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.


How Line 11 Cut My Travel Time to Shekou by a Third

on 07/05/2016 - 04:57 pm

Line 11 is NOW open and is heaven for those from Bao'an and Northern Nanshan who want to come to Shekou.
There's so much to do for foreigners in Shekou but getting there can be a nightmare for those that don't live in the area. By getting on the line 11 at Qianhaiwan and taking it 2 stops and getting off at HouHai you save 8 stops as you no longer have to go all the way up to the Window of the World station and switch to the orange line then come all he way down from Window of the World ... You cut across and get to HouHai in 2 stops rather than 10.
For those in Northern Shenzhen and Bao'an getting to Shekou and enjoying all that it has to offer is now easier than ever.
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Three Chinese Warships Heading to the South China Sea Ahead of UN Ruling

on 07/04/2016 - 06:47 pm

The Maritime Safety Administration of China posted a notice on it's official web site yesterday warning that China will hold military exercises in the South China Sea this week from Tuesday July 5th to Monday July 11th and that all civilian vessels will be prohibited from entering those area.
The timing is suspicious as it comes as the The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is preparing it's decision on the South China Sea in the case initiated by the Philippines against China. Analysts are saying the drills are meant for peacekeeping while showing that China is capable of defending its territorial sovereignty. The exercises will end just one day before the UN arbitration c ...