The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, anticipates spring when many parts of China are frigid and gray. To truly mark spring’s brisk arrival, there is another traditional Chinese holiday celebrated each year in early April, Qingming Festival. Many things may remind us of spring: bird’s singing, crisp blue skies, a gentle breeze, sprouting vegetables … More Introduction to Qingming Festival
Shenzhen has quickly gained the reputation of being the entrepreneurship and technology hub of China. If you study here, you get a taste for Shenzhen’s amazing potential. You are exposed to its culture and experience its growth. Now, the innovative city offers an entrepreneurship-focused residence permit for those who earned their degree in China and … More Graduates Can Take Advantage of Shenzhen’s Entrepreneurship Residence Permit
A quick helpful guide to ordering your preferred cup of sereni-tea! There is nothing that milk tea can’t handle; and if it can’t, then have two cups of it. These days, milk tea is the most popular drink in China. Knowing the best spots in the city is essential for impressing your friends and locals … More Milk Tea in Shenzhen
When it comes to weekends, everyone gets stuck on where to go. Maybe you even have no idea where to go. We found some places worth visiting and will share to all of you in articles on SZ Spots! The first place we recommend is the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning （深圳市当代艺术与城市规划馆). … More SZ Spots: Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning
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