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Summer Jazz Week 2013.06.12-2013.06.22
Summer jazz week

In this autumn, the curtain of 3rd edition of OCT-LOFT International Jazz Festival will be raised. And in this June, B10 Live earnestly hope we can bring music lovers something more - B10 Live Summer Jazz Week and also warms up for the jazz festival in September.

6 young bands from different countries will make you stay cool and feel fresh during 6 nights in this hot summer. They don’t easily compromise and are always ready to challenge the traditional rules with bright individualities, Read more »

The TianYu Branch of the U.S. Consulate, Guangzhou Will be Open on Friday, May 17
u.s. consulate Guangzhou

All consulate operations at the TianYu branch, Guangzhou, Consulate General of The United States are currently closed through Friday, May 17.

May 14, unknown white power was found in an envelope by a worker of consulate. The consulate was immediately closed and the power was sent to test. No casualty was reported. However, all immigrant visas to the United States from China are suspended, as well as the “non-immigrant” visas in south China.

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In China, there are six cities are set U.S. consulates and they are Biejing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Chengdu and Wuhan. TianYu branch in Guangzhou is the only office in China for immigration service. Read more »

Midi Festival: Bands/Musicians that You Cannot Miss

Shenzhen Midi Festival 2013 will be launched in Longgang Universiade Center. The lineup also was put to the public days ago. Among numberous bands or musicians, what are those you cannot miss? ShenzhenParty gets some ideas from one of the organizers - Mugua. Read more »

Beaches in Shenzhen


Summer is coming back to Shenzhen! Sunshine, blue skies, seashore, beaches, cool beers and bikinis…they are going to be the themes of our life again. Have you started to plan where to go for the weekends? Beyond question, a beach is a good choice. Shenzhen is a coastal city with a 257 kilometer long seashore rich in beaches. Most of beaches in Shenzhen are in the eastern Longgang and Yantian districts. On this page we would like to share some beaches and relevant information about facilities. 


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Shenzhen First Expat Volunteers Team in Futian District

In collaboration with Shenzhen Daily, the Futian District Government is organizing the first Expat Volunteers Team, and recruiting now.

Volunteers could provide services to welfare centers, offering help to pedestrians while serving in U stations, teaching English to migrant workers’ children, working to help those in need in local communities, and even guiding other expatriates in touring Futian.

A great opportunity to help the local community and meet new people.

The Snake Pit - A Club with History

The Snake Pit, located in Shekou, is a club with history. I think its name is not strange for those expats who come to Shenzhen in the early year, but i believe still many new expat want to know about a club like this with history. Now it has moved to a better location, still in Shekou though, and embraced its "opening" last week. However, its still keeps its mission - Joining expats together in the spirit of camaraderie through sports and entertainment. In this article, i would like to talk about its history and its old but special membership systerm. Read more »

Learn Opus One From Yvonne Choing

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, and Renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovations of both families, the founders’ singular goal was to create an exceptional wine in the heart of the Napa Valley.”

Yvonne Choing is the export manger for Asia of Opus one. 

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2013 Flower Fairs in Shenzhen
Flower Fairs in Shenzhen

As the spring festival approaching, “Flower fairs” is becoming one of hot spots for people to visit. Visiting flower fairs and picking up those blooms for house decoration is a custom for Chinese people before spring festival. The bloom is the symbol for fortune and good luck.

Where you can go for a flower fair in Shenzhen? Some information is provided below for your reference:

Shenzhen Spring Festival Flower Fair

*Add: Aiguo Road, Luohu District (罗湖区爱国路)

*Time: Feb 5-9 /9:00 - 24:00

*Metro: Huanzhong Line, Yijing Station (怡景站) Exit D

Futian District Winter Jasmine Flower Market Read more »

World's Largest Golf Club & Spa Resort Creates the World's Biggest QR Code

Some 2,000 employees of luxury golf and spa resort Mission Hills came together to form the largest Human QR Code in an effort to promote eco-tourism to the world and to make sustainable tourism a global reality.

The gigantic real life QR Code was created by staff carrying umbrellas and gathering at the Mission Hills driving range in Shenzhen, China. The aerial photo, taken from a height of 270 feet, is readable by a QR scanner and takes smartphone users to a campaign website promoting sustainable eco-tourism.  Read more »

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