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Shenzhen is becoming the go-to destination for digital mavericks

Despite hurdles, atmosphere of freedom in Tencent's hometown welcomes newcomers

Shenzhen is drawing talent from across China and around the globe.

For the technology creative classes, global politics might not be as big of a deal as we imagine.

While Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping remain at odds over several unresolved regional issues, digital innovators in Tokyo and elsewhere continue to be attracted to Shenzhen -- home to internet giant Tencent Holdings and DJI, the world's largest drone manufacturer -- in China's southern Guangdong Province.

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