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Lights on and Tables being installed in the Shenzhen Apple Store
Shenzhen Apple Store Photo

We are watching intently on th construction of the upcoming Shenzhen Apple Store and thanks to our contributors and we have some photos showing the lights turned on and the tables being installed. If we are lucky maybe this store will open in time for the launch of the iPhone 5 in China. The new apple store will be located in the Yitian Holiday Plaza.

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First Shenzhen Apple Store Wall Signage Up Opening Must Be Close
Apple Store Yitian Holiday Plaza

The first Shenzhen Apple store is closer to a reality as the construction barriers now have the apple logo in the Yitian Holiday Plaza location. It is just right outside of the Windows of the world subway station. Apple was already given permission by the Shenzhen government to operation around June 6th according to the wall street journal. Read more »

Win Wine by Helping Choose the Sept Wine and Cheese Event Location

We need your advice on the Sept 22nd Wine and Cheese Club location and we are willing to give 3 bottles of wine to people who submit our survey. We have narrowed it down to 3 possiblities:


  • The Marco Polo CBD CONNECT Lobby Lounge (Newly Renovated)
  • Grand Hyatt Luohu Mansion Kitchen
  • The Venice Hotel OCT Blue Italian Restaruant 


Please take our survey to help us decide which hotel by reviewing the menus on the survey page. Read more »

Gourmet Wine Cellars June Wine and Cheese Club Photos Posted

Dear Wine and Cheese Club Members,

Thanks to the members that spent their dragon boat festival with us to sample the wines of Gourmet Wine Cellars. Seems as if the Reselling was the most popular.

Thanks to the Luohu Shangri-la for their support.

Order the Wines from June

We appreciate the support of Gourmet Wine Cellars for this event. If you liked any of the wines from this event you may download the order form:

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Your Free Ticket to ICIF (International Cultural Industries Fair)

The 8th ICIF (International Cultural Industries Fair) will be held from May 18th to May 21st. It's your chance to get a free ticket now!

Usually, you have to spend RMB 50 yuan for a visit to ICIF. But now, register from will enable you a free ticket (only foreigners are available). And this ticket will be able to use throughout the four days exhibition! You can fill your basic information by clicking the below link before May 11th. We will contact you for ticket later.


Register here, please click.


In this 8th ICIF, you will be able to visit 8 halls in all: Read more »

Shenzhen Minimum wage to rise Feb 1st

According to the Shenzhen Daily the minimum wage will rise on Feb 1st:


THE minimum wage in Shenzhen will rise to 1,500 yuan (US$238) per month, or 13.3 yuan per hour, starting tomorrow.

The hike will make Shenzhen’s minimum wage the highest on the Chinese mainland.

The overtime wage will rise accordingly. According to the law, the payment for overtime work is 1.5 times the regular wage during the week, twice the regular wage on weekends and three times the regular wage on public holidays. That means the employers have to pay at least 138 yuan for a day’s work on weekends, and at least 207 yuan for a day’s work on public holidays.


In Memory of Robert Dunseth Memorial Service this Sunday

Robert Dunseth, whose international education career spanned three decades including 22 years in Asia, passed away on July 28th after an accident at his home in Phuket, Thailand. He was surrounded by family and friends.  Read more »

In Memory of Brandon Canning Wake to be Held Sunday

Wake to be held Sunday 2pm on February 27th

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Topway Cable Doubles Speed of Internet Service
Topway Shenzhen Cable

Shenzhen's Local Cable Company Topway has released a new plan offering double the speed of the normal internet service. The normal service they were offering was 2 Megabit and they have now release a new plan that offers 4 Megabit. The 4 Megabit option is 150RMB a month (up 50RMB from the normal 100RMB a month 2 Megabit plan.)

You can go to one of the Topway customer service centers with your passport to signup or upgrade your plan. Call Topway Customer Service Line 96933 to find the nearest center near you they will text the address to your phone.

For Sale: Xserve Server

For Sale Xserve Mac Server. Great for small work group file server. Easy to setup and maintain using the Mac OS X server software.

Machine Model: CPU Type: Xserve PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 1.33 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version:  4.6.3f1
Serial Number: XB3120A3N9C

180Gig and 60gig internal drive Read more »

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