Jan. foreign trade slides

Source:Szdaily 17.02.2012 SHENZHEN’S total import and export value dipped to US$26.95 billion last month, a 19 percent decrease compared with January a year ago, Shenzhen Customs said Thursday. It’s the city’s first year-on-year negative growth in foreign trade since October 2009. The city’s exports last month declined by 11.7 percent, to US$17.2 billion, while imports…

China to allow more U.S. films

Source:Szdaily 20.02.2012 CHINA has agreed to significantly improve market access for American films as Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up his U.S. visit with a stop in Los Angeles, home to Hollywood’s movie industries. During Xi’s brief stay in L.A., U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced that China had agreed to make it easier for…

Wedding fair

A model displays an extravagant bridal gown at the Beloved Wedding Fair at the St. Regis Shenzhen on Saturday. As a migrant city that attracts young people from all over China, Shenzhen creates a big market for wedding-related industries. The year 2012 is expected to see a boom in wedding ceremonies, according to fair organizers.…

The World University Games

Source:Source:http://voice.unimelb.edu.au/volume-7/number-8/world-university-games| Volume 7 Number 8 August 15 – September 11 2011 As sporting enthusiasts are looking forward to London’s Olympic Games next year, and looking back at yesteryear’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi, you could easily be forgiven for thinking that 2011 was bereft of any major athletic sporting games. Laura Soderlind reports. For people whose…

Facelift for Luohu to start in Septembe

Source:Shenzhen Daily | Author:Tina Chen Work on 12 projects in Luohu District would start in September to renovate the city’s oldest district which had been overshadowed by rapid development in Futian and Nanshan in recent years, a news conference was told Wednesday. The 12 projects costing 23.9 billion yuan (US$3.68 billion) would include the renovation…

‘Best’ Universiade comes to an end

Two representatives from Kazan, Russia, which will hold the next Universiade in 2013, accompany Igor Shuvalov, first deputy prime minister of Russia, as he brandishes the flag of the International University Sports Federation at the closing ceremony of the 26th Universiade in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Tuesday, Aug 23.[Photo/China Daily] The games were the largest…

City export growth tops national average

Source:Shenzhen Daily | Author:Tina Chen Exports surged from January to April this year in Shenzhen by 46.7 percent on last year, faster than China’s average. Shenzhen Customs said that exports reached US$75 billion, resulting in its trade surplus rising to US$21.1 billion, widening by 61.2 percent, according to a report in Thursday’s Shenzhen Economic Daily.…

Shenzhen Universiade News Service to meet Olympic standard

Source:http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/shenzhen2011/2011-08/10/content_13088601.htm | Author:Xinhua SHENZHEN – The 570-strong Shenzhen Universiade News Service Team (UNS) has fully geared up to provide Olympic standard support to more than 3,000 journalists, UNS Director General He Huifei told Xinhua here Wednesday. “This is the first time for a UNS to meet Olympic stardard,” He said. “In a sense, we are…

Sales soar for new property

Source:Shenzhen Daily | Author:Tina Chen New homes with capped prices in Longhua Subdistrict, Bao’an District, experienced brisk sales on the first day of the launch Saturday. Prices of the Top Spring Residential Estate Phase III apartments were capped by the government at 3,000 yuan (US$463) per square meter below the market price, yesterday’s Shenzhen Economic…

Bio-industry convention to open

Source:Shenzhen Daily | Author:Li Hao THE China Bio-industry Convention 2011 (BioChina) is scheduled for Shenzhen between June 17 and 19, according to the city development and reform commission. The convention was expected to attract 300 domestic enterprises in the biotechnology industry, including big players like Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), which has sequenced the genome of…