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Skyfall Censorship in China Causes Heated Debate

Latest James Bond film – Skyfall launched in China on Jan 21, 2013. However, about 40 minutes of scenes have been cut or altered, which gives rise to a heated controversy on film censorship system in China among media and audiences.

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Shuttle Trains to Add btw Tangkeng(塘坑) and Huaxin(华新), Longgang Line

Shenzhen Metro Line 3 Operation Branch announced yesterday that Longgang Line (Line 3) would add shuttle trains between Tangkeng (塘坑) and Huaxin (华新) from Jan 21, 2013 to release the operation stress during rush hours. 

The passenger flow is not even and mainly focus on rush hours in sections between Danzhutou (丹竹头) and Laojie (老街), which occupies about 62.8% passenger flow of Longgang Line. If you have ever taken the longgang line during the rush hours, you must share this same experience – seeing two to four runs of trains leave before you could squeeze into a fully packed one. Read more »

Xmas Toy Donation Organised by Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen organised a toy donation drive with a festively-decorated Smart car on Christmas Day.   During the past month, the car was placed in the hotel lobby as a donation box to collect toys and gifts from guests.  A Santa Claus was arranged to drive the car and distribute the toys to the children of immigrant workers cared by the hotel’s Embrace – Care for People Project. 18 hotel volunteers also joined in this activity to spread the Christmas cheers with the children. Read more »

New WTA Tennis Tournament - Inaugural Shenzhen Longgang Gemdale Open Coming
Inaugural Shenzhen Longgang Gemdale Open

It is with great excitement announced that a new WTA tennis tournament, with Gemdale, a Shenzhen property developer listed on the Shanghai stock exchange as its title sponsor, will take place in Shenzhen from next season. 


Carrying total prize money of US$ 500,000, and featuring a 32 player singles and 16 pair doubles main draw, together with a 16 player singles qualifying draw, the WTA International Series Shenzhen Longgang Gemdale Open will be played from December 29, 2012 to January 5, 2013. It will be hosted on the outdoor hard courts of the magnificent Shenzhen Longgang Tennis Center with its 32 outdoor and indoor courts, set around a world-class 4,000 seat stadium.

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Christmas Dinner 2012 Round Up

Merry Christmas everyone! Don’t know where to take your beloved or friends to have a good Christmas dinner in Shenzhen? The below is a listing of selected venues where you can find one:




Price: RMB188 per one

Date and Time: Dec 25, 2012 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Booking Phone Numbers:

Shekou Branch: (0755) 2668-4496

Peninsula Branch: (0755) 2667 4361 Read more »

The Gourmet Grotto Order Form from Futian Shangri-la
The Gourmet Grotto Order Form

X'mas is coming! Dont know where to buy some little Christmas gifts? Futian Shangri-la provides you a gift listing to choose. 10% off for all guests quoting that you have seen the Grotto Goodies from!


More info pls call: 86-755-21513838/21513839

Walk for Hope Charity Initiative 2012
Walk for Hope Charity Initiative 2012

Walk for Hope Charity initiative is a yearly event organized by IHG hotels Shenzhen and West Guangdong Cluster together with China Youth Development Foundation. It aims to collect money via donations to improve the education situation and strive to provide an equal opportunity for children in rural areas of China.


Event 2012

Date: Dec 01, 2012, Saturday.

Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Venue: Starting from Long Zhumen entrance of Tanglang Mountain (塘朗山龙珠      门登山口)

             Finishing at Jimu Booth of Tanglang Mountain (山顶的极目亭) Read more »

W Hong Kong Now Cooperates with Clockenflap to Present a Gala Concert



Bringing a new spark of music, W Hong Kong partners with Clockenflap, the Hong Kong music and arts powerhouse to deliver what’s new/next in music featuring over 50 international DJs and W Hotels & burn Studios DJ Lab Artists on December 1 and 2, 2012 in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Since its inception in 2008, Clockenflap Music, Culture and Arts Festival has established itself as a well-respected platform that simultaneously showcases some of the world’s most established acts and the region’s finest up-and-coming musicians. Read more »

The Magic of European Cinema Comes to Shenzhen

23rd November, 2012 – The magic of European cinema comes to Shenzhen, as this is the fifth year that the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns to China.

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Have You Ever Been to Fringe Festival? -- The Parade in Shenzhen Fringe Festival
Fringe Festival

Do you know where to find Fringe PARADE in China?

2012, November, 24th

Shenzhen International Fringe Festival, the PARADE!!!

It’s right here in Nanshan central district!!!

Call up your friends we’ll have the PARTY!!!

Late night DJ show will also be there waiting for you!!!

2012 let’s Go and Leap!!!


To join us:

  1. If you have a team and some ideas of the parade, email your ideas to [email protected].

  2. If you don’t have any idea, just go to the PARADE and you’ll find the team!!! Read more »

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