Grand Opening Celebration of the Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center
The grand opening celebration of the Center where over 150 foreign and Chinese people were in attendance. Being the home of the largest number of foreigners in the city, it is no surprise that Nanshan puts such great efforts into making its residents, people from 155 countries and regions, feel welcome. The roughly 28,000 foreigners living in Nanshan make up 44% of Shenzhen’s foreign population.
The approximately 870 square meter Center is located in Imperial Park, Zhaoshang Sub-District (Sea World); an area that more than 6,000 foreigners from 45 countries call home. Zhaoshang Sub-District makes up 95% of the Shekou Qianhai Free Trade Zone.
Liu Li, Secretary of the Party Committee of Zhaoshang Sub-District, presided over the ceremony; which welcomed such high profile guests as Mr. WANG Qiang, Secretary of Nanshan District Committee of the CPC, Ms. CAI Ying, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, Ms. HU Yun, Standing Committee of Nanshan District Committee of the CPC.
LIU spoke of Zhaoshang’s commitment to the goals of “Free Trade Zone + Internationalization,” to build a model international communication block, and to provide a convenient lifestyle for foreign friends and foreign-funded enterprises.
He said that Zhaoshang Sub-District already provides many aspects of affairs, consultation service, employment, law, etc., and that the center will continue to work step by step to create a beautiful international family, turn it into a shining business card for the internationalization of Nanshan District, and make contributions to the construction of Nanshan as a world-class innovative coastal central city.
In recent years, under the leadership of the district committee and district government, and the careful guidance of the district foreign affairs bureau, Zhaoshang has committed to leading the idea of internationalization and is actively exploring the grassroots governance model of Chinese and foreign residents in order to jointly build and share governance, and to create a harmonious Chinese and foreign culture.
Equipped with foreign social workers with high foreign language proficiency to provide accurate, high-quality and personalized professional services for Chinese and foreigners. The center offers foreigners a variety of free events and activities; including Chinese cultural activities and music lessons, foreign-related legal consultations, policy consultation, children’s playarea, a library full of books in multiple languages, a small theater for movie showings, online channels such as WeChat Official Accounts and WeChat groups, Chinese and English bilingual news, service guidelines, and more.
It is the largest international cultural exchange platform in Shenzhen.
The opening of the Center not only marks the new progress made in Nanshan’s internationalization, Ms. Cai said, but also suggests a new force for internationalization has been added to the city. The center, giving equal emphasis to exchanges and services, is in harmony with the Shekou Net Valley Management and Service Center for Expats that is characterized by “one-stop services”.
Meanwhile, we will as always continue to support Nanshan’s internationalisation endeavour, move toward a pioneering demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and strive to become a model for cities in a strong and modern socialist country.
Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center is the largest international culture exchange platform in Shenzhen and its opening not only marks the new progress made in Nanshan’s internationalisation, but also suggests a new force for internationalisation has been added to the city.
Nanshan’s internationalisation endeavor, moving toward a pioneering demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and strive to become a role model for cities in a strong and modern socialist country.
Founded in November 2018, Nanshan International Cultural Exchange & Service Center is committed to helping expats to integrate in Shenzhen with free authoritative information, consultancy and culture exchange events through online and offline services.
Source from MSCE
Shekou Management and Service Center for Expats was set up on June 28th, 2017, which is the first management and service center for expats operated by the Shenzhen Government Shekou Sub-District Office and authorized by the Exit-Entry Administration of Nanshan Branch of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau.
Shekou MSCE is devoted to making expats’ life more convenient in Shekou. It offers a variety of administration, consultation and community services including expats’ residence registration, guidance for public services, regular law consulting and visa consulting services, community activities, etc., and features five activity series, Legal Sessions, Discover Shenzhen, Language Exchange, Amazing Culture and Coffee Morning.