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Chinese transcription(s)
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 an area and subdistrict of Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.[2] The area's status as a major electronics manufacturing hub, and sprawling electronics marketplaces[3][4] have earned it (and Shenzhen) occidental nicknames such as "China's Silicon Valley", and the "Silicon Valley of Hardware".[5][6] In 2018, due to slowing demand for smartphones, some shops are now selling cosmetics.[7]


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.[8][9] The central area of the district is along Huaqiang Road (华强路), a busy pedestrian street which the district is named after.[10]


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:



  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. ^ Huang, Andrew (2016). The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen. Sutajio Ko-Usagi. p. 9. ISBN 978-9810974596.
  4. ^ Arthur, Charles (2014-06-13). "Huaqiangbei: the mega market with every smartphone part – in pictures". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  5. ^ "Inside Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of hardware". Wired. June 6, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Ablaza, Ana (2016-08-15). "Shenzhen Becomes a Treasure for Startups, Booms as China's Hardware Tech Hub". Yibada. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  7. ^ Panda Publisher (2020-07-18). "When the Largest Electronic Market in Shenzhen Began to Sell Cosmetics". Panda!Yoo. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  8. ^ "华强北 - Bing 网典". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  9. ^ "华强北会是中国硅谷吗?".
  10. ^ "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