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Important News and Tips for Staying Safe this New Year

on 12/31/2017 - 12:47 pm

New Years Eve celebrations can be extremely fun and exciting; however, it's important to take some precautions to be sure that you, your friends and family stay safe during all the commotion. We've also received some important news from the local police that you should be aware of. 

Firstly, please be careful as you're out and about as drunk driving is rife on this joyous occasion. Intoxicated pedestrians or bicyclists are also something to keep an eye out for. Just because someone isn't driving a car doesn't mean they can't also be dangerous.

Increased Police Presence
The police have informed us that they will be out in full force tonight to help maintain a safe and peaceful nig ...

A Special Thanks... and a look back at 2017

on 12/31/2017 - 12:09 pm

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to take a moment to thank you, our readers for another wonderful year. In 2017, we saw a 50% increase in our readership compared to last year!

We've had an increasing number of contributors as well that have helped us towards our mission of helping English-speakers live happy, healthy and prosperous lives in Shenzhen. We've also been fortunate enough to partner with a growing number of local businesses and supporters to help bring great events to the community, and continue to grow our free community directory and newsletters that share English-Language news and resources.

We'd also like to extend a special thanks to the Shekou Angels, members of ...

Shenzhen Ends 2017 as the Biggest Loser

on 12/31/2017 - 10:37 am

Despite tons of rosy news this year about Shenzhen, there is one area where it not only lagged, it fell dead last.

From 2013 to 2015, Shenzhen was investors' darling, but shortly after, sentiment soured and Shenzhen has since had a hard time trying to recovering. According to an article recently published by Bloomberg, "The Shenzhen Composite Index, often referred to as China's Nasdaq, fell about 4 percent in dollar terms, a sad result compared with the more than 35 percent gain in the Hang Seng Index. The Shanghai Stock Exchange SSE 50 A-Share Index, the so-called Beautiful 50 gauge of China's top blue chips, advanced 25 percent." In fact, Shenzhen is the only downer among major Asian st ...

Shenzhen Metro Extends Operating Hours for New Years Eve and Day

on 12/30/2017 - 11:41 am

Good news for Metro riders in Shenzhen this New Year holiday. Metro operators have extended the city's Metro operating time for New Year's Eve Sunday December 31st and New Year's Day Monday January 1st.

The final departure times of trains on all lines has been extended to 00:30 on Sunday New Year's Eve and to midnight on Monday New Year's Day. 

Happy New Year!

Obnoxious Border Requirements Actually Producing Big Results

on 12/29/2017 - 12:20 pm

Increased restrictions at the Huanggang Port and Shenzhen Bay Port border crossings over the last couple of months have been irritating travelers and are sure to cause massive headaches as people return from their winter holidays. A three-month nationwide campaign was recently made public; however, that paints a bright side, at least for businesses seeking IP protection in China.

Shenzhen Customs has seized more than 200,000 items valued at more than 7.65 million yuan ($1.18 million) that infringed intellectual property, China Daily recently reported. "The figures respectively represent more than 70 percent and 50 percent of the country's total seizures," Yuan Qing, a seni ...

Faster HK Departure Channel A Pleasant Surprise (for most)

on 12/28/2017 - 04:05 pm

On December 14th, the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region launched "Smart Departure," a self-service departure channel for visitors to Hong Kong, at Shenzhen Bay Port and various other border crossings to Shenzhen.

"Smart Departure" allows almost all visitors to leave Hong Kong without having to go through the manned immigration lanes. Visitors can instead use biometric-enabled e-gates, similar to the e-Channel gates, to clear immigration much more quickly. Facial recognition technology compares the passenger's face with the photo taken when they arrived to Hong Kong, and with the photo on their passport, in order to verify their identity.



The "Sma ...

12 Exciting New Year Countdowns, Celebrations and More

on 12/27/2017 - 06:07 pm

The end of 2017 is approaching. With the start of the new year in sight, it's time to gather with friends and family, complain about the things that went wrong this year, and plan for how make it all better next year. If you haven't decided yet where you'll do that, here are some great ideas for you... including:
 
 * New Year's Eve Celebrations
 * Fireworks Show & Lantern Festival; and 
 * New Year's Day Promotions

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 
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Unbelievable New Year's Eve Open Bar Party Starting at ¥18!
FUBAR is offering an unbelievable open bar deal for their New Year's Eve Celebration. Starting from 5pm, guests can ...

The 4th Happy Lantern Festival Lights Up Shenzhen

on 12/27/2017 - 05:30 pm

The 4th Happy Lantern Festival is taking place now until March 3, 2018 on Coconut Beach of Happy Coast in Nanshan District of Shenzhen.

The lantern festival has several themes featuring lights, gardens, food, and entertainment: Happy New Year, Happy Animal City, Belt and Road, Traveling Space, Colorful Tunnel, Amusement Park, Folk Delicacies, VR Experience, Interactive Entertainment, Fun Beach and more.



The Belt and Road group theme is the environment and the flourishing prosperity of the ancient Silk Road. Their lantern is made from 300,000 recycled mineral water bottles and is 100 meters in length and 20 meters tall.



The Happy Animal City theme has lanterns in the form of ...

WIN Millions at International Innovation Competition in Shenzhen!

on 12/26/2017 - 04:43 pm

Applications for the 2nd China Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition are now being accepted! The competition will be held in nine cities across eight countries. The regional competition will be held in Sydney Australia and the finals will take place in Shenzhen in April 2018.
 
The International competition aims to bring the best tech talent to Shenzhen. More than 100 finalists and their projects will take part in various rounds of fierce competition for their chance to win. The competition provides winners with support such as talent incentives, industry awards, science and technology finance and project incubation for talents, teams and projects in Shenzhen; no ...

Lovers of Fine Whisky Get New Unique Opportunity in China

on 12/26/2017 - 03:35 pm

Are you a whisky lover, connoisseur, food and beverage professional, or do you simply enjoy the finer things in life? If so, we're honored to introduce you to the first and only whisky professional certificate course recognized by the UK.

Whisky Ambassador is an internationally recognized professional whisky qualification. It was established in 2012 in Glasgow, aimed at educating professionals in the industry, and is now being operated globally. Join the very first English-language Whisky Ambassador course in mainland China, right here in Shenzhen, on February 4th, 2018!



Learn to taste and describe whiskies like a professional, distinguish between single malts and exotic Islay dra ...