Volunteers Bring Sunshine to Longlian Community

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 Community

At the New Year, ‘The Palace by Mirror Lake’ Party Turned Back Time

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

Peking University Students Go to the Heart of Shenzhen’s Financial System

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

Seeing Innovation at its Finest: PHBS China Studies Course Visits Huawei

Huawei surprised the world when it was announced in August that they replaced Apple as the second-largest producer of smartphones. What may come as an even bigger surprise is that if you think you know the company because you recognize their cell phones, you have hardly scratched the surface. On the 28th of November, 30 … More Seeing Innovation at its Finest: PHBS China Studies Course Visits Huawei

International Student Profile: Mahesh Reddy

“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

10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration: A Warm Night with Turkey and Karaoke

  Last Friday, November 23, the very special 10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration was held at 2nd Floor of 1st Canteen. Each year, a broad range of faculty and students come together for this wonderful evening thanks to the support of offices across campus, including the Chancellor’s Secretariat Office, the International Affairs Committee, School of Transnational … More 10th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration: A Warm Night with Turkey and Karaoke

The Local at PHBS Making Shenzhen Feel More Like Home: Spotlight on International Affairs Manager Chen Yifei

  Imagine it is your first time in a new country, an unknown culture, and you’re surrounded by a variety of unfamiliar customs, trying to find your way around a large campus and maneuver the complex Chinese legal requirement. This is the typical circumstances new international students in China will find themselves in. If you … More The Local at PHBS Making Shenzhen Feel More Like Home: Spotlight on International Affairs Manager Chen Yifei

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

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