National Geographic : 1983 Jul
Zone within a zone: Long experienced in doing business with Westerners, ChinaMerchants Steam NavigationCo. Ltd of Hong Kong manages the Shekou IndustrialZone in Shenzhen SEZ. There toy cars are molded and assembled (below) for the Schaper Manufacturing Company of Minneapolis. A ChinaMerchants venture with the East Asiatic Company of Denmark makes shipping containers,here observed by apprentice workers (right). Though Chinese officials stress that SEZ productsare for export only, the firm won an order for sales in China-an example of a ripe internal market that outsidefirms yearn to penetrate.