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Shenzhen International Garden and Flower Expo Park  Run down Relic or Hidden Charm?

Shenzhen Garden and Expo Park or Yuanboyuan (深圳国际园林花卉博览园) is an old park in the Futian district that a lot of readers may not have heard of before.  Now this may not be as large or clean as Lianhuashan Park, or have the views provided by Bijiashan Park or even be as green as Central Park, […]

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Taste By Hyatt Chefs At Grand Hyatt Shenzhen

Take the opportunity to embark on an exciting Chinese culinary journey with Grand Hyatt Shenzhen in cooperation with Park Hyatt Hangzhou, Grand Hyatt Shenyang and Grand Hyatt Dalian. The ‘Taste by Hyatt Chefs’ campaign will take place at these four Hyatt hotels and includes the participation of six experienced, professional Chinese chefs from different areas […]

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Slaying the Dragon’s Back Hike in Hong Kong

The Dragon’s Back (Traditional Chinese: 龍脊) is a ridge in southeastern Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, between Wan Cham Shan and Shek O Peak. It lies within the Shek O Country Park. In 2004 the Dragon’s Back Trail was selected by TIME Asia as the best urban hiking trail.  Dragons back is possibly the most well-known and well-travelled […]

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How to calculate Personal Income Tax (PIT) in China- Part 2

Last week we analised how to calculate in a quick and simple way the amount of tax you have to pay in China. Don’t worry if you missed it! Read more about How to calculate Personal Income Tax (PIT) in China- Part 1 This week we would like to explain why the after-tax income decreases over time.This is because the PIT […]

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Work Permit & Residence Permit Renewal

It is important to be aware of the expiration date of your foreign work permit (FWP) and residence visa/permit (RP). It is highly advised to have it renewed 1-2 months prior to the expiration date. How do you renew your FWP & RP? Here below are the essential steps & procedures: Applying for Foreigner Work […]

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Quality and Convenience for Families Abroad

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Fresh Bread Delivered To Your Home

Bakery Thomas is open again for takeaway and deliveries as of Tuesday. Dine in is suspended until further notice. Our shops are open every day from 8AM to 10PM and delivery is available through Meituan and Weixin. Please do not hesitate to contact us per phone 0755-88272412 and per wechat 18028778745 should you have any […]

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H.O.P.E. International Volunteers Offer Free Online Activities

The situation with respect to the COVID-19 is not yet over, so we must continue supporting the government’s regulations. AS we’re staying at home in support of the nation’s ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), many of us may feel bored, dreadful or even depressed. Despite the current circumstances, some people have decided to […]

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A Heart For China Donation Support

In the past days we gathered 18790.66 rmb, so almost 19000 rmb. We already bought supplies for more than 14000 rmb for Wendi Hospital, Suizhou Central Hospital, Hubei Province and we hope we can buy more with donations done for Hubei and a hospital in Shenzhen. Please support! 在过去的这些天,“爱在中国”已收到来自社会爱心人士捐赠的“ 18790.66 元”,将近19000.00元善款。我们已经购买了一些物资捐给湖北省随州市中心医院文帝院区、 随州中心医院,支出超过 14000 元。 我们希望能有更多的善款,给我们湖北、深圳的医院更多的支持! […]

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SZ confirms 9 more NCP cases

Shenzhen confirmed another 9 novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) cases on Feb. 13, adding the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 400, according to the latest figures released by the Health Commission of Shenzhen Municipality today. Of the confirmed cases, 192 are male and 208 are female. In terms of district distribution, 86 […]

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Sam’s Club – Prepared to Meet the Challenge

In the face of the current epidemic situation, Sam’s Club prioritizes the health and safety of its Members and Associates. Sam’s Club launched a full scope contingency plan to ensure a safe shopping environment, a steady supply of products, and stabilized prices. Prepared to Meet the Challenge  Strengthened disinfection, sanitation and epidemic prevention is implemented […]

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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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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 parks 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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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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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

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 of forest lies a HK […]

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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 me […]

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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 […]