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Shenzhen 1980

by Natalia Echeverri

In 1980, a few years after the implementation of the special economic zone, Shenzhen was still a small fishing village. In the last thirty years, the city has remade itself. These images, taken from around Luwo station and the central district, are unrecognizable in today's booming city.

Credits: Images of Shenzhen in 1980 from Leroy W. Demery, Jr.