Yantian District is one of the nine districts of the city of Shenzhen, China. It is adjacent to Shenzhen River and Hong Kong to the south, is surrounded by Luohu and Pingshan districts of Shenzhen. Before 1960s, the northern part of the district belonged to Huiyang County; the famous Huizhou Uprising launched by Dr. Sun Yat-sen started in the northern part of the district during 1900; the failure of the revolution had inspired Dr. Sun to revolt against the Qing Imperial. Qing Dynasty soon ended in 1912 after the Wuchang Uprising. Due to the proximity to Bao'an County, Northern Yantian merged into the new County in 1960s. In 1978, after the establishment of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, together with several other districts in Bao'an County, formed the new special economic district. In March 1998, Yantian separated from Luohu District after the construction of Yantian Port Area of Shenzhen Port; the size of Yantian district is about 72.63 km2, divided into four subdistricts: Located on Mirs Bay, Yantian is the location of some of Shenzhen's best-known tourist beaches and Xiaomeisha.
Yantian Port Area is located within the district. Vanke is headquartered in Vanke Center in Yantian District; the Shenzhen Yantian Port Free Trade Zone was set up and approved by the State Council on September 27, 1996 with a total area of 0.85 square kilometer. On August 16, 2004, the project of "zone-port interaction" was approved by the State Council between Yantian Port Area and the Shenzhen Yantian Port Free Trade Zone. Yantian Port Bonded Logistics Park was established with 0.96 square kilometer on December 30, 2005. The zone is situated near Yantian Port Area. Industries that are encouraged include printing/publishing/packaging, raw material processing, shipping/warehousing/logistics, trading and distribution. Chung Ying Street Wutongshan National Park Dameisha Beach Xiaomeisha Beach Shenzhen Xiaomeisha Sea World OCT East The main bus routes covering Yantian District are shown on the table below. Moreover, there is Nan ` ao, Dapeng New District; the proposed Shenzhen Metro Yantian Line will be built to help serve the area.
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Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center
Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center is a 303-metre supertall skyscraper in Nanshan district, Guangdong, China. Construction started in 2009 and was completed in 2014; the building is mixed-use and contains a 340-room Marriott hotel with a large atrium in the upper floors. The atrium is visible from the outside, it is situated within the Nanshan CBD development within walking distance from Houhai Station of Shenzhen Metro. Neighbouring buildings include the Tencent Binhai Mansion, Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, One Shenzhen Bay, China Resources Headquarters and Coastal City. List of tallest buildings in Shenzhen
Futian District is one of the nine districts comprising the city of Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. The district is home to the government and Municipal Committee of Shenzhen, as well as the central business district of the city. There are two theories concerning the origin of the district's name: From an inscription dating to the Song Dynasty which reads: "Lakes and mountains are blessed with fertile farmlands". Written records show that people from Shangsha Village built houses in Songziling in 1192, farmlands were cultivated in lattice shapes, which in Chinese is a homophone for "Futian" meaning "blessed fields". Luohu District was established in April one month after Shenzhen was promoted to city status. Futian, another area called Fucheng, became communes within the Luohu District. Futian became part of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone after it was designated in 1980, it became a subdistrict under the district of Shangbu. Futian, along with Nanshan, was promoted to district status in October 1990.
The Shangbu district, which had governed the Futian subdistrict the previous decade, became a part of the Futian district. The district government was established on Shennan Middle Road. Rapid urbanization occurred in the late 20th century; the Central Business District of Shenzhen is a planned development project that began in the early 1990s. Located within the Futian district, it comprises an area of 607 hectares; the four sides of the district are delineated by Binhe Dadao, Lianhua Road, Xinzhou Road and Caitian Road. Many office high-rises and government buildings are located in the CBD, some of which are prominent buildings in Shenzhen, such as the Shenzhen City Hall, Shenzhen Library and Concert Hall, Shenzhen Development Bank building and the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Located directly north of the CBD is Lianhuashan Park. There are numerous skyscrapers in the CBD, including the SEG Tower, China Merchants Bank Tower, the twin towers of East Pacific Center, the 600 m Ping An Finance Centre, the second tallest building in China and the fourth tallest in the world.
Wal-Mart China has its headquarters in Towers 3 of SZITIC Square in Futian District. Everbright International has its Shenzhen Offices in Oriental Xintiandi Plaza in Futian District; the hotel chain Vienna Hotels had its headquarters in Lüjing Garden, Futian District. Futian is served by seven metro lines operated by Shenzhen Metro; these lines and their stations and connections are: Line 1 – Science Museum, Huaqiang Road, Gangxia and Exhibition Center 4, Shopping Park 3, Chegongmiao 7 9 11, Qiaocheng East Line 2 – Shenkang, Antuo Hill 7, Xiangmi, Xiangmei North, Jingtian 9, Lianhua West, Futian 3 11, Civic Center 4, Gangxia North, Huaqiang North 7, Yannan Line 3 – Yitian, Shixia 7, Shopping Park 1, Futian 2 11, Children's Palace 4, Huaxin 7, Hongling 9 Line 4 – Futian Checkpoint, Fumin 7, Convention and Exhibition Center 1, Civic Center 2, Children's Palace 3, Lianhua North, Shangmeilin 9 Line 7 - Autuo Hill 2, Chegongmiao 1 9 11, Shawei, Shixia 3, Fumin 4, Huanggang Checkpoint, Huaqiang South, Huaqiang North 2, Huaxin 3, Bagualing Line 9 - Xiasha, Chegongmiao 1 7 11, Jingtian 2, Xiameilin, Shangmeilin 4, Yinhu, Hongling North 7, Hongling 3 Line 11 – Chegongmiao 1 7 9, Futian 2 3 Central Walk Shopping Mall The mall is located at the Convention and Exhibition Center metro station and features three levels of shopping and dining.
Coco Park Coco Park is an upscale retail complex in Futian Central Business District. Aside from a shopping mall, it features a popular street bar, large open public spaces and restaurants. Huaqiangbei Huaqiangbei is known for the largest of its kind in China, it offers a variety of men's and women's fashions, shoes and leather goods. There are now 83 schools delivering primary and secondary education holding 111,982 students and 11,503 teaching staff. Futian is home to 140 kindergartens. Shenzhen Senior High School Shenzhen Experimental Middle School Futian Middle School Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Hongling Middle School Xinsha Middle School Huangggang Middle School Green Oasis SchoolQSI International School of Shenzhen had a campus in Honeylake, Futian District, adjacent to the Shenzhen Celebrities Club. Futian District is the location of the University of Hong Kong–Shenzhen Hospital, a municipally-funded public teaching hospital. One of the immigration control points, its counterpart in Hong Kong is Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point, connected through a pedestrian bridge.
The port is served by Futian Checkpoint Station on the Shenzhen Metro, itself being located within the port building. Another immigration checkpoint is located 150 m east of Futian Port; this is the only one of the six immigration checkpoints between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, open 24 hours. The crossing is highway-only and used by trucks and busses, with the mainland and Hong Kong crossings being on opposite sides of a bridge over the Shenzhen River, its counterpart in Hong Kong is Lok Ma Chau Control Point. It marks the terminus of the G4 Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway. Futian station Futian Government Online (in Chin
An ice rink is a frozen body of water and/or hardened chemicals where people can ice skate or play winter sports. Besides recreational ice skating, some of its uses include ice hockey, rink bandy, broomball, speed skating, figure skating, ice stock sport and curling as well as exhibitions and ice shows. There are two types of rinks in prevalent use today: natural, where freezing occurs from cold ambient temperatures, artificial, where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below the water, causing the water to freeze. There are synthetic ice rinks where skating surfaces are made out of plastics. Rink, a Scottish word meaning ` course', was used as the name of a place; the name uses. Early attempts at the construction of artificial ice rinks were first made in the'rink mania' of 1841–44; as the technology for the maintenance of natural ice did not exist, these early rinks used a substitute consisting of a mixture of hog's lard and various salts. An item in the 8 May 1844 issue of Eliakim Littell's Living Age headed "The Glaciarium" reported that "This establishment, removed to Grafton street East' Tottenham Court Road, was opened on Monday afternoon.
The area of artificial ice is convenient for such as may be desirous of engaging in the graceful and manly pastime of skating". By 1844, these venues fell out of fashion, as customers grew tired of the'smelly' ice substitute, it was only thirty years that refrigeration technology developed to the point that natural ice could be feasibly used in the rink; the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink was the Glaciarium, opened by John Gamgee in a tent in a small building just off the Kings Road in Chelsea, London, on 7 January 1876. In March, it moved to a permanent venue at 379 Kings Road, where a rink measuring 40 by 24 feet was established; the rink was based with layers of earth, cow hair and timber planks. Atop these were laid oval copper pipes carrying a solution of glycerine with ether, nitrogen peroxide and water; the pipes were covered by water and the solution was pumped through, freezing the water into ice. Gamgee discovered the process while attempting to develop a method to freeze meat for import from Australia and New Zealand, patented it as early as 1870.
Gamgee operated the rink on a membership-only basis and attempted to attract a wealthy clientele, experienced in open-air ice skating during winters in the Alps. He installed an orchestra gallery, which could be used by spectators, decorated the walls with views of the Swiss Alps; the rink proved a success, Gamgee opened two further rinks in the year: at Rusholme in Manchester and the "Floating Glaciarium" at Charing Cross in London, this last larger at 115 by 25 feet. The Southport Glaciarium opened in 1879. In Germany, the first ice skating rink opened in 1882 in Frankfurt during a patent exhibition, it operated for two months. Ten years a larger rink was permanently installed on the same site; the oldest indoor artificial ice rink still in use is the one in Boston's Matthews Arena, on the campus of Northeastern University. Many ice rinks consist of, or are found on, open bodies of water such as lakes, ponds and sometimes rivers. Rinks can be made in cold climates by enclosing a level area of ground, filling it with water, letting it freeze.
Snow may be packed to use as a containment material. A famous example of this type of rink is the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, Canada, estimated at 1,782,000 square feet and 7.8 kilometres long, equivalent to 90 Olympic size skating rinks. The rink is prepared by letting the canal water freeze; the rink is resurfaced nightly by cleaning the ice of snow and flooding it with water from below the ice. The rink is recognized as the "world's largest frozen ice rink" by the Guinness Book of World Records because "its entire length receives daily maintenance such as sweeping, ice thickness checks and there are toilet and recreational facilities along its entire length"; the longest ice skating trail can be found in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada, on Lake Windermere Whiteway. The frozen trail measures 29.98 kilometres. In any climate, an arena ice surface can be installed in a properly built space; this consists of a bed of sand or a slab of concrete, through which pipes run. The pipes carry a chilled fluid which can lower the temperature of the slab so that water placed atop will freeze.
This method is known as'artificial ice' to differentiate from ice rinks made by freezing water in a cold climate, indoors or outdoors, although both types are of frozen water. A more proper technical term is'mechanically frozen' ice. A famous example of this type of rink is the outdoor rink at Rockefeller Center in New York. Modern rinks have a specific procedure for preparing the surface. With the pipes cold, a thin layer of water is sprayed on the concrete to seal and level it; this thin layer is painted pale blue for better contrast.
Shekou is an area at the southern tip of Nanshan, Guangdong Province, China. It faces Hong Kong across the Shenzhen Bay, it has been designated a Free Trade Zone by the government, alongside Qianhai and Nansha. The area was a customs station of Bao'an County. On 31 January 1979, it became known as the Shekou Industrial Zone, developed by China Merchants of Hong Kong under Yuan Geng's leadership, earlier than the formation of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone; the event is chronicalled in the Chinese ballad "The Story of Spring". Since the 1980s, after foreign oil majors such as Agip, Texaco and Shell obtained concessions for oil exploration in the South China Sea, Shekou started serving as a base for a small contingent of foreign oil platform workers, since qualified personnel were not available locally; as a result of this first mover advantage in catering for western tastes in housing and drink, entertainment and schooling, at a time when no alternatives were available in the area, Shekou became home to the majority of the expatriate population working in and around Shenzhen and part of its hinterland in the Pearl River Delta.
This trend has however abated after the country's continued economic reforms. Development of other parts of the city and substantial increase in English levels of university graduates have made life in the city proper more acceptable to many foreigners without school-age children. In 2003, the local government, seeking to capitalize on the foreign flavor of the area, invested in a complete make-over of Sea World, turning it into a western-style entertainment area centered on the grounded Minghua ship, a 14,000 ton, 168 m long vessel built in 1962 as a French ferry vessel purchased by China in 1973, it is though incorrectly, referred to by many locals as French President Charles De Gaulle's private yacht. Minghua is now landlocked due to extensive local land reclamation and redevelopment efforts. Shekou is undergoing a major redevelopment project, costing an excess of 60 billion RMB; this included the construction of dozens of office and residential towers, a new cruise center replacing the old ferry terminal, a number of shopping malls around Sea World and the refurbishment of numerous older buildings.
Line 2 of the city's metro ends in Chiwan, an area just west of Shekou, therefore the line is known as the Shekou line. Stations geographically located in Shekou include, among others Sea Shekou Port. Shekou Port Ferry Terminal offers regular ferry services to and from Hong Kong and Zhuhai; the customs and immigration process is completed upon disembarking the ferry. Passengers taking ferries directly to Hong Kong International Airport can check in for some flights at the new Shekou Ferry Terminal. Additionally, there are buses travelling from the terminal to the Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport; the area attracts many tourists and has a sizable community of resident foreigners, many non-Chinese restaurants exist in the area. According to the Shenzhen Management and Service Center for Expats, 6,275 of the 43,919 registered expats living in Shenzhen are registered with the Shekou Police Station and Shenzhenwan Police Station alone. Primary and secondary schools for local Mainland Chinese students include: Shekou School, which houses primary and secondary grades Shenzhen Yucai Education Group, which includes one high school, two middle schools, four primary schools and 4 nursery schoolsInternational primary and secondary schools in Shekou include: Shenzhen American International School Shenzhen Japanese School Korean International School in Shenzhen QSI International School of Shekou Shekou International School BASIS International School Shenzhen Recognize International AcademySupplementary schools: Previously the Shenzhen Saturday School, a Japanese supplementary school, was based in the Ming Wah International Convention Centre in Shekou.
Museums: Sea World Culture and Arts Center opened on 2 December 2017 Shenzhen Shekou Maritime Museum opened to the public on 29 June 2017Resource for Foreigners: Shekou was chosen as the location for China's first Management and Service Center for Expats. The new facilities provide an information center for locals as well as a place where foreigners can get assistance from friendly English-speaking staff; the types of assistance they offer include registration services for expats living in the area so foreigners no longer need to go to the police station, advice on marriage or disputes with landlords and employers, guidelines on leases, currency exchange and more. ShekouDaily: English-Language news and resources focused on Shekou, China
Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Nanshan District is one of the nine districts comprising Shenzhen. It encompasses the southwest area of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, with a population of 1.08 million. In 2013, the district of Nanshan's local GDP output exceeded 320 billion RMB; the region is home to several sightseeing locations. It is known for being the home of Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park, which comprises some of China's largest technology companies and the establishments of well-known international companies, as well as being one of the nation's richest districts. Nanshan District has a total area of 182 km2; the area continued to increase due to large scale land reclamation in Qianhai and Houhai. The district is located to the northwest of Deep Bay, east of the Pearl River entrance, its northern boundary is Yangtaishan, which divides the district with Baoan, while it is bounded south by Inner Lingding Island and Dachan Island, though the Port of Shekou is the southernmost point on the peninsula. Nanshan is situated about a degree south of the Tropic of Cancer and has a humid subtropical climate.
It sits directly north of Yuen Long district of Hong Kong. More than half of the district consist of urban areas. Mountainous areas like Tanglangshan and Yangtaishan to the north and Nanshan Park to the south are preserved as forests. At 587 metres tall, Yangtaishan has the highest elevation in the district, with Tanglangshan being the second at 430 metres and third being Nanshan of height 336 metres; the district has a total coastline of 55.18 kilometres. Nanshan was a rural area before being developed since the late 1970s, with the exception of a few towns and villages. Nantou, the seat of Bao'an County for 1700 years was located within the district. In September 1983, Nantou district was established. Less than a year in August 1984 Shekou, which came to be known as Shekou subdistrict today, split off as a separate district from Nanshan. In September 1990 the two districts combined to form the present Nanshan District. Nanshan experienced large sums of migrants from other parts of the country.
Much of the original towns in the district had either been demolished to make way for developments or became what are to be known as urban villages. As of the end of 2011, Nanshan district has a total resident population of 1,087,936 and a census-registered population of 0.5492 million. The vast majority of the population are concentrated in the southern half of the district. Nanshan District is organized into the following subdistricts. Nanshan is served by six metro lines operated by Shenzhen Metro: Line 1 - OCT, Window of the World 2, Baishizhou, Hi-Tech Park, Shenzhen University, Daxin, Qianhaiwan 5 11 Line 2 - Chiwan, Shekou Port, Sea World, Dongjiaotou, Haiyue, Houhai 11, Hongshuwan, Window of the World 1, Qiaocheng North Line 5 - Qianhaiwan 1 11, Liuxiandong, Xili 7, University Town, Changlingpi Line 7 - Xili Lake, Xili 5, Zhuguang, Taoyuancun, Shenyun Line 9 - Hongshuwan South 11, Shenzhen Bay Park Line 11 - Qianhaiwan 1 5, Houhai 2, Hongshuwan South 9 Shekou West Mawan Shenzhen West Xili Shekou Dongjiaotou Chiwan Mawan Qianhai The Shekou Passenger Terminal offers ferry service to Hong Kong and Macau.
Cross boundary coaches to and from Hong Kong are available at Shenzhen Bay Port. The port it located geographically at Shekou hence all coach will travel along the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor to get to Hong Kong. Tencent, ZTE, China Resources Beverage, amongst others, have their headquarters in Hi-Tech Park, Nanshan; the South China office of CR Beverage is in on the 10th floor of the Min Tai Building in the district. China Nepstar has its headquarters in the Xinnengyuan Building on Nanshan District; the drink company Hey Tea has its headquarters in the Aerospace Technology Square. The department store chain. Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone is a large masterplanned commercial free trade zone comprising 14 km2 of reclaimed land under construction in Qianhai, Nanshan. Upon scheduled completion in 2020, special policies including lower taxation rates would be implemented in the new district. Shekou is another free trade zone. Eight of Shenzhen's eleven full-time universities are located in Nanshan: Shenzhen University Shenzhen Polytechnic Shenzhen University City Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen, Peking University Graduate School at Shenzhen, Harbin Institute of Technology Southern University of Science and Technology Financial College of Nankai University Shenzhen Virtual University Park Nanshan Foreign Languages School 南山外國語學校/南山外国语学校 Nanshan Primary School 南山小學/南山小学 Nanshan Experimental Primary School 南山實驗小學/南山实验小学 Nanyuan Primary School 南園小學/南园小学 OCT Primary School 華僑城小學/华侨城小学 Qianhai Primary School 前海小學/前海小学 Tanglang Primary School 塘朗小學/塘朗小学 Xiangnan Primary School 向南小學/向南小学 Yueliangwan Primary School 月亮灣小學/月亮湾小学 Shenzhen Dalton Xinhua School 深圳道尔顿新华公学 The Chinese word Zhongxue 中学, rendered in English as "middle school," may refer to either schools with grade 7-9 lower secondary levels and/or grade 10-12 upper secondary levelsShenzhen Nanshan Foreign Languages school 深圳南山外國語學校/深圳南山外国语学校 Shenzhen Yucai School
Chiwan is a bay area surrounded by Chiwan hill at the east, Xiaonanshan hill at the north, Ying Zui hill at the southeast, in Nanshan district, China. Chiwan Port or Chiwan Container Terminal is part of the Port of Shenzhen. CCT is a sino-foreign joint venture company invested by Chiwan Wharf Holdings Limited、Kerry Properties Limited、China Merchants Holdings Co. Ltd and Modern Terminal Limited; the port of Chiwan is used by ships for crew changes container ships, bulk carriers, OSVs - offshore supply and support vessels and off shore craft involved in the exploration of oil in the South China Sea. Chiwan Left Fort is located on Chiwan, it was constructed in 1717 and was among the forts used by Lin Zexu during the First Opium War Chiwan Tianhou Temple dates back to the Song Dynasty. It was said to be built as an offering to Mazu for protecting the fleet of Zheng He, it was rebuilt over the following centuries and the present structure was constructed in the early 1990s. It is the largest temple complex dedicated to Tianhou in Guangdong.
Song Shaodi's Tomb is the tomb of the 8-year-old Emperor Bing. Chiwan Beacon, built in 1394 at the peak of Xiaonanshan hill, was used in the following centuries as a military facility to issue alerts for potential military attacks. Shekou, a residential and industrial area east of Chiwan Chiwan Station, the Shenzhen Metro station serving the area Website of Chiwan Countaier Termnial Co. Ltd