Shenzhen Government Online
Rule of Law
From: Shenzhen Government Online
Updated: 2023-10-10 15:10


Shenzhen takes the whole-process people's democracy as the key to develop democracy and the rule of law. The city is committed to building a model city of the rule of law by promoting scientific legislation, strict implementation of laws, fair administration of justice, and encouraging people to abide by laws, and is endeavoring to become a model city of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics.

Scientific legislation: as a city empowered with the right of legislation for a special economic zone and a city divided into administrative regions, Shenzhen has released a batch of pioneered regulations such as the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Data Regulations.

Shenzhen pioneered the country to inaugurate China's first personal bankruptcy rule, which is hailed as a “groundbreaking" move.

Building a Model City of Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics: The Committee for Overall Law-based Governance of the CPC Central Committee unveiled Guidelines on Supporting Shenzhen in Building a Model City of Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics on May 25, 2021, taking the position that Shenzhen should take the lead in building a law-based city, government and society, and should endeavor to become a model city of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics in the new era.


The law-based government provides a good business environment. As a city included in the first batch of model cities building a national rule-of-law government, Shenzhen is endeavoring to create a market-oriented, rule-of-law and international business environment, providing accurate, intelligent government services, thus attracting more and more innovative resources from all over the world.

227.4 business entities per 1,000 people

one entrepreneur per 10 people

1,288 enterprises per 10,000 people

Services across the city: 80% of Shenzhen's governmental service items can be handled in the city's district offices, and 90% of the service items can be handled online.


Rule of law is an important component of organized urban social governance. Shenzhen handles social issues by applying the thinking and methods of the rule of law, and uses technologies, such as big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, to enhance intelligent social governance.


As a most highly connected city, Shenzhen is dedicated to be a role model in building a new type of international smart city, a model city for building "Digital China", and a pioneering digital city around the world.

The city is working on an intelligent system supportive of people's livelihood.