Thanks to this PHBS alumna, the world’s best coding school is now in Shenzhen. The first day I met Markey Tan was International Women’s Day. A diverse crowd had gathered at Le Wagon Shenzhen, the third Chinese branch of the renowned international coding school. Markey co-founded the branch in 2018. Two young, talented, and vibrant … More Markey Tan’s Rise in the Shenzhen Tech World
Catch up on the brief history of China’s economic powerhouse and “Most Livable City”. It seems that the celebrations of the 40th anniversary have been going around for a while now. Indeed, there are several reasons for the ongoing celebration in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta Region. To clear it up, let’s get our … More Shenzhen’s 40th Birthday!
As part of International Women’s Day, Le Wagon Shenzhen Coding School invited two female guests working in the tech industry to speak. The guests, Katie Chen and Z Yuhan, specialize in understanding how users interact with tech products (hardware) and tech services (software). Le Wagon Shenzhen was co-founded by Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) … More Ladies in UX: Le Wagon Event hosted by Co-founder and PHBS alumni
The first weeks in China can be overwhelming, especially here in Shenzhen, a city of more than 10 million people where Mandarin and Cantonese can be heard on every corner. At first glance, incoming students are likely to feel it is too much to confront at once. It is unsettling when taxi drivers don’t speak … More Introducing the New Campus Advisors!
Hou Live is an exciting new venue for showcasing local music and engaging current international acts with a new scene and culture. At Hou Live, beats hit hard, guitars shred, and rockers rage. It’s a dynamic space where the scene may shift from one night to the next. However, the consistent authenticity and creativity blends … More Amplify Shenzhen: Hou Live is New Space for Local and Int’l Independent Music
Dim Sum, known in Mandarin Chinese as 点心 [Dian Xin], is a common Chinese brunch dining experience usually for large gatherings of friends and family on the weekend. It might be the time to unwind and relax, but don’t go expecting a quiet Sunday vibe. Part of the fun is the moving parts and flowing … More Restaurant Review: Dim Sum at Dian Xin Hui
While most Shenzhen residents were celebrating Spring Festival back in their hometowns, fresh faces from across the globe reached the quiet city to begin their semester of study at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School on Thursday, February 14. Many of the new exchange students were amazed by the blue skies and pleasant sunshine as they … More The New Year Brings New Group of Exchange Students
On Wednesday afternoon, Dec 19th, Noam and Ewa were riding bikes on the road as usual. They were going to Longlian Community to meet some lovely children. “Yes, I can do it” is an English Corner which is held by Longlian community and Nanyan Youth Volunteers Association of Peking University each Wednesday. The children are … More Volunteers Bring Sunshine to Longlian
Just before Christmas Eve, on December 23rd, around 30 international students joined a hiking journey to Nanshan’s famous Tang Lang mountain organized by the CA program on a perfect mild-weather day. Tang Lang is most well-known on campus because of its southern position in the splendid green vista of the University Town. The mountain is … More Shaking Off the Winter Chill, International Students Hike Tang Lang Mountain
Vibrant colors, flowing robes, and sparkling jewels drifted through the crowds at the annual PKUSZ Festival, called Mirror Lake Party on Friday, 21 December. As night fell on this celebration of the Winter Solstice, or 冬至 Dōngzhì, everyone was slowly pulled back several centuries into ancient Beijing’s Forbidden City, or possibly just the set of … More At the New Year, ‘The Palace by Mirror Lake’ Party Turned Back Time
In the last several years, Shenzhen’s reputation as the new tech hub of China has exploded. Central to this transformation has been the city’s stock exchange, where every day international and domestic investors and Chinese tech companies converge. Globally, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange is often compared to New York’s tech-heavy NASDAQ. On December 6th, 30 … More Peking University Students Go to the Heart of Shenzhen’s Financial System
“I’m going to tell you everything that happened here!” Mahesh Reddy, economics student at Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was beaming as he sat down—and for a good reason. The day before, Mahesh had turned in the thesis draft he had been working on relentlessly all summer. Still in a state of blissful shock, … More International Student Profile: Mahesh Reddy