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The Factory Of The World

Mini-documentary on the Shenzhen ecosystem and future of innovation in China

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In June 2015, we have visited Hong Kong and Shenzhen and interviewed a bunch of interesting people. This short documentary is an attempt to bring together different opinions on the area and help understand what is it all about.

Tune in for the "premiere" on Hackaday.com / July 27 2015 7AM PST!

When it comes to manufacturing, no place in the world has the same kind of allure as the Pearl River Delta region of China. Within just a hour-long train ride, two vastly different cultures co-exist, each with its unique appeal that keeps attracting engineers, entrepreneurs and hustlers alike. On the mainland side, cities like Shenzhen and Guangzhou bring the promise of cheap components, low-cost contract work, and the street cred of "having done the Shenzhen thing." And on the island, the capitalist utopia called Hong Kong glows with all of its high finance and stories of lavish expat lifestyles.

As the "new" China evolves, it seems like it's exactly the convergence of these of these two cultures that will bring the biggest change—and not just to the area but to the whole world. Still, understanding what exactly is going on and what the place is really all about remains a mystery to many. So, this June, we jumped on the bandwagon and headed east, trying to get our own feel for the whole thing.

Here's what we came back with...


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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 07/27/2015 at 23:00 point

Thanks, I have to admit I was a bit lazy on that one. Will do better next time! :)

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LazyHD wrote 07/27/2015 at 13:07 point

I would suggest to put a summary about the people being interviewed when they show up on the screen (Name, position ...)

Other than that, great documentary

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