SHENZHEN DAILY The local English language newspaper is the Shenzhen Daily and if you are staying in Shenzhen we strongly recommend that you buy a copy each morning, for 1 Yuan. It is available at most newsstands.

As the main newspaper for keeping local expatriates in touch with what is happening, the Shenzhen Daily has lots of current information on what is on in Shenzhen. There may be items on famous international orchestras at the Shenzhen Concert Hall, special art or garden exhibitions, activities for Chinese festivals or hotel special offers for lunch or dinner that will enliven your stay. Reading the Shenzhen Daily will give you a good understanding of Shenzhen daily life and sometimes there are very interesting articles on many different aspects of Shenzhen, including history, famous people or out-of-the-way tourist destinations.

Established in 1997, the year of the Hong Kong handover, the Shenzhen Daily maintains an excellent standard of English language journalism. It is used by young Chinese as a way of improving their English language skills, so there are sometimes educational supplements for students of English.

In a city where many foreigners do not speak or read Chinese, the Shenzhen Daily staff are very successful at reaching out to the expatriate community, asking for views, hosting events and playing a very significant role to bridge the communication gap to allow foreigners to feel part of the Shenzhen community.

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Other English language newspapers

The Hong Kong South China Morning Post is available at some international hotels and residents can subscribe for daily delivery. Residence can subscribe for daily delivery or subscribe to the online edition.

The Shenzhen Women’s International Club SWIC is a social club for expatriates living in all areas of Shenzhen. SWIC provides a focus for social and cultural activities for members and is of particular value to newcomers by providing a means to meet other expats, find resources, and to learn about what activities are available in the city.


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