Mid-Autumn Festival Party Brings More Than Mooncakes to the Celebration

For thousands of years, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated around the time of the autumn equinox in China because it is the time when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. This year it happened on September 24th. The festival is one of the three major annual traditional holidays in China, the others … More Mid-Autumn Festival Party Brings More Than Mooncakes to the Celebration

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Restaurant Review: Dian Dou De 点都得

点都德 (Dian Dou De) is one of Guangdong’s most famous restaurants and has several branches in Shenzhen. Specializing in traditional yum cha (or dim sum) delicacies, the restaurants motto translates to “preserving the old Guangzhou yum cha culture”.  点都德 serves mouth-watering small dishes in an atmosphere that transports you back to ancient Canton. It is … More Restaurant Review: Dian Dou De 点都得

After Typhoon Mangkhut: Shenzhen’s Biggest Storm Hits Its Strongest Campus

On Sunday, September 16 Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest storm in PKU Shenzhen’s history, hit the campus. Sustained winds reached well over 200 km/h, and storm surges on the coast were some of the highest ever recorded. Before the storm arrived, analysts in neighboring Hong Kong correctly predicted Mangkhut would be the most powerful storm in … More After Typhoon Mangkhut: Shenzhen’s Biggest Storm Hits Its Strongest Campus

Museum Visit Helps Newcomers Get to Know Shenzhen

Although it may not have the palaces of Beijing, ancient tombs of Xi’an, or sacred temples of Lhasa, Shenzhen should not be mistaken as a city without a history. After a visit to the Shenzhen Museum organized by the Campus Advisors for Orientation Week, newly arrived international students learned to dismiss this common misunderstanding. Established … More Museum Visit Helps Newcomers Get to Know Shenzhen