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Be careful what you say, write and share online

on 06/30/2016 - 10:49 am

On June 20, Tian Jin, the deputy director of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television, wrote a commentary for the People’s Daily, the central government mouthpiece, stating, “Programs that are hyping trending social hot topics, ridiculing state policies, disseminating wrongful views, advocating extreme views, and sparking conflicts will be severely punished.”
Statements like this appear every so often; however, they are not new. In 2013, the Oriental Daily reported that "Ding Renren [the police spokesman] said that WeChat is also a public space on the internet, and although the audience is a more limited group [than the audience o ...

Is China Increasingly Hostile to Foreigners?

on 06/29/2016 - 10:02 am

Earlier this year, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) released their 2015 China Business Climate Survey where 47% of respondents said they felt less welcome in China than before. 57% believe foreign firms were specifically targeted in recent enforcement campaigns, and more than 50 percent said such campaigns are having a negative impact on their intent to invest further in China. Earlier this month, a report released by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China went even further by referring to the climate as "increasingly hostile".
The proportion of companies planning to expand their operations in China has slumped to 47% (compared to 86% three years ago) and a signifi ...

Important NEW Rules for Drivers & Passengers Start Today

on 06/27/2016 - 01:36 pm

Starting Monday June 27th, 2016, drivers will be fined up to 500 RMB and the loss of 2 points if anyone in the car is caught not wearing a seatbelt. This includes passengers traveling in the backseat. The law was published on the Shenzhen Traffic Police web site on June 24th and seems to only be taking effect in the city.
This comes as a pleasant surprise to many regular taxi passengers who have previously complained about the lack of seatbelts in taxis. However, some are unclear about whether this will be positive or negative in the short-term. "If taxi drivers are worried about this, we may see a decline in taxis on the streets of Shenzhen in the near future as they try to in ...

The Final Weekend...

on 06/23/2016 - 01:45 pm

It's the final weekend of June and things are slowing down a bit here in Shekou. The streets are quieter now that all those rambuncious teachers have left for the summer.  Couple that with all the money Brits here will loose in the exchange rate after choosing to leave the EU, means the rest of us are going to need to pick up the slack a bit. Here's a short list to help us fulfill our duties this weekend... and don't forget about the Beach Party on July 3rd! More details below. Have a great weekend!
WIN Up to 6,000 RMB CASH at X-TA-SEA 14 Year Annivesary Celebration (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
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Mind The Gap Benefit Beach Party at The Secret Spot on XiChong Beach

on 06/21/2016 - 12:45 pm


BREAKING NEWS: Shekou on Fire - Chiwan Port

on 06/19/2016 - 12:30 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Chiwan Port (Shekou) Fire
Sources have confirmed that a fire started at 11:30 Sunday morning in Chiwan Port. Emergency personnel are on the scene working to contain the blaze; which is apparently of a compost heap. ShekouDaily is on the scene as well gathering more info and will continue to report any updates and add photos below so stay tuned.
Firefighters and local authorities at China Merchants were quick to respond to contain the blaze.
As of 12:45pm the fire seems to be mostly contained by fire personnel still on the scene and police are continuing the block the roads.
In one of the photos below you can see the Governor of Nanshan District gett ...

Father's Day Weekend - 11 Things to Do For Dads and Non-Dads

on 06/17/2016 - 03:43 pm

Whether you're celebrating Father's Day this weekend or not, there's plenty of great stuff to keep you full, happy, and active Happy Father's Day to you dads out there, and Happy Weekend to everyone else!
10 Places to Watch the Euro2016
For all you football (aka: Soccer) fans in Shenzhen, we've compiled a list of 10 great places in Shekou, to watch the games. There are some great venues (some not obvious) there as well as food and drink specials (for example, free shots, all you can drink, and all you can eat deals). In case you don't already know when your favorite teams are playing, we've also included a schedule of all the games in local time. We'll be updating it with scores an ...

10 Places to Watch the Euro 2016 in Shekou

on 06/14/2016 - 10:24 pm

For all you football (aka: Soccer) fans in Shenzhen, here's a list of the places in Shekou, the city's international entertainment capitol, that are catering to fans of the Euro 2016. There are some great venues here as well as food and drink specials.
Not sure when a game is on? Click here for a schedule of all the games in local Shekou time.

NOTE: Places are listed first by region then in alphabetical order
Coastal Rose Garden
1. Backstube Les 5 Chef's

Backstube Les 5 Chef's opened under new management in January of this year and has already been wow'ing guests from all over Shenzhen. They took over the German Bakery owned by Rainer; which had been operating i ...

Dragon Boat Festival Weekend - BBQs, Dancing, Euro & More...

on 06/10/2016 - 08:54 am

Some may have taken off for the long Dragon Boat Festival weekend but that doesn't mean that the rest of us in town can't have a good time. The great thing about this weekend is all of these events are great for groups or even if you're here alone. Come on down and spend the weekend in Shekou to enjoy wth old friends or make new ones!
All-You-Can-Eat Sweet Pork Ribs PLUS Freeflow Tiger Beer at The Snake Pit
Enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival Weekend at The Snake Pit with All-You-Can-Eat Sweet BBQ Pork Ribs and All-You-Can-Drink Tiger Draft Beer this Friday from 7pm. I suggest you get there early if you want to enjoy the ribs; however, the Tiger beer will flow freely until closing for a ...

Four Fantastic Summer Programs for Boys and Girls

on 06/08/2016 - 09:05 am

Yes, it's true that the months of June, July and August slow down considerably here in Shekou; however, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the summer if you're sticking around. Here are four fantastic summer programs as well as a few extra tips for those staying in Shekou. 
TLI Shenzhen Chinese Immersion Summer Program
If you're looking for something to do this summer and want to learn Chinese in a fun and interactive way then sign up for this 90-hour 3-Week Chinese Immersion Summer Program at TLI. They offer two sessions for you convenience. Session 1 is from June 20th to July 8th and Session 2 is from July 18th to August 5th.  TLI has been teaching Mandarin for ...