40 years ago today
Construction of Lychee Park began
Citizens dancing in Lychee Park. (Profile picture)
On March 28, 1983, the construction of Lychee Park began. In the past 40 years, the former farmhouse lychee garden has become a famous garden where tens of thousands of people wander every day.
The "predecessor" of Lychee Park is the forest farm of the Choi Uk Wai Brigade, while Lai Lake is a paddy field with lychee trees planted on the hillside, and it is because of this distinctive feature that the park was eventually named after this southern fruit.
In the early days of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, there were few parks in Shenzhen, and Lychee Park was one of them. At that time, there were a large number of labor-intensive factories in Bagualing Industrial Zone and Shangbu Industrial Zone, and Lychee Park, which was only one step away, became the best place for migrant workers to relax and play on weekends. The big music stage in the northeast corner of the park, every weekend, a large number of young people gather in front of the small stage.
In 1987, Lychee Park was basically completed, and after continuous improvement, the current Lychee Park is more beautiful. Witnessing the development of the Special Economic Zone, it is still the favorite park in the hearts of many people in Shenzhen.
Today, Shenzhen has become a veritable "city of a thousand gardens". The data shows that by the end of 2022, the total number of parks in Shenzhen has reached 1,260, and a rich and diverse multi-level park system with complementary functions such as natural parks, urban parks and community parks is gradually formed, and the service radius coverage of 500 meters of park green space exceeds 90%. "Shenzhen in the Park" is becoming a new form of city leading the country.
Today's Shenzhen News of the Year
2020 Mainland scientists discovered genes for stable yield and high yield of hybrid rice
On March 28, 2020, a research team led by Qian Qian, academician of the China Rice Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xiong Guosheng, researcher of the Shenzhen Institute of Agricultural Genomics, and academician Li Jiayang, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, discovered the companion gene of hybrid rice to achieve the "green revolution", which determines the stable and high-yield performance of hybrid rice.
2018 The first set of national standards for ecological safe harbor in China was released
On March 28, 2018, the Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China held a press conference in Shenzhen to release two national standards for ecological safe harbors: "General Principles for the Construction of International Ecological Safe Harbors" and "International Ecological Safe Harbor Identification, Classification and Control of Ecological Security Risk Factors". This is the first set of national standards for ecological safe harbors in China.
2015 Shenzhen Oral History Photo Tour Opening
On March 28, 2015, "Where the Dream Begins" - Shenzhen Oral History Photo Tour Exhibition kicked off in Nanshan Book City. Through the visual display of historical images of the times and personal treasured photos, the exhibition truly reproduces the 35-year journey of Shenzhen's reform and opening up, and evokes the collective memory of Shenzhen people.
Today's species: Melaleuca weeping
(Image source: Visual China)
"The branches are as soft as weeping willows, and the flowers are strangely shaped like a bottle brush." Melaleuca weeping, also known as String Willow, is an evergreen tree of the myrtle family, native to Australia, which loves light and warm and humid climate, and is cultivated in many cities in South China. Its branches are drooping, its leaves are lanceolate, and when the flowers are in full bloom, they are like fluffy red brushes hanging all over the branches, bright red and swaying in the wind, very beautiful. Melaleuca weeping is an excellent flowering tree species for urban landscaping, and combined with surrounding plants, rocks, water bodies and other elements, it can create a layered and poetic garden landscape. Citizens can go to Lianhuashan Park and Honghu Park to watch.
Celebrity of the day
[United States] Zhang Chunru (March 28, 1968 – November 9, 2004) was a Chinese-American writer and historian, whose ancestral home is Huai'an, Jiangsu Province. In 1997, she wrote and published "Nanjing Massacre", which described the rape, abuse, and killing of a large number of Chinese civilians by the Japanese army in Nanjing, changing the situation that English-speaking countries did not have a detailed record of the historical event of the Nanjing Massacre.
(Author: Huang Yang, Chief Editor of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone News, Feng Damei)