Introduction Stories are an intangible window to the external world. On the journey of growing up, we are accompanied by many stories. We watched stories unfold on TV, immersed ourselves in books and films and sat beside family members who had much to share. By vividly or dramatically presenting the experiences of others, children’s stories … More Sharing Our Favorite Childhood Stories for Children’s Day
Are you a handicraft enthusiast? On October 17, 2020, the University Town Community Government organized a Chinese Knot cultural event for students and faculty in the Home for International Friends on the PKU Shenzhen campus. Each participant was allowed to challenge themselves in creating their Chinese knot! A group of 30 students and teachers from … More Chinese Knot Making Event Appreciates the Beauty of Handicraft
In order to spread knowledge about Chinese tea among the young, an interactive tea culture activity was organized by the University Town Community Government on October 17th at the Home for International Friends on the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) campus. Students from PKUSZ and the other universities of University Town Shenzhen all joined in together … More All in a Teacup, Event Teaches Students Depth of Chinese Tea Culture
In 1985, the epic Live Aid fundraising mega-concert took place. Thirty-five years later, an eight-hour live-stream concert featuring artists from all around the world has raised more than $120 million to support healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While One World could not create the same energy as the famous Live Aid … More 3 Brilliant Chinese Stars in the One World: Together at Home Concert
On December 12, Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) students attended the first “Developing Your Career in China” event organized by the International Student Union (ISU). Students had the opportunity to hear from General Secretary of the Chile Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Alejandra Jara. The organization promotes friendship, investment, and trade between Chile … More Alejandra Jara Speaks at PHBS on “Developing Your Career in China”
“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!
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
On June 05, 2019, the Campus Service Office and Logistics Committee held the first ever campus culinary competition for students and staff. The Taste of Nanyan Cooking Competition took place in front of PKU Canteen 1. Judges and students congregated to watch the culinary magic and ultimately discover who would take home the title of … More Taste of Nanyan Cooking Competition Discovers PKUSZ’s Top Chef!
The long-awaited shopping center in Xili called Cloud City Vankely (Yun Cheng Wan Ke Li) has finally opened to public!!! It is separated into two major sections called Dongli and Xili (east and west sections). Though some of the restaurants had been open already, we recently had the first full look of the new shopping … More Restaurant Review: Hunan Old-style Restaurant—Hunan Lao Fan Pu
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