Shenzhen Government Online
Urban Civilization
From: Shenzhen Government Online
Updated: 2023-10-13 16:10


A happy life is inseparable from the development and nourishment of modern urban civilization. Shenzhen comprehensively promotes the construction of an urban spiritual civilization and the public cultural service system, and nurtures the city's scientific, humanistic and artistic spirit.

Shenzhen has been recognized six times by the Central Government as a "national civilized city."

There are more than 3.51 million volunteers registered in the city, one out of every five Shenzhen residents is a volunteer.

The spirit of the special economic zone: enterprising, pioneering and persevering.

UNESCO recognized Shenzhen as a global model for its promotion of reading.

Sports venue booking platform: There are more than 30,000 sports venues in the city, covering a total of 30 million square meters. A sports venue booking platform has been launched, allowing users to book over 1,600 gymnasiums and stadiums and over 6,400 sports fields.


The cultural industry is the spiritual carrier that reflects a city's civilization progress. Shenzhen has continued to improve the modern cultural industry systems and market systems, focusing on the cultural industry and tourism, and establishing a number of Chinese cultural brands with international influence.

The added value of cultural industries has accounted for more than 8% of the city’s GDP for many consecutive years.

Shenzhen is the first city in China to be designated as a "City of Design" by UNESCO.

Events such as China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, Shenzhen Design Week, and Shenzhen Fashion Week, are world-famous.