“Sports Connects, the China Sports Forum”

Weibo Sports, Mission Hills, Mailman, ONE Championship and Branded team up to deliver  “Sports Connects, the China Sports Forum”

Event scheduled for 26th – 28th November 2018, at Mission Hills, China

[HONG KONG – 22 March 2018] Weibo (NASDAQ: WB), a leading social media company in China, and Branded, the Hong Kong-based event producer responsible for the highly successful Sports Matters, YouTube FanFest and ‘All That Matters’ conference series, today announced the second installment of Sports Connects, one of the largest events dedicated to China’s burgeoning sports industry.

As one of the partners of the event, Mailman will help to promote and market the event through its extensive China network and invite key speakers, attendees and local media.

Sports Connects” will unite the key players in China’s rapidly growing sports economy alongside the powerbrokers from the international community, providing insight, connections and business opportunities in China’s sports industry.

The first event welcomed over 500 industry leaders from China and across the world to Mission Hills at what was regarded as the best sports conference ever produced in China. Even more are expected to attend the 2018 forum to discuss a number of key themes, including:

  • China in China: The power of the domestic consumer
  • Exporting China: The opportunities for Chinese powerhouses overseas
  • The World Turns to China: The engine behind global sport industry growth

The majority of China’s sports industry’s growth is directly tied to government intervention. The Chinese government plans to build a US$ 813 billion sports industry by 2025. It is estimated that technology, mostly online media platforms, is central to the market’s growth, with 82% of sports fans coming from cities other than Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Zhe Zhang, Senior Director of Hot Topics and Sports at Weibo commented:

“We are very pleased to co-host the Sports Connects sports forum. Weibo has been committed to linking events, clubs and players with hundreds of millions of users through social platforms; Weibo also looks forward to helping China strengthens its links with the global sports industry.”

Sports Connects will once again be hosted at the world’s largest golf facility, Mission Hills in Dongguan, Southern China, a fully-integrated luxury resort spanning 22 square-kilometers and 12 golf courses in the heart of China’s “Greater Bay Area”. The founder of Mission Hills Group, the late Dr. David Chu, was a pioneer in the development of China’s sports industry and widely regarded as the ‘father of golf’ in China. He also played a major role in Beijing’s successful bid for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of Mission Hills is delighted to be hosting the second chapter of this highly-anticipated event:

“Since the last China Sports Forum at Mission Hills, we have continued our significant investment into the development of sports and tourism in China, including the announcement of ground-breaking partnerships with FC Barcelona and the NBA. Being the home of Sports Connects is very much part of our mission to bring China to the world and the world to China. We look forward to welcoming the world back to Mission Hills China in November.”

Victor Cui, CEO International of Presenting Sponsors ONE Championship said:

“We are excited to be a partner of this industry leading conference and share our experiences as Asia’s largest global sports media property. It’s a fantastic gathering of experts and it’s going to be a must-attend event for sports business people.”

Jasper Donat, CEO of Branded commented:

“Branded specialises in connecting communities. Bringing the Sports Matters fraternity back to China is a crucial step in our mission to build the foundation for a sustainable Asian sports industry.  With so many of the world’s largest sporting events heading to Asia over the coming years, 2018 is a big year in global sport and China is in the driving seat.”

Andrew Collins, Founder & CEO, Mailman said:

“2017 was a year of consolidation for China’s sports industry; it was less about headlines as it was about building real business models for China’s sports media industry. In 2018, we expect to see more organisations, leagues, clubs and players coming out to China, and Sports Connects presents the perfect opportunity to bring the industry together.”

[Review]Lamaze International World Open Tour @Shenzhen

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On March 11st,The Lamaze International World Open Tour Shenzhen Station was successfully concluded in Intercontinental OCT. It is the first time that Dr. Jeannette. T. Crenshaw, the former president of Lamaze International come to Shenzhen to share the healthy birth practices with more than 250 families through the courtesy of Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children’s Hospital. Meanwhile, HarMoniCare was accredited as the first training base for Lamaze International in Shenzhen, which will greatly further improve the technique of natural birth in south China.

3月11日,国际拉玛泽世界巡回公开课·深圳站在华侨城洲际大酒店圣玛利亚宴会厅顺利落幕。在深圳和美妇儿科医院的隆重邀请下, 国际拉玛泽理事会前主席、美国哺乳协会现任会长珍妮特•克伦肖(Jeannette. T. Crenshaw)女士首度为鹏城孕妈们带来一场世界级的快乐分娩之旅,现场超过有250组家庭参加。同时,深圳首家国际拉玛泽分娩技术认证培训基地正式落户和美,将进一步提升华南地区自然分娩的技术。

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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

Kidz With Heart Mini-Olympics

The Kidz With Heart event presented by Captivating International and Shenzhen Charity Federation was a resounding success. Celebrating its 10th year, Captivating International has grown from strength to strength, developing charity projects around the world. This successful organisation was started in 2008 as a Hong Kong Charity with partnership links to Australia and the US. From there, founders Andrew and Julie Colquhoun, took the idea of helping impoverished children from remote villages in China, and over the years this charity work has extended to include seven different provinces throughout China as well as Kenya and Nepal.

The first of two annual events, the 7th annual Kidz With Heart event held at Shekou International School’s Jingshan Villa campus on Saturday 17th March, had more than 175 children from 29 countries taking part in a fantastic day of sports. A range of different events comprised the mini Olympics for children aged from 5 to 11 years old, with each child taking part in seven activities. Basketball shoot, soccer shoot, long jump, bean-bag toss, 3-legged race, a limbo competition and archery were a few of the exciting events on offer. Children and adults alike cheered on the participants and everyone competing received a T-shirt, a medal and a goodie bag for their efforts, as well as a great sense of achievement. The winners of each event also had the chance to display their country’s flag on the winner’s podium while being presented with their gold, silver and bronze medals at the end of the event.

In addition to the brilliantly organised events, delicious food was also on offer. Trafalgar from Shui Wei, Futian, provided hot dogs, burgers, kebabs and fries; Artisan Pizza provided – yes, you guessed it – pizza and Maximo provided creamy gelato, all at reasonable prices. You had to be an early bird to sample the ice cream though as it sold out before 11.30am! What was even better is that each of these sponsors donated 60% of their sales from the event to Kidz with Heart, and considering the roaring trade they did this should be a substantial contribution to a really worthy cause. Next time, which will be at SWIS on 24th March, Trafalgar and Artisan Pizza will be back with more savoury delicacies, along with ice cream from Alexander’s. Make sure you bring an empty stomach and a full wallet to sample one of everything and contribute further to Kidz With Heart.

To accompany the great food, the first Kidz With Heart event this year was sponsored by a plethora of other companies, including Raffles Medical who also hosted a first aid station at the event. The silver sponsors were AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection and KidKraft; while Five-Star Sports, GPA Global, QSI, JEC British Early Learning Centre, NVD New Vision Display and First Code Academy were all Bronze sponsors. Of course, none of this would be possible without a location, kindly provided by Shekou International School with China Merchants Shekou Holdings and Jingshan Management Group. The next event will be sponsored at gold level by WIK Development and Manufacturing Service, making it WIK Kidz With Heart, and will be sponsored at silver level by ISNS and AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection. Bronze sponsors will be GPA Global, NVD New Vision Display, Five-Star Sports and JEC British Early Learning Centre.

The second-to-none organisational skills of the volunteers organised by Gary Ellis from Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) at this first event ensured that everything ran swimmingly. Special thanks to Tom Simpson and Jenny Wu from SCIE who were MCs for the day. The next event will have volunteers from Shen Wai International School (SWIS), International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) and The Academy, with Tim Mitchell and Chu Qi starring in the role of MC.

We haven’t got the final figures yet, but Kidz With Heart is hoping to raise around 350,000RMB over both weekends this year. All funds raised go to a range of charity projects run by Captivating International, with a focus on helping impoverished children in China reach out for a better tomorrow. These projects are the Healthy Village Program which provides health information, medical checks and basic healthcare supplies to remote villages; Greenhouses for impoverished families; Vocational High School Scholarships which sponsor girls to finish high school; My First Job Program, sponsoring girls who never had a chance to go to school to become a chef or home services worker; and Pig Project where two breeding pigs are given to a single-parent family or families with physical disabilities in remote villages.

This is such an important cause that it’s worth popping along just to eat pizza or a burger and cheer on the children competing – even if you don’t have children yourself! And if you missed it on 17th March don’t worry, the next one is 8am-1pm Saturday 24th March at Shen Wai International School, Shekou. Registration has closed for this event but make sure you put it in your diary for next year – kids only!

Blockchain Tourist in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s financial center status along with its location next to the crypto currency weary mainland makes it a popular area for those interested in blockchain and digital currencies. Influentials in the crypto ecosystem often stop by. If you are in the crypto space it is an ideal destination to fly to and make some connections especially if you can spend some extra time touring Shenzhen.

Genesis Block

A dedicated over the counter electronic currency exchange trading floor. Use cash to convert to many crypto currencies. There are also many ATMs outside.

Bitcoin ATMs

Hong Kong is dotted with bitcoin ATMs as well as ATMs for converting physical fiat currency into other digital currencies such as buy cash and Etherium and Bitcash. ATM fees are not always transparent and some ATMs are 24 hours and some are not so research closely before you go.

Blockchain meet ups

Blockchain events in Hong Kong happen all the time and you will find them on meetups or eventbrite.

Blockchain Conferences

Attend Blockchain conferences such as Token2049. The first instance of this conference sold out very quickly. It is a sure thing that more Blockchain conferences will be organized here.

Podcasts to Prepare yourself

Lots going on with Blockchain in the ASIA region and here are some podcast interviews to get you started.
 Jason Goldberg on Simple Token 
 Jehan Chu on Hong Kong and Crypto Currencies
 Max Ward OpenPort Logistics 

Bug fixed for redirects on ShenzhenParty.com under /news

Sometime last week we were trying to redirect www.shenzhenparty.com/news to this site “NowShenzhen.com” as we are now using this site for all daily Shenzhen related news. We made an error in doing this redirect and accidently redirect all pages whose URL started with “/news”. This mean articles like http://www.shenzhenparty.com/news/shenzhen/560973-top-11-hotel-pools-shenzhen were resulting in 404 pages. This problem is now fixed and you can read about hotel pools. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.


[Haikou, Hainan Province, China – 16 March 2018] In the mid-1930s, a celebrated German aviator called Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen flew over China with his Leica camera, recording stunning landscapes, natural features and historical monuments. For more than 80 years his photos have remained undiscovered and unseen – until now.

On April 7, Mission Hills Group, owners and operators of the world’s largest golf and leisure facility, will launch the ”China Flug” (meaning China Flight) photography exhibition at the luxury Mission Hills Haikou resort on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan.  

On display will be several precious and historical photos which have remained unseen to the world for many years, amazingly found at Castell’s family home. These photographs record incredible images of old China through the power of aerial photography.

Visitors will experience a special exhibition encapsulating the past and blazing a new trail towards a brighter future in photography. They will witness a side to China not seen before as China’s beauty and diversity are displayed for all to see.

Castell has become a legend, not just because of his aerial photography but also because of the precious images he captured. With his Leica camera he was able to capture China through a tumultuous time. He flew over cities, countryside, rolling hills, ports and residential areas including riverbeds and farmlands which were previously undocumented. He was able to encapsulate the spirit of the time with great style and panache and will be remembered as an amazing pioneer both as an aviator and a photographer.

The “China Flug” exhibition will run from April 7 for 45 days at Mission Hills Centreville in Haikou.  Entry will be free, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hainan’s status as a province.

Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, photographer of the “China Flug” exhibition

Bilder bearbeitet durch Wolfram Reuter, Langenzenn

“We are honoured to team up with Mission Hills – like Leica, a family-owned business and a pioneer in its field – to bring these significant photos of China to the Chinese public,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leica Camera AG, Dr Andreas Kaufmann, owner of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.
“China Flug is an example of how Leica captured the past one hundred years of human history. It is also a showcase of the long friendship built between Germany and China,” added Karin Kaufmann, Art Director of Leica Gallery International and Chairwoman of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.

“Mission Hills Haikou, the most visited tourist attraction in Hainan, is delighted to partner with Leica, with more than 100 years of history, to create yet another first for China and for the world,” added Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of Mission Hills. “As China’s international tourism island, it is befitting that Hainan should be the location to unveil these remarkable aerial photos of China that have remained a secret for so long. It is our gift to the province and its people to celebrate Hainan’s 30th anniversary!” 

Sun Ying, director of the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission commented: “Visitors to Hainan continue to grow year on year and the province received more than 67.45 million tourists in 2017, up 12.2 per cent year-on-year, contributing 81 billion yuan in revenue. Mission Hills has been at the forefront of tourism in Haikou for close to a decade and the China Flug exhibition will be another hugely popular attraction for visitors to Hainan.”

 Aerial photo of Shanghai on The Bund, taken by a Leica camera 80 years ago

Romance by the Sea at Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen

Savor time together while every detail is tended to in this Shenzhen resort. A romantic getaway is the perfect way to rediscover one another. Escape the hustle and bustle, enjoy a picturesque beach sea view and bright sunshine between you two.

Romantic package includes 1-night accommodation in Deluxe Ocean View Room with breakfast for 2, sweet afternoon tea, one bottle of sparkling wine and one box of chocolate, romantic bath amenities (bath salt & rose petals), late checkout till 4pm subject to availability.

Deluxe Ocean View Room

All guest rooms each feature a large balcony with sea view, where you can sit around, drink tea, free your mind, as well as enjoy spectacular sunrise, sunset and aquamarine sea landscape.

Lobby Lounge Afternoon Tea for Two

Enjoy a delightful moment, take a sip of tea, while savoring an assortment of delicious treats. Choose one set from ladies afternoon tea and aircraft carrier afternoon tea.

Pool and Beach Fun

Swim in the 3700sqm outdoor pool or indoor heated pool. Then walk along

the beach with blue sky and bright sunshine overhead.

Romantic Bath Amenities

Unwind after an exhilarating day in the spacious, marble-floored bathroom. Premium bath amenities with rose petals, sparkling wine and one box of chocolate, plush bathrobes and slippers add to the soothing scene. When it comes time to turn in, sink into the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience.

Energetic Buffet Breakfast

Happiness is waking up every morning with you, sunshine and breakfast.

Late Checkout till 4pm Subject to Availability.

During leisure time, explore the vibrant Dameisha. Hit the pavement and discover designer bargains at Dameisha Outlet Shopping Village. Meanwhile, guests of all ages delight in the sea creatures and shows at Xiaomeisha Sea World.

For more information and reservation, please call 0755-88886688 or visit www.sheraton.com/dameisha.

Sheraton Dameisha Resort

Nestled on the breathtaking Dameisha seashore of Eastern Shenzhen, Sheraton Dameisha Resort is surrounded by Wutong Mountain with picturesque view of the South China. Fusing nature and the beauty of the mountains, the resort is embraced by flourishing subtropical plant and a huge lake-like outdoor swimming pool of around 3,700 square meters. The harmony between the architecture and the surrounding nature defines expressive design aesthetics. All 370 guest rooms each feature a large balcony with sea view, where you can sit around, drink tea, free your mind, as well as enjoy spectacular sunrise, sunset and aquamarine sea landscape. The two-kilometer golden beach, where you can step straightly from the base floor, paints a warm and romantic vision outside the city.

Place Name: Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen 深圳大梅沙京基喜来登度假酒店
Place Address: 9 Yankui Road, Dameisha, Yantian, Shenzhen 深圳盐田区大梅沙盐葵路(大梅沙段)9号
Place Phone:  +86 755 8888 6688

Hilton Shenzhen Futian Lan Ting Dim Sum Newly Release

SHENZHEN, China – March 16, 2018 – Starting from March 24, traditional style Dim Sum will be newly released in Floor 23 Lan Ting in Hilton Shenzhen Futian. You can enjoy Dim Sum a la cart from 11:30 to 14:00 during weekdays and all you can eat from 9:30 to 14:00 every weekends and public holidays with RMB168 per person.

Lanting Specialty and Steamed Dim Sum is not only the classical flavor with Chef’s delicate handmade craft, it also released some creative food, include Fresh Abalone and Shrimp Dumpling, Deep-fried Glutinous Dumpling with Shrimps and kinds of Sichuan style snacks. Steamed Crab Meat – Pork Bun in Pumpkin Broth or Steamed Beef Tripe with Bean Paste will treat your appetite greatly. Snack-sized portions of pan-fried, deep-fried, and steamed food served in bamboo steamers, the weekend morning will be a pleasing start. Golden Snack is the yummy ending with selected tea.


Order now from Hotel Official Wechat Shop, enjoy hotel special offer with RMB98 person and RMB128 per person. Scan QR code below. Treat your morning with Dim Sum moment via : 8435 6555.

Place Name: 兰亭中餐厅 Hilton Shenzhen Futian Lan Ting
Place Address: 23F, Hilton Shenzhen Futian, Tower B, Great China International Finance Centre, Shenzhen
深圳市福田区深南大道1003号大中华国际金融中心B座, 大中华希尔顿酒店23楼
Place Phone: 0755-8435 6555.

The First Hyatt Regency Hotel in the asia-pacific Region is located in Shenzhen Airport


深圳机场凯悦酒店位于深圳宝安国际机场西侧,室内通道步行往返机场航站楼仅需5分钟, 30分钟内即可轻松直达深圳市区。1小时商务圈可辐射至香港,澳门,惠州、东莞等深圳周边城市,地理位置十分优越。

Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport is located on the west side of the terminal hall at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, offering exciting runway views. It’s just a 5-minute stroll from the arrival/departure counters via an indoor pathway. Shenzhen’s city center is easily reached in 30 minutes, and Hong Kong, Macau, Huizhou and Dongguan are only one hour’s drive away.


•335 comfortable contemporary guestrooms, including 36 elegant suites
•Spacious rooms range from 40 to 245 sq m (431 to 2,640 sq ft)
•The 11th-floor Regency Club overlooks the airport runway offering exclusive guest privileges and private meeting rooms

All Accommodations Offer


• Floor-to-ceiling windows with sound-insulation for a peaceful stay
• 55-inch LCD TV with international satellite channels
• Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and broadband internet
• Separate bathtub and rain shower
• Work desk with power connections and internet access
• In-room safe
• Complimentary coffee and tea-making facilities



• 24-hour in-room dining
• 24-hour concierge service
• Wireless internet access throughout the hotel
• Business services
• Laundry / dry cleaning
• Transportation arrangements
• Multilingual hotel staff
• Currency exchange


• Luxurious Flo Spa with six private treatment suites for relaxation and pampering
• 24-hour Gym offering the latest Matrix® cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights for an energizing workout
• 25-meter (82 sq ft) temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool with advanced purification system
• Steam, sauna and whirlpool


The Lounge

Savor a light meal and refreshment before or after a flight in the stylish Lobby Lounge, or gather with friends or colleagues for afternoon tea or cocktails. The relaxing lounge also offers the convenience of full Business Centre services, including wireless Internet, printing and meeting rooms.

Market Café

Located on the 2nd floor, the vibrant Market Café features three uniquely designed Houses: The Asian Da Pai Dong (street food); The Italian Grill and The Deli & Bakery. Feast on gourmet creations from Asia and beyond prepared a la minute at live chef kitchens during breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus an international all-day a la carte menu.


Showcasing the finest local Cantonese cuisine plus Northern Chinese and Sichuan specialties, accompanied by fine wines, spirits and teas. Ten sumptuous private dining rooms with butler service are tailored for business banquets and elegant social dining.

The Bar

Relax with well-crafted drinks and snacks at this cozy 3rd-floor pub. Socialize with colleagues, friends and the jet-set or watch the latest news and sports, while keeping up-to-date on real-time flight and airport information via interactive screens.



• Elegant 984 sq m (10,665 sq ft) pillar-free Ballroom on the 2nd floor accommodates up to 1,000 guests
• Luxurious bridal suite is located adjacent to the ballroom
• Six multifunctional meeting rooms host between 15 and 200 guests
• 4,600 sq m (49,514 sq ft) outdoor banquet area
• Complimentary Wireless Internet, latest audiovisual equipment and a highly experienced service team


The only international five-star hotel within Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport lies just 500 meters from the Terminal Hall. The city center is 30 minutes by car or Metro Line 11 (station directly beneath the terminal). Shenzhen Bay Port, Huanggang Port and Luohu Port are between 30-40 minutes’ drive away and Shenzhen High-Speed North Railway Station is approximately 40 minutes from the hotel.



Shenzhen Happy Valley
Window of the World at East Overseas Chinese Town
Safari Park
Dapeng Peninsula Geopark
Dafen Oil Painting Village
Lantau Peak
China UK Street



Coastal City
COCO Park
Central Walk
Wongtee Plaza
Yitian Holiday Plaza
The Mixc

Place Name: Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Airport 深圳机场凯悦酒店
Phone Number: +86 755 2345 1236
Place Address: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport , Baoan District, Shenzhen 深圳宝安国际机场西侧
Website: https://shenzhenairport.regency.hyatt.com