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CAUTION: Recalled "Deadly Cabinets" are still for sale in China

on 07/06/2016 - 04:55 pm

Last week Ikea announced that it was recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the US and Canada that were blamed for the deaths of at least six children. Customers who bought the furniture after 2002 in North America, where the children were crushed, are eligible for a partial refund.
 
Chinese consumers have been outraged since learning that China would NOT be included in the recall.
 
Ikea claims it is justified since its products meet the safety standards in China. "The chests and dressers confirm to all local regulations and standards," Xian Jiaxin, a company spokeswoman in Guangzhou, said in an interview. She confirmed that the furniture in question is still ...

Smoke Seen Billowing Over Wanghai Road Near Sea World

on 07/06/2016 - 11:13 am

At about 10:45am Wednesday July 6th, clouds of what seemed to be smoke were seen billowing over Wanghai Road. After the recent fire at the ChiWan Port, the sight caused some worry among onlookers. 
 
ShekouDaily arrived on the scene within a few minutes to see Bus 19 at the epicenter of the turmoil. Traffic was piled up for about a block on Wanghai Road as onlookers and rubberneckers slowly passed the scene. Fortunately, the cause was nothing more than an overheated engine and things were back to normal by 11:00am.  

No injuries were seen or reported.
 

 

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 ...

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 ...