The Shenzhen Model City Initiative (the “Initiative”) received attention when on August 18, 2019, China’s State Council issued the “Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on Supporting Shenzhen’s Pioneering Zone for Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristics”. An August 19 report on the Initiative was published by Xinhua, providing additional information and context. … More What is the Shenzhen Model City Initiative?
“A sound mind is in a sound body.” These words were first spoken by former PKU president Mr. Cai Yuanpei as he addressed students of PKU. He clearly connects sport to a person’s physique, spirit, and even the realm of life. His view suggests that any intentional or unintentional neglect of physical activity, like … More “A Sound Mind is in a Sound Body” – Students Launch PKU Boxing Association
“Sharing a hotpot can eliminate all the frustrations of life. If it does not succeed, try again with another hotpot,” is a popular saying in China. An authentic Chinese hotpot is always a good choice when going out with friends during a weekend. To me, it is one of the most social of culinary treats, … More Exploring Local Food: Chaoshan Beef Hotpot in Shenzhen
First things first, welcome all newcomers to Shenzhen! You are about to experience the most unique time in your life. Do not waste a moment getting settled in! The best way to get to know the city is to get out and explore it with new friends! Before you know it, you will get stuck … More A Shenzhen Checklist for Newcomers!
In August 2019, the largest group of international students in PKU Shenzhen’s history arrived on campus. They immediately got a taste of the fast-paced and exciting life in Shenzhen and Peking University. International students completed a two-week orientation to get settled before the official start of the academic year on September 2nd. Peking University Shenzhen … More After Many Long Journeys, International Students Ready to Begin Studies at PKU Shenzhen
At some point, everyone who comes to China is going to ask themselves the same question: What should I get for _____ ? Whether you have made China your new home, or just staying a few weeks, it’s not going to be an easy decision. There are important factors like packing all your own important … More Best Gifts in China for Your Friends and Family
A crash-course on 5 easy to use Chinese slang words! Much like the rest of the world, Chinese is a language with tons of slang you can use to describe just about anything. And the truth is, as someone who has spent years learning the language, I think that modern Chinese slang is simply fascinating. … More I Love You Chinese Slang: An Introduction
Just outside of our campus is Pingshan Village, one of the typical “urban villages” of Shenzhen, China. Pingshan caters to the tastes and lifestyle of young people, families, migrants, and locals—not the business or international community you might find in central Shenzhen. It’s a prime place for tasting plenty of authentic Chinese food. Although things … More Famous Chinese Street Food in Pingshan Village
Seven students begin the second leg of their educational journey in Shenzhen after kicking off their studies as the first class launched from the PHBS UK Campus. On April 22, 2019, the first batch of graduate students from Peking University HSBC Business School’s (PHBS) UK Campus moved to the Shenzhen campus to complete the remainder … More First Students from PHBS UK Campus Arrive in Shenzhen to Finish Studies
On April 11, 2019, students of Peking University HSBC Business School’s (PHBS) China Studies ‘moving- class’ led by Professor Huang Haifeng, enjoyed a cultural event hosted by the famous Shiyi Tea House, in Nanshan, Shenzhen. This event showcased classical Chinese culture, including Chinese tea culture, Chinese medicine, calligraphy, Chinese painting, traditional dance performances. There were … More Seeped in Culture, a Vibrant Trip to a Local Tea House for PKUSZ Int’l Students
The 5th Public Interest Auction was held in the STL building on April 13th. Considered to be one of the biggest events at Peking University School of Transnational Law (STL), the annual auction offers everyone a short break from the stresses of school and brings together students, alumni, and faculty to support the next generation … More “Bid Out Loud!”- STL holds Fifth Annual PILF Auction
Capture the beauty of Shenzhen for your WeChat moments and Instagram feed. The conventional idea about Shenzhen is that it is a new city built from almost nothing in just a few decades. On one hand, this is true: One can’t expect to find dynastic sights hundreds of years old. On the other hand, this … More Most Picturesque Places in Shenzhen