SZ Airport among World’s Most Beautiful

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is on a list of the top 10 World Most Beautiful Airports, and Wang Xiaodan, a stewardess with Shenzhen Airlines, has been named the world’s most beautiful stewardess in a ranking released in Hong Kong on Tuesday. The ranking of the services provided by airline companies and international airports was released…

BGI Co-initiates Global Biological Genomic Project

BGI, the Shenzhen-based company focused on research and application of genomics, announced Tuesday that it will take part in a global study named Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) as one of the co-initiators. The EBP was officially announced to the world in an article published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United…

Shenzhen-made Satellite to be Launched This Year

A Shenzhen-made satellite will be launched into space in the second half of this year as the first test satellite for Project Hongyan, a 300-satellite communications mega-constellation built by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC), the Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported on Wednesday. The constellation is a mobile telephone communications network providing coverage…

Shenzhen Raises Subsidies for Startups

Government subsidies for the preparatory period of startups opened by returned overseas professionals and teams will be increased to 30 million yuan (US$4.75 million), doubling the amount in 2015, according to the city’s human resources and social security bureau. The bureau has simplified the application procedures, optimized review flow and shortened the granting period to…

GD-HK-MACAO Coordinated Development Plan to be Unveiled

Premier Li Keqiang addresses delegates during the opening session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. China will unveil and implement the development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (also known as the Greater Bay Area), among other moves to promote the coordinated regional…

Conference Creates Win-win for Chinese, UK Enterprises

The Shenzhen-based Tian’an Cyber Park Group will set up a base at Royal Albert Dock to promote Guangdong brands in the U.K., according to an MOU signed at the opening of the 5th CBBC China Outbound Conference & China (Shenzhen)-U.K. Investment Cooperation Conference held at Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen yesterday. Supported by the Guangdong Provincial Commerce…

4 Driverless Buses Begin Trial Operation in Shenzhen

FOUR smart buses began a trial operation in Futian Bonded Zone in Shenzhen on Saturday. The smart buses, which are smaller than an ordinary bus and equipped with lidar sensors, cameras and GPS antennas, began running on a 1.2-kilometer route with three stops in the zone. They can avoid hitting pedestrians, vehicles and barriers, and…

Directors of World’s Top Museums to Gather in SZ

Directors of more than 60 top museums in the world will join cultural ministers of some countries as well as U.N. cultural officials at an international forum in Shenzhen later this week. The UNESCO High-level Forum on Museums is scheduled to be held from Thursday to Saturday in Shenzhen to discuss the social, educational and…

BGI’s MGI Tech Launches 2 New Genetic Sequencers

A subsidiary of BGI, MGI Tech, announced it had launched two new next-generation genetic sequencers, MGISEQ-2000 and MGISEQ-200, at the 12th International Conference on Genomics in Shenzhen yesterday. The products were unveiled at the conference themed “Omics for All – Global Partnership,” which was held at the China National GeneBank from Oct. 26 to Sunday.…

Products Promote Green Lifestyles

Shortages of fresh water have long been a challenge for humanity, especially in areas with water pollution and insufficient water resources. Now the problem might be solved once and for all as a Shenzhen-based company has developed atmospheric water generators that could extract potable water directly from the air. The water generators are being displayed…