Shenzhen: The gadget factory of the world, in pictures

Shenzhen's gleaming skyline. The mega-city of roughly 15 million people was little more than a fishing village until the 1980s. All photos Steve Ranger/TechRepublic

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By Steve Ranger

Steve Ranger is the UK editor-in-chief of ZDNet and TechRepublic. An award-winning journalist, Steve writes about the intersection of technology, business and culture, and regularly appears on TV and radio discussing tech issues. Previously he was th...