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Shenzhen GDP to Reach 1 Trillion RMB

Shenzhen Daily, Tina Chen reported that "SHENZHEN’S GDP was expected to reach 1 trillion yuan (US$159 billion) in 2011, said Xu Qin, city mayor, at a conference in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center last Thursday.


More than 1,800 entrepreneurs attended the conference held by the city’s enterprises association.

One hundred entrepreneurs were awarded for their contribution to business.

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nogogo Recipe of the Week---ROASTED ORANGE CRANBERRY SAUCE


1 pkg frozen cranberries 
1 cup coarsely chopped orange 
1 cup packed brown sugar 
1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 
3/4 cups Chicken Broth 


1: Stir cranberries, orange, brown sugar and cinnamon in a 17- x 15-inch roasting pan. Pour the broth over the fruit mixture.

2: Roast at 230 degrees C. for 25 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
Pour into a medium bowl. 
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Make a day in advance and chill overnight.


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Oyster Festival in Shenzhen

A resident showing a big oyster at the opening ceremony of the eighth Oyster Festival in Shajing, Bao’an District, on Wednesday.Qiu Haibin

Source: Shenzhen Daily.


Bird Flu Not Found in Shenzhen

Shenzhen Daily, Wang Yuanyuan reported that "A TOTAL of 17,000 chickens at a wholesale market in Hong Kong were killed after a dead chicken was found to have H5N1 on Tuesday, but the deadly bird flu had not yet affected Shenzhen.


Shenzhen’s center of disease control and prevention (CDC) gave tests at poultry markets across the city and no sample containing serious viruses and diseases had been found, according to the CDC.


The center also collected serum specimens of more than 200 poultry market staff and would send the specimens to Guangzhou for examination next week.

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600,000 to Cross Border to Hong Kong on Xmas Eve

Shenzhen Daily, Li Hao reported that "MORE than 600,000 people are expected to cross the border into Hong Kong on Saturday, Christmas Eve, according to the general station of exit and entry frontier inspection.

The checkpoints would open more inspection channels and add staff to deal with the large number of travelers.

The station has suggested travelers avoid using checkpoints during the peak time which is between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Travelers with a multi-entry permit to Hong Kong are strongly advised to use the e-channels, which take less than 30 seconds to cross. "

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Beijing University Shenzhen Campus Eyes Further Development

Photo: 10th anniversary of THE Shenzhen Graduate School of Beijing University

“In the next 10 years, the Shenzhen campus will increase the number of foreign students and advance exchanges and cooperation with foreign universities and institutions to raise the school’s international profile,” said Hai.

    Around 31 students from 19 countries and regions were enrolled in late August. Read more »

Rockefeller Considers Shenzhen Center

 “Steven Rockefeller told his son they would treat Qianhai as a big part of their investment plans,” Wang Jinxia, director of the operation and development department of Shenzhen management bureau, said in an interview yesterday.

    The Rockefeller Financial Group launched a 5-billion-yuan (US$794 million) equity investment fund to develop commercial properties including the landmark building Yujiapu Rockefeller Financial Center in Tianjin last year. Read more »

HK Culls Chickens to Battle Bird Flu

Photo: Health workers pack dead chickens at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong yesterday. (Xinhua)


Shenzhen Daily reported that "HONG KONG culled 17,000 chickens yesterday and suspended live poultry imports for 21 days after three birds tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus.

    Health chief York Chow announced the measures late Tuesday after a dead chicken at the city’s main wholesale market and two wild birds tested positive for the virus, which can be fatal to humans."

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Phone Smuggling Found in Huanggang Checkpoint

Shenzhen Daily, Chen Jiangliu reported that "Border inspection soldiers of Huanggang Checkpoint search a man who is suspected of smuggling mobile phones Saturday night. The soldiers found 170 Samsung phones and a batch of batteries on the man and his accomplice. The smuggled items were worth more than 200,000 yuan (US$31,746). The two confessed they bought the mobile phones from Hong Kong and would sell them in Huaqiangbei. They said they could earn at most 100 yuan from selling each smuggled mobile phone. "

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