The Shenzhen deputies to the First Session of the 14th Guangdong Provincial People’s Congress departed from the city Tuesday. The Shenzhen delegation, the largest-ever with 53 members, will attend the congress that is slated to open in Guangzhou today, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.
Apart from a sharp increase in the number of grassroots deputies, the number of Shenzhen deputies to the congress has also seen a significant growth of over 50%, ranking second among the delegations in the province.
The grassroots deputies include technical workers, research and development personnel, firefighters, Metro train drivers, labor union workers, community workers and more. By virtue of their efforts, they have become outstanding representatives of their respective industries, winning many dazzling honors.
Young people are also increasing their presence in the delegation, and many of them were born after 1985. Huang Huimei, 27, head of Xiangmihu Subdistrict Elderly Service Center of the Futian Branch, Shum Yip Health Industry Investment and Operation (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., is the youngest deputy.
The delegation is comprised of highly educated deputies. Half of them have at least a master’s degree and 12 are doctoral degree holders.
Zhang Jin, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and president of Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, and Jiang Baoguo, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of Shenzhen University Medical School, are joining the delegation.
Experts including Qu Jian, deputy president of the China Development Institute, and Zheng Hairong, deputy president of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, are also among the cohort.
The high-tech industry is Shenzhen’s calling card, and among the deputies to the congress, over 10 come from high-tech enterprises such as Tencent, BYD, Mindray, Orbbec, XGD Inc. and Bronze Technologies. They are entrepreneurs, senior executives, and R&D and market development personnel.
The deputies also represent a wider range of industries that are essential to Shenzhen, including internet, gold and jewelry, high-end manufacturing, logistics, exhibition, urban construction and environmental protection, finance and taxation, education, health care, aerospace and cultural industries.