SZ to Mark First Talent Day

Shenzhen will celebrate its first Talent Day Wednesday with the opening of Shenzhen Talent Park along Shenzhen Bay in Nanshan District with an array of activities under the theme “Talent Carnival” to be held at the park. The city has designated Nov. 1 as Talent Day, starting this year, with the aim of raising people’s…

Shenzhen Favoured by Overseas Returnees

Shenzhen ranks third among other cities in 2017 for overseas-educated Chinese who want to find work or start a business, according to a report released by domestic recruitment website Bosszhipin.com, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported yesterday. With 16.7 percent of all the talents in China, the talent pool in Guangdong ranks first among all provinces,…

BYD Among ‘Most Admirable Firms’

The Shenzhen-based electric carmaker BYD was selected as one of the “50 Most Admirable Chinese Companies” by Fortune magazine, while its two stocks were on the list of the new China “Nifty 50” released by U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs, according to sznews.com. BYD ranked fifth on the list of the “50 Most Admirable Chinese…

Hainan Airlines to Launch SZ-Cairns Direct Flight

Hainan Airlines will operate direct flights between Shenzhen and Cairns starting Dec. 19, according to an announcement from the airline company with Queensland Tourism Administration recently in Beijing. The Shenzhen-Cairns route will be the airline’s second direct flight to the Australian state of Queensland, following the Shenzhen-Brisbane route launched Sept. 20. The new route is…

SZ-Brisbane International Incubation Center Opens

The Shenzhen office of the Brisbane International Innovation Incubation Center was inaugurated at the Shenzhen Bay International Culture Creation Industry Incubation Center in Nanshan District yesterday. The center, managed and operated by Shenzhen University City Innovation Park Investment and Management Co., was set up to enhance cooperation between the two cities in cultural exchange and…

Startup Carnival Links SZ with Global Community

Eight renowned entrepreneurs and business representatives from home and abroad attended Slush Up! Shenzhen, a startup carnival focusing on the “Smart Maker” theme at the Sino-Finnish Design Park in Futian District, to share their latest achievements in the fields of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) Saturday. The event is part…

Shenzhen Maker Week Kicks Off Friday

The 3rd Shenzhen Maker Week and the 2017 Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week (Shenzhen Venue) kicked off in the city on Friday. The weeklong event was attended by maker teams from China and 15 countries, according to a press conference held Friday. Liang Yongsheng, director of the city’s science and technology innovation commission, said nearly…

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,…