Huaqiangbei

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Huaqiangbei
华强北
Chinese transcription(s)
Huaqiangbei
Huaqiangbei
CountryChina
ProvinceGuangdong
CityShenzhen
DistrictFutian District
Area
 • Total2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total160,000[1]
Huaqiangbei
Simplified Chinese华强北
Traditional Chinese華強北
Literal meaningHuaqiang (China Strong) North

Huaqiangbei (Chinese: 华强北; lit. 'Huaqiang North') is an area and 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.

Location[edit]

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]

Locale[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ HAXLR8R (27 November 2013). "Hua Qiang Bei Map". SlideShare. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  3. ^ Tocha (2018-09-28). "Huaqiangbei, the biggest electronics market in the world — Shenzhen, China". Medium. Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  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.
  7. ^ Ablaza, Ana (2016-08-15). "Shenzhen Becomes a Treasure for Startups, Booms as China's Hardware Tech Hub". Yibada. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  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". Bing.com. 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". www.tcmap.com.cn.

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