Shenzhen Weekly Round Up May 8, 2023: End of the Canton Fair, Holiday Spending, Covid Pontification, & More

Now Shenzhen   |   May 8, 2023

Dear Shenzhen-er,

Happy Monday, or should I say Wednesday? It's hard to keep these things straight when you're work week starts on a Saturday. Speaking of the Labor Day holiday - here's a short feel-good-about-the-economy piece on spending that occurred over the past week. The Canton fair came to a close this past Friday with record footfall and here are some thoughts from local experts on the state of the pandemic in China. Finally, in local news subsidies have been announced for startups based in HK and Macao.

Mind the weather this week and keep an umbrella handy - we're well into flood season now. I'll be heading over to Guangzhou to attend Global Friendships Eco-Swap event this weekend and I'd recommend it to any and all interested parties. As a reward for being a consumer of our content, you can enjoy the same discount as GF members ;-).

For those of you that want to stay in town DJ Drehmer is hosting his "The Waves" event on Friday and as always Takeout Comedy is offering some laughs down in Shekou. For all that and more have a look at our events page.

Don't let the clouds and the sogginess get you down this week!

-David & The NowShenzhen Team

P.S. - Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas to Share? - please directly get in touch with me personally on wechat: david-d-ho.

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