11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

What comes to your mind when you see the number 11.11? The answer can be anything, but you should at least probably know about Single’s Day in China. History and Tradition China’s Single’s Day (双十一节 or 单身节) is an annual non-official holiday celebrated on November 11 (11月11日). Because the date 11/11 resembles solitary stick figures, … More 11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

Halloween Celebration at Happy Valley Shenzhen

Halloween, which always falls on October 31st, is now celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a Western holiday with a long history. Originally celebrated by the Celts to commemorate death, nowadays, Halloween is basically a holiday that attracts attention and entertainment seekers. Many bars, malls, and restaurants will use Halloween as a … More Halloween Celebration at Happy Valley Shenzhen

Restaurant Review (Bar Edition): Bionic Brew

Still feeling the heat? Summers are long in Shenzhen. Nevertheless, you have made it this far and the chances are you have something to celebrate—maybe it is finishing up the final week of a thankless internship, a reunion with friends, making it through the National Judicial Examination, or finally settling into your new home here … More Restaurant Review (Bar Edition): Bionic Brew

23 Days, Last Stop Shenzhen: Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway to School

“China, please be good to me.” This is what was echoing through my mind in the final few hours before I officially arrived at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School to begin my exchange. That day, I had spent 14 more hours in a train. Those 14 hours felt like nothing compared to the previous few … More 23 Days, Last Stop Shenzhen: Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway to School

HOMESICK YET? International Students Discuss their Favorite Items from Home

Dear all Chinese and international students who have gotten through the first months of their academic year in one of the most modern and innovative Chinese cities, Shenzhen! The Peking University Graduate School would like to wish you a pleasant journey throughout your time studying here. As much as the whole experience within itself is … More HOMESICK YET? International Students Discuss their Favorite Items from Home

First Look: Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Opens

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, also known as the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, is a new high-speed railway which links Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The High-Speed Railway was formally put into use at 6:44 on September 23rd. The MTR Corporation held a naming contest and the name “Vibrant Express” won out among … More First Look: Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Opens

Interview with Sha Wei, Songwriter and “Best Performer” at University Town Campus Singer Competition

On September 25th, the UTSZ managing office held the 6th “Art Creation” Campus Singer Competition and 2018 Welcome Party of University Town of Shenzhen. The goal of the event was to give a “welcome present” to all the teachers and students of UTSZ. Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Tsinghua University Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute … More Interview with Sha Wei, Songwriter and “Best Performer” at University Town Campus Singer Competition

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

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