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Shenzhen -- more than Silicon Valley with Chinese characteristics

Entrepreneurs flock to the Chinese city to tinker with, not invent, technologies

Shenzhen, an experimenter's delight: The city is filled with high-tech parts and young people who want to put them together in brand new ways.

TOKYO -- The Walkman, Sony co-founder Akio Morita said in commemorating the portable cassette player's 10th anniversary, demonstrated that an excellent industry could be established from a knowledge of existing technologies and ideas for assembling them into new products.

It has been 30 years since the late Morita spoke about the wisdom behind the iconic device. It is the same kind of wisdom now on display in Shenzhen, sometimes called "China's Silicon Valley."

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