Cultural fair goes virtual in October

DUE to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the 16th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) will be held online, the first time in its history, from Oct. 26 to 30, Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair Co. Ltd., the organizer, said at an online preparation meeting Tuesday. The Shenzhen-based tech giant Tencent has become the technical…

City OK’d for building national strength in transportation

SHENZHEN has been approved by the Ministry of Transport as a pilot city in the country’s drive to build national strength in transportation. According to an official document published on the official website of the ministry Wednesday, Shenzhen has been given the go-ahead to pilot constructions of ahigh-quality innovative international air transportation hub, metropolitan railways…

Shenzhen sees over 90,000 foreign-invested enterprises

SHENZHEN — More than 90,000 foreign-invested enterprises have been set up in Shenzhen, one of the symbols of China’s reform and opening up, since the city issued the first business license for a foreign-funded company in 1981. According to the municipal government, Shenzhen has, by the end of July, licensed over 94,000 foreign direct investment…

City tops high-quality development list

SHENZHEN took the top spot in a ranking of 35 major cities in the country in terms of high-quality development, according to a Shenzhen Economic Daily report yesterday. The city also ranked first in three categories — comprehensive performance, coordinated development and green development, as per the 2020 Chinese Cities High-quality Development Report by the…

Foreign business rights protection work stations inaugurated

Two work stations for the protection of legitimate rights of foreign-funded businesses were inaugurated in Shenzhen. The stations, the country’s first of their kind, were unveiled at a ceremony hosted by the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Commerce in the Civic Center in Futian District, the bureau said on its official website. Shenzhen Vice Mayor Ai Xuefeng (2nd…

SZ makes breakthrough in IPR protection

SHENZHEN ranked first among 156 sub-provincial and prefecture-level cities in China in the performance appraisal of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection in 2019, according to the results published by the National Intellectual Property Administration. The city occupied the first place in terms of patent applications, patent authorization, growth rate of patent authorization, maintenance rate of…

SZ boasts 308 listed firms

THE number of A-share listed companies in Shenzhen had reached 308 as of June 10, once again surpassing Shanghai, which recorded a total of 307 publicly traded companies, Shenzhen Economic Daily yesterday. Since the beginning of this year, there have been 11 Shenzhen companies and only five Shanghai companies listed in the A-share market —…

City’s health care reform model wins national award

THE Shenzhen Municipal Health Commission won the special contribution award of the CHIP Awards for building an integrated, efficient and quality health care system at the 2020 China Health Care Innovation Summit in Shanghai on Saturday. The CHIP Awards, billed as the Oscars in China’s health care sector, aim to recognize and reward innovation related…