BYD Sells Electric Bus Fleet to Israel

BYD, the world’s biggest electric vehicle maker based in Shenzhen, has secured its first major purely electric bus order in Israel. A fleet of 17 single-decker buses will service the northern port city of Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city. The 12-meter buses will be operated by Egged, Israel’s largest bus operator with almost 3,000 buses. The…

Sustainable Innovation of Makers the Focus at Forum

A total of 12 prominent makers and entrepreneurs from home and abroad were invited to share their insights about sustainable innovation during the Global Maker Sustainable Innovation and Development Forum held in Shenzhen on Thursday. One of the guest speakers was Stephanie Santoso, a founding board member of the Nation of Makers in the United…

SZ Home to 7 Global 500 Headquarters

Seven Shenzhen-headquartered firms made it onto the Fortune Global 500 list this year, according to the city’s news portal, sznews.com, yesterday. The companies are Ping An Group, Tencent, Amer, Evergrande, Vanke, Huawei and China Merchants Bank. Shenzhen’s headquarters economy has been thriving in recent years as many technology giants, such as Alibaba, Baidu and Qualcomm,…

SZ Student Becomes Youngest Red Dot Award Winner

When informed that he had won the prestigious Red Dot “Best of the Best” prize, Yan Shaoting thought the message must have been a scam or prank, but the 16-year-old had indeed been selected as the youngest winner of the top international design prize in the history of the Red Dot Design Awards. Yan’s project,…

Leading Genome Sequencer Debuts, to Reduce Cost

Genocare Analyzer, the single-molecule genome sequencer which has been engineered for clinical use, debuted in Shenzhen yesterday and will start mass production next year. The highly integrated, easily operated and fully automated GenoCare system could be widely used in hospitals for clinical cancer gene testing, prenatal diagnosis and genetic disease checks for newborns, according to…