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Exploring the Nightlife Scene in Shenzhen
Shenzhen Nightlife

In Shenzhen the key to finding the best nightlife spots for drinking and partying is to use the Shenzhen nightlife guide on The page is updated frequently with the openings of the latest clubs and pubs. Look through the subsections to find the right nightlife options that fit your tastes and mood. Read more »

Shenzhen Apple Store Grand Opening Video
Apple Store Shenzhen Genius Bar

We whipped together a video of the Yitian Holiday Plaza Apple Store Opening. It is the first Shenzhen Apple Store. It open to the usual large crowd for Apple store openings despite the fact that it was missing the new fall product line that Apple had just announced. Yes, thousands of people even though there is no iPad Mini and no iPhone 5. Read more »

BYD Electric Taxi Explodes, Catches Fire Killing 3 in Shenzhen


A Nissan GT-R crashed into a BYD E6 Electric Taxi after the driver left from Lili Marleen drunk. Upon on colliding with the electric taxi, the BYD car exploded and burst into flames killing all three people. The driver of the speeding sports car and his 3 female companions left the scene only to turn himself in a day later. Accordning to the South China Morning Post an eywitness taxi driver saw the sports car speeding between 150 to 200km/h on Binhaidadao.

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Shenzhen Wine and Cheese Club Celebrates 8 Years

November marked the 8th anniversary of the Shenzhen Wine and Cheese Club. Members attend the wine and cheese club to mix fun, networking and business once a month on a Saturday evening.

Club Overview and History
The club came about when a group of expats decided that there was no gathering or event that is precisely catered to their taste, where they can enjoy wines, cheese and the company of like-minded people. So on November 2003, the club was born. The club is run by a group of advisors who are responsible for selecting the wines, the cheese and the venue.   Read more »

MP3 Monday Beausoleil

 For this MP3 Monday, we found a group called Beausoleil. It is a cajun band from New Orleans. This band has been playing in Louisiana since 1975. Check out their albums La Danse De La Vie and L'Amour Ou La Folie (Love Or Folly) which won a Grammy Award. Read more »

MP3 Monday XTC

We spend this Monday listening to free the music track "Are You Receiving Me" from Google Music played by the band XTC. We are listening to a fairly obscure album "Go 2". Read more »

Techcrunch Meetup in Shenzhen
John Biggs TechCrunch

Friday John Biggs from the web site TechCrunch stopped by at Le Bistro to say hello to the Shenzhen Tech Community. About 50 people joined the meetup. John talked a bit about the TechCrunch Disrupt conference that was held in Beijing. He also mentioned that we would be see a bigger TechCrunch presence in Asia and that we should stay tuned. Read more »

Announcing Faster Search on

Now you can find what you are looking for faster and easier on We have increased the speed of our search function. Our search box is available on any page just type what you are looking for and find: Read more »

We are Open for your Thanksgiving Dinners

Now open is our Thanksgiving Dinner section on our event calendar. Over the next few weeks we will be filling it out with all the restaurant thanksgiving specials from Shekou to Luohu. If you prefer thanksgiving at home we will also list the stores that will deliver you a turkey. Read more »

MP3 Monday Mumford And Sons

 We are using google music in China to download free music and explore new tracks. Today we are listening to "The Cave" by Mumford & Sons. Download it off their album Sigh No More. (You must be behind the great firewall to get these tracks for free).

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