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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.


Shenzhen Announces Fines and Penalties for Fireworks Use

on 02/14/2018 - 05:20 pm

The Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau would like to remind you that: In accordance with the Regulation on the Safety Administration of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and the Provisions of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Prohibiting the Sale of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and other relevant laws and regulations, It is strictly prohibited to sell and set off fireworks and firecrackers in Shenzhen without the approval of the municipal people's government. Offenders shall be subject to administrative detention for a maximum period of 15 days and a fine of 2,000 yuan.
Why the restriction? Here are five reasons cited in their announcement:
Air pollution

Fireworks p ...

Traffic Q&A - Bicycles, e-bikes and General Traffic Questions

on 02/08/2018 - 09:56 am

The Management and Service Center for Expats has recently released this "Traffic Laws and Regulations Q & A list" created after receiving questions from expats here in Shekou. For more information or details regarding any of these, please contact the service center using the contact information at the end of the article.

1. Who has the right of way when crossing a pedestrian crossing when the light shows green for pedestrians to cross.
Answer: Pedestrians should follow the directions of the signal light when they are crossing the street via a pedestrian crossing controlled by a red or green light. If there is a green crossing light for pedestrians, or even a crossing w ...

NEW: How to Register Your Dog in Shenzhen Via WeChat

on 01/31/2018 - 11:56 am

Back in July of 2017, a city wide campaign was seen pushing dog owners to register their furry loved ones. One document that made its way around the web stated that the Shenzhen City Urban Management Administration Law Enforcement Supervision Department would be checking dogs for various violations which could result in fine or even confiscation. Of course, this scared the bejesus out of dog owners and there was a rush to register their dogs to ensure compliance.

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. All-in-all, it's not a difficult process. 

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China Lifts Ban on Mobile Phone Use on Flights

on 01/19/2018 - 05:41 pm

According to a notice issued by the CAAC on Tuesday, airliners can now make their own rules for passenger use of electronic devices and apply for approval from the CAAC.

Two major airlines in China, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines, have announced that passengers on their flights can use their mobile phones during flights from Jan 18th.

Currently, many other airlines are evaluating making the change. “Spring Airlines will complete an evaluation as soon as possible, and passengers are expected to be able to use their electronic devices, including mobile phones, in the first half of this year," says Spring Airlines spokesman Zhang Wu'an.

The Mobile restriction, put in ...

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 ...

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.
UPDATE: As of January 29th, 2018, registration can now be done via WeChat. Click here for details.
Registration can be conducted at your local Sub-District Office. For th ...

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 ...