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Extended Maternity Leave - Effective Today - Now 178+ Days

on 11/12/2017 - 09:48 am

Relaxation of China's family planning policy was expected to provide a partial solution to the challenges faced by an aging population and become a driving economic force; however, the implementation of the "two-child policy", which took effect on January 1st, 2016, gave rise to many new questions.
 
To provide enforcement guidelines for dealing with these questions, Shenzhen lawmakers passed a significant provision on October 12th entitled "PROVISION OF SHENZHEN GOVERNMENT ON FAMILY PLANNING"; which will take effect today, November 12th, 2017.
 
One notable mention in this provision is that women can now enjoy at least 178 days for maternity leave! This, up from ...

China's 1st Bilingual English/Chinese Language Online Store

on 11/08/2017 - 05:36 pm

With just over half a million foreigners in China, about 0.05% of the population, it's no surprise that online shopping sites have made practically zero effort in catering their services to non-Chinese speakers. This, unfortunately, means that many expats here go without achieving some of the massive cost savings that most Chinese do when shopping online. Lucky, just before the biggest shopping day in the world, a new online shop has launched in China, bringing deals of up to 55% off to shoppers in both English and Chinese. 



MicroMart was founded in 2017 by Mr. VK. He has over 18 years of experience in online platforms and wanted to do something for both Expats and Locals living ...

China's Most Important Political Event Disrupts Life in Shenzhen

on 10/18/2017 - 11:15 am

Bars and restaurants throughout Shenzhen have been asked to close early, events like the Annual British Day Celebration have been postponed, and netizens continue to complain of greater than normal difficulties using the Internet, as the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China gets under way today in Beijing.

Expected to run for a week, the event will see a reshuffle of China’s top leadership and the setting of a new policy agenda for the next five years.

A total of 2,287 delegates will attend the 19th national congress, representing 89 million party members from 31 Chinese provinces, major state institutions, government agencies, the People's Liberation Army and ...

VIDEO: Plane Catches Fire at Hong Kong International Airport

on 10/09/2017 - 09:11 pm

UPDATED 10:20pm: A spokeswoman for the airline has now reported that it was a piece of loading equipment that caught fire while it was preparing to put cargo in the hold of the plane, the Washington Post reports. The container that was on the loading equipment also caught fire in the process, said Martha Thomas, a spokeswoman for the airline. She added that the airline was looking into the cause of the mechanical issue that triggered the fire.
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At around 5 o’clock this afternoon, American Airlines plane AA192 caught fire at the Hong Kong International Airport. According to Chinese newspaper Global Times, baggage handlers claim the fir ...

Police Raids Across Shenzhen Nab Multiple Foreigners

on 09/21/2017 - 01:56 pm

WeChat was abuzz yesterday September 20th with teachers across Shenzhen chattering about police raiding their schools. We confirmed with authorities and found that in fact multiple foreigners were held for inquiry yesterday in raids that took place throughout the city. 
 
One particular topic of chatter among teachers online was a warning from one person that he heard the raids would continue for 30 more days. We asked the authorities about this. They denied the 30 days rumor, stating "That's not true. There is no set 30 days. The raids will continue. They will happen at random times in different places throughout the city, and not just at schools. If you are currently working il ...

Double Typhoon Trouble for China this Week

on 09/12/2017 - 04:20 pm

UPDATE: As of September 14th, forecasts from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau, the Hong Kong Observatory, The Japan Meteorological Agency and Weather Underground all show both typhoons moving further away. In fact, weather forecasts for this weekend predict sunny days through the entire weekend. We'll update this post if anything changes.

 

 
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Two back-to-back Typhoons will be hitting China this week. TALIM is expected to make landfall tomorrow, the next is expected Friday.

TYPHOON #1: Super Typhoon TALIMPotential Super Typhoon TALIM, with wind speeds as high as 131-155 mph (211-250 km/h), is expected to pass north of Taiwan Thursday and hit China near ...

"Giant" Super Typhoon Talim Expected to Hit China This Week

on 09/12/2017 - 09:19 am

We'll continue to update this page with information regarding TALIM's effect on Shenzhen.
 
You may need to "refresh" the page when you return to see the new information.
 
UPDATE: 4:20pm. Another Tropical Storm has formed in the South China Sea and is expected to become a Typhoon before making landfall on Friday. See "Double Typhoon Trouble for China this Week".
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UPDATE: Around 10:30am Tuesday, the Weather Underground released an updated trajectory for 8am CST forecasting Category 4 scale winds between 131-155 mph (211-250 km/h). The HKO announced that as of 8am, Talim is expected to move across the western North Pacific and intensify gradually in the next coup ...

Tropical Storm HATO Expected to Hit Shenzhen with Winds Up to 126 km/h

on 08/22/2017 - 09:02 am

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEOS OF HATO HITTING SHENZHEN
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UPDATE: Many ferry services are still cancelled on Saturday August 26th. Click here for details.
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UPDATE: Ferry services to or from Macau New Terminal is back to normal today Friday August 25th. From Shekou to Macau Taipa; however has two cancelled ferries: 11:00am and 2:00pm and from Macau Taipa to Shekou has two cancelled ferries as well: 12:30pm and 3:30pm.
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We'll continue to update this post until all services return to normal.
 
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Two Dead, 55 Injured in Gas Explosion at Restaurant

on 07/21/2017 - 11:59 am

If you're wondering why the police, fire departments and urban management teams crack down on restaurants in Shekou so much, safety. 

A massive explosion rocked Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province this morning at 8:40am, according to ahwang.cn. Two people are confirmed dead, with 55 injured, 12 of them seriously.

Watch this compilation of videos showing the explosion itself and the aftermath.

[VIDEO] Terrifying Scene at Shenzhen Walmart - 2 Killed 9 Injured

on 07/17/2017 - 09:43 am

Originally reported by state run Xinhua News, photos and videos of the terrifying scene where a man armed with a kitchen knife at a Wal-Mart in Bao'an, Shenzhen killed two people and wounded nine others last night have been going viral all over Chinese social media. Here's a compilation video of the scene.

 
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The 30-year-old suspect was detained following the attack in the outlet in the city's Bao'an district, Xinhua news agency said, citing local police.Knife attacks are not uncommon in China.In May, a man believed to be suffering mental health problems killed two people and injured 18 in a rampage in southwest Guizhou province.In January a man ...