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Shenzhen has an efficient government service system and an advanced information network to provide a good environment for the city's economic development and people's daily lives.

GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT

With the aim of building a responsible and transparent government based on the rule of law, the city government has been trying to build a fair, transparent and relaxed environment with qualified public services. It outperformed all city governments on the mainland as the most efficient government, topping a chart released by the China Institute of City Competitiveness in 2012.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

In recent years, Shenzhen has significantly increased its police force and taken a series of measures to improve public safety. All police officers - including those who formerly had desk jobs- were required to conduct regular street patrols as of April 1, 2012, in an effort to further increase the number of police officers on city streets and police interaction with the community.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS PROTECTION

The Shenzhen government has adopted stringent protection of intellectual property rights as a leading development strategy to improve the city's investment environment and maintain market order. Everyone living in the city, including foreigners, has the same protection under domestic and International laws.

PUBLIC MEDIA

Shenzhen has an advanced pubic media network. The household rate of radio and TV coverage is 100%. There are 16 newspapers and 37 periodicals. It is convenient for residents to acquire all kinds of information from newspapers, magazines, electronic media and online media.

Shenzhen Press Group One of the largest modern press groups in China, Shenzhen Press Group owns 10 newspapers, five magazines, 17 websites and one publishing house. It has more than 6,000 employees.

Shenzhen Media Group With 11 TV channels, four radio frequencies and more than 20 business firms, Shenzhen Media Group is a key player in the local media industry and integrates advertisement, network transmission and service with new technologies and content.

Government Website Shenzhen Government Online: http://www.sz.gov.cn/

News Websites Shenzhen News: http://www. sznews.com Tencent: http://www.qq.com/

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Shenzhen has 797 post offices and a developed telecommunications system. Shenzhen is the center for express mail on the southern mainland, with an efficient and comprehensive network reaching every household. Many local companies are engaged in fixed and mobile telephones and Internet services. The fixed telephone users numbered 4.901 million in 2013 and mobile users 25.535 million. The number of broadband users was 4.332 million in 2013, making the city not only a leader in national broadband business but also advanced by world standards. Shenzhen is now pushing several projects: construction of increased telecommunications infrastructure; trial integration of telecommunications networks, cable TV networks and the Internet; development of a wireless city; construction of an information consumption pilot city; and construction of a national next-generation Internet demonstration city. Efforts are being sped up to build an intelligent Shenzhen with new lifestyles, industrial structures and management modes.

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