Shatoujiao Subdistrict

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Shatoujiao Subdistrict
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Traditional Chinese沙頭角
Simplified Chinese沙头角

Shatoujiao (simplified Chinese: 沙头角; traditional Chinese: 沙頭角) is a subdistrict of Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, located on the border of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The population is mainly composed of migrant workers from all parts of China along with a small number of Russians. Shatoujiao is a port with cargo coming into and exiting Yantian. It has a road connecting to Luohu, with regular bus services to Shenzhen's main train terminus and through connections to Guangzhou. The subdistrict lies near a highway that links to Meixian and Chaozhou while the Shenzhen railway is also part of the transport links between Hong Kong and Beijing.

English Name[edit]

In Hong Kong, the name Shatoujiao is written as Sha Tau Kok, reflecting the Cantonese pronunciation. Although Shatoujiao and Sha Tau Kok are written using the same Chinese characters, today, 'Shatoujiao usually refers to the town on the mainland side of the border, while Sha Tau Kok refers to the town on the Hong Kong side.

Economy[edit]

Development Zone[edit]

  • Shenzhen Shatoujiao Free Trade Zone

Established in 1987, Shenzhen Shatoujiao Free Trade Zone was one of the first free trade zones in China approved by the State Council. It is only 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from Yantian Port. Industries encouraged in the zone include shipping, warehousing and logistics.[1]

Minsk World[edit]

Minsk World was a military theme park that operated in Shatoujiao between 2000 and 2016. It was centered on the Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk, which functioned as a museum.[2][3]

Chung Ying Street[edit]

Chung Ying Street divides Shatoujiao and Sha Tau Kok, Hong Kong.

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "RightSite.asia - Shenzhen Shatoujiao Free Trade Zone".
  2. ^ 网易. "因用地问题没谈拢 明思克航母世界关门走人_网易深圳房产频道". sz.house.163.com.
  3. ^ "别了!明斯克航母昨告别深圳 启程前往江苏南通_中国网客户端". t.m.china.com.cn.

Coordinates: 22°33′06″N 114°13′43″E / 22.5518°N 114.2287°E / 22.5518; 114.2287