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Shenzhen Marathon set to return Feb. 19

After a three-year hiatus, Shenzhen Marathon is set to return Feb. 19, organizers said at a press conference this morning. The long-awaited event will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Civic Center.

Shenzhen volunteers embark on rescue mission in Türkiye

Shenzhen Rescue Volunteers Federation sent a six-member advance unit today to join a non-governmental team from China to aid the rescue operation in Türkiye, where powerful earthquakes hit Monday. Sülooğlu Süleyman, a Turkish soccer coach living in Shenzhen, is one of the members who left Shenzhen this afternoon on the rescue mission. Other five members, Chen Yuan, Yang Chao, Yang Chuanqi, Chen Tao and Dai Wei, are all experienced in earthquake rescue.

Futian mangrove, a significant wetland

Shenzhen's Futian mangrove was among the 18 wetlands in China that were designated in 2022 as Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration announced Feb. 2 on the occasion of the 27th World Wetlands Day, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

SZ rescue team to offer aid in earthquake-stricken areas in Türkiye

Shenzhen Rescue Volunteers Federation will send an advance team to aid the rescue operation in Türkiye following a huge earthquake that has killed more than 4,800 people in Türkiye and Syria.

Full cross-border travel resumes

Cross-border travel between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macao fully resumed with no COVID-19 restrictions, including no quota for arrivals on either side, from today.

Locals, expats revel in Lantern Festival celebrations

The whole city of Shenzhen was immersed in a joyous festive atmosphere in celebration of the annual Lantern Festival, a traditional Chinese festival that features family reunions, feasts, light shows, diverse traditional customs and various cultural activities.

Chinese New Year's festive vibe spreads across city

Diverse celebrations of the Chinese New Year have sent festive vibes across the city as people from various cultures express their good wishes for the Year of the Rabbit.

Flower fair adds festival atmosphere

Shenzhen's 2023 Spring Festival Flower Fair, a traditional event that spices up the festive atmosphere of the Chinese New Year, opened today at its main venue in Gangxia, Futian District and 10 subvenues. With a total of 2,900 flower stalls, the fair will run through Jan. 21 and will also be held at a number of fixed flower markets across the city. Shoppers can buy not only flowers but also Chinese New Year decorations.

Cross-border high-speed rail service resumes

Bullet train G5820 from Hong Kong arrived at Shenzhen North Railway Station at around 7:22 a.m. today after an 18-minute trip, becoming the first train to Shenzhen as the high-speed railway connecting the mainland and Hong Kong resumed operation after nearly three years of suspension due to the pandemic.