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The following articles share information about laws and regulations in Shekou. 


This section is meant to serve as a guide to help foreigners understand their responsibilities and rights in China in regards to the laws. It is important to understand that there is often a difference between what the law is and how it is enforced. The information provided in this section relates to what the laws are and how they are enforced in most parts of Shekou.


Extended Maternity Leave - Effective Today - Now 178+ Days

on 11/12/2017 - 09:48 am

Relaxation of China's family planning policy was expected to provide a partial solution to the challenges faced by an aging population and become a driving economic force; however, the implementation of the "two-child policy", which took effect on January 1st, 2016, gave rise to many new questions.
To provide enforcement guidelines for dealing with these questions, Shenzhen lawmakers passed a significant provision on October 12th entitled "PROVISION OF SHENZHEN GOVERNMENT ON FAMILY PLANNING"; which will take effect today, November 12th, 2017.
One notable mention in this provision is that women can now enjoy at least 178 days for maternity leave! This, up from ...

Registration Requirements and Fines for Foreigners

on 08/19/2017 - 11:40 am

According to Chinese regulations, foreigners who reside or stay in domiciles other than hotels must register their domicile within 24 hours of arrival. This registration is done at the local police station of the domicile and may be done by the foreigner themselves or the persons who accommodate them.
If you stay in a hotel, this registration will be handled at the time of check-in at the hotel reception.
Failure to register brings with it some pretty stiff fines. Since last year, police have been more frequently stopping foreigners and asking them to show proof that they have registered. As of August 2017, the fines are as follows:

For first-time offenders: a wa ...

How to Register Your Dog as a Pet - Required by Law

on 07/12/2017 - 02:23 pm

The city of Shenzhen requires that all dogs living with you as pets be vaccinated at least once a year for rabies and that their place of residence be registered. This is to ensure the safety of the dog, the dog owners and the general public. 

There is no charge to complete either of the above two actions (although first time vaccinations may incur a small fee for the certificate). The following article provides the information necessary to fully comply with this regulation.

Registration can be conducted at your local Sub-District Office. For those living in the area belonging to the Shekou Sub-District, the office can be found on Shiyun Road and Shekou New Stre ...

City-Wide Dog Checks May Result in Confiscations

on 07/12/2017 - 01:26 pm

According to a document that's been floating around WeChat for the last few days, the Shenzhen City Urban Management Administration Law Enforcement Supervision Department will be periodically checking dogs on the street, from July 10th to July 23rd, for the following:

That they are wearing their leash;
That their owners immediately clean up after them;
That they are not on the list of the prohibited dogs; and
That they are not homeless dogs;

The document also states that on July 19th there will be a massive city-wide campaign to check dogs for the above.

Most of us are completely unaware of any laws regarding dog ownership in Shenzhen; however, there are MANY. One importan ...

Forbidden Dogs in Shenzhen - These may be confiscated and you fined up to 5,000 yuan

on 07/12/2017 - 01:20 pm

The Regulations of Shenzhen Municipality on the Administration of Keeping Dogs states that it is forbidden to raise strong dogs and other prohibited breeds in residential areas, commercial areas, and industrial parks. The penalty for having these types of dogs is a fine of up to five thousand yuan and confiscation of the dogs. 



This article is part of the Laws & Regulations Section of ShekouDaily. It is meant to serve as a guide to help foreigners understand their responsibilities and rights in China ...

e-Bike Laws: What you Need to Know

on 07/08/2017 - 02:10 pm

First and foremost, all motorcycles are banned in Nanshan, Luohu, Futian and Yantian Districts of Shenzhen (including motor bicycles, tricycles and light motor vehicles). That means that technically no e-bikes are allowed to ride on the roads in Shekou.

Having said that, there are some exceptions or reasons you may see them without being confiscated. We'll try to explain those clearly here.

Some e-bikes have been exempted from the ban by following accepted standards. Here are a few examples of those exempted:

vehicles used to repair public facilities;
postal servics vehicles;
express delivery vehicles; and 
vehicles used to deliver bottled water/gas

The above mentioned ...