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An animation designer of Shenzhen Dans Digital Technology Ltd. works at the company in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

SHENZHEN, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Along with 40 years of rapid economic growth, Shenzhen, China's first and most successful special economic zone, has also achieved cultural prosperity. As early as 2003, Shenzhen took the lead in proposing the strategy of making the city culture-nurtured. In 2008, Shenzhen was designated as a UNESCO City of Design, clarifying the transformation of strategic development goal from promoting manufacturing economy to creative service economy through design.

In recent years, Shenzhen has made remarkable achievements in cultural innovation. The rapid development of cultural and creative industries has created new lines of business for Shenzhen.

Statistics show that in the year of 2018, Shenzhen's cultural and creative industries have achieved an added value of 262.177 billion yuan (about 39.17 billion U.S. dollars), accounting for more than 10% of its gross domestic product (GDP). The city of Shenzhen has witnessed robust cultural invigoration as the cultural industry has become a pillar staple of the national economy. Nowadays, both "Made in Shenzhen" and "Shenzhen Designed" have been recognized by the public. In the meantime, more and more products have won domestic and international awards in design and innovation.

File photo taken on May 16, 2019 shows a scene of the 15th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Artist Chen Qiuzhi writes Chinese calligraphy in Dafen Village of the Longgang District in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 9, 2019. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

A visitor poses for a photo with a domestically designed animation figure during the 10th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 16, 2014. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Artist Chen Qiuzhi and his daughter Chen Shanye (R) look at an artistic product in Dafen Village of the Longgang District in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Landscape designers work at L&A Design, a cultural and creative company, in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, June 20, 2018. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Animation designers of Shenzhen Dans Digital Technology Ltd. brainstorm at the company in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

Buildings applied with the courier-and-visitor-friendly system created by young designers are seen at Futian District in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

A staff member of Shenzhen Dans Digital Technology Ltd. checks an animation designed by him in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

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