The Nanyan Observer team consists of students from various schools here at PKU Shenzhen. They are a diverse and hardworking bunch that continually defy their busy schedules to bring you original English content from our university. TheNanyan.com focuses on articles of interest to international students and those abroad trying to get an idea of what life is like here. As such, many of our team’s articles are written for print. You can view the PDFs for our print editions at the Nanyan Observer Newspaper Archive.
Sun Qing, English Branch President
Sun Qing is a student of the School of Urban Planning and Design. Her hometown is Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. She usually likes running because it makes her feel energized. She will graduate in 2020 and hopes to travel around the world.
Dominika Mindekova, Senior Staff Writer
Dominika Mindekova is a second-year management student at the PKU HSBC Business School (PHBS). She hails from Zvolen, Slovakia and enjoys traveling, within China especially! When not reading from her favorite author Ernest Hemingway, she likes to do creative projects, practice yoga, and learn foreign languages. After her graduation in 2019, she would like to start her own business.
Claudia Fauzi, Senior Staff Writer
Claudia Fauzi is a second year student from the School of Transnational Law. She is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. In her spare time she enjoys traveling around Shenzhen and Hong Kong, but also loves watching Netflix. She plans to graduate in 2019 and would like to pursue a career as a lawyer or lecturer in Indonesia and continue her parent’s business.
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Gianni De Bruyn, Senior Staff Writer
Gianni De Bruyn, also known as 秦思齐, is a full time student at the HSBC Business school. He is originally from Belgium but lived in the USA for the past 5 years where he received his bachelor in business. In his spare-time, Gianni enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, and exploring China’s vibrant culture in some of the more remote villages outside of Shenzhen. Currently, Gianni is also studying for his CFA whilst staying active in a variety of other extra-curricular activities. He plans to graduate in 2020 and would like to start work with either an investment bank or hedge fund where he could put his quantitative skills to use.
Mei Siyu, Senior Staff Writer, Designer
Siyu is a full-time student of the School of Environment and Energy . She comes from a beautiful town in Anhui Province which is famous for creating the Chinese traditional Xuan paper . She is a typical Aquarius — positive, creative and unpredictable, so she is willing to participate in any interesting activities. She is also a photographer at the Vision & Design Studio. You may catch her with her camera anywhere on campus.
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Daniel Bonfil, Junior Staff Writer
Dany Bonfil (迪远) is a freshman International Economics student of Peking University HSBC Business School. Born and raised in Mexico City, Dany is a Financial Management graduate with experience in Tourism Real Estate Consultancy and Debt Issuance in the Mexican Ministry of Finance. He is a sports and photography enthusiast, loves food specially Guangdong and Hunan styles and he is working hard on his Chinese language skills. Dany is eager to travel around China yet his favorite spot so far is Tibet.
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Luo Jiechunyi, Senior Staff Writer
Luo Jiechunyi is a first-year student at the School of Environment and Energy from Dongguan, the city next to Shenzhen. Chunyi enjoys doing yoga and playing the drums in her spare time. After graduating in 2021, she might further her studies and meanwhile, keep on pursuing her dream, which is traveling around the world.
Chen Jialu, Designer
Jialu Chen (陈嘉璐 ) is a student of the School of Urban Planning and Design. She has come to Shenzhen by way of Wuxi, Jiangsu, famous for its silk and its location on Lake Tai. In her spare time, Jialu enjoys watching anime, dancing, and swimming. She plans to graduate in 2021. She will focus on living happily after graduation.
Lewis D-G, Senior Staff Writer
Lewis D-G (狄来文） is a freshman studying a Masters of Economics at the HSBC Business School. Representing Melbourne Australia, Lewis is loving the Guangdong food and tea culture! In his spare time Lewis loves traveling, eating, and experiencing all that China has to offer. Currently pursuing his Chartered Accountancy and a Translating License, upon graduating in 2020 Lewis aims to specialize in trade opportunities between China and the Asia-Pacific region.
Xia Zhidan, Senior Staff Writer
Xia Zhidan is a 1L student at PKU School of Transnational Law (STL) from Hunan Province. She likes traveling to have different experiences and make new friends. After graduating in 2022, she would like to pursue a career as a lawyer
Anabelle Dagenais, Junior Staff Writer
Anabelle Dagenais (福安那) is a French Canadian who left cold and snow for her master’s last semester at the HSBC Business School. She enjoys hiking mountains, photographing people she cares about, and reading biographies of inspiring people who made a difference in the world. Anabelle aims to work in International Marketing and focus on standardization and adaptation of products, services and publicity.
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Zhang Wendou, Senior Staff Writer
Zhang Wendou is from the School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology. His hometown is Siping, Lilin Province. He has his heart set on discovering the secrets of science. He also likes playing the piano, taking photos, and traveling. He has great interest in international politics and hopes he can be a teacher in a university after graduation from PKU in 2023.
Our team will be recruiting for Spring 2019. If you have an idea for a piece or are interested in joining us, please contact nathanf[at]pkusz.edu.cn.
Nathan Faber, Nanyan General Director | Webmaster
Nathan is the International Affairs Coordinator at PKU Shenzhen. He is thrilled to have relocated from famously rainy Seattle, Washington, USA to the warm weather and sandy beaches of southern China. His experience in China includes being face to face with baby pandas while studying in Chengdu, assisting volunteer projects in Beijing and Guangdong, and two years of cramming into the Hong Kong metro. Nathan enjoys great writing. He has had the pleasure of spending time with several inspirational writers, including Peter Hessler, Michael Sandel, and Yan Lianke.
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