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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Let it rip: surf's up in Shenzhen

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by THOMAS BIRD

    ... Thomas Bird The little-known beaches of Shenzhen's Dapeng peninsula are nurturing a fledgling culture of surf, sand and sun devotees, writes Thomas Bird Let it rip Reaching deep into the South China Sea, Dapeng marks Shenzhen's eastern periphery. The peninsula is named after a mythological bird first mentioned in the classic collection of Taoist fables Zhuangzi: "When ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    There's a lot more to our neighbour Shenzhen than cheap suits and massages

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:24pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... Text: Charley Lanyon Isn't it time you gave Shenzhen another chance? Our noisy neighbour has a lot to offer the weekend visitor Cross over Rarely has a city laboured under a reputation as undeserved as Shenzhen. When I mentioned to friends I was heading across the border, I received advice as varied as "bring a money belt, it is full of thieves" to "avoid ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The other Obama: Barack's Shenzhen-based half-brother sheds light on US president's 'mysterious Kenyan roots'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... with their Kenyan father in Nairobi- the half-brothers share mannerisms, including a politician's gift for putting people at ease. We had arranged to meet in Shenzhen's Baoan district. ... roots". "I wanted to tell my story myself without other people telling it for me," he says. Ndesandjo, 48, lives in Futian, Shenzhen, with his wife, Liu Xuehua, a Henan province native ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Quenching the thirst of China’s Yao minority

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:31pm

    ... and I have met before, after I completed Ride for Hope, a sponsored cycle from Shenzhen to Shanghai organised by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to support his charity. I have come to find out why ... labelled with the name of a prominent Shenzhen jewellery company. “I can get three built in the time the government builds one.” Along the road we meet Wang Chaohai, who’s keen to show us his ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Bubble Soccer, SUP Yoga and trampolining … HK goes mad for crazy sports

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... Don't miss: Shenzhen's secret surfing beaches ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Vicious cycle: Shenzhen to Shanghai on two wheels

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 10:11pm

    ... A charity bicycle tour from Shenzhen to Shanghai affords Thomas Bird insight into the polluted ‘heaven-on-Earth’ that is modern-day China A slog in the smog There’s a saying every ... The Ride for Hope cycle tour began in Shenzhen on November 16 and was meant to link the mainland’s original free-trade zone to its newest. It was organised by Smith, resident manager of the Futian ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs


    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm

    ... Text: Ben Sin The Raveonettes are coming Chinese fans of Danish indie rock duo The Raveonettes were thrown for a loop last week when Beijing indie label Douban posted late November concert dates for the band in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The problem, though, was that the dates were not listed anywhere else on the internet, including the band’s official ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - ASIAN MEGACITIES PART I

    The rise and rise of the Asian megacity (and why 'metacities' are the next big thing)

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:58pm by Vanessa Collingridge

    ... Built to scale Looking out from any one of the skyscrapers that dominate Shenzhen's central business district, it seems as though the city never ends. As far as the eye can see, ... and Shanghai. "Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are all megacities," says Chen, "but Beijing and Shanghai are in a league of their own, with populations well over 20 ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    The jazz scene in China is booming as more young musicians discover the genre

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Robin Lynam

    ... studied. The annual OCT-LOFT jazz festival in Shenzhen is now one of the biggest in the country, and the youthful WeDo Jazz Big Band from Guangzhou has been a top attraction there. If the growth ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Continental drifter: novelist Susan Barker opens up about her nomadic lifestyle

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... The Incarnations, I lived in seven cities in four countries. I moved in and out of 17 different houses and flats in Beijing, Seoul, Colorado, Boston, Leeds, Washington DC, London and Shenzhen ... and to putting the years of drifting nostalgically in the past." When this interview was first suggested, at the end of May, Barker was living in Shenzhen. I'd hoped to meet her there but she ...




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