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Dining Out

An Evening with Martin Yan at Cafe Marco
Marco Polo Shenzhen will present an exclusive Chinese Cuisine Wine Dinner on May 19, 2009 (Tuesday) in the Cafe Marco. The famous award winning Martin Yan will let you experience his passion and talent in the amazing Chinese cuisines. 4 exclusive vintages will be served: Come and pamper yourself and your friends with only RMB288 per person (subject to 15% service charge). For information and reservation please dail: (86 755) 8298-9888 ext 8358.

Shenzhen
The Terrace
Bar and Restaurant, outdoor seating available, live music, good Thai food. 2F, (on top of Starbucks) Seaworld Square, Taizi Rd., Shekou. TEL (86755) 2682 9105

Gaucho Brazillian Barbecue
Good Brazillian grill. GF Taizi Hotel, Taizi Rd., Shekou. TEL (86755) 2667 6608

Trattoria Italiana Da Angelo
No. G12, Taizi Plaza, Taizi, Rd. Shekou Shenzhen (Across from Roma's) TEL (86755) 2682 5927

Q Cafe
1F, 999 Royal Suites and Towers, 1001 East Shennan Rd., Luohu District. TEL (86755) 2513 0999

Guangzhou
Toro Toro
Mediterranean food. 102 Tianshe Liu Lu. TEL (8620) 8371 0259

Little Italy
Huanshi Dong Rd. 17 Tian Sheng Rd. TEL (8620) 8350 0556

Karma at the Curry Pot
GF 132 Dong Feng Xi Rd. TEL (8620) 8136 0128

Hotel Deals

"Meetings Made Easy" Package from RMB468
Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou Beijing offers 477 well-designed guest rooms including 39 suites, featuring the very best facilities and plenty of room to relax. Choose from our flexible and innovative packages or choose from our extensive a la carte menu. Our wide range of facilities, ranging from well-equipped meeting rooms to function rooms and the Crowne Ballroom, enables us to customize our service to ensure that your function is a complete triumph. Simply call our Sales team now and we'll take care of the rest. Simply quote "Meetings Made Easy" Package when contacting our Crowne Meetings Team. Tel: (8610) 8498 2288; Fax: (8610) 8499 2933; E-mail: rsvn.cppvbj@ihg.com; www.crowneplaza.com/meeting

Room Specials a Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai
Well located in the business and exhibition district of Hongqiao, proximate to downtown and Hongqiao Airport, Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai is highly popular for both business trips and family vacations. From now to August 31 2009, summer room rates are on offer at best price! Start from only RMB488 net per night for superior rooms only, including complimentary broad band internet access and fully-equipped gym center, etc. For reservations, please dial (8621) 5172 7959 Email: reservation@grandmercure-hongqiao-shanghai.com

GMB Triple B Package
Superior - RMB888+15% per room per night, inclusive of 1 daily breakfast; Deluxe - RMB988+15% per room per night, inclusive of 1 daily breakfast; Executive Club - RMB1188+15% pe room per night, with Full Club benefits; 2nd person breakfast supplement will be additional of RMB100 for all the above rooms category. Validity - with immediate to August 31, 2009. Contact Line: (8610) 8587 6888 - 5888.

Deluxe Promotion at Hotel Kunlun
This May, receive a RMB 200 voucher, as well as complimentary Afternoon Tea Buffet for two, when you reserve a Premier Deluxe Room! Hotel Kunlun's spacious Premier Deluxe Rooms measure 44 square meters in size, and boast contemporary restrooms that include separate bath and shower facilities, as well as LCD television screens. Carefully selected furnishings and amenities complete these sleek yet comfortable rooms. Promotion Period: 1 to 31 May 2009. Vouchers valid from 1 May to 31 December 2009. To reserve a room, kindly contact: (8610) 6590 3473 or mailto: res@hotelkunlun.com. Hotel Kunlun reserves the right to amend all terms & conditions without prior notice.

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center Meeting Package
March 1 - December 31, 2009. Full Day Package: Rmb 668.00 net per person: A meetings concierge executive dedicated throughout your event | Welcome coffee and tea | Morning and afternoon coffee breaks with freshly brewed coffee, fine tea and assorted home-made cookies | Two bottles of local mineral water per person during your meeting | Your choice of: International lunch buffet; 3-course western set menu; Chinese set menu; Local mineral water and soft drinks included | Main meeting room according to your number of delegates | Stationery and mints | One flip-chart or white board | 20 table name cards | Registration desk | One flower arrangement for the meeting room or registration desk. For reservations please contact: Tel: (8610) 6465 3388 ext. 4126; E-mail: meeting.beijing@kempinski.com; Website: www.kempinski-beijing.com

Celebrating 25 Years of Defining Global Living at Luxury Serviced Residence, Beijing
Located in JianGuoMen / Scitech District. Enjoy easy access to Beijing's JianGuoMen & CBD business, retail and entertainment area and relish top-notch amenities, facilities and services in the privacy of this serviced residence. Join us in our 25th Anniversary celebrations with special rates and promotions starting 1 April 2009! Enjoy 25% off Best Available Rates; Enjoy 1 FREE night for every month's stay; Refer a guest and be rewarded with free nights;Enjoy Grand Lucky Draw - 25 Years with Ascott. For details check at http://www.somerset.com/en/china/beijing/luxury_serviced_residence.html; China Toll Free Number: 400 820 1028; Email: enquiry.china@the-ascott.com

Summer Getaway - Family Package @ Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa
Come to Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa and enjoy a perfect beach holiday with your family, friends and your loved one. Family Package starts from 3,888 RMB / 3 nights includes *Round trip airport transfers. *Luxurious accommodation. *Daily breakfast for two. *Free breakfast for kids below 12 years old. *Dining credit to the value of RMB 500. *One kid's cup for free flow drink in any of our resort outlets. *Activities for kids & adults * Free use of DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs and more... Valid until October 31, 2009, terms and conditions apply. Book now: 0898 - 8856 1133 and 400 888 5551 (China) or book online: sanyamarriottresort.com

The Heat is on. Reward Yourself.
The heat is on. Reward yourself from RMB 1700 per person per night. Embrace relaxation, invigoration and renewal. Package includes complimentary upgrade to a renewal room, full buffet breakfast on us, 60 min Chinese massage, and one relaxing Bathologist treatment. A holistic summer package to renew your mind, body and soul at The Westin Beijing Financial Street. This exclusive offer is valid until 30 September 2009 subject to 15% service charge. Terms and conditions apply. To make a reservation please call (8610) 6606 8866 or email reservation.beijing@westin.com

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Travel Information

Guangdong Folk Arts And Crafts Museum
The Guangdong Folk Arts and Crafts Museum which collects, studies and exhibits folk art crafts of Guangdong and China, was built in 1959 in Chen Clan Academy. Our museum covers an area of 15,000 square meters and has 19 architectures. The stone carving, brick carving, wood carving, clay sculpture and pottery sculpture can be seen everywhere within our venue. Ticket: RMB20. Opening Time: 8:30am-5:30pm. Address: Zhongshan 7th Road, Guangzhou. TEL (8620) 8181 9653

Xiaomeisha Beach Tourism Center
One of the top ten scenic spots of Shenzhen. Located at the Mirs Bay in east Shenzhen, 30 kilometers away from downtown. Also known as the Oriental Hawaii. Hotels and resorts are available. The Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World, China's largest marine theme part with the most performances and pavilions, is just inside the center. Opening time: 10am-7pm; 9:30am-8:30pm in high season. Call (86755) 2506 0000 to contact the tourism center; call (86755) 2503 5288 to reach the Sea World.


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Relocations

Guangzhou Xinjia Relocation Service Company
Xinjia is one of the earliest relocation service providers in Guangzhou offering you overall services including the packaging, relocation and storage. We are committed to providing the best service with the most preferential price to Guangzhou residents. Address: 2 Changgang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou. 24-Hour hotline: (8620) 8160 8920

Shenzhen Chengxin Relocation Company
Headquartered in Luohu District, Chengxin relocation has offices in Futian, Nanshan, Longhua and Longgang, offering individual house moving, factory relocation and heavy equipments relocation to citizens and companies all over Shenzhen. Since our establishment in 1999, we have been dedicated to providing high-quality and efficient services and have won the praises of our clients. You will spread good words about us like our other clients after you choose our service. Address: 16A, Tower A Jihao Garden, Luohu District, Shenzhen. TEL (89755) 2152 0286

Property/Real Estate

Apartment In Riverside Garden For Rent
The 75-square-meter apartment has two bedrooms, one living room and one bathroom. Well ventilated. Good lighting. Furnished with fine furniture. Cable TV and broadband available. Kindergartens, schools, banks, restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Rent: RMB1650 per month. Address: F4, Riverside Garden, Nanpudao, Dashi, Panyu, Guangzhou. Call (86) 1587 6567 755 for more information.

Two-bedroom Apartment For Rent
Located at F9 Jinyu Haoting, east of Bao'an Avenue, Fuyong Town, Shenzhen. Convenient traffic with Bao'an International Airport and Fuyong Terminal nearby. Fine decorations with all new furniture and home appliances. Having two bedrooms, two living rooms and one bathroom, the apartment is 78 square meters. Rent: RMB1600. Call Xie Zuyan at (86) 1341 8602 001 for detailed information.

Services

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Professional Services: Audit, Taxation, Company Secretarial, Legal Financial Accounting: CFO Function, Bookkeeping, Accounting & financial advise, Office Administration Management Accounting: Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash flow Management, Market Growth Strategies, Learning Centre Systems Solutions: Systems Implementation, Internal Process review, Information Management Business Management: Merger & Acquisition integration, Market Entry Strategy, Business Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions & Divestitures..www.lehmanbrown.com Beijing Tel: +86 10 85321720, Fax: +86 10 65323270; Shanghai Tel: +86 21 62881635, Fax: +86 21 62881636; Hong Kong Tel: +852 25375425, Fax: +852 25375649; Shenzhen Tel: +86-755 8367-1598 Fax: +86-755 8367-1698; E-mail: beijing@lehmanbrown.com, shanghai@lehmanbrown.com, hongkong@lehmanbrown.com, shenzhen@lehmanbrown.com

King Pound Law Firm
Founded in 1993, we are experienced in financial securities, foreign investment, real estate, construction, bidding, international trade, intellectual property rights, bankruptcy and criminal defense. We have been perennial legal counsel of many government agencies and famous large companies. We have more than 100 lawyers and assistants now. Address: F38 R&F Ying Long Plaza, 76 Huangpu Road (West), Guangzhou. TEL (8620) 3839 0333

Bowwin Translation Co., Ltd
Bowwin Translation is a leading language and cultural solutions provider in South China. Clients rely on our translation, localization and interpretation services to adapt their products and communications for audiences around China, Asia and the world. As a professional translation services firm, Bowwin has successfully managed a network of over 10,000 linguistic intellectuals from all over the world. Address: F12, Leizhen Building, Fuming Road, Futian District, Shenzhen. TEL (86755) 8304 2538

Biz Exhibitions & Art Exhibitions

Guangzhou
Guangzhou Educational Equipment Exhibition
May 25-27. Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center TEL (8620) 3623 5671

Exhibition Of GAFA Undergraduates' Works
May 26-June 25. Ucity Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts TEL (8620) 3936 2149

Extraordinary & Ordinary-Photography Exhibition Of Luo Yongjin
May 20-June 20. Fei Gallery TEL (8620) 3768 8781

Sightings: Searching For The Truth-2009 Guangzhou Photo Biennial
May 18-July 19. Guangdong Museum of Art TEL (8620) 8735 1468

The Second Shafei Award Photo Exhibition
May 18-31. Lingnanhui Exhibition Center

HaYa Art Shop "Opening" Exhibition
April 30-May 30. HaYa Art Shop TEL (8620) 8121 7096

Images de Jean-Philippe Toussaint
April 10-June 10. Libreria Borges Institute for Contemporary Art TEL (8620) 8910 0086

Shenzhen
International Consumer Electronics Fair 2009
May 23-26. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center TEL (86755) 9600 0555

China Optoelectronics & Display Expo Shenzhen
May 23-26. Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center TEL (86755) 9600 0555

Graphic Exhibition: French Ink
May 29-June 29. babu Space TEL (86) 1351 0701 855

The Evolutionism In The History Of Fine Arts-"New Cultural Aesthetics" Fine Works Exhibition
May 13-June 30. GeFeng Arts Center TEL (86755) 2784 6065

Xia Liangxi's Chinese Painting Exhibition
May 10-June 10. Artron Art Galley TEL (86755) 8251 2151

Exhibition: OCAT And Public Art
April 30-May 31. He Xiangning Art Museum TEL (86755) 2660 4540

Exhibitions Of Later Works And Manuscripts By He Xiangning
April 26-June 7. He Xiangning Art Museum TEL (86755) 2660 4540

The Echo Of Soul-Zhang Jian's Solo Exhibition
April 18-May 28. Babu Gallery TEL (86755) 8609 5506

Alternative Reference: Wei Yan Solo Exhibition
March 28-May 28. J&Z Gallery TEL (86755) 8610 2503

Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 25, 2009
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Li Weiguang's Oil Painting Exhibition
Art 64, Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8121 5176

2009 Shenzhen International Logistic Equipment and Technology Expo
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center TEL (86755) 9600 0555

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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Li Weiguang's Oil Painting Exhibition
Art 64, Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8121 5176

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Su Yang And The Band China Tour
Ticket selling for RMB60; RMB50 for presell (50 tickets limited). 9pm. 191 Space, Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8737 9375

Drama: Little Red Riding Hood
Ticket: RMB60-160. Chamber Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

Children Ballet: Thumbelina
Ticket: RMB80-1200. Shenzhen Citizen Center Hall TEL (86755) 8251 4095

Li Weiguang's Oil Painting Exhibition
Art 64, Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8121 5176

Thursday, May 28, 2009
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Drama: Little Red Riding Hood
Ticket: RMB60-160. Chamber Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

Hello Kitty On Stage: Dream Light Fantasy
Ticket: RMB100-1200. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8355 2430

Puppet Show: Three Little Pigs
Ticket: RMB20-80. 11am; 4:30pm. Huanghuagang Theater TEL (8620) 8776 0445

Children Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Ticket: RMB80-1200. Shenzhen Citizen Center Hall TEL (86755) 8251 4095

Drama: The Deer And The Cauldron (Lu Ding Ji)
Ticket: RMB80-580. Shenzhen Grand Theater TEL (86755) 2590 6000

Friday, May 29, 2009
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Drama: Little Red Riding Hood
Ticket: RMB60-160. Chamber Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

Hello Kitty On Stage: Dream Light Fantasy
Ticket: RMB100-1200. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8355 2430

Small Theater Drama: Kong Cheng Ji
Ticket: RMB80-100. U13 Theater of Guangzhou Drama Troupe TEL (8620) 8725 8626

The Morning Sun-Creative Song & Dance Carnival Celebrating The Children's Day
Ticket: RMB100-280. Symphony Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

Drama: The Deer And The Cauldron (Lu Ding Ji)
Ticket: RMB80-580. Shenzhen Grand Theater TEL (86755) 2590 6000

Remembrance Of Childhood-Children's Day Vocal Concert For Grown-ups
Ticket: RMB100-480. Shenzhen Concert Hall TEL (86755) 8284 1888

Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Hello Kitty On Stage: Dream Light Fantasy
Ticket: RMB100-1200. Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall Guangzhou TEL (8620) 8355 2430

Small Theater Drama: Kong Cheng Ji
Ticket: RMB80-100. U13 Theater of Guangzhou Drama Troupe TEL (8620) 8725 8626

The Morning Sun-Creative Song & Dance Carnival Celebrating The Children's Day
Ticket: RMB100-280. Symphony Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

Drama: When Liang Shanbo Falls In Love With Pan Jinlian
Ticket: RMB80-150. Southern Theater TEL (8620) 8333 3155

Children's Day Multimedia Concert of Cartoon & Animation Films
Ticket: RMB100-480. 3:30pm. Shenzhen Concert Hall TEL (86755) 8284 1888

Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Small Theater Drama: Kong Cheng Ji
Ticket: RMB80-100. U13 Theater of Guangzhou Drama Troupe TEL (8620) 8725 8626

NiuNiu Piano Recital
Ticket: RMB60-280. Symphony Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

Nostalgia-Encounter Maestro Fellini In Film Music
Ticket: RMB80-230. 8pm. Chamber Hall of Xinghai Concert Hall TEL (8620) 8735 3869

To Children And Our Long-lost Childhood-Multimedia Concert For Children's Day
Ticket: RMB60-380. Shenzhen Concert Hall TEL (86755) 8284 1888

Community Announcements
Charity In China: What can you do to help?
There are so many non-profit and non-governmental organizations operating in China doing so much great work. But what can you do to help donate or volunteer? You can sign-up to receive periodic information about the fantastic opportunities to help a needy family in China. Visit http://www.charityinchina.com/signup/ to get started with CharityInChina.org!


Shenzhen
Wanted: Hug Volunteers
Shekou Women's Intl Club is in great need of volunteers who can cuddle, show love and care for the children of the orphanage that they have been supporting for years. Orphanage visit is scheduled every Tue and Wed afternoons and Friday mornings. For donation and other inquries, please contact Ms. Judene Irvine at sjirvine10@shekou.com.

SZ Toastmaster's Club
Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm. For the venue and other details, please visit www.shenzhen-toastmasters.org

SZ Mandarin Toastmaster's Club
Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. For details, please call Karen at 135 60774706 or visit www.shenzhen-toastmasters.org

New Experience Toastmaster's Club
Meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 7pm. For details, call Nina at 130 66960377 or visit www.shenzhen-toastmasters.org

New Expat in Shenzhen?
Join the International Women's Club (SWIC) if you are looking to make new friends and people who know Shekou and Shenzhen very well. Visit www.swiconline.com for details.

Guangzhou
Kid's Club
Various activities for kids, RMB30 (half hour), membership required. Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm, Cangaroo Stop, Rm 104, 90 Tianhe Nan Yi Lu. Call (8620) 8551 3838 for more details.

Modern Dance Classes
At Tip-top Modern Arts Studio, 13 Shui Yin Heng Lu, Sha He Ding. Please contact Ms Huang at (8620) 8704 9512/8704 7009 for details.

Flower Art Lesson
Every Monday and Tuesday, RMB480 (members), RMB560 (non-members) per four classes. Guangzhou Luhu Golf and Country Club. For details call Miss Ho at (8620) 8350 7777 ext 389.

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