2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition Dazzles & Delights

2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition The Shenzhen comedy scene has been going from strength to strength and that was never more apparent than at the ‘2019 Shenzhen International Comedy Competition’ hosted by Take Out Comedy.  Held over 3 days from Friday June 28 until Sunday June 30, this was a battle of the goliaths from […]

H.O.P.E, Help One Person Everyday

Written by: Geoffrey Schofield Giving back to your community is never easy, and this is particularly true when you are living in a foreign country. There has been a noticeable dearth in volunteer programs in Shenzhen, particularly for foreigners. That is why Bruno Schuyten established the H.O.P.E program jointly with the Shenzhen local authorities, which […]

InterNations: The Perfect Shortcut To Settling In & Making Friends In Shenzhen

Moving to a new city can be intimidating; going through the process of making friends, building your work network up, working out how to do day-to-day things. Thankfully, then, there is a shortcut for all called InterNations. InterNations is a community in Shenzhen where expats can network, make new friends, and share advice about living […]

Shekou Management & Service Center for Expats

About Us Opened on June 28th 2017, the Shekou Management & Service Center for Expats (known as Shekou MSCE) was the first of its kind to be set up by the Shenzhen Shekou Sub-District Office. Shekou MSCE is devoted to making expats’ life more convenient by offering a wide range of administrative and consultation services, […]

Review:HIBC – Laws and Policies of Foreign Investment in China

HIBC – Laws and Policies of Foreign Investment in China As China’s economy continues to grow, more and more people are looking towards this industrious country to take advantage of its investment prospects. Entrepreneurs and investors alike are crowding to park their wealth here and get in on the high growth opportunity. Hosting this event […]

Wyndham Grand Kids Puppy Activity

The second season of the Wyndham Grand Kids Activity was a howling success. With a theme of puppy dogs plus scrumptious food, games and competitions, the children who attended had a ‘pawesome’ time! There was even a real live puppy to greet the children as they arrived! Puppy balloons surrounded the outdoor garden of the […]

Take a walk in someone else’s shoes with Shenzhen Stories

Shenzhen Stories is a community of people from all over the world who get together once a month to share their stories. These stories come from all walks of life and are told in a coffee shop snuggled in the Shekou neighborhood of Shenzhen. Shenzhen Stories was founded by two buddies, Trey Hobbs and Siobhan […]

Celebrating An Expat Institution For Women In Shenzhen

For many expats, what makes or breaks a move to a new country is the community they meet there. One cannot underestimate the importance of having a friend to go to the bar for a drink or to grab a coffee during the day. It can make a world of difference if you know some […]

Good News For Startups As WeWork Comes To Shenzhen

Shenzhen’s startup revolution is set to continue to with the announcement that WeWork will unveil a workspace at the start of September. The American company built its success on providing shared workspaces for freelancers and startups and has spread to 283 locations situated across 75 cities around the world. Now, WeWork has targeted China as […]

How To Lose Your Staff in Asia (and Globally)

This article is originally found here: https://www.globalfromasia.com/makingstaffhappy/ Coming to Asia to do business? Hiring staff in Asia? Then today we will teach you how to lose them as soon as possible. How to get them to quit and tell everyone you are a horrible boss. Well, sure you shouldn’t do these things – but we want […]

Startup Mentor & Entrepreneur Daniella Santana

Written by Peter Fenton Startup mentor and entrepreneur, Daniella Santana, first arrived in Shenzhen in 2005. The vibrant Brazilian has high energy, a generous spirit and real insight into the challenges foreigners face operating a business in China. Recently, Peter Fenton, from Evertop Legal Solutions, caught up with Dany between her keynote addresses, master of […]

Local Comedy Stands Up At SZN COMEDY Open Mic Night

I’m at my first stand up comedy open mic night in Shenzhen.  A small, respectable-looking Chinese woman takes to the stage to do a set. I’ll be honest with you. She wasn’t exactly what I had in mind when I imagined the type of people performing. Within a minute, she’s made more dirty jokes than […]

A Different Kind Of Fun From ZIP Improv Group

So I’ve found myself at a dinner party. The host seems like a normal enough sort, but then the guests start arriving. The first seems to be only interested in the neck of the host. Matters only become stranger when the next guest arrives. He seems to have a problem with his backside that attempts […]

ISNS Scholarships: The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The International School of Nanshan, Shenzhen, is an exceptional school. Established in 2002, ISNS has grown from only 118 students to over 800, all of whom graduate and get accepted into top universities around the world. The graduating class of 2018 includes students who have acquired scholarships at such institutes as the University of Ottowa, […]

Staying Motivated in Our International Business Endeavors

This article is originally found here: https://www.globalfromasia.com/businessendeavorsmotivation/ It happens to us all. We hit a breaking point in our business endeavors. As a business owner, many don’t see the downs in the roller coaster ride. And often it is our emotions more than anything else. What do we do when we hit a bit downturn in […]

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. […]