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

23 Days, Last Stop Shenzhen: Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway to School

“China, please be good to me.” This is what was echoing through my mind in the final few hours before I officially arrived at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School to begin my exchange. That day, I had spent 14 more hours in a train. Those 14 hours felt like nothing compared to the previous few … More 23 Days, Last Stop Shenzhen: Taking the Trans-Siberian Railway to School

First Look: Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Opens

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, also known as the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, is a new high-speed railway which links Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The High-Speed Railway was formally put into use at 6:44 on September 23rd. The MTR Corporation held a naming contest and the name “Vibrant Express” won out among … More First Look: Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Opens

Museum Visit Helps Newcomers Get to Know Shenzhen

Although it may not have the palaces of Beijing, ancient tombs of Xi’an, or sacred temples of Lhasa, Shenzhen should not be mistaken as a city without a history. After a visit to the Shenzhen Museum organized by the Campus Advisors for Orientation Week, newly arrived international students learned to dismiss this common misunderstanding. Established … More Museum Visit Helps Newcomers Get to Know Shenzhen

From Far and Wide, New International Students Arrive at Nanyan

No rest for the jet-lagged!!! Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School welcomed 113 new international students from nearly 40 countries at the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year. The arrival week is full of activities and training sessions to provide an opportunity for new students to meet their future PKUSZ classmates and get oriented at their … More From Far and Wide, New International Students Arrive at Nanyan

Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

In February, I went to “Dialogue in the Dark” in Shenzhen with my friends. One of my friends told us about the social entrepreneur, Andreas Heinecke, the founder of “Dialogue in the Dark”. Originally he worked at a radio station in his hometown Baden-Baden, Germany. One day he was asked to develop a work training for a young journalist who had lost his eyesight in a car accident. This working opportunity made Andreas and the young journalist good friends. … More Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

Shenzhen featured in Wired UK’s “Future Cities” Series

Shenzhen is the subject of Wired UK’s new web series “Future Cities”. In the video below, you can get to know Shenzhen a bit better as you’re led through an area called Huaqiang Bei, a few Shenzhen-based companies, and finally the Shenzhen Museum. The entire video is worth watching, however if you’re most interested in … More Shenzhen featured in Wired UK’s “Future Cities” Series