"Time is Money, Efficiency is Life" (Chinese :时间就是金钱，效率就是生命) is a well-known slogan of Chinese economic reform. It was initially a quote from Yuan Geng who made it public in 1981 as the director of Shekou, Shenzhen. The slogan is often associated with the "Shenzhen speed". After Deng Xiaoping made an inspection tour to Shenzhen in 1984, the slogan became widely known in China.
Shenzhen is a major sub-provincial city on the east bank of the Pearl River estuary on the central coast of southern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis, bordering Hong Kong to the south, Huizhou to the northeast and Dongguan to the northwest, and shares maritime boundaries with Guangzhou, Zhongshan and Zhuhai to the west and southwest across the estuary.
The Shenzhen Metro is the rapid transit system for the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, China. Extensions opened on 28 October 2020 put the network at 411 kilometres of trackage, operating on 11 lines with 283 stations. Shenzhen Metro is the 4th longest metro system in China and 4th longest in the world as of that date despite having only opened on 28 December 2004. By 2030 the network is planned to comprise of 8 express and 24 non-express lines totaling 1142 kilometers of trackage.
Jane Zhang is a Chinese singer-songwriter. She is known for her signature whistle register and has been dubbed the "Dolphin Princess" (海豚公主). Zhang began performing as a teenager by singing in pubs to help earn money for her family. After signing with Huayi Brothers Media Corporation in 2005, Zhang released her first studio album, The One (2006). Her second album, Update, was released in 2007. Zhang's third studio album, Jane@Music, was released in 2009. Her fourth studio album, Believe in Jane, was released in 2010. In 2011, Zhang released her fifth studio album, Reform, which was certified double platinum by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
Yan Jiaqi is a Chinese political scientist and dissident.
Joi Chua is a Singaporean female pop singer. Her most famous songs are "Waiting for a Sunny Day" (《等一个晴天》), "Watching the Sunrise With Me" (《陪我看日出》), the Chinese version of "Nada Soso" and "Wind Chimes" (《风铃》). She is also well known in Mainland China and Taiwan.
Tiffany Tang Yan is a Chinese actress and singer. She graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in 2006. In 2007, she was nominated for the Best Actress award at the Shanghai Television Festival for her film debut in Farewell for Love. She left her company Orange Sky Entertainment Group mid-2012 to set up her own studio.
Wu Junyong is a Chinese artist born in Putian, a city in Fujian province, China. He graduated from The China Academy of Art were he studied in both the Prinmaking and New Media departments. He now lives and works in Hangzhou. His predominant medium is paintings done on paper and animated films, though in recent years he has become infatuated with doing graffiti on the body and impromptu tattoos.
Lǐ (理) is a Chinese surname. In Mandarin it is pronounced with the dipped third tone of the four tones.
Cao Xiwen is a Chinese actress. She is noted for her roles as Consort Xiao and Gao Cuilan in the television series Beauty World and Journey to the West respectively.
Yang Yang is a Chinese actor. He made his acting debut in the Chinese television drama The Dream of Red Mansions (2010). Since then, he has received recognition for his roles in television dramas The Lost Tomb (2015), The Whirlwind Girl (2015), Love O2O (2016), Martial Universe (2018), The King's Avatar (2019) and films The Left Ear (2015), I Belonged to You (2016), Once Upon a Time (2017).
The Dead End is a 2015 Chinese crime drama film based on Xu Yigua's novel Sunspot. The film is directed by Cao Baoping, starring Deng Chao, Duan Yihong, Guo Tao, and Wang Luodan. The film was released on August 27, 2015. The film received positive reviews in regard to its performance, cinematography and mise-en-scene.
Yuan Geng, born Ouyang Rushan, was a Chinese guerrilla fighter, war hero, spy, policy visionary, and serial entrepreneur on behalf of the Chinese state. He was an early proponent of China's reform and opening up, and went on to create Shekou Industrial Zone, China International Marine Containers, CSG Holding, China Merchants Bank, and Ping An Insurance.
Jackson Yee is a Chinese singer, dancer and actor. After a talent manager discovered him at a children talent competition, where he performed a hip-hop dance, and signed to TF Entertainment, Jackson became the youngest member of the Chinese boy band TFBoys in 2013.
The Zhengzhou Airport riot occurred on 5–6 February 2014. Passengers at the airport in Zhengzhou, capital of the Chinese province of Henan, angry over lengthy delays due to snowy weather, smashed computers at airline check-in counters and destroyed information kiosks. It has been estimated that as many as 2,000 people took part over two days before police were able to restore order.
See You Again is a 2019 Chinese television series based on the novel of the same name by Sui Houzhu. It stars Tiffany Tang, Shawn Dou and Yang Shuo. It aired on Beijing TV from July 16 to August 7, 2019.
Ma Lan is a Chinese biologist and the current chairwoman of the Institute of Brain Science, Fudan University.
Deng Xiaoping's southern tour, or 1992 southern tour, was the tour of Deng Xiaoping, retired Paramount leader of China, in southern China, including in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Guangzhou and Shanghai, from January 18 to February 21, 1992. The talks and remarks made by Deng during the tour resumed and reinforced the implementation of his "Reforms and Opening-up" program in mainland China, which came to a halt after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Deng wished that Guangdong province would catch up with the "Four Asian Tigers" in terms of economic development within 20 years. The 1992 Southern Tour is widely regarded as a critical point in the modern history of China, as it saved the Chinese economic reform as well as the capital market, and preserved the stability of the society.
The Shenzhen speed was a term originally used during the early stages of Chinese economic reform to describe the fast construction of Guomao Building in Shenzhen, China. Being the tallest building in China at the time, Guomao Building boasts an efficient construction progress in which the completion of every storey took a mere three days.
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