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.

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.

Futian mangrove listed as intl. important 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 Thursday on the occasion of the 27th World Wetlands Day, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

Spring Festival through expats' lens

Whether you spent the Spring Festival in Shenzhen, your hometown or your travel destination, this holiday must be a memorable time for all. Let’s take a look at the photos taken by our expat readers, recording the festive moments around China.