Influences of China New IIT Law on Aliens

Amendment to China Individual Income Tax Law was officially approved on August 31, 2018 and will be implemented from January 1, 2019.

Main modifications are as below:

  1. Resident individual’s definition.

Foreigners who have a residence or reside in China mainland for more than 183 days in a tax year will be classified as resident taxpayers, that is, individual income tax shall be levied on comprehensive individual income both from China or abroad.

Non-resident individuals are those who have no residence and reside in China for less than 183 days in a tax year. They should pay their tax on the income they receive just in China mainland in accordance with the law.

Tax year means the Gregorian calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

But for some exceptions, such as whether retaining “five-year exception tax rule” as before, same taxpayer to become a tax resident in two countries or regions at same time, tax paid in the source of income country is higher than that of China,

In view of the complexity of the taxpayer’s actual situation, we will make specific analysis and judgment after new IIT law’s implementation regulations and specific provisions are carried out in the near future.

  1. Individual incomes are divided into three categories.
  2. Comprehensive incomes: (1) wage and salary (2) remuneration (3) author’s remuneration (4) royalties.
  3. (5) Business income
  4. Other incomes: (6) Income from interest, dividends and bonuses. (7) Income from the lease of property. (8) Income from the conveyance of property. (9) Contingent income.

Resident individuals shall calculate by tax year on a consolidated basis the individual income tax, and non-resident individuals shall calculate by itemization on a monthly or transaction-by-transaction basis the individual income tax, on the income obtained in category 1.

III. New IIT Tax rates and new threshold.

Threshold for wages and salaries will be raised to RMB5,000/month (old law: Threshold is RMB3500 for Chinese and RMB4800 for Alien) and new IIT table I and new IIT table II have been finalized from Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Tax Tables for Category 1(Comprehensive incomes)
Old IIT Rate Table
Grade Monthly Taxable Income Amount (RMB) Tax Rate Quick Deduction
1 ≤1500 3% 0
2 1500.01 to 4500 10% 105
3 4500.01 to 9000 20% 555
4 9000.01 to 35,000 25% 1005
5 35000.01 to 55000 30% 2755
6 55000.01 to 80000 35% 5505
7 >80000 45% 13505
New IIT Rate Table I

(applicable to comprehensive income)

Grade Monthly Taxable Income Amount (RMB) Tax Rate Quick Deduction
1 ≤3000 3% 0
2 3000.01 to 12000 10% 210
3 12000.01 to 25000 20% 1410
4 25000.01 to 35000 25% 2660
5 35000.01 to 55000 30% 4410
6 55000.01 to 80000 35% 7160
7 >80000 45% 15160

 

Remarks:
1. Monthly Taxable Income Amount=Monthly Pre-tax Income-Allowed deductions (social insurance personal parts, housing fund personal parts, etc.)-5000
2. IIT Rate Table I is applicable to comprehensive income, comprehensive income refers to four incomes (salary, remuneration, author’s remuneration, royalties).

Individual Income Tax Calculation Formula:

  1. Taxable income =Pre-tax salary income -social insurance personal part-housing fund personal part- threshold
  2. Individual Income Tax = Taxable income*Tax rate – quick deduction

How much more can get after Oct 1, 2018?

E.g.: Foreigner’s Pre-tax salary is RMB20,000, social insurance personal part is RMB2011.

IIT of Sep= (20000-2011-4800) *25%-1005=2292.25

Net Salary of Sep=20000-2011-2292.25=15696.75

IIT of Oct= (20000-2011-5000) *20%-1410=1187.80

Net Salary of Oct=20000-2011-1187.80=16801.20

Can get RMB1104.45(2292.25-1187.20) more per month.

Comparison table for different salaries

Monthly Salary 33048RMB is the salary standard for category B for alien’s work permit (IIT is 4352RMB). Monthly Salary 49572RMB is the salary standard for category A for alien’s work permit in Shenzhen

(IIT is 8961.6RMB).

Business Income’s Tax Rate Table

New IIT Rate Table II

(applicable to business income)

Grade Annual Taxable Income Amount (RMB) Tax Rate Quick Deduction
1 ≤30000 3% 0
2 30000.01 to 90000 10% 1500
3 90000.01 to 300000 20% 10500
4 300000.01 to 500000 25% 40500
5 >500000 30% 65500

Remarks:

The annual taxable income refers to the total amount of income in each tax year in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of this Law after deducing the cost, expenses and losses. Other incomes‘ tax rate is 20%。

IV Annual Settlement and Payment for Resident Individuals

IIT for comprehensive income including wages and salaries obtained by foreign resident taxpayers is changed to annual settlement; Therefore, on the basis of the withholding tax paid to the tax authorities, foreign resident taxpayers are likely to need to settle the settlement and reimbursement of taxes from March 1 to June 30 of the following year. Detailed withholding method for advancement shall be formulated by the tax department of the State Council.

Foreign non-resident individuals who obtain wages earned are only allowed to be deducted by 5,000RMB per month, and special deductions and additional deductions are not allowed.

V Special deductions and Special additional deductions

For a foreign resident taxpayer, annual threshold is RMB 60,000 in each tax year and will be allowed to deduct some special deduction, special additional deduction and other legally deducted allowances.

Special deductions are including social insurance and housing fund personal parts, etc.;

Special additional deductions are including child education expenses, continuing education expenses, serious medical care costs, housing loan interest and housing rent, and expenses for raising the elderly, etc.

The specific scope, standards and implementation steps shall be determined by the State Council and reported to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for record).

The current allowed exempted allowances (like housing rent, meals, traffic fees, laundry expenses, children education expenses, language training expenses, etc.) applicable to non-resident foreign taxpayers may be not exempted anymore.

VI China’s international tax avoidance network opened after CRS officially landed.

China conducted the first CRS financial information exchange on September 1. The revised individual income tax law first established anti-tax avoidance clauses, which will give the Chinese tax authorities a strong legal basis.

How are the criteria and scope of special additional deductions defined? What are the refund procedures for annual settlement and payment? Are tax-free allowances, five-year rules applicable to foreign non-resident individuals retained or phased out?

The implementation regulations, specific regulations and supporting measures will be announced in the near future.

We will continuously focus on the newest regulations and will post on our public account. Please follow us closely for newest news!

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How To Find An Apartment in China

China’s thriving economy has attracted many people to relocate in the hope of a promising future. If you plan to move to China, one of the very first things you need to consider is where to live. China is a huge country, both in population and area. This means that there are a lot of choices for places to move.

Apartment hunting in China isn’t easy, especially if you don’t speak or read Chinese. Honestly, finding an apartment in China can be an excruciating and challenging task, and if not properly done, you might end up encountering horrible housing scams and nightmares.

Here is some advice on apartment hunting for foreigners moving to China.

How to Find an Apartment in China

1. Online Search: There are many websites for apartment rentals in China. Here are a few of the options:

Most of these websites are all in Chinese, so I suggest you use translators like Google Translate. Finding an apartment in China using these websites is actually the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to find a place to live. However, it comes with many risks including scams, like if the apartment is way too good to be true, it’s probably a scam. Of course, not all of those great deals are scams. It may be best to look for an apartment online, create a shortlist of potential apartments, and personally visit them to ensure they match expectations.

2. Hit the Streets: If you’re already in China, the best way to look for an apartment is to hit the streets. If you’re moving to China to work or study, scout out places near your workplace or school for an apartment. This may be a tiring option to hunt for an apartment but it is the most effective way to find what suits you.

If you have a Chinese friend that can accompany you on your apartment-hunting, then good. If you don’t, you can always ask people nearby where to look for apartments. Fret not, most apartments for rent in China have a signage in English that says “Apartment” or “Apartment for Lease/Rent.” There are different types of apartments you might stumble upon, like the regular ones, high-end apartment complexes, villa communities and traditional Chinese housing. Each of these apartments offers different amenities and utilities — make sure to check them all out to narrow down your options. Basically, an ideal apartment should be near your workplace/school, well-maintained and reasonably priced. Once you’ve found the apartment you like, contact the landlord and discuss contracts.

3. Referrals from Chinese friends / friends living in China: If you’re lucky enough to have friends already living in China, then finding an apartment will be a lot easier. Not only they can refer apartments in China, but you can also bring along a friend that speaks Chinese to help you negotiate with Chinese landlords regarding rent and perhaps help review contracts. They can also help ask questions you may have about specific apartments and neighborhoods.

4. Real Estate Agents / Local Agency: Finding an apartment through local agents is a hassle-free way of getting what you need, but can be costly. How much does it cost? The standard agency fee is 50% of 1 month’s rent, but can be negotiable. This is ideal for people that don’t have a lot of time to find a house to rent. Agents will be able to provide you with a more options to check out in a short amount of time. You can go in and ask to see apartments that day or make an appointment to get more options.

Apartment Costs in China

Shanghai, also known as China’s business center, is the most expensive city to live in. Meanwhile, Xi’an, Huangshan, Suzhou, Chengdu, and many others are cheaper cities. Basically, the cost of an apartment in China still depends on the size and the amenities. In cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen, an average apartment costs around RMB 4000 to RMB 15,000 per month, while you can get the same kind of apartment in a suburban area for just RMB 2000.

Rental deposits in China range from 1 to 6 months’ rent.

How to Rent an Apartment in China

Assuming you have found the right apartment for you, here’s how it will go:

1. Sign the lease contract. Make sure to thoroughly read the housing contract. Ask everything that’s unclear. Check the due dates, prices, policies, duration of contract and return of deposits.

2. Pay upfront rental deposit. This can be anything from 1 to 6 months’ rent, but frankly it isn’t ideal to pay 6 months’ rent up front – that’s simply too much.

3. If you hired a local agent, pay him/her as well. This usually costs 50% of 1 month’s rent.

4. Register your address. All homes being rented by expats must be registered with China’s Public Security Bureau (PSB). Usually your local agent does this for you, or it can be the landlord, but it’s basically your responsibility to do so. Make sure to bring along your passport with valid visa and your lease contract.

Things to Consider when Moving to China

1. Define exactly what you need

  • Environment: The best thing to do is visit the apartment yourself before paying anything. Scope out and observe the neighbourhood on nights and weekends.
  • Security: Check the building security measures if you must.
  • Utilities: Water, gas, electricity, AC/heater, Internet, furniture and appliances. It’s a good deal if the apartment comes with such utilities.

2. Budget: Of course, above anything else, define what you can afford for an apartment. Living within your means is imperative.

3. Landlord/landlady: Does your landlord live on-site? If you’re an expat, make sure your landlord can at least understand English so you can easily express what you need.

4. Apartment Policies and Contract: Always ask for a bilingual rental contract.

Moving to China can be very challenging — but it has a lot of things to offer: business opportunities, low cost of living, fast-growing economy, amazing Chinese food/cuisine, and magnificent places to visit. If you’re planning to move to China, you are most likely anticipating a hard time finding a place to live, well, it could really be hard — but honestly all you need to do is trust your intuitions and be sure to choose what suits you best. Good luck! 🙂

InterContinental Shenzhen Concierge Day

Intercontinental Shenzhen celebrated its Concierge Day on 7th September. Hotel chief concierge offered to domestic mainstream media a special tour to explore Shenzhen intangible cultural heritage, and discover AI high-tech industry.

Intercontinental Concierge “Golden Key” is a master key that can unlock all the curiosity and wonder for guests. They are willing to share the accumulated local extracts and global wisdom, understand all the needs of the guests and sincerely communicate with them to ensure that each time the service can make guests feel pleasantly surprised and respected.

Although Shenzhen is a young international city,  it contains a rich cultural heritage. Under the guidance of the hotel chief concierge, we went to Shenzhen Yong Feng Yuan company to visit the state banquet porcelain series and different classic design collections. “Yong Feng Yuan company was founded during Qing dynasty. It has been listed as royal supplies, and now that our porcelain has become a cultural heritage project, we should protect and inherit this production technology to promote Chinese traditional culture”. said an old craftsman from YFY company. Hotel concierge and media team also enjoyed their time painting the porcelain. Learning about different forms of intangible cultural heritage provides a sense of identity and belonging in relation to our own culture.

Yong Feng Yuan state banquet collection has served for 6 private dining room Shenzhen InterContinental Chinese restaurant “El Chino”.

The background color of Shenzhen is innovation, as soon as you come to Shenzhen, perhaps the first impression you get is an entrepreneurial environment. Chief Concierge has lead the media team on a deep exploration of the UBTECH company, experiencing the amazing high-tech culture. “Dream with Robots”is the slogan of UBTECH. The Chief strategy officer Bruce Ren and marketing staff shared stories about how AI robots “play the World”. We watched dance performances by awesome robots and witnessed in different fields such as education, entertainment, family, business services. As we know, UBTECH will put more AI in remote areas to supporting children’s education in the future. The media team has interacted with robots and truly felt the power of how AI can create a more intelligent way of life. That’s why  Shenzhen is called “The City of Technological Innovations”.

InterContinental Shenzhen experience a fusion of cultures at this chic urban resort hotel set in the heart of Shenzhen’s Overseas Chinese Town. Blending Spanish-inspired elegance with modern design and time-honoured local traditions, the hotel offers a comprehensive range of recreation, dining and meeting facilities accommodating the needs of leisure, business and conference visitors. The property features 540 luxuriously furnished rooms and 25 serviced apartments featuring a variety of contemporary Spanish and classical Chinese design influences. The immaculately landscaped 10,000 square metre Caribbean Garden around a 2000 square metre swimming pool is an oasis of calm, perfect for relaxing on holiday or away from work.

Place Address: 9009 Shennan Road, Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区华侨城深南大道9009号

Place Phone:  +86 (755) 3399 3388

Singer Champion Jessie J Celebrates Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen’S 1st Anniversary Event

Hard Rock International is excited to have Jessie J with us and celebrated our 1 year anniversary in Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Following her unprecedented victory on Hunan TV’s smash hit show Singer earlier this year, the unveiled tour cities include Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Changsha, Wuxi, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Tianjin and Shanghai.


Hard Rock International (HRI) is announced to be the title sponsor of the Jessie J Shenzhen Concert tonight on September 12, 2018, held at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center starting at 20:30. Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen team have been very excited to serve her as the host hotel for Jessie J and her team during their time in the city. In the afternoon, the 1 year anniversary started with a fabulous Red Carpet walk among Jessie and VIPs from hotel group, followered by a VIP and Fan Meet & Greet, memorabilia dedication by the artist and the famous Hard Rock Guitar Smash to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen and Hard Rock Hotels continued expansion in China. Future Hard Rock Hotel openings in China will include Haikou and Dalian in 2019-2020. Dr. Ken Chu, chairman of Mission Hills and Vice Chairman Mr. Tenniel Chu were also invited to the ceremony and witnessed our moment with all attractions from media and fans.

“Hard Rock is excited to bring a different music experience to China as part of our one year celebration of Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen,” said Dale Hipsh, senior vice president of Hard Rock Hotels. “As a brand, we strive to offer our guests experiences that rock, and this VIP event is one example of how we are doing just that.”

This “Made for Music” theme for the event is inspired by Hard Rock Hotel’s Brand DNA, celebrating all genres of music from British Pop Rock to local Chinese R&B. Another guest performer is J. Sheon – a rising star under the Sony Music Label presented to our guests with his well-known songs “You’ll Never Know” and “Tiancai” after the Hard Rock Guitar Smash, fulfilled all the guests with unforgettable music experience during the whole event.

For more information or to book a stay, please visit hardrockhotelshenzhen.com


About Jessie J


It’s been eight years since Jessie J burst onto the scene with smash hits ‘Do It Like a Dude’ and ‘Price Tag,’’, the latter topping the charts in 19 countries worldwide. She’s since gone on to perform at some of the biggest venues and festivals across the globe, collecting an enormous array of awards and collaborating with the likes of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in the process.

Earlier this year, Jessie won the hearts of Chinese fans across the country and sparked an explosion of headlines around the globe as she became the first European artist to triumph on Singer, one of China’s biggest music contests. Having never finished outside the top three over the course of the TV show, Jessie scooped the title after wowing audiences with her pitch-perfect delivery and down-to-earth personality – both of which she’ll now be bringing to the live stage in China. The announcement of Jessie J’s concert in Mainland China comes hot on the heels of the release of her fourth studio album, entitled R.O.S.E., which came with an epic four-part rollout: R.O.S.E. (Realisations) came out May 22, R.O.S.E (Obsessions) on May 23, R.O.S.E. (Sex) May 24, and R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) on May 25.


About Hard Rock International


With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel-Casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, Desaru Coast, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.


About Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen


Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen blends pop culture and premium hospitality and is a host of world-class leisure, dining and entertainment options, offering a luxury stay for modern travelers who are seeking a reprieve from traditional accommodations. Throughout the property, guests may explore an impressive selection of over 160 rare and valuable memorabilia on display. Carefully chosen from Hard Rock’s world-famous, 80,000+ piece collection, each prized piece celebrates legendary music icons from around the world. The 258 rooms and suites feature a creative mix of music-inspired décor and modern style. A range of high-end accommodations, including Studio Suites, Rock Royalty Studio Suites and the Rock Star Suite®, provide the ultimate all-access pass to a luxury VIP experience, as well as stunning views of the surrounding resort landscape. While music soothes the soul, food satisfies the senses and Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen boasts four dining destinations. Travelers can choose from the signature Hard Rock Cafe, rooftop pool bar M.C. Frida, The Cake Shop, GMT+8 Lobby Lounge or browse the all-day offerings at Sessions. Other facilities include the Body Rock® fitness center, Rock Shop® and Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™ for budding little rock stars. Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen also features more than 1,000 square meters of event and meeting facilities. Located in the famed Mission Hills Centreville, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen offers convenient access to the world’s largest golf course and close proximity to an extensive range of leisure, wellness and entertainment offerings. Hard Rock Hotel is located 45 minutes from Shenzhen Bao’An International Airport and 35 minutes from the city center.

Place Name: 深圳硬石酒店 Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
Place Address:  NO.9 Mission Hills Road, Shenzhen, China
深圳市龙华新区观澜高尔夫大道9号
Place Phone: +86 (755) 3395 2888

 

New Tax Laws for Foreigners in China

This post is originally found here: https://www.globalfromasia.com/china-global-tax/

China is the world’s largest manufacturer and it has the second largest economy next to the United States. For this reason, China plays an important role in the global economy. Unsurprisingly, many expats relocate to China for business purposes. China’s financial capital is very attractive that many expats move in for incredible opportunities. From a survey conducted by HSBC, an expat in China earns $170,970 average gross personal income per annum, compared to the global average expat income of $99,900. Interesting, right? However, taxation in China is very complex that many expats find it difficult to comprehend. Just recently, a draft amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law was proposed and expats will surely be affected when the basket of changes take effect. What’s in the draft law? And what are the new tax laws coming for expats in china? Read on to learn more.

China’s Draft Amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law

1. Revision on determining tax residency status. Foreign nationals who have physical presence in China for at least 183 days would become liable for Individual Income Tax (IIT), unlike before when non-residents have one full year year before he/she be subject to IIT. Its purpose is basically to protect national tax rights and interests. Whether the income is sourced inside China or not, the tax residency status will be based on how long an individual resided in the country.

2. New tax system, rates, taxable income brackets

Current IIT Law Draft Amendment
Categories Tax Rates Categories Tax Rates
Income from wages and salaries 3%-45% 7 brackets of progressive tax rates
Comprehensive
income
– 3%-45%
7 brackets of progressive
tax rates
– Adjusting the taxable
income brackets of lower
tax rates (i.e., 3%, 10%,
20% and 25%)
– Taxable income brackets
of higher tax rates
unchanged (i.e., 30%,
35% and 45%)
Income derived from
remuneration for personal services
20%- 40%
3 brackets of progressive
tax rates
Income derived from
remuneration for manuscripts
20%
Income derived from royalties 20%
Income derived from
production and business
operations by individual
industrial and commercial households
5%-35%
5 brackets of progressive
tax rates
Business operation
income
5%-35%
5 brackets of progressive
tax rates
– The minimum threshold
applicable to 35% tax rate
increased to RMB
500,000
Income derived from
contractual or leasing
operations of enterprises or institutions
5%-35%
5 brackets of progressive
tax rates
Category removed with relevant income
incorporated into comprehensive income or
business operation income respectively
Income from interest,
dividends and bonuses
20%
Unchanged
Income from lease of property
Income from transfer of
property
Contingent income
Other income

Source: PwC Global

3. Anti-avoidance Rule. Anti-tax avoidance rule was introduced in the draft law – wherein authorities are strengthening tax collection especially to individuals having cross border transactions and tax plans. Its main purpose is to avoid multinationals to transfer or move profits to affiliates in low-tax havens and to tighten the IIT’s overall application and enforcement.

4. Additional special expense deductions including children’s education, major illness medical expenses, continued education and housing loan interest and rent. Its purpose is to reduce the amount of income subject to income tax therefore raising the taxpayers’ income and boosting household consumption.

5. Tougher stance on foreign companies. Foreign companies should pay special attention to changes affecting the timing of the tax levy on foreign employees, foreign labor costs, contract profitability, and budgeting requirements, as well as the rippling effects they have on withholding and tax equalizations.

6. New Tax Brackets that would benefit middle and low-income groups.

Current Bracket (RMB) Proposed Bracket (RMB) IIT Rate Effect
< 1,500 <3,000 3% Widened
1,500 – 4,500 3,000 – 12,000 10% Widened
4,500 – 9,000 12,000 – 25,000 20% Widened
9,000 – 35,000 25,000 – 35,000 25% Narrowed
35,000 – 55,000 35,000 – 55,000 30% Unchanged
55,000 – 80,000 55,000 – 80,000 35% Unchanged
> 80,000 > 80,000 45% Unchanged

Source: China Briefing

Apparently, high-income earners don’t really benefit so much from this amendment. So, basically, if an expat in China earns USD170,970 average gross personal income per annum or around 95,000RMB per month, no matter where that income was sourced and regardless of where the payment is made, he/she would be subject to 45% IIT tax.

China is indeed a booming economy with unending opportunities. The proposed tax reform simply relieves the tax burden of small and medium sized enterprises as well as middle and low-income individuals while optimizing the business environment through higher consumption.

Disclaimer: if you’re an expat in China, it’s best to consult a taxation specialist in China to help you more understand the country’s upcoming overall tax amendment that is expected to take effect on January 2019.

How to Setup and Use Mobile Alipay (Zhifubao) in China

Nowadays, mobile payment has turned to be the most popular payment method in China. If you are walking on the street, you may find nearly every stores, markets, restaurants, taxis……even some beggars accept mobile payment as a method of payment. Right now, over 90% of mobile payment market in China is occupied by Alipay and WeChat Pay. More and more merchants in China are starting to accept mobile payment.

What Is Alipay?

Alipay is a third-party mobile and online payment platform which belongs to Alibaba Group. At first, it is only an online payment method which can be used on Taobao.com (similar to Amazon.com) to do online shopping. Right now, it turned to be a large platform which provides not only payment services, but also movie tickets, Didi taxi (similar to Uber), Air & Train tickets, Phone top-up and crowd-sourced reviews about local restaurants services (similar to Yelp.com).

Therefore, it is not exaggerated to walk on the street without your wallet, for what you need is only a smartphone. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start to enjoy it!

What Shall I Prepare to Begin with?

What you really need are the following three things:

1. A fully charged smartphone

Until now, Alipay App is only available on smartphones with iOS, Android or Windows phone system. You can search “Alipay” or “支付宝” in your App store, Google Play Store or Microsoft Store to download the App. (Attention: We do not recommend Windows Phone users to use the App as it was not updated since July, 2012 until June, 2018 in Microsoft Store.)

2. A phone number which you can receive SMS in Mainland China

When doing registration or paying a large amount of money, the App may send you confirmation code by SMS. Therefore, you need to make sure that your number is available in Mainland China and the number has been linked with your bank card when you were applying it in Chinese Mainland banks.

3. A debit or credit card issued by banks in Mainland China

You need to link your bank card with the App before using it to go shopping. Right now we recommend the debit card with UnionPay brand, as it would be the most convenient and popular brand used in Mainland China.

After preparing these things, we can start to open an account on Alipay. The following tutorial will be mainly based on iOS system.

How Can I Open An Alipay Account on My Phone?

Step 1: After installing Alipay, tap the App and you can see the welcome page. If the language appearing is not the one you are familiar with, please tap “语言” on the top right corner to change the language that you prefer. Right now, Alipay is only available in 3 languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan) and English. Then select languages and tap “保存” to save it.

Step 1: After installing Alipay, tap the App and you can see the welcome page. If the language appearing is not the one you are familiar with, please tap “语言” on the top right corner to change the language that you prefer. Right now, Alipay is only available in 3 languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan) and English. Then select languages and tap “保存” to save it.

Step 2: Tap “Sign up” to start your registration.

Step 3: Please tap “Agree” when you see the Terms & Privacy Policy.

Step 4: Please choose the region of your phone number. Then enter your phone number which is able to receive SMS in Mainland China.

Step 5: enter the 4-digit verification code you received from SMS.

Step 6: Set your login password, which must be between 8-20 characters. (Attention: There will be 2 passwords for your Alipay. one for login and another for payment. Please remember both 2 passwords.)

Awesome! Now you have an Alipay account. However, before using it, you need to link at least one bank card with it.

How Can I Link A Bank Card?

Step 1: Open Alipay App, Tap “Me” at the bottom right corner of the page.

Step 2: Tap “Bank Cards” to link a card.

Step 3: Add a debit card or credit card issued by Chinese Mainland banks.

Step 4: Enter your Chinese bank card number. Then, tap “next”.

Step 5: Fill in your name shown on your Chinese bank card, select your ID type, enter your ID Number and type in your mobile number which has been recorded by the bank. In the end, tap “Agree and Bind Card”. Alipay right now only accept the following types of ID:

  • Passport
  • Home Visit Permit (For Hong Kong people who travel to Mainland China)
  • Tai Bao Zheng (Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents)
  • Mainland Identity Card

Step 6: Enter the confirmation code received from SMS. Then tap “Next”.

Step 7: Set a 6-digit payment password and reenter it. This password is only used to do the payment and it is different from the login password. (Attention: We do not recommend our clients to use your bank card password the same as Alipay payment password, for it is risky.)

Then, you will see the following page saying “添加成功” (added card successfully) and the bank card information will appear on your “My Bank Cards” page.

Now you are fully prepared. Why not start to use Alipay to do your first payment?

How to Do the Payment by Alipay?

Generally speaking, there are 2 methods to do your payment: either scan others’ QR code, or let others scan your QR code.

I. Scan Others’ QR Code

It is a common payment method in some small stores, small restaurants, Taxis and personal business. Usually, you can see a sign with Alipay’s logo (left image below) and a QR code sign for Alipay (middle image below) or a QR Code which combines several mobile payment services (right image below).

So when you are going to have the check, you can take out your smartphone, scanning the QR code in the following 3 steps:
Step 1: Open Alipay App, tap “Scan” on the top left corner.

Step 2: Put the QR code into the frame and it will automatically jump to the merchant’s payment page. (If the QR code is on a picture in your phone, you can tap “Album” on the top right corner to scan it.)

Step 3: On the merchant’s payment page, you need to enter the number of payment. Then tap “确认付款” (confirm the payment). The style or structure of this page may be different from the following one according to the third party service that merchants use (like the following right image).

Step 4: Then, it will jump to Alipay’s payment page. You can check the amount of payment here and you can choose your payment method, including balance, Yu’E Bao, debit cards and credit cards, etc. After that, tap “Pay now”.

Step 5: Type in your payment password (not your login password). Then, tap “pay”.

When it jumps to the page shown like the image below, it means the payment finished successfully.

II. Let Others Scan Your QR Code

It is also a common method which you can use in large restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets or convenience stores. It is easier and more efficient as you do not have to enter the number of payment and password.
Step 1: Open Alipay App, tap “Pay” on the top left corner.

Step 2: Firstly, select your payment method (left image below) and then let cashiers scan your QR code (middle image below) or put your phone face to the sensor (right image below). (Attention: This QR code is only used to pay instead of receiving money. Do not let others scan it except cashiers. Do not do screenshot and send it to others.)

Awesome! The payment is finished! Now you can use mobile Alipay as your electronic wallet.

How Can I Transfer Money to Strangers or My Friends?

I. To Strangers or The Guys You Won’t Transfer Money A Second Time:

Step 1: Open Alipay App, tap “Collect” on the top right corner.

Step 2: Now you got your QR code. Either tap “Save image” or do a screenshot to save it. Then, send it to the one who need to pay you and ask them to scan this QR code. The money has been transferred to you will automatically be added to your balance.

II. To Friends:

Step 1: Open Alipay App, tap “Friends” on the bottom right corner.

Step 2: Tap the “+” button on the top right corner. Then tap “Add Contacts” to add a friend.

Step 3: Enter your friends’ Alipay Account/Mobile Number/Taobao Account to search. Then, tap “Search” on your keyboard.

Step 4: Tap “Add” to add your friends and then send him/her friend request to verify yourself.

Step 5: Wait for your friend to accept your friend request. After receiving his/her message, tap the “+” at bottom right corner and then tap “Transfer”.

Step 6: Enter the amount of money (required) that you want to transfer to your friend and add your remark (optional) to continue. Then, tap “Confirm”.

Step 7: Similar to Step 4&5 of “Scan others’ QR code” part, please select the payment method and enter your payment password to finish your transfer.

Bravo, now you are the master of mobile Alipay! Still have any questions? Why not check the following Q&A part to find the answer?

Q&A

Q: Can I Turn My Alipay App into English Version?

A: Of course you can. If it is your first time to use Alipay, you can change your language at top right corner of Sign up/Login page.

If you passed Sign up/Login page, don’t be panic! You can still tap “Me-Settings-General-Multiple languages” to select your preferred language.

Q: How Can I Login/Logout Alipay?

A: Open Alipay App, tap “Me-Settings-Log Out”. Then you can select to either login with another account or logout.

Q: Is Alipay Safe?

A: Generally speaking, Alipay is safe, as long as we can be careful with protecting our personal information. Please always remember and follow these instructions below:

  • Never tell or show either your payment password or login password to others.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings when you are typing your password.
  • Do not setup any easy password, such as “123456”, “111111”, “password” or your birthday.
  • Never show or let others photograph your payment QR code.
  • Never download any suspect software on your phone and never click any suspect URL link on your email.

Q: Can I Use Alipay in the USA/Globally?

A: Yes, but it may be a little difficult for you to find a merchant in other countries. Right now, Alipay is trying to spread its influence throughout the world. However, its localization seems not so active. The following 2 pictures were photographed in New York. It is interesting to find out that Alipay’s advertisement in New York only contains Chinese characters instead of English ones. (As far as we know, the condition in Tokyo is similar to New York as well.)

Therefore, perhaps Alipay is still targeting at Chinese visitors or Chinese students instead of local people in other countries. Because of it, you may not have a brilliant using experience out of China.

Q: Alipay vs Paypal. Which One Is Better in China?

A: It depends. If you would like to trade with local Chinese merchants or just visit or live in Mainland China, we recommend our clients to use Alipay as it would be very convenient for you.
However, if you want to trade with international merchants or enterprises in China, they may prefer Paypal to Alipay.
Overall, few Chinese people know or use Paypal in Mainland China.

Q: How Can I Contact Alipay Customer Service?

A: Alipay customer service hotline: 95188 (China), +86 571 95188 (Overseas)
Alipay official website: https://www.alipay.com/
Mobile Alipay official website: https://mobile.alipay.com/index.htm (Chinese)
https://render.alipay.com/p/s/download?form=chinese (English)

This post is originally found here: https://www.globalfromasia.com/alipay-guide/

Shen Wai International School PYP Chinese Ensemble is Established Now

On 6th September, Shen Wai International School successfully held “The Beauty of the Chinese Traditional Instrument” concert in the SWIS Theater.

In order to enrich students’ after school life and to lead them to learn and  appreciate the essence of the Chinese traditional culture, SWIS established its first PYP Chinese Ensemble and received warm response from the parents and students.

SWIS is delighted and honored to invite Shenzhen’s famous Erhu professor Ms. Hongwei Liu to take charge of SWIS Erhu after school activity this year. Ms. Liu gave a presentation on Erhu and showcased her fantastic skills which made a great impression on the audience. SWIS Student Dance Team presented an interdisciplinary performance with Ms. Evelyn Zhang, Conductor of SWIS PYP Chinese Ensemble & Pipa teacher. The performance was a feast for both the eyes and ears.

Parent representatives shared their excitement and gratefulness to the school: “Our sincere thanks go to SWIS for providing the best teaching and learning platform and resources for our children. We would like to encourage more expatriate families to learn to appreciate the beauty of Chinese traditional Music. ” The conductor of MYP Chinese Ensemble—-Ms. Fritha Jameson showed the audience photos of their ensemble performances over the past years and expressed her wish to build a strong connection between the PYP and MYP Chinese Ensemble groups.

The concert ended with the beautiful melody “Chrysanthemum Terrace” jointely performed by Ms. Hongwei Liu and Ms. Evelyn Zhang.  The audience was thrilled with their performance and applauded enthusiastically.

SWIS Board Director Mr. Guoxiang Gong and School Director Ms. Ally Wu attended the concert and sent their congratulations on the establishment of the PYP Chinese Ensemble. They encourage the students to embark on their musical journey with the Ensemble and wish the Ensemble a successful future.

9月6日,“国乐飘香——聆听指尖上的中国”民乐分享音乐会在深外国际部校剧场成功举办。

为了丰富学生业余生活,让孩子们能近距离了解和学习优美的中国文化,在校方领导的倡导,支持下, SWIS第一届小学部民乐团于今年正式成立,得到了来自家长和学生的积极响应。在民乐团成立之初,学校有幸邀请到了中国教育学会音乐教育分会常务理事,深圳特级教师,中外二胡专家—-刘宏伟老师,负责乐团的二胡课后班教学工作。分享会上,刘宏伟老师带领现场观众领略了二胡的魅力,并分享了她从事二胡教学的宝贵经验和教学计划。 
分享会的开场,八名校舞蹈队的成员和SWIS首届小学部民乐团总指挥及琵琶老师张义舒老师一起,开启了一段优美的跨学科教学成果展示—-琵琶与舞蹈的对话。

 

IB教育倡导由学生引导的自主学习。来自不同国家的民族乐器小学员们也主动用双语分享展示了他们的学习心得和成果。

家长们也非常兴奋和骄傲,表示感恩SWIS给孩子们提供了如此宝贵的资源和平台,让孩子们从小有机会去了解和学习中国传统民族乐器。家长代表在现场建议和鼓励在中国生活的外籍学生家庭更多地了解和学习博大精深的中国民族音乐。 中学部民乐团指挥—-Ms. fritha Jameson随后向观众展示了中学部民乐团近年来的演出成果,提出了小学部和中学部民乐团的持续衔接性,鼓励小学部的学生们认真学习民乐。

分享会以二胡和琵琶老师合作的优美旋律《菊花台》结尾,获得了家长和学生一致好评。

国际部理事长龚国祥和校长邬晓莉亲临现场,鼓励孩子们认真学习和发扬中华优秀的传统艺术文化,并祝愿小学部民乐团发展的越来越好!

 About Shen Wai International School  

Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is located in the beautiful scenery of the Shenzhen Bay. SWIS covers a floor area of 24,000 m2 with a construction area of 42,000 m2 and is equipped with extensive first class facilities. It serves children of the expatriate community who work in Shenzhen and children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The school altogether has 54 classrooms with a capacity of hosting 1,080 Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in total. Its refined style of architecture, green and picturesque campus and modern facilities and equipment make the school an attractive place to learn.

SWIS aims to provide distinctive high-quality education to students by employing talented expat teachers and introducing distinctive curriculum, teaching models, and management patterns. Teachers are recruited from diverse backgrounds and form a highly skilled, hardworking team who keep the learning and well-being of their students as the primary focus. Education provided by the school covers pre-kindergarten to middle school. The teaching will be in small classes led by certified expat international school teachers with international teaching experience.

As a CIS and WASC accredited and an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. SWIS follows a high-quality international curriculum and provides essential traditional Chinese language and culture courses as well. By conducting its multi-level and extensive international cooperation and exchange, SWIS aims to introduce leading education philosophy and experience for achieving its objective of cultivating truly global citizens who can bravely step out into the world with an open mind and make a difference.

深圳外国语学校国际部位于风景秀丽的深圳湾畔,占地面积2.4万平方米,总建筑面积4.2万平方米,是一所为在深工作对外籍和港澳台人士子女服务的国际学校。学校最大办学规模为54个班、1080名学生,包括幼儿及小学部和中学部。学校建筑典雅精致,环境优美,设施设备先进。

深圳外国语学校国际部引入国际先进教育理念和管理模式办学,聘请高水平外籍教师任教,严格按照国际学校的办学标准运作,绝大多数任课教师是母语为英语、持有国际知名高等院校颁发的相关教育专业学士或以上学位文凭、持有国际教师资格证书并且具有丰富的国际教学经验的优秀外籍教师。在课程设置上,采用国际先进课程体系,同时开设中国语言文化课程。

深圳外国语学校国际部是深圳首所同时获得CIS和WASC双认证的学校, 学校教学采用IB国际课程,为幼儿四岁至十二年级学生提供优质国际教育。我校已获得IB PYP(小学课程), IB MYP(中学课程),以及IB DP(大学预科课程)认证,是EARCOS和ACAMIS的成员学校。学校的教学以探究式为特点,追求卓越。学校鼓励学生在他们的学习中成为积极的参与者,诚邀家长作为学校大集体的成员共享学校的生活。

Chinese and Pinyin Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963
Past Events of Shen Wai international School:

Start Your Night In Style At The Penthouse

A friend once told me that all you need for the perfect evening is a good view and good company to share it with. Sat in The Penthouse on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen surrounded by friends, I look out over the city and can’t help but wonder if this is what he meant.

If my friend was right and all you need is a good view and good company, then I’m sure he would love The Penthouse, but that’s not all this bar has to offer.

As I exit the elevator and enter The Penthouse, it becomes clear quite quickly that this is no ordinary bar in a hotel.

The first thing you notice is the view, and what a view it is. From the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, visitors at The Penthouse have a stunning night view of the city. Looking out from one side, you can see all across Luohu, and from the other side you can see out over the border into Hong Kong.

The layout and design of the bar opens up naturally, encouraging visitors to enjoy whatever kind of evening they had in mind. The rectangular bar in the middle of the room offers plenty of seating for those who like to mix with the staff and other guests. Walk down from the bar area and you will find it opens into a wider space with larger tables for those coming in with a group. Explore the bar more and you will find cozy corners that are perfect for those on a date.

As I settle into the evening, I get the sense that The Penthouse is focused on doing what it does well. The attention of detail and demand for quality is evident in everything the bar does.

The cocktail menu reads as a who’s who of the best classic and modern concoctions. After I try the Negroni, I would be hard pressed to think of a place off the top of my head that does it better.

Moving on to the spirits selection is like flicking through the greatest hits of Scotch and Japanese whiskey. With around 70 bottles of whiskey it’s plenty and those that they have are the ones worth having. Any bar that has Hibiki 21 Years or Laphroaig 25 Years has a damn good whiskey collection in my book.

When it comes to the music, the playlist has been carefully chosen and the volume has been set just right. It’s like the perfect guest. It keeps the night moving along, but is never too loud or outstays its welcome.

Recently, The Penthouse has been inviting more and more international DJs to perform. The well-balanced mix of pop classics and chill out dance that I hear on the evening I am there creates an atmosphere while guests are still able to relax and talk to one another.

Although The Penthouse is a bar first and foremost, it would be a great disservice not to dedicate some time to describe the dishes that can be ordered from the kitchen. The bar has a teppanyaki station and kitchen that stays open late into the night for whenever you feel peckish.

After trying a Whiskey Sour or two you may feel like ordering the Iberico Belotta Ham. If you are celebrating and have a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin opened, then you might want to add some Irish Oysters draped in Champagne Mignonette and Lemon.

What really impresses about the kitchen at The Penthouse is the creativity in the dishes. The chefs have taken classic items you might expect to find in a bar and reimagined them as something that is fresh and new.

The Tuna Sashimi Tacos combines the best of Japanese and Mexican cuisine, adding the freshest tuna and wasabi mayonnaise to the classic taco shell. The Australian Wagyu Beef and Seared Foie Gras Mini Burgers are quite simply the best sliders I’ve ever had. It is hard going back to regular burgers after you take that first bite and the beef and foie gras melts in your mouth.

They say you should always start as you mean to go on. That could be said to be equally true of a night on the town. In that case, make a statement of intent and start your evening at The Penthouse.

Whether you are showing clients around town and you stop in to share a bottle of single malt or you might just want a place to relax over a glass of red and take in the view. You may be out with friends to celebrate a birthday and you want to start the night somewhere memorable over a couple of bottles of prosecco.

Whatever the occasion, start your night in style at The Penthouse and, if the mood takes you, you may find you end it there too.

Address: 38th Floor, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, 1881 Bao’an Nan Road, Luohu, Shenzhen (中国深圳市罗湖区宝安南路1881, 深圳君悦酒店38)

Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 18:00 – 01:00, Friday – Saturday 18:00 – 02:00

Tel: +86 755 2218 7338

 

Super-Fast Train To Hong Kong Ticket Sales Started on Monday, 10th September

High-Speed Rail Opens on 23/9


Online ticket sales will start at noon on Monday, 10th September. You may also click here to learn more about the High-Speed Rail ticket advance ticketing arrangement.

The 26km High-Speed Rail (Hong Kong Section) runs from West Kowloon and connects Hong Kongfv with the Mainland’s 25,000km national high-speed rail network. Whether it is for business or leisure, you can explore more destinations with the reliable and comfortable High-Speed Rail service.

Speedy: Running at 200km/h in the Hong Kong Section and up to 350km/h in the Mainland Section, High-Speed Rail is the fastest cross-boundary land transport in Hong Kong.

Direct:  Connecting Hong Kong with 44 Mainland stations without interchange.

Reliable: Punctual and less affected by traffic conditions.

Caring: A wide range of station and shopping facilities at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station plus different classes of travel and on-board facilities offer you a hassle-free journey.

Video from CGTN Live: Travel to Hong Kong on a high-speed train 


High Speed Rail connects Hong Kong with 44 destinations in the Mainland without interchange. Advance ticketing is available by phases from selected ticketing channels between 10 and 22 September.


High Speed Rail Timetable and Fare Charts:

Short-haul train timetable


Long-haul train timetable


Implemented Fare Charts in HKD


Advance Ticketing Special Arrangement:

Date Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
08:00 – 19:00
Tele-ticketing
12:00 – 19:00
Online Ticketing
12:00 – 23:00

10/9

Tickets for 23/9 – 2/10

Date Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
08:00 – 19:00
Tele-ticketing
08:00 – 19:00
Online Ticketing
06:00 – 23:00

11 – 22/9

Tickets for 23/9 and dates within 28 days from day of purchase

Tickets for 23/9 and dates within
30 days from day of purchase

11/9

23/9 – 8/10 tickets

23/9 – 10/10 tickets

12/9

23/9 – 9/10 tickets

23/9 – 11/10 tickets

13/9

23/9 – 10/10 tickets

23/9 – 12/10 tickets

14/9

23/9 – 11/10 tickets

23/9 – 13/10 tickets

15/9

23/9 – 12/10 tickets

23/9 – 14/10 tickets

16/9

23/9 – 13/10 tickets

23/9 – 15/10 tickets

17/9

23/9 – 14/10 tickets

23/9 – 16/10 tickets

18/9

23/9 – 15/10 tickets

23/9 – 17/10 tickets

19/9

23/9 – 16/10 tickets

23/9 – 18/10 tickets

20/9

Not available

23/9 – 19/10 tickets

21/9

23/9 – 20/10 tickets

22/9

23/9 – 21/10 tickets

Enter Hong Kong West Kowloon Station via Exit D2 of Austin Station on the West Rail Line during the advance ticketing period

Remarks:

  1. Real-name ticketing applies. Hong Kong residents can use their Home Return Permit to buy tickets.
  2. For purchase at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, the person who purchases the tickets must be one of the travellers. Please bring along the original personal identity document of all travellers.
  3. Each person is entitled to purchase a maximum of 8 tickets in each transaction during the advance ticketing period.
  4. Ticket collection service is available at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station between 17 and 19 September if you wish to collect tickets purchased online or from tele-ticketing before the service commissioning day. Please bring along the original personal identity document of all travellers.
  5. During the advance ticketing period, the latest ticket status will be announced on www.mtr.com.hk/highspeed and High-Speed Rail Mobile App.
  6. Please note that online ticketing supports desktop PC or laptop PC with selected browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox).
  7. Mainland Domestic Tickets (journeys starting and ending at Mainland stations) are also available at the dedicated counters operated by the authorised agent at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station.
  8. The above service hours of ticketing channels are special arrangements during the advance ticketing period. Please visit the website for details of each of the ticketing channels upon service commissioning.

Ticketing Information

Hong Kong Ticketing Channels

Mainland Domestic Tickets are for the journeys starting and ending at Mainland stations. For example, a journey from Hong Kong to Xi’an requires a “Hong Kong –Zhengzhoudong” Cross Boundary Ticket and a “Zhengzhou – Xi’anbei” Mainland Domestic Ticket. Mainland Domestic Ticket is available at ticketing counters operated by China Railway (Hong Kong) Holdings Ltd. at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. Tickets will be issued upon purchase. Ticket alteration and refund services are also available. For alteration, handling fee applies at HKD20 per ticket.

Fares Handling Fee per Ticket
Below RMB200 HKD10
RMB200 to below RMB300 HKD20
RMB300 and above HKD30

Remark: Ticket alteration and refund arrangements of Mainland Domestic Ticket are different from the Cross Boundary Ticket. Please visit www.12306.cn for details.

Passengers travelling on the High Speed Rail shall comply with the requirements under applicable laws and regulations (including Hong Kong laws or Mainland China laws) and the Conditions of Issue of Tickets. Cross-boundary passengers shall comply with the Rules for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Cross-Boundary Passenger Transport, and all notices posted at stations or MTR website. Non-cross-boundary passengers shall comply with the Mainland Regulations for Transportation of Railway Passengers and all relevant rules and regulations, and all notices posted at stations or Mainland China 12306 website (www.12306.cn).

Mainland Ticketing Channels

Mainland Domestic Tickets can be purchased via the following the Mainland ticketing channels. Click here for more information.

  • 12306 website and mobile app
  • Telephone booking
  • Ticketing counters at the train stations
  • Ticket agents
  • Ticket machines at the train stations or designated locations

Passengers travelling on the High Speed Rail shall comply with the requirements under applicable laws and regulations (including Hong Kong laws or Mainland China laws) and the Conditions of Issue of Tickets. Cross-boundary passengers shall comply with the Rules for Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail Cross-Boundary Passenger Transport, and all notices posted at stations or MTR website. Non-cross-boundary passengers shall comply with the Mainland Regulations for Transportation of Railway Passengers and all relevant rules and regulations, and all notices posted at stations or Mainland China 12306 website (www.12306.cn).


About Hong Kong West Kowloon Station

Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is conveniently located next to the West Kowloon Cultural District. Its unique architecture and beautiful landscape make it a new hotspot for visits and photos.

Architectural elements:

  • The giant curtain wall comprises over 4,000 irregular glass panels to maximize daylight and conserve energy.
  • The curved ceiling is made of over 8,000 tonnes of steel which is almost the weight of the Eiffel Tower.
  • The spectacular structure of the station is supported by nine sets of massive columns of different heights. The tallest one rises 45m in height from Level B3 up to the curved ceiling.
  • There are 3 hectares of public space outside the station including the Green Plaza and Sky Corridor. You can enjoy the stunning views of the Victoria Harbour by walking along the Sky Corridor to the rooftop of the station.
  • Creative artworks in the station enrich your journey.

The original article form : https://www.highspeed.mtr.com.hk

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Ride for Hope 3 Launch Ceremony

Teams From 30 Shangri-La Hotels Will “Ride For Hope” To Help Children With Hip Disabilities

A total of 32 riders, recruited by 30 Shangri-La hotels via social media channels, will cover 5,000 kilometres over 15 days as they take part in Ride for Hope 3 and journey through Mainland China and Hong Kong in a charity event to support the needs of children with congenital hip dislocation.  Ride for Hope 3 will simultaneously kick off in three different cities on 20 October 2018 and the routes will cover the cities from Nanchang to Shanghai, Xiamen to Shanghai, and Beihai to Hong Kong.  The Hainan Island route will start on 29 October 2018.   All four teams will reach their respective final destination on 3 November 2018.  Ride for Hope 3 follows from the success of Ride for Hope in 2013 and 2015.

This year, Shangri-La is partnering with Ai You Foundation to help at least 100 orphaned and financially disadvantaged children with developmental dislocation diseases under the “Ai You Morning Star Project”.  The project focuses on helping children with diseases that have favourable prognosis.  Ai You Foundation is a 5A-level foundation registered in China and is engaged in child health care, child welfare and venture philanthropy.

“We are pleased to work with the Ai You Foundation on this “mobile” charity drive. I am also very proud that 30 of our Shangri-La hotels have taken the initiative to come together in a very memorable and meaningful way to support the Foundation’s work. By riding through more than 25 cities in Mainland China and in Hong Kong, and through the various social media channels, we want to raise more public awareness of these special children’s needs,” said Charlie Dang, Shangri-La’s Executive Vice President – Operations, East & South China. “We deeply appreciate the generosity and support of all our colleagues, partners, cyclists, sponsors and participating Shangri-La hotel guests and consumers for this project. Their contribution will help to make a huge difference to the lives of these special needs children.”

Zhenzhen Luo, Assistant Secretary General of Ai You Foundation, said, “We are honoured to partner with Shangri-La. Their support will enable our orphaned and children with degenerative diseases to receive effective treatments to help them lead normal lives. Bike riding is a unique way to raise more awareness and engage consumers to support the Ai You Morning Star Project.  We appreciate the opportunity to explore such an innovative way of improving the lives of vulnerable children and partnering with companies and the public to solve social problems together.”

The Ride for Hope 3 is organised by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  The event is sponsored by Perfect China Group Co., Limited.  As the major sponsor, Perfect China is committed to strengthening their support to sustainability and public health by contributing to meaningful causes.

The Ride for Hope 3 programme aims to recruit 5,000 volunteer cyclists along the four routes. Interested persons wishing to join the ride can register at any of the 30 Shangri-La hotels and pay a participation fee of RMB200 each. The Ride for Hope 3 will also engage consumers via online charity sales. In addition to charity galas, media events will be hosted by participating hotels to raise public awareness.  Part of the entry fees and charity sales revenues collected will go towards Ai You Foundation and benefit children who have enrolled in the Ai You Morning Star Project.

The Three Ride for Hope Routes and Participating Hotels

Route 1: Nanchang to Shanghai

Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang; Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan; Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei; Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing; Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou; Shangri-La Hotel, Changzhou; Traders Fudu Hotel, Changzhou; Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou and Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai.

Route 2: Xiamen to Shanghai

Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen; Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou; Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou; Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu; Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo; Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou; Midtown Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou; Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai and Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen.

Route 3: Beihai to Hong Kong

Shangri-La Hotel, Beihai; Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin; Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou; Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen and Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong.

Route 4: Hainan Island

Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort & Spa, Hainan, Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou

Hotels Participating in Inner City Cycling Routes:

Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu; Shangri-La Hotel, Xian; Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa and Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.

About Ai You Foundation

Ai You Foundation, with its inception in 2004, is initiated, managed and operated by entrepreneurs, it delivers programs nationwide. After over a decade of exploration and development, it is now engaged in three charity areas, including child health care, child welfare and venture philanthropy. Ai You was entitled Outstanding Social Groups in 2015 by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, ranked first on the list of Chinese Charity Foundations, won Charity Organization Award in Responsible Chinese and full score in China Foundation Transparency Index several times.

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels globally in 76 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.

For digitised pictures of the group’s hotels, please go to http://www.shangri-la.com/corporate/press-room/photo-library/.

Place Name:  深圳福田香格里拉大酒店
Place Address:  4088 Yi Tian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳福田区益田路4088号
Place Phone: 0755 8828 4088

The First Day of Merchiston International School, Shenzhen

The First Day of MIS 深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校开门迎新

Monday 27 August 2018, the first day of Merchiston International School. 2018年8月27日,深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校迎来首批预训新生。

 

Head of School Mr Chris Lynn and Educational Consultant Mr Andrew Hunter greeted all students and parents in the school atrium.

校长Mr Chris Lynn 及校监 Mr Andrew Hunter 在学校中庭内向学生及家长表示欢迎。

“Yes, this is an exciting day. We are all gathered here for the very first time, for the first day in the life of this amazing new Merchiston International School. Wherever you go in your future academic lives and your careers, you will be able to look back and remember that you were here for that first day.” Said Mr Chris Lynn, the Head of MIS.

“这是激动人心的一天。我们第一次集聚在这里,见证深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校的启程。无论将来你们的学业和职业生涯将你们带到何方,你们都将记住这一天,在曼彻斯通的第一天。” 深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校校长Mr Chris Lynn说。

Learning at MIS:

在课堂上:

In the library:

在图书馆里:

Students playing and enjoying sports:

在体育活动中:

In the dining hall:

在餐厅里:

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Chinese Name:

深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校 

Place Address:

No. 12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-district, Longhua District, Shenzhen

深圳市龙华区大浪街道石龙仔路12号(大浪时尚小镇)
Place Phone:

+86 400 867 0177

Shen Wai International School (SWIS): The school of choice for IB continuum education

Rae Johnstone 

Established in 2011, Shen Wai International School (SWIS) is one of the fastest growing international schools in Shenzhen.  Next year the students who attended the school in its founding year will be the first graduating class, having completed the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP).

SWIS is purposely built to be an IB continuum school, which means that everything from the staff to the building itself are designed with that goal in mind. Staff are employed from all over the world; what they have in common is that they all have valuable experience teaching the IB program.

For such a young school, SWIS has achieved an incredible amount.  They have world-recognised accreditations from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and to add to this prestigious list they have recently been granted accreditation with the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS). These international achievements are representative of how far the school has come in such a short period of time.

Being the only government invested, non-profit international school in Shenzhen, SWIS accepts students from the expatriate community as well as children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. This leads to an eclectic group of students who come together to build a community in which they can learn and grow together as well as forming life-long friendships.

Shen Wai International School follows the IB mission statement of aiming to ‘develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.’ This is followed through the range of student-led projects at SWIS, particularly throughout the Middle Years and Diploma Programs.

The Middle Years Program has a real-life approach to learning, founded in the cross-curricular units which make up the core of the program. Students are taught to become independent, organised and creative, with a focus on critical thinking and reflective learning. In Grade 8 students work together on a community project, designed to give back to the community they are part of – locally, regionally or globally. Following this students plan, design and carry out a personal project which is also based on the Service learning area of the IB program. This enables students to become more internationally-minded and aware of their role as global citizens.

After School Activities (ASA) play a significant role at SWIS, providing students with the opportunity to take part in activities and projects external to lessons. One example of an ASA project at SWIS is fund-raising and support of QianZhou Primary School. As well as donating money to the school, SWIS students have also taught children at the school, helped to build a new playground and have visited in their own time to help out. This has provided invaluable support to a school which has very few students and even less facilities.

During Grades 11 and 12 students take the IB Diploma Program at SWIS. Here the focus changes, as students now need to prepare for university and the wider world. Students choose topics within six courses: Studies in Language and Literature; Language Acquisition; Sciences; The Arts; Mathematics; Individuals and Societies. For the Diploma Program, assessment of the courses is through external examination as well as teacher assessment. Across and alongside each course, students study the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS); In addition, they have an extended essay to write on a topic of their choosing. TOK provides the glue to make connections between all disciplines and develops students into enquiring and reflective global citizens. CAS provides students with the opportunity for non-academic pursuits, often extending outside of school hours, and can be connected to ASA projects. The extended essay gives students an idea of university-level research and preparation for college assignments.

Learning at SWIS doesn’t just take place on the state-of-the-art campus. Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) is an integral part of the curriculum throughout the PYP, MYP and DP, and includes educational trips to Hong Kong and Cambodia as well as other parts of mainland China. Here the students have the chance to experience other cultures and ways of life, and they can see how they fit into the global community.

Why choose SWIS? Shen Wai International School is purpose-built to be an IB continuum school. It is ideal for expat families new or returning to Shenzhen, as students become incredibly internationally-minded. This is demonstrated through how they see the world and the service projects they come up with both within and beyond school life. Small class sizes, experienced staff and a balanced program of academia, sports and other activities simply add to the attraction of attending SWIS.

If you would like to find out more information about Shen Wai International School (SWIS), simply visit their website www.swis.cn and book a school tour.

Chinese and Pinyin Name: 深圳外国语学校国际部(SWIS)
Place Address: Shen Wai international School, No. 29, Baishi 3rd Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China 518053 中国深圳市南山区白石三道29号, 深圳外国语学校国际部 邮编:518053
Place Phone: 86 (755) 86541981/86541963
Past Events of Shen Wai international School:

Mr. Stephen Antram Appointed as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen

Marco Polo Hotels Group has appointed Mr. Stephen Antram as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen. As a hotel veteran, with more than 39 years’ experience in the industry, Stephen will take over from Acting General Manager Patrick Park.

Stephen possesses a long track record across Europe and Asia with international luxury hotel companies such as InterContinental and Sofitel and joins us from his previous posting as General Manager of Intercontinental Beijing Beichen. Stephen started his career in F&B, but gained his operational experience throughout all divisions. Due to his strong financial background, he is a results driven leader, with a sharp analytical mind.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys sports, such as tennis, swimming and is interested in travel and its various cultures.

His ability to implement creative and strategic plans to improve guest experiences and revenues across all facets of the hotel has been the key to his success. We are looking forward to his exciting new initiatives planned for Marco Polo Shenzhen.”


About Marco Polo Shenzhen


Marco Polo Shenzhen is located in the heart of Futian Central Business District, and is only 15 minutes to the Lowu Railway Station and Shenzhen Bay Port, 20 minutes to Shenzhen North Railway Station and Shenzhen Bao’an Airport, and 10 minutes to Futian/Huanggang Checkpoint. The 391 well-appointed rooms and suites are equipped with broadband Internet access, luxurious bathrooms, and state-of-the-art communications and entertainment facilities. Situated from the 35th to 41st floors of the hotel, The Continental Club provides the most luxurious accommodations for travelers. The hotel has 6 restaurants and bars, including Café Marco, Margarita Bar, Connect (lobby lounge), Carrianna Chinese Restaurant, Nishimura Japanese Restaurant and MCClub. Marco Polo Shenzhen has 31 function rooms, including Marco Polo Ballroom and one auditorium, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people and provide the ideal Shenzhen venue for meetings, seminars, and social events. The hotel’s fully equipped Fitness Center includes a gym, sauna, and outdoor swimming pool, and hotel guests can indulge in relaxing spa treatments at the renowned Pure Spa.

For more information please visit marcopolohotels.com


About Global Hotel Alliance


Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together 35 brands with 550 hotels in 76 countries. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands. GHA’s award-winning loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, provides nearly 10 million members exclusive opportunities to immerse themselves in local culture wherever they travel. For more information, visit gha.com

Place Name:  Marco Polo Shenzhen深圳马哥孛罗好日子酒店
Place Address: 28 Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China 518048 深圳市福田中心区 福华一路28号 邮编: 518048
Place Phone: (0755) 8298-9888

Autumn Wedding Show @The St. Regis Shenzhen

The St. Regis Shenzhen

Autumn wedding show and exquisite wedding package

The St. Regis Shenzhen presented the Autumn wedding show on August 26th. The wedding show is including themed video and presentation of bespoke St. Regis wedding butler service. There was also an elaborate display of wedding menu and desserts. Prizes with buffet coupon, complimentary room night and so on had been blasted out during the show.

For the wedding show weekend, an exclusive package has been offered with limited bookings available.

The package includes:

-Reserve and enjoy reduction of 10% service charge

-Reserve and enjoy RMB 988 package, including a bottle of wine, soft drink for 3 hours and table flowers

-Reserve and enjoy a discount of RMB 826 per table

-Reserve and enjoy additional 6,000 SPG Pro points when consume RMB 200,000, enjoy additional 12,000 SPG Pro points when consume RMB 300,000

Minimum 20 tables (10 pax/table), minimum charges will be applied for weekend and hot wedding dates.

For more information, our wedding telephone line at +86 755 2223 9338.


About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts


Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at nearly 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. The ultra-luxury brand is set to expand its legacy to 50 hotels by 2018. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

Place Address:  No. 5016 Shennan Road East, Luohu District Shenzhen 深圳市罗湖区深南东路 5016 号 深圳
Place Phone:  +86 (755) 830 88888

 

Glory Kickboxers Weigh-In At Mission Hills

Some of the world’s top kickboxers were at Mission Hills Centreville in Shenzhen for the official weigh-in ahead of the GLORY 57 Shenzhen event on Saturday, August 25.

Mission Hills Group has partnered with GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, to bring kickboxing to Shenzhen.  Mission Hills Shenzhen is the tournament’s Official Hotel.

GLORY 57 Shenzhen – part of a five-city ‘Summer of GLORY 2018’ campaign – takes place at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center this Saturday, August 25.

Representatives from Mission Hills Group and GLORY were on hand for today’s weigh-in, including Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills Group, Marshall Zelaznik, CEO of GLORY and Scott Rudmann, Vice Chairman and Co-founder of GLORY.

For more information about Summer of GLORY 2018, the five-city campaign featuring can’t-miss events in New York, Denver, Shenzhen (China), Chicago and Amsterdam, visit glorykickboxing.com/summerofglory2018.

For more information about GLORY, visit glorykickboxing.com.

Photo 1-Mission Hills Group Vice-Chairman Tenniel Chu (centre) at the GLORY57 weigh-in ceremony with kickboxers Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (left) of Thailand and Belgium’s Marat Grigorian at Mission Hills Centreville in Shenzhen

Photo 2-Some of the world’s top kickboxers were at Mission Hills Centreville in Shenzhen for the official weigh-in ahead of the GLORY 57 Shenzhen event on Saturday, August 25.


About Mission Hills Group


Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of Mission Hills resorts in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and on the tropical island of Hainan, is synonymous with leisure, wellness, entertainment and luxury.

Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognized as one of the world’s leading golf brands and a pioneer in China’s hospitality, sports and leisure industry. The world-class integrated leisure and wellness resort destinations have hosted more than 100 international tournaments, dating back to the World Cup of Golf in 1995, the first international golf tournament in China. Mission Hills has also been accredited by the Guinness World Records as the “World’s Largest Golf Club” and the “World’s Largest Mineral Springs and Spa Resort”.

Mission Hills’ properties sprawl over 40 square kilometres. They include 22 championship courses designed by renowned players and architects from five continents, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, international convention centres, state-of-the-art golf academies, a 20-pitch football training base, Asia’s largest basketball school and Asia’s biggest tennis facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters for China’s Tennis, Football and Golf Associations.

The Group’s ‘golf and more’ leisure philosophy has seen its tourism-related business expand into a leisure hub for multi-generational families. Mission Hills Centreville in Shenzhen and Haikou provides integrated shopping, recreational, business, education, entertainment, leisure and cultural experiences, including Bromsgrove School Mission Hills in Shenzhen in collaboration with the historic British boarding school. Mission Hills has also extended its foray into the hospitality industry by partnering with world-renowned hotel brands such as Hard Rock, Renaissance and Ritz-Carlton. These collaborations have seen the opening of Ritz-Carlton’s first golf resort hotel in China and China’s first Hard Rock Hotel in Shenzhen.

Other significant projects include Movie Town in Haikou in partnership with China’s largest film production company, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and award-winning director, Feng Xiaogang and China’s first Wet’n’Wild water park in collaboration with Australia’s leading entertainment group and largest theme park operator, Village Roadshow Limited.

Mission Hills has also announced ground-breaking partnerships with FC Barcelona and the NBA to bring the world’s most famous football club and the world’s largest professional basketball league to its Haikou resort, making Hainan island a leading hub for football and basketball development in China.

For more information and latest updates, visit www.missionhillschina.com or follow Mission Hills China on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Latest Immigration Updates China Mainland & HongKong

CHINA – Upcoming Change to Work Permit Renewal Deadline

The State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA) has announced that, effective 28 February 2018, all work permit renewal applications nationwide will have to be submitted at least 30 working days before the expiry date.

Those who fail to comply with this new deadline will be denied renewal, and will have to apply for a new work permit.

Currently, there is no national rule establishing a deadline for work permit renewal application submissions.

Work Permit Renewal

It is recommended to allow two to three months for the processing of work permit renewal applications, and to allow additional time for the preparation of required documents.

For renewal applications, non-criminal record certificates and proof of work experience are not required. Other requirements are the same as for initial applications.

Action Items

· Work permit holders and their employers are advised to note the expiry date of their work permits and other immigration documents, and to begin the renewal process two to three months before expiry.

HONG KONG – Visitor Status Now Permits Delivery of Speeches and Presentations

Effective immediately, foreign nationals entering Hong Kong as visitors are allowed to attend an event to give speeches and presentations without obtaining a separate employment permit, under certain conditions.

Conditions

· The duration of the event must be no longer than seven days.

· The visitor must not be remunerated for speaking or presenting at the event (other than reimbursement for accommodation, travel, meals and other expenses relating to the event).

· The visitor can only attend one event to deliver speeches or presentations during each permitted period of stay.

Visitor Status

Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong without a visa/entry permit for a period ranging from seven days to 180 days. Other nationals must obtain a visit visa to enter Hong Kong.

Persons in Hong Kong with visitor status may not take any paid or unpaid employment, establish or join any business or become a student.

Apart from the new permission to give speeches as above, visitors may engage in the following business-related activities:

· concluding contracts or submitting tenders;

· examining or supervising the installation/packaging of goods or equipment;

· participating in exhibitions or trade fairs (except selling goods or supplying services direct to the public, or constructing exhibition booths);

· settling compensation or other civil proceedings;

· participating in product orientation; and

· attending short-term seminars or other business meetings.

Action Item

· Companies sending employees to Hong Kong for any business-related activity should always consult an immigration specialist to confirm whether the proposed activity is allowed as a visitor, or whether an employment visa is required.


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Check Out The Buzz Surrounding Bee+

 

As Shenzhen continues to boom with young entrepreneurs and start-ups, Bee+ is opening their second co-working space in Futian. What separates Bee+ from other shared working spaces is its real emphasis on the social side and to creating a genuine sense of the community.

As well as offering working spaces, Bee+ have an impressively stocked café and a draft craft beer range to rival most bars in town. The organizers are very proactive too in hosting events with a wide and eclectic mix of things going on including beer tasting nights, dancing classes, and wine and cheese nights,

The Bee+ approach is certain to attract the young and entrepreneurial types in the city. It’s a very organic way to connect people together who otherwise may never have met.

Bee+ appears to be on the rise with partnerships already secured with global corporation such as Calvin Klein, BNP Paribas, Colgate, and Orange. As it establishes itself in Shenzhen further, that list is sure to grow.

Address: Bee+ Shenzhen, Fortune Building Space, No. 88 Fu Hua San Road, Futian, Shenzhen

Dr Mark’s Suggestions on the Four Pediatric Diseases in Autumn


和美中外儿科专家教您如何应对秋季四种儿童常见疾病


Autumn is the season of higher incidence of many diseases. Babies will easily get sick because of the instability of the temperature.So how to prevent that from happening?

秋季是很多疾病发病率较高的季节,由于早晚的温差增大,气温的不稳定性等原因,宝宝很容易就会生病。爸爸妈妈有没有做好宝宝的秋季疾病预防呢?


1. Influenza  流感


Influenza is a respiratory tract infection caused by influenza virus,mainly spread through droplet,direct touch or contaminated items.You should avoid staying with influenza patients,keep indoor air ventilation disinfection and strengthen body resistance.

流感是流感病毒引起的呼吸道感染,主要是由飞沫、接触、被污染物品传播。预防护理:避免接触流感病人,室内通风消毒,增强抵抗力。


2. Diarrhea  腹泻


Autumn diarrhea happens frequently from September to November ,which is caused by rotavirus,poor immunity or changeable weather.It is advised not to bring babies outdoors often,maintain a high hygiene standard,see a doctor if the child has persistent high fever with pale face.Breastfeeding is advocated and we should regularly disinfecting feeding bottle and tableware to avoid cross infection .

秋季腹泻多发于9月到11月,发病原因多是轮状病毒引起的,宝宝的抵抗能力弱,免疫力差,身体不能适应天气突然转凉。预防护理:减少宝宝外出,注意卫生,患儿持续高烧面色苍白应及时就医。小宝宝提倡母乳喂养,餐具奶瓶要消毒养成良好的卫生习惯,避免孩子之间传染。 


 3. Asthma  哮喘


Asthma is allergic constitution which is sensitive to allergens and it will lead to bronchospasm,hyperaemia of bronchial mucosa,increased bronchial secretion ,cough,short of breath,lots of sputum and so on.You are reminded not to contact the mite droppings,wash your bedding more frequently,and don’t use the carpet or plush toys.Stay away from secondhand smoke and avoid going out during the polluted days.

哮喘是过敏体质对过敏原的敏感引起的支气管痉挛,支气管粘膜充血,支气管分泌物增多,引起的咳嗽、气喘、多痰等表现。预防护理:避免宝宝接触尘螨,房间要勤洗被褥,不要用地毯和摆放毛绒玩具。远离二手烟,避免空气污染的时候带宝宝外出。


4. Pharyngitis  咽炎


The weather becomes dry in Autumn.Babies usually drink less water because of less sweating.The dry throat will cause bacteria which leads to pharyngitis and bronchitis.So drink more water instead of drinks,as drinks contain too much sugar that can not replenish moisture. Meanwhile,maintain the indoor humidity,get a humidifier if necessary.

秋季天气干燥,宝宝出汗减少,于是很多宝宝喝水也就减少了。而咽喉干燥会引发细菌滋生,从而产生咽炎、气管炎。预防护理:家长要多让宝宝饮水,不要让宝宝喝饮料,因为饮料中含有过多的糖分,并不能起到补充水分的作用。同时要注意室内的湿度,如有必要可添加加湿器。


PEDIATRICS TEAM


Dr.Mark
Family Medicine Pediatrics
Physician, speaks English, Hindi, Awadhi, Chinese

Dr. Mark has worked with a government hospital in New Delhias a resident doctor and specializes in Emergency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, he assists in several life-saving procedures, and performs senior medical procedures.

 Prof.Li
Pediatrics, Every Saturday
Chief Physician, speaks English, Japanese, Chinese

Prof. Li has over 40 years of experiences and specializes in pediatric respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous system disease, and especially has critical solutions to neonatal diagnosis. She is quite kind and loves kids a lot.

Dr. Gao
Pediatrics, Every Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday & Friday
Chief Physician,speaks English, Chinese

As the vice chairman of Shenzhen Thalassaemia Association, Dr. Gao has over 30 years of experiences and specializes in hematological diseases, especially leukemia, anemia, thrombopenia, aplastic anemia Etc.

Place Name: Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children’s Hospital深圳和美妇儿科医院
Place Address: Nantou Ancient City, No.12018, Shennan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区深南大道12018号南头古城旁
Place Phone:  English:(0755) 3391 9139 / Japanese/Korean: (0755) 3391 9125/ For emergency: 18025381584 / For cooperation: Cosmo , (0755) 3391 9136

Gretzky to Visit Shenzhen

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian icon and one of the greatest hockey players of all time, will be visiting Shenzhen this September. Reports indicate that “The Great One” will be visiting in his capacity as global ambassador for the Beijing based Kunlun Red Star hockey club

Photo: Yahoo Sports

Photo: Xinhuanet 

Earlier this week we learned that Gretzky has been named global ambassador for the Kunlun Red Star. The Red Star are China’s are the only team in the Eurasian KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) widely considered to be the second strongest hockey league in the world.

The appointment appears to be part of a wider push by the hockey club to raise the profile of the sport in China. There are also plans to open 20-30 Gretzky hockey schools in China over the next several years, eventually training 20,000 young players across the country. Players in Shenzhen can look forward a high level hockey school for youth age 8-17 which is reported to be opened by the end of September.

While Gretzky’s specific itinerary has yet to be made public, it is likely that his visit to Shenzhen is meant to coincide with the opening of the school. The NHL China Games Exhibition matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Boston Bruins will be taking place in Shenzhen on September 15th but is unclear if Gretzky will be involved.  

Tickets for the game are on now on sale, and can be purchased by scanning the QR code below. 

Hockey in the PRD

In preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, there has been a concerted effort by the central government to raise the profile of winter sports among the Chinese people. Chief among them is Canada’s beloved sport of ice hockey.

The idea of ice hockey thriving in the tropical heat of Shenzhen may seem unlikely but there is an enthusiastic hockey community growing quickly in the city. More and more hockey training programs are popping up and more kids are getting involved.

One such Shenzhen based program is DL Hockey. Founded by North Vancouver native Doug Lynch, the organization has witnessed first hand the recent growing interest in hockey. General Manager Ben Stadey explains: 

“Our company has been in Shenzhen since October 2016. We have seen some exciting changes in Shenzhen in this small period of time. The number of children registering to play hockey has grown and we are very proud to be part of the growth of this incredible game.” 

Photo: DL Hockey

DL Hockey recently worked with Calgary Flames Assistant Coach and NHL icon Martin Gélinas to hold a hockey camp in Shenzhen. 

Photo: DL Hockey

As is true with any industry that the Chinese government gets behind, the growth of hockey in China has created new business opportunities. According to market consultancy, Analysis, the total revenue generated from sponsorship, broadcasting and fan spending on winter sports events is expected to reach 160 billion yuan (US$26 billion) by 2025.

“As ice hockey grows in China and the Chinese government continues to make health and wellness a national priority many corporate partners are working with us as part of their government relations and community engagement strategy.” Says DL Hockey founder Doug Lynch “Many businesses looking to grow their visibility in market can tap into local partnerships with programs like DL Hockey that are engaging Chinese families and educating kids on the importance of nutrition, sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership.”

While it is exciting for Canadians to see their beloved game getting some attention in China, it is important to remember that the sport is still very much in its infancy. According to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s 2017 Survey of Players, China has just over 1100 registered players. While IIHF data only counts nationally registered players and may not include those participating in private or recreational programs, the game still has a long way to go. Lynch is committed to playing his part in developing a new generation of Chinese hockey players. 

Photo: DL Hockey

“For us, building a sustainable presence in China is all about working with smart, friendly people, from corporate partners and coaches to parents, local rinks and schools. We’re lucky to have a network like CanCham who can help us spread the word and meet more folks.”

DL Hockey is now a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSmart Sports Inc.  

CanCham PRD address and contact information:

Chinese Name:

广州市加华商务服务有限公司

Place Address:

36 XINMINBAJIE, HAIZHU, GUANGZHOU 广州市海珠区新民八街36号自编4号

Place Phone:

+86 15521441940

New Standards of Work Permit for Foreigners

The calculation standard based on average monthly salary for foreigner to get a work permit will be adjusted to 8262RMB from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019  in Shenzhen. Every city will adjust average monthly salary in July every year.In accordance with the regulation of “Notice of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Public Security on the full implementation of the work permit institution for foreigners coming to China”, foreigner must meet the classification criteria when applying work permit in China. As mentioned in our previous article“Criteria (Category A, B,C) for Foreigners Employed in China”, there are two criteria for category A and category B are based on foreigner’s average monthly salary.As mentioned in our previous article“Criteria (Category A, B, C) for Foreigners Employed in China”, there are two criteria for category A and category B based on foreigner’s average monthly salary.
1.Salary Standard for Category A
Foreign talents whose average monthly salary is 6 times or higher than the local average monthly salary of the previous year.Foreigner’s average monthly salary is 49,572RMB or above can be classified to Category A in Shenzhen.There are some convenience measures for foreigners of Category A to apply work permit.Contact us for details.
2.Salary Standard for Category B
Skilled talents with qualification certificates and with monthly salary is 4 times or higher than the local average monthly salary of the previous year.Average monthly salary is 33,040RMB or above can be classified to Category B in Shenzhen.Can ignore this standard if you have a bachelor degree and more than two years’ relevant work experience.Contact us for working visa solutions without a bachelor degree.
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