (振华路) and Zhenxing Road (振兴路). Huafa Road (华发路) is immediately parallel to the east with Yannan Road (燕南路) further away.[10][11] The central area of the district is along Huaqiang Road (华强路), a busy pedestrian street which the district is named after.[12]


The area is characterized by tree-lined streets with wide (5 to 20 metres (16 to 66 ft)) footpaths. There are three Shenzhen Metro stations in the area:



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  4. ^ Huang, Andrew (2016). The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen. Sutajio Ko-Usagi. p. 9. ISBN 978-9810974596.
  5. ^ Arthur, Charles (2014-06-13). "Huaqiangbei: the mega market with every smartphone part – in pictures". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  6. ^ Reynolds, Matt (June 6, 2016). "Inside Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of hardware". Wired. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
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  8. ^ a b Kirton, David (2020-11-18). "In Shenzhen, the world's largest electronics market gets a cosmetics makeover". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-11-19.
  9. ^ Panda Publisher (2020-07-18). "When the Largest Electronic Market in Shenzhen Began to Sell Cosmetics". Panda!Yoo. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  10. ^ "华强北 - Bing 网典". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  11. ^ "华强北会是中国硅谷吗?".
  12. ^ "华强北街道介绍_广东深圳市福田区华强北街道地名网".

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Coordinates: 22°32′44″N 114°05′13″E / 22.54565°N 114.08700°E / 22.54565; 114.08700