General Tax Benefits for a Hong Kong company

General Tax Benefits for a Hong Kong company

This article is originally found here: https://www.globalfromasia.com/hkcompanytaxbenefits/

While I have been talking tons about all the business benefits of doing business in Hong Kong for your Asia business. Again and again people want to know about taxes!

Yes, corporate taxes – such a fun and juicy topic to discuss.

Today, grab a strong cup of coffee and let’s dig into some of the tax benefits of using a Hong Kong business. This post today will be a general overview for all kinds of business owners, from Americans to Nigerians, and Amazon Sellers to Language Coaches.

Don’t Worry, You Can Still Sell on Amazon USA Markets 

Some of you may worry, if I move my company to Hong Kong from USA, Europe, or Australia, can I still tap into the gigantic American consumer market?

No problem! Using Amazon with the Payoneer option, you can have your sales proceeds sent direct to your Hong Kong bank account! When you configure your Amazon Seller Central, make sure that you put down Hong Kong and opt in for the Payoneer payout option.

Boom, now you’re all set with this, move on to the next step.

Corporate Tax is 16.5% Flat, To Start

So right off the bat the corporate tax is lower than most first world countries around the world. We’re talking 16.5% taxes.

This is for companies who have customers in Hong Kong, an office here in HK, or leveraging other services here such as a warehouse or doing business deals.

If you’re not doing any of that, then you can file for the offshore elect.

Can File for 0% Offshore Elect 

So we’ve talked about this offshore in the past. If you want to build up your case to the IRD (Hong Kong’s tax department is the Internal Revenue Department) you can prove to them you’re doing business completely offshore and get out of the already low 16.5% tax rate.

This will be a longer process though, and be ready to get scrutinized by the tax department at least a little bit. If you want to read about the details, we have a full guide here and if you just want to skip and pay us to handle your offshore filing, our sales offer is here.

Still Operate in USD

You can still operate in USD. If you’re main market is USA or most clients are paying you in US dollars, you can still keep the proceeds and inward remittances in dollars without needing to convert.

You can operate in USD if you like. You may have some fees in local Hong Kong dollars, and if you get a Hong Kong credit card most likely that you will pay in HKD.

Heck, you can operate in Euros if you like. And when working with us, we can accommodate the currency of your preference too!

For Americans, You Can Defer Your Personal Taxes 

 

Americans, yes, we’re a special breed. There are 2 main types of Americans as far as taxes goes – those who live in USA most of the time, and those who are living abroad most of the time. I’m not a USA tax expert but as an American, I know you need to be “living outside of USA”. This is outside of the border 330 days out of the 365 days. Or I can be a resident elsewhere. I’m currently a resident in Mainland China, but I’m also outside of the USA more than 330 days in a year too.

If you qualify for that, then you don’t need to pay taxes on your salary for about 100,000 USD.

But that still is for a USA company or a company “offshore” from USA, such as Hong Kong.

So what’s the reasoning behind HK then? Well, having money in a foreign corporation, a US person could defer paying the taxes until they take the profits out. So if you draw the salary or the dividends out, you’ll pay your personal taxes (unless you have the exemptions for being outside of USA for the 330 days a year). You can also live off your personal savings and not draw any money from the business. You can re-invest that cash back into buying inventory from Chinese suppliers so you can grow your Amazon business, for example.

Then later, when you are ready, you can cash out of the business and take out a ton of profits. This will be when you need to deal with the taxes on it. Make sense? But please, speak to an established American tax attorney and don’t take my free guide post here as professional tax advice on your specific situation, it’s a complex one!

Use Hong Kong and Travel The World 

Another one for me at least, is the HK banks don’t think its weird that I am logging in from another country. They don’t think its weird that I have money coming to my bank account from Finland. Because it’s such a small territory, they know almost all the business owners need to do business with other countries.

Contrast that with larger countries, and the banks may think it is weird that you are doing business with other countries. Or traveling. They may flag your credit card or ATM card. But in Hong Kong, they know you’ll be traveling around and buying and selling in all kinds of currencies.

A place that is open to international business and doesn’t flag you as strange for doing business around the world. Wow, beautiful if you ask me!

Legitimate Reason To Set Up in Hong Kong 

You may wonder if there are other places in the world to set up shop – sure! All countries have different pros and cons for setting up there.

Doing business with China? For example buying from factories for your Amazon business or other e-commerce related activities? Then it is 100% legitimate to explain to the “world” that you need a Hong Kong company. But if you’re setting up a BVI or other offshore island company, it’s pretty clear there is 1 reason, and 1 reason only you are going there – that is tax evasion.

I’m not sure who is proud putting “I avoid paying taxes and use a BVI company” on the contact page or about us page of their corporate websites. Most of these people are hiding in the shadows afraid to tell anyone their business exists.

You can be proud to say you have a legitimate business in Hong Kong, and at the same time enjoy great tax savings!

Leverage the Power of Hong Kong, Taxes + Global 

Sure, today we talked about the tax benefits. It’s my least favorite reason to tell someone to establish their business in Hong Kong or anywhere. Those reasons may change, maybe another country will be better one day. Or laws may change.

I like to say Hong Kong is a great place because its international. So close to Mainland China, yet a great legal system and English language in all the government agencies. And they will be with you for all your international business needs.

But ya, they’re already great for taxes, and maybe that is all you care about!

I’d love to work with you on your Hong Kong company setup. Already have a HK company? You can also transfer over your company upkeep with us – please consider talking to us and we’d love to see if we can cooperate!

Cheers! 

Crowne Plaza Shenzhen Longgang City Centre as the Official Hotel of Shenzhen Open 2018

Shenzhen Open 2018 starts on December 30, 2017, with Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova, Jelena Ostapenko and Chinese player Wang Qiang starting the season. Crowne Plaza Shenzhen Longgang City Centre, which has been the official hotel for six consecutive years since 2013, will welcome the world-class event with thorough preparation. By bringing the “One Step Ahead” Crowne Plaza services, the hotel provides accommodation and catering service for players during the tournament. Before the event, Katerina Siniakova and Chinese player Han Xinyun attended a traditional Chinese Sweet Dumpling making class at the hotel Portofino restaurant, and had a wonderful time together with the hotel staff. As the Chinese Spring Festival approaching, Mr. Jit Kiang Tan, the hotel General Manager presented clay figurine gifts and wished them every success at the Shenzhen Open.

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2018 深圳公开赛于20171230日在深圳市龙岗区体育中心拉开帷幕,WTA世界排名第一的西蒙娜·哈勒普、人气女王、五项大满贯单打头衔获得者玛利亚·莎拉波娃、2017年法网单打冠军叶莲娜·奥斯塔彭科以及世界前五十中最年轻的中国选手王蔷等四位顶尖球员将齐聚鹏城领衔开战,龙岗星光熠熠。自2013年第一届深圳公开赛以来,深圳龙岗珠江皇冠假日酒店连续六年为深圳公开赛提供赛事接待及餐饮服务。秉承着用心服务,先行一步的服务理念为球员们提供舒适的住宿环境,营养美味的饮食,保障球员具备良好的比赛状态。近日,本届WTA著名捷克球员斯尼亚科娃和中国选手韩馨蕴与酒店大厨互动学习中国传统的汤圆制作,他们表示非常开心能够有机会亲自体验纯正中国文化,并表示非常中国文化。中国新年将近,酒店总经理陈日江先生代表酒店送给两位球员极具中国传统的泥塑作为礼物,祝愿他们深圳公开赛一切顺利。

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Place Address: 9009 Longxiang Avenue, Longgang City Centre, Longgang District, Shenzhen 深圳市龙岗区龙岗中心城龙翔大道9009号
Place Phone: + 86 755 3318 1888

El Toro Comes Charging Into Houhai With Authentic Spanish Cuisine

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These days, Shenzhen has so many different restaurants offering all kinds of cuisine from all over the world. You can find almost anything you desire from the more popular Italian and French restaurants to the up and coming styles from the Middle East and also South America.

One cuisine that has been conspicuous by its absence in Shenzhen, however, is Spanish food. For all the Italian pastas and Indian curries you can try, the city has been criminally short of places offering pinchos or paella. That is all about to change with the arrival of El Toro in Houhai.

Opening in the bustling hub of Houhai, El Toro is situated just beneath Coastal City. The restaurant façade stands out from the other shops with its silhouette of a stampeding bull.

Inside, the tables are decked out with dinner mats made from the red and yellow of the national flag of Spain. The bar is reminiscent of some cantina in a small town in the countryside, with a couple of plates of omelet tortilla left out to be washed down with beer from one of the three taps of draft.

Above the bar are a row of photos showcasing El Toro’s signature dishes, while the Rojigualda flags on the table double as menus. They reveal an extensive list of authentic Spanish dishes that hail from all over the country from the greenery of Galicia, through the heart of Catalonia, to the sleepy seaside towns of Valencia.

Salim, one of the restaurant’s owners, is on hand to introduce the menu. Raised in Madrid, but with family from Barcelona, there were always arguments when El Clasico was being played. Yet it also meant that Salim grew up enjoying food from both the Castile and Catalonia regions, which later saw him develop a passion for the cuisines from all over the Iberian Peninsula.

Working alongside Salim is his chef, Alejandro. With Basque roots, Alejandro arrives at El Toro having spent years working as a chef in Spanish restaurants across the world. Time spent in restaurant kitchens across Central America was followed by two years at a restaurant in Tokyo, before Salim brought him to Shenzhen to help him realize his vision.

A selection of dishes are ordered based on the recommendations from Salim, and while Alejandro prepares the meal, a jug of homemade Sangria is brought to the table and shared. The punch drink, made of wine, mixed fruits, sprite, and no small amount of vodka, is enjoyed all over the Iberian Peninsula whether it is day or night. This pitcher, prepared by Salim personally, goes down deceptively easily.

As another round of Sangria is poured, the dishes begun to arrive. The first to be presented is the Mix Salad and Garlic Shrimp. Garlic Shrimp is a favorite of the Andalusia region and is authentically and lovingly recreated here, while the Mix Salad consists of tuna resting on a bed of the freshest tomato and crispest lettuce.

Next served is the Omelet Tortilla, a true staple of Spanish cuisine. The famous Tortilla Espanola is served cold just like it would be found if you walked into any local cantina back in Spain.

Not long after, Salim returns from the kitchen with one of El Toro’s signature dishes and what would be described by many as the national dish of Spain. It is of course, the rice dish of paella. The Chicken & Rabbit Paella is served, but there are five varieties in total to try on the menu from including the Spicy Shellfish, the Black Rice with Squid, Chicken, Pork & Shellfish, and the iconic Valencian Fiduea.

After much food and conversation, the plates are cleared away and stories are shared about time spent in Barcelona over another cup of Sangria. Just when it seems not possible to eat anymore, three delectable looking desserts are brought out and quite miraculously everyone has rediscovered their appetite. The Catalan Cream is perfectly sweet, and although the Bread Pudding and the Tarta Santiago prove popular too, there is no beating the crème brulee from Catalonia.

El Toro is the Spanish restaurant that Shenzhen has long been crying out for. With an owner from Madrid and a chef from the Basque country serving up dishes from Galicia to Catalonia, you are unlikely to find a more authentic Spanish dining experience in the city.

Average Spend per Head: 80RMB

Address: Room 122-123 East Block, Coast Building, 3rd Haide Avenue, Nanshan (深圳市南山区海德三道海岸大厦东座一楼122—123)
Tel:
 +86 13302312550

Say Hello To The Newest Members of The Terrace’s Live Music Family

There are few better feelings than walking into a bar when the band is in the middle of their set. The guitarist screeching out a solo and the frontman singing like it’s his last time. The crowd up on their feet and dancing along.

It’s the same feeling you get when you watch the band at The Terrace. It’s a group of musicians that are very much a family, and this month the family just welcomed three exciting new members. Shenzhen Party went along one night to say hello to singers Monica Cuenco and Kris Astor, and drummer Mark Jasper.

That night, the first musician to take the stage is drummer, Mark Jasper.  He’s arrived early to check the instruments and to talk with the technicians. It’s clear he’s the kind of meticulous musician who wants everything in its right place.

Considering his background, his attention to detail is no surprise. He later explains. “I started out as a drummer in the Philippines back in 2004. I’ve recorded and played for recording artists like Zelle, Gloc-9, Ney, Jay-R, and international artists like Taylor Dayne.”

Taylor Dayne was a pop superstar from the eighties with classics such as Tell It To My Heart, while rapper Gloc-9 and R&B artist Jay-R are award winning, platinum certified stars in the Philippines.

The set begins without their new female singers, but the band here are a versatile family of musicians. They ease into the evening with a funk laden cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You. Guitarist, Douglas, then turns singer for a cover of Cake By The Ocean, and although there may not be any cake on hand, the crowd are already having a great time at Seaworld. The band throws in some crowd favorites from Bruno Mars’ covers to a raucous rendition of  Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The one constant through all the wild improvisations and guitar solos is Jasper on drums. Like all the great drummers, he keeps them all in line and ties it altogether. Just like his idol, Vinnie Colaiuta, the legendary session drummer who worked across heavy metal, jazz, and country, with artists such as Frank Zappa, Sting, and Joni Mitchell.

Yet Jasper still wants to grow more as a musician. It was one of the reasons that brought him to The Terrace. “When I saw some videos of their bands performing here, I knew that I would learn and grow a lot as a musician from being under the supervision of the musical director, Leon.”

They say good things come to those who wait, and half way through the first set Monica and Kris are brought up and welcomed to the family. Kris bursts into a belter of a rendition of Sia’s Cheap Thrills, and Monica swoons on backing vocals.

As Kris struts around the stage with a wide smile and singing, “Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight”, you better believe she means it. As she says later, “I am more into R&B and soul, but when it comes to party then it’s all about rock! Expect that I will be giving my best every night!”

It’s an attitude that she’s carried with her ever since she started out as a singer. “I joined singing competitions as a training ground. That brought me to become a finalist of Pinoy Pop Superstar, a singing competition on GMA 7. They signed me as an artist and I became a part of a concert TV show every Sunday. I sang with famous singers like Jaya, Ogie, Alcasid, Janno, and Kyla.”

The highlight of her career was the chance to perform with her hero. “My proudest moment was singing on stage with my idol, Ms. Regine Velasquez. She has been my inspiration since I was kid. So performing with her is like a dream come true for me.”

Regine Velasquez would no doubt approve if she could see Kris now as she gets the crowd bouncing along to her electrifying cover of  Nena’s 99 Luftballoons.

Next, it’s Monica’s time to step up, but the singer is no stranger to the spotlight. She may still be young, but she has already grabbed headlines and won competitions across Asia.

In 2011, she was a runner up on Star Power, the search for the next female pop star, on Philippines channel ABS CBN. From there she landed a role as Dorina Pineda in a theater adaptation of the show Bituing Walang Ningning and starred in the South Korean reality program K-Pop Star. Her performances have seen her win Best New Female Artist award at the ALIW awards in 2016 and Best Pop Recording and Best Song Arrangement at this year’s AWIT awards.

Monica lists Beyonce as one of her idols, and when she moves across the stage during a cover of Starving with all eyes in the bar on her, it’s impossible to deny she does not have the same gravitational pull as the former Destiny Child’s singer. When she sings the chorus, “I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you”, the crowd sing along in agreement.

Her biggest role model comes from her home of the Philippines. “The artist that influenced me a lot is Lea Salonga, a theatre actress. She’s really good when it comes to vocal techniques.”

The band finishes their set, but come back for a second later. They play some classic hard rock along with modern EDM and everything in between, leaving the band and the crowd breathless at the end. As the band hug and leave the stage to a cheering crowd, it’s clear to see that Monica, Kris and Jasper are already part of the family at The Terrace.

Contact Info:

Address: Seaworld Square, Shekou (Above Starbucks) / 深圳市南山区蛇口海上世界广场(星巴克二楼)

Tel: (0755) 2682-9105

Find Your Taste With Les 5 Chef’s Miznon Gourmet Street Food

In the time since Les 5 Chef’s opened its doors in Shekou, the fine dining restaurant has built up a reputation for its high quality cuisine at reasonable prices. So when they announced the opening of their new restaurant called Les 5 Chef’s Miznon, naturally it caught the curiosity of many a food lover in the city. Shenzhen Party went to check out the latest culinary endeavor.

At first glance, Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is probably not what most people would have been expecting from the people behind the original Les 5 Chef’s. The interior consists of exposed foundations with bright graffiti and blackboards of food specials. From the Hong Kong style open style bar, hip music plays onto the streets where there are the neighboring hole in the wall restaurants and stores.

One of the restaurant’s partners is Harry, who spent 35 years opening restaurants, hotels and cruise liners before embarking on Les 5 Chef’s. For him, Les 5 Chef’s Miznon has a very clear and distinct concept. “Les 5 Chef’s is international fine dining. Here, at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon, we make gourmet street food. It’s Middle East style. We serve roasted vegetables, chicken, stuffed pita. Its high quality ingredients, high quality taste, for a reasonable price.”

The idea for Miznon came about when Harry kept receiving requests from customers at Les 5 Chef’s. “We have a lot of Israeli customers and they came to me many times, ‘Harry, we love your food, but can you do our food.’ I was many times before in Israel and I know how to make their food so I said, ‘Yes, but we will make a completely different concept to the 5 Chef’s.”

“It took time to find the flavor. Israeli taste is very specific so we adapt the food so that everybody likes it. For example, for the Chinese taste, we will give a little bit of spiciness inside, so the customer can order it spicy if they want to have spicy or not.”

In fact, it is from the restaurant’s Israeli origins that the restaurant takes its name Miznon, which means ‘Canteen’ in Hebrew. Although to refer to Miznon simply as a canteen would be to do a disservice to its extensive and exciting food menu.

Customers can choose from twenty four different pitas including meat, seafood, and vegetable fillings. The Roasted Chicken is one of the stand-out items on the menu, which goes well with any of the ten roasted vegetables dishes. That is all without mentioning any of the soups, salads or noodle dishes.

Harry is asked to pick out some of the most popular dishes. “For me, it is the Lamb Chili Onion Pita. We use only the Lamb Tenderloin so it is very soft. The next one is the Falafel Pita, because we have lots of options for vegan people and vegetarians coming here. There is also the Roasted Cauliflower. First it is cooked, then roasted. We use only Greek or Australian olive oil to roast it. It is one of the best sellers.”

While picking the roasted tomatoes straight from the vine and as you try the roasted cauliflower and ask yourself if cauliflower has always tasted this good, one thing starts to become clear; Les 5  Chef’s Miznon uses only the finest, freshest and healthiest ingredients. “Our beef is coming from Australia. Our vegetables we pick up every two days from a farm four hours from here by driving. The hummus, every day we make fresh three times. We peel the chickpeas. It’s a lot of work, but it’s much smoother this way.”

Another element of the concept at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is the complimentary sauce station, which customers are encouraged to take advantage of. “We have here 8 sauces. We have for European tastes and Chinese tastes. We give the recommendations, but I really have to say that they find their own taste,” explained Harry.

Yet to say Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is somewhere only to come to enjoy a meal would be only part of the story. It’s as much a place to meet friends to chat over some drinks. The restaurant boasts draft craft beer all the way from Ingolstadt, in the heart of Bavaria. Herrnbrau is available in four different beers and cannot be found anywhere else in China, let alone Shenzhen. At RMB20 for 300ml, it’s most likely the best value you will find around too.

The spirits menu is equally generously priced and well stocked. When you can get yourself a rum or gin for RMB25, it’s no wonder then that many customers end up staying at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon long after they have finished their meal. As Harry says, “What we do is we close when the last customer has left. So sometimes we are open till three or four o’clock.”

Place Name: Les 5 Chef’s Miznon

Place Address: N0.143 Shekou old street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen深圳南山蛇口老街143号

Place Phone: +86 135 2889 0561

See below for more information on Les 5 Chef’s Fondue Festival, which runs from 21st December 2017 to 21st January 2018. There are also some fantastic  lunch specials and drinks offers available at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon.

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[Winner Announcement] 2017/18 Shenzhen New Year’s Midi Festival

ShenzhenParty.com is very proud to hold a contest for [Ticket Giveaway] 2017/18 Shenzhen New Year’s Midi Festival ticket giveaway. We are pleased to announce that the winner of the contest is as below. Congratulations!!

Winners:

Zaxen

 

Eniotna 

Cindy Choquet 

Congratulations to the winners above!! :) Also thanks to everyone who attended the contest. We look forward to seeing you all at our next contest in the future. Be prepared, you just might be the next winner!!

Giving you one more reason to buy some of the finest Italian wine as chosen by SteSoph

 

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This fabulous Castellano wine from the Colli Ripani winery in Central Italy is truly one of the most sought after items in our collection and comes highly recommended.

Promoted by SteSoph’s Italian platform, located in Shenzhen, you are not only buying one of the finest wines from the Colli Ripani winery, but you are also taking part in a worthy cause to support the Marche region recover after the 2016 earthquake, via the crowd funding project on the Suning platform.

Visit the website at https://zc.suning.com/project/detail.htm?projectId=18138

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This is truly one of those rare opportunities to take advantage of an unbelievable offer on the Suning platform, where a whole host of fantastic packages are available including the finest wine from the Colli Ripani winery.

Some amazing offers are up for grabs including an once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly to Italy and visit the beautiful Marche region where the Castellano wine originates from.

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The breathtaking view from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani.

After the earthquake that shook Central Italy in 2016, it became part of Stesoph’s mission to support one of their partner and help restore the Marche region, where the winery is located, which was badly damaged by the tragic events.

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The Colli Ripani Winery before and after the devastating earthquake.

As the areas rebuilds after the disaster, it is a unique opportunity for true wine lovers to enjoy some of the finest wines at very reasonable prices. While enjoying the Castellano wine, customers can also be in the knowledge that when they buy, they are helping one of the great winemaking regions of Central Italy.

The Castellano wine is the perfect union between the Montepulciano and the Sangiovese grapes, which are lovingly handpicked from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani. Next follows the long and careful process of macerating the grapes with skins for twenty to twenty five days, the soft pressing, the storage of the barrels, before the all important filtering. The wine spends eighteen months in the big barrel, followed by six months in the smaller barrique, and finally a minimum of six months in the bottle, which allows it to become the most extraordinary of wines and stand apart from its competitors.

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Gymnast Yuri Chechi (‘The Lord of the Rings’), Olympic Gold Medallist and 5 time World Champion, is a supporter of the Colli Ripani winery.

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner so take advantage of this amazing opportunity on the Suning platform to purchase some fantastic packages, which include the multi-award winning Castellano wine.

To become involved in this project, go to https://zc.suning.com/project/detail.htm?projectId=18138 or simply scan the QR code.

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Besides the Suning platform, you may also purchase wine through Stesoph’s public WeChat account by scanning the QR code or directly in Stesoph office as usual.

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For more information, please contact Richard at 13823289472, Steven (Stesoph) at 15989878786, or if you prefer, you can contact Shenzhen Party directly.

It is our pleasure to share this rare opportunity to enjoy some of the finest wines from Italy.

Joint Commission International (JCI) Review

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 Joint Commission International (JCI) has reviewed the Triennial Hospital Survey Report of 6-10 November 2017 for Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children’s Hospital. Congratulations to the management team, leaders and staff for achieving this recognition of the commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis.Œ¢–≈Õº∆¨_20171214094022.jpgHundreds of health care organizations have achieved the Gold Seal of Approval as JCI-accredited entities. From academic medical centers and hospitals to primary care providers, JCI has partnered with these organizations to support their quest for excellence.The core value of JCI accrediation is the “Six Safety Goals of International Patients”. The following is a list of all standards for this function: Identify Patients Correctly ,Improve Effective Communication ,Improve the Safety of High-Alert Medications , Ensure Safe Surgery , Reduce the Risk of Health Care-Associated Infection , Reduce the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting From Falls ,which covers 308 criteria and 1272 elements of measurement in total .

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Meet The Man Bringing Hard Rock To Shenzhen

This year marked the start of an exciting new chapter in Shenzhen with the opening of the first ever Hard Rock Hotel in Mainland China. The Hard Rock brand is one of the most recognizable in the world and its arrival is a landmark moment for the city.

Glenn Peat is the General Manager at the hotel and comes to Hard Rock with over 20 years of experience with Hyatt International and Shangri-La across New Zealand, Australia, India and China. He spoke to Shenzhen Party about what makes a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel unique, their plans for live music in Shenzhen, and his own love of music, including rocking out to Guns’N’Roses in Delhi with 30,000 other fans.

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What excited you about the opportunity to work with a Hard Rock Hotel?

I have always been looking for the right brand for me and my style and my personality. I feel Hard Rock is the perfect fit for me as I am a music lover and we are all about the music, not just rock, but all genres. In addition, it’s great to finally be able to express my personality and deliver it through the customer service we are able to provide.

Do you feel a sense of responsibility or excitement to be the first Hard Rock Hotel in Mainland China?

Absolutely, we are the flagship for the brand in China and it is a great opportunity to establish our hotel brand in this fantastic country. It is an exciting time and our property is very well supported by Hard Rock International and Mission Hills, who are helping to ensure we are successful in all aspects and create a positive first impression of our brand within China.

How does the Hard Rock Hotel distinguish itself from the other luxury hotels in Shenzhen? What can guests experience at the Hard Rock Hotel that they would not find elsewhere?

We do this in many ways. Memorabilia is one of our key areas. It is a key differentiator along with our live music activations. Live music and supporting both international and local artists is another key aspect for us. We have established for 46 years now a great rapport with artists globally including China where we have access to them and their networks and assist in growing them internationally.

Our Sound of Your Stay Program is very unique as each guest has the opportunity to have one of four music elements in their room free of charge. Picks – a Fender electric guitar with amplifier and headphones to play to your heart’s content. Plus our interactive TV has guitar lessons to learn from free of charge as well. Wax – we have retro style Crosley vinyl record players available for guest use in their room. Tracks – our music playlist system that can be delivered to your room for the guest to choose their own music selection and play through our sound bar and subwoofer, which is in each guest room. Mix – we have a DJ system which again the guests can play with in their room. Again all of these four elements are free of charge to the guest and they can book through the front desk.

We also differentiate ourselves through embracing the local culture to a different level to others. Enhancing the local music brand is key and as I said earlier supporting local artists. Their memorabilia is displayed throughout our hotel and also added to our global collection. We also allow our staff to express their local personalities. We encourage individuality and instill this attitude into the team so we can serve our guests better. Staff can express who they are through how they interact and their appearance, which makes them more comfortable and able to deliver amplified service.

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Hard Rock Hotel has a strong and proud tradition of live music. How does the hotel hope to work with local musicians and grow the local music scene? Can we expect to see Hard Rock Hotel bring in acts from overseas?

We are already operating locally with Hip Hop Allstars (Ten top Chinese Hip Hop artists) staying with us and we are supporting them through enhancing their own individual brands. In addition, we worked with Project Ace a local Guangzhou 9 piece Jazz Hip Hop band, who stayed and played with us and are one of the hottest groups in China right now. It is important to both Hard Rock International and Hard Rock Shenzhen that we support local music talent and this is a specific initiative to ensure we are locally strong and globally aware.

In relation to international artists, in 2018 we will have a full schedule and with many Hard Rock Live events planned including Battle of the Bands and Summer Vibes. We are unique in the sense that we have more than 30,000 live music activations globally each year. Now Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen is part of this and we will be launching Hard Rock Live events in 2018.

How can we expect the Hard Rock Hotel to grow and develop in the near future?

The hotel will naturally grow and develop in business levels through increased exposure and awareness. We are already seeing this current trend. We will have many live music activations in 2018, supporting local and international artists. Hard Rock International will be increasing its presence in China as well with continued support for our hotel from corporate office and also opening a number of Cafes in China in 2018. In addition to this, Hard Rock will open Hard Rock Hotel Haikou in 2019, followed by Hard Rock Hotel Dalian in 2020. These strategic openings in the café and hotel business entities will continue to strengthen our brand in China and also result in increased growth and development for Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen.

Do you have a much of an affinity with live music yourself?

I am a huge music fan. The first concert I attended was U2 and the last concert I attended was Guns n Roses in Delhi, India. The Hard Rock brand supports all music genres from Indie and Hip Hop to R&B and Rock. Whatever your preference is we have something for everyone. That is what differentiates us from the rest as well. Everyone has some connection to music and we are able to satisfy this and create unique memorable moments with our guests through music. This is why I am so proud to work with this brand.

Who are your favorite musicians? Do you have a favorite memory of live music?

My favorites range from Pitbull and Flo Rida to Guns n Roses and Imagine Dragons. Plus I enjoy pop, rock, punk, EDM and Hip Hop. My favorite album is easily Throwing Copper by Live, with my favorite song from that album being Lightning Crashes. My favorite live music performance was watching Axel Rose and Guns n Roses rock out in Delhi infront of 30,000 fans.

The Hard Rock Hotel is located at No.9 Mission Hills Road, Guanlan, Shenzhen. For more information, head to www.hardrockhotels.com/shenzhen. To make a reservation, please call 0755 33952888.

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

Shenzhen Dragons Rugby Club MMVIII

ABOUT US: 

Welcome to the Shenzhen Dragons Rugby Club – the finest rugby & social club in South China!

Formed in 2008, the Shenzhen Dragons have been a mainstay of the Pearl River Delta rugby circuit and beyond ever since. The club has both a men’s and women’s team who play in full contact matches throughout the year, including regular and spirited derbies with our local rival, the Guangzhou Rams. The club also travels to tournaments in other areas, including Macau and Hong Kong. This friendly, lively, yet competitive bunch welcomes all comers, regardless of age, ability or experience.

Club Structure

Our club is grassroots level, in that all the club’s support services and logistics are provided by club members. The club has a standing committee that is formed of and voted for by the club’s members at the start of each season.

The support we have seen from local sponsors, volunteers, private donors, and the dedicated work of club members who help to elevate and develop the club in their free time has truly been phenomenal, and it has allowed our club to become a mainstay of the Chinese rugby community.

Social Club

Outside of our dedication to the game of rugby, the Dragons also have a social club which hosts events around the city on a regular basis. These events range from adult-only nights at a local watering hole, to family-fun events like the Craft Beer Fest which offers not only beer, but live music, food, and games for the family. Rugby is a culture as well as a sport, and we do our best to foster the social aspect of that with both playing and non-playing members alike.

Mission

As southern China’s premier rugby club, we aim to create an atmosphere that fosters open-mindedness, fitness, understanding, fun, respect and dedication. Our doors are open to all regardless of age, gender, experience, fitness levels, religious or sexual orientation; and we hope to see anyone and everyone who is interested down at the pitch with us!

TRAINING INFORMATION

The Shenzhen Dragons men’s and women’s teams train together twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 20:30 to 22:30. We mix up our training sessions by working on various rugby aspects ranging from general fitness conditioning to full contact training. All training sessions are 50RMB and FREE for first timers to the club.

Thursday night sessions are also followed up by after-training drinks at MASH Gastropub. MASH kindly provide a FREE first beer for all training participants and presents the club a great environment in which to relax and socialize after a tough training session.

If you are interested or curious in rugby, feel free to come and join us. To find out more about training sessions, please feel free to contact a member of the club by clicking ‘contact us.’ 

                                    

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