I am now in Shenzhen, China.
It's strictly a business city really, and my impression is that it's a concrete jungle. Skyscrapers and huge shopping centres predominate.
For shopping addicts, the humongous Dongmen shopping centre must not be missed. It's packed to the rafters every day, and the bargains to be found here will leave you gasping for breath. At this time of the year, winter jackets, winter wear, boots are the rage. Sports shoes are piled sky high outside shops, all going for a song. You will leave Shenzhen with your pockets lighter but your spirits higher!
Even Starbucks and MacDonald's have a strong presence here.
There are theme parks and parklands on the outskirts, the latter are some of the most beautiful in China according to some travel guides.
And if you tire of Shenzhen, you can always hop over to Hong Kong, a spitting distance away by commuter train (no derogatory nuance here).