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38 Arrested in Shekou-Hong Kong Smuggling Operation

on 01/06/2018 - 07:11 pm

Before daybreak Friday, police intercepted a Shekou-bound fishing boat off Lau Fau Shan in northwest Hong Kong, near Mai Po nature reserve. Inside the boat police found a woman hidden in a secret compartment under a toilet on board the 13-meter-long boat.

Wong Chun-Yip of the Hong Kong Marine Police said intelligence indicated the gang used fishing boats to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants between Shekou and Hong Kong; a roughly half hour journey. 38 people have been arrested so far. Wong believed the syndicate had been working for one month and that it had been smashed.

Police said the boat’s secret compartment, measuring 4m by 1m by 1.5m, is believed to have stored up to five ...

Obnoxious Border Requirements Actually Producing Big Results

on 12/29/2017 - 12:20 pm

Increased restrictions at the Huanggang Port and Shenzhen Bay Port border crossings over the last couple of months have been irritating travelers and are sure to cause massive headaches as people return from their winter holidays. A three-month nationwide campaign was recently made public; however, that paints a bright side, at least for businesses seeking IP protection in China.

Shenzhen Customs has seized more than 200,000 items valued at more than 7.65 million yuan ($1.18 million) that infringed intellectual property, China Daily recently reported. "The figures respectively represent more than 70 percent and 50 percent of the country's total seizures," Yuan Qing, a seni ...

Faster HK Departure Channel A Pleasant Surprise (for most)

on 12/28/2017 - 04:05 pm

On December 14th, the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region launched "Smart Departure," a self-service departure channel for visitors to Hong Kong, at Shenzhen Bay Port and various other border crossings to Shenzhen.

"Smart Departure" allows almost all visitors to leave Hong Kong without having to go through the manned immigration lanes. Visitors can instead use biometric-enabled e-gates, similar to the e-Channel gates, to clear immigration much more quickly. Facial recognition technology compares the passenger's face with the photo taken when they arrived to Hong Kong, and with the photo on their passport, in order to verify their identity.

The "Sma ...

Passengers Now Forced to Exit Vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Port

on 11/25/2017 - 02:05 pm

According to the People's Republic of China Exit and Entry Administration Law, effective December 1st, 2017, passengers will have to exit their vehicles when traveling across the Shenzhen Bay Port Border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. Please plan your trips accordingly. This may add signficant travel time.

Cars traveling from Shenzhen to Hong Kong appear not to be currently affected by this new change.

After Huanggang Port released similar news back in October, Shenzhen Port was the last port which allowed cars to cross without requiring passengers to get out of their cars to go through customs and immigration.

According to the announcement on November 15th, there are three types of c ...

Startling Door-to-Door Immigration Checks Worry Residents

on 11/25/2017 - 08:57 am

A week ago Friday immigration was out on the streets of Shekou checking foreigners for passports and their registration papers. This week, foreigners have been posting on social media that immigration has stopped by their apartments to check as well.

This notice was seen posted in Coastal Rose Garden 2 this week apparently explaining the checks.

Here are a few of the comments we've been seeing online:

"Alert, last Friday night I was stopped by the police while walking, they asked for passport, copy was OK and also residents registration paper which they verified with the station on the spot. Today, the police made a visit to my apartment to verify I really lived he ...

Police Raids Across Shenzhen Nab Multiple Foreigners

on 09/21/2017 - 01:56 pm

WeChat was abuzz yesterday September 20th with teachers across Shenzhen chattering about police raiding their schools. We confirmed with authorities and found that in fact multiple foreigners were held for inquiry yesterday in raids that took place throughout the city. 
One particular topic of chatter among teachers online was a warning from one person that he heard the raids would continue for 30 more days. We asked the authorities about this. They denied the 30 days rumor, stating "That's not true. There is no set 30 days. The raids will continue. They will happen at random times in different places throughout the city, and not just at schools. If you are currently working il ...

Tour the NEW Management and Service Center for Expats in Shekou

on 06/29/2017 - 05:47 pm

Yesterday the Management and Service Center for Expats officially opened along with the Nanshan Pioneers Education and Management Base and the Shenzhen Shekou Maritime Museum.

ShekouDaily is honored to have been invited as the official foreigner representative of the Launching Ceremony where the Shenzhen Municipal Committee and organization minister Zheng Ke (深圳市委常委、组织部长郑轲), the Nanshan District Party Committee Standing Committee and organization minister Rao Honglei (南山区委常委、组织部长饶红蕾), and the Shekou street party working committee secretary and director Zhou Jiangtao (蛇口街道党工委书记、主任周江涛) where among the attendees, along with more than ten media organizations from across Guangdo ...

Police Checking Foreigner's Registration AGAIN in Shekou

on 10/27/2016 - 10:06 pm

These photos were taken between 9:00 and 10pm Thursday October 27th, 2016. First photos received were at the Boathouse in Coastal Rose Garden 2 and it seems they are heading towards Peninsula. We've been told that they are accepting copies and that a photo of the police registration is all that is needed. Stay Safe!





5 Foreigners Detained and Fined for Failure to Register

on 10/11/2016 - 12:02 am

Aaron Cannon, owner of Chill's Bar and of the soon-to-open Fubar Brewery (both on Hai Chang Jie), confirmed that 5 fines of 500 RMB each were issued last night (Monday October 10th, 2016) to foreigners by local police in Shekou.
The fines were issued as part of an ongoing operation to ensure foreigners register with their local police station; which is required by law.
This was the second time police have checked foreigner's registration papers this year in Shekou and the first time since the end of the National Day holiday.
UPDATE: The foreigners were said to have been stopped on Shangle Road (the small street behind HaiChang Jie).

Photo provided by Aar ...

Police Checking Foreigners Registration Tonight (500 RMB Fine)!

on 10/10/2016 - 06:49 pm

UPDATE: 5 Foreigners Detained and Fined for Failure to Register 

According to Aaron Cannon, owner of Chill's Bar in Shekou, who is in close communication with the local police department: police officers will be checking passports and registration of foreigners tonight and issuing fines of 500 RMB. Here is his statement released earlier tonight:
"Attention!!! Shekou foreign affairs police officer just notified me that they will tonight do an operation to check passports and house registrations. Please carry your passport and a copy of your receipt for your registration at all times tonight. There will be a fine of 500 yuan per person for not caring and following the policy. ...