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Cool Street map of Shenzhen

A program that turns any city street map into a black and white street map. It makes a map of shenzhen look like a work of art. Check out the program on GitHub. It works for any city in the world.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Shenzhen

Bionic Brew Chinese New Year Specials Chinese New Year is coming up, and a whole year of hard work deserves some good time off to spend with friends and family. So we’ve got a holiday special that you can’t say no to: From now and until Jan. 23rd, come in to our taproom so you […]

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New Movies in Shenzhen Cinemas In February

Interested to see the new movie releases that open in Shenzhen Cinema’s in February? Then read on.

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New ISNS MYP Full-Ride Scholarships for Gr.9 & 10

ISNS is proud to introduce a new scholarship opportunity for current and prospective students entering Grade 9 or 10 for the 2020/2021 school year. ISNS is offering up to eight full-ride MYP Scholarships. The eight scholarships on offer extend over the course of one year with the opportunity for renewal.  The introduction of the MYP Scholarships is a reinforcement of our […]

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Why is Ming separated from his family?

Article provided by Jingsh Law Firm Shenzhen Office Ming is a Chinese American. He was born in America and came to Beijing at the age of 11 as a result of his father finding a job in China. Growing up like a Chinese kid, Ming is very familiar with Chinese culture and sees himself as more […]

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Help a Family – QSI International School of Shenzhen

Preeti Maheshwari is a school teacher at QSI International School of Shenzhen. She was suffering from a cold and respiratory problem since one week.  Since the 11th of January, she has been admitted to the emergency ward of Shekou Hospital after the doctors diagnosed her for severe pneumonia and type1 respiratory failure. Health Bureau, Public […]

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Shenzhen Talent Park

Shenzhen has no shortage of parks, in fact many of them have been written about by myself for this very account, but as with all things in life, not all are equal.  Shenzhen Talent Park is one of the better ones in the city, a high accolade in what is a ‘city of parks.’  Nestled […]

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Colourful Lantern Exhibition

  The Shenzhen Lantern Festival is an annual festival running from December to February each year, through winter and into Chinese New Year, ending on lantern day.  Although there is no longer a practical need for Chinese lanterns, they are still made, used, and enjoyed by the Chinese people during festivals. The streets both in […]

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Watch how traditional Chinese crafts are made

Liziqi has a mesmerizing YouTube channel that takes you back to nature. She finds traditional crafts and cooking methods showing from beginning to end the process to make them. There is very little explanation so it is almost meditative to view her working. Watch how bamboo furniture is made from beginning to end including chopping […]

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Spring Festival Flower Fair to open

Shenzhen Spring Festival Flower Fair will be held between Jan. 18 and Jan. 24 at the pedestrian street outside One Palace, the largest commercial facility in Futian District, the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported. The open hours for the fair are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the first six days and will be […]

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How To Get IIT Declaration Certificate Online?

Shenzhen Tax Bureau launched the function of issuing bilingual Chinese and English version Individual Income Tax payment list on natural person tax service platform. One-click issuance without leaving home!  Let’s see how to get now! How to print tax declaration certificate after Jan 2019 1. Login in Shenzhen Tax Bureau’ s service platform:https://its.shenzhen.chinatax.gov.cn/,use your registered account and password or scan QR code by […]

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Giovanni’s Surprises and Delights

Giovanni’s is a non-descript little Italian restaurant tucked away on a Shekou backstreet, however don’t let looks deceive you, this food is for real.  Davis the owner and chef has 12 years’ experience as a chef in 5-star hotel kitchens in China, and trained under some top-quality Italian chefs.  Now on his own, he decided […]

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[TAX] Annual Bonus Tax Calculation for Expats

With the implements of the new Chinese Individual Income Tax Law and relevant regulations from January 1, 2019, there are some changes for tax calculation for expats either on salaries or annual bonuses. Recently many companies will pay annual bonuses to employees, but some use the wrong formula or don’t know how to calculate. Today we will discuss […]

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Three Dongguan Events to Attend This January

Here we go again! Dongguan, our neighboring city, has more to offer than you think. Although January is a very quiet month anywhere in China, here are a few things you can venture out for, brought to you by our friends at HERE! Dongguan (find them on WeChat at HEREParty). HERE! CNY POTLUCK @ B […]

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Waterfall Hike in Hong Kong

Waterfall hike in Hong Kong When one thinks of Hong Kong things such as skyscrapers, shopping or hiking might come to mind. But waterfalls will more than likely be the first thing you think of, however some of the waterfalls here are simply awesome and worth adding to your travel itineraries.  In a secluded area […]

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Monkeying Around In Hong Kong

  Hong Kong is a city full of surprises. I’ve written many articles about things to do in Hong Kong, from challenging hikes, waterfalls, swimming, historic heritage and even Ten Thousand Golden Buddhas. Just when I thought I had seen and done it all, Hong Kong, this magical majestic city once again enchanted and delighted […]

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Welcome to KidsFest

About KidsFest Welcome to KidsFest 2020! The family’s favourite Festival is back with 9 fantastic shows!  Check out old favourites such as Stick Man and The Snail and the Whale and look out for The Gruffalo and Tabby McTat who will be with us for two weeks this year!  There are also some extremely exciting […]

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An Artistic Day Out in Dafen

  Shenzhen has several art communities and creative spaces, but the most popular and well known one is undoubtedly Dafen Oil Painting Village in Longgang District. In a bustling city like Shenzhen it can sometimes be hard to know where to go during a day off, especially if you don’t fancy a hike or park […]

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New Year Celebrations in Shenzhen

Celebratory New Year Feasts At The Langham, Shenzhen The clock ticks to the final seconds of the year and the night is filled with hope, warmth, reunion, laughter, wishes, presents, and feasts. With 2020 around the corner, gather at The Langham, Shenzhen with families and friends, to savour a special holiday feast and discover the […]

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Spatial Bodies: Hong Kong & Shenzhen

The project, ‘Spatial Bodies: Hong Kong & Shenzhen’ was designed by the artists Stefan Larssso & AUJIK. It’s displaying at the Shenzhen contemporary art and urban planning museum  (MOCAPE) as part of the bi-city biennale of urbanism/architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen from now to March 8, 2020.