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Shenzhen's success overshadows China's other special economic zones

Xi visit to tech hub shows Greater Bay Area could further widen gap among cities

HONG KONG -- China's southern city of Shenzhen came under the spotlight this past week as it celebrated its 40th anniversary as the first of four special economic zones in the country, an occasion that was marked with an address by President Xi Jinping.

Shenzhen's economic success is certainly impressive, but it also raises a question regarding the other special economic zones: Zhuhai, Shantou and Xiamen. Given the preferential status granted to Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, the gap between it and the other three could continue to widen in the coming years.

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