Ms. Yazini, a South African scholar, paid a visit in Shenzhen for her report on the experience in developing a successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Professor Li Luoli, Vice Chairman of CDI, and Mr. Lu Wenbin, Director of Regional Planning Department of Shenzhen Municipal Development and Reform Commission had an in-depth discussion with Ms. Yazini. Prof. Li illustrated Shenzhen SEZ’s development and the universal significance of Deng Xiaoping Theory. Both Prof. Li and Ms Yazini agreed that governmental guidance and involvement in the primary stage of SEZ is important and necessary. Mr. Lu also analyzed new opportunities and challenges faced by Shenzhen SEZ.