According to the National Meteorological Center, the 23rd typhoon of the year ‘Barijat’ is approaching the Leizhou Peninsula, while the 22nd typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ will make landfall in Guangdong on September 16th. Most powerful A standby signal No.1 has been issued in Hong Kong, while the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau has issued a white typhoon warning. © Image | Sofreight The first storm is currently forecast to arrive in southwest Guangdong province at around noon on September 13. The weather system began as a low-pressure area south of Taiwan yesterday morning and was upgraded to a tropical depression later in the day. © Image | ThatsShenzhen Typhoon Mangkhut The second storm, Typhoon Mangkhut, is big, and experts are warning that it has the potential to develop into a super typhoon. © Image | Sofreight Storm tracking platforms indicate Typhoon Mangkhut will pass slightly to the north of the Philippines on Saturday, September 15, before continuing west towards Guangdong province. © Image | Sofreight Although typhoon Mangkhut is possible to change course, the storm appears set to make landfall in or around the Pearl River Delta on either September 16 or 17. As of 3pm yesterday, Mangkhut was releasing gusts of up to 185 kilometers per hour, according to an estimate published by the Philippine Star. By Saturday morning, wind strength may reach 240 kilometers per hour near the eye of the storm. Attention!!! Dual typhoons are coming, shippers and forwarders who are shiping in South China, please pay close attention to port information and weather forecast, and make an bepreparation for typhoons!
110 online e-government services were officially lunched on “Yueshengshi” (a mini program within WeChat) at a press conference held by the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department on August 29th, including a service platform for expats living in Guangdong. 110 online e-government services were lunched on August 29th. (Photo: Soutcn.com) “Since May this year, more than 5 million people have enjoyed the services provided by ‘Yueshengshi’, including entry & exit, traffic management and more,” said Sun Taiping, Deputy Director General of the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department. “It is expected that once 110 services are launched, people can save themselves the trouble of filling in 1180 information and submitting 258 documentation.” “A total of 243 online e-government services will be fully launched by the end of this year.” added Sun. Police demonstrating the services available on “Yueshengshi”. (Photo: Southcn.com) In terms of the entry and exit services for expats, spokesman of Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department indicated that the services are already available in three pilot areas, including Foshan, Dongguan and ports in Zhuhai. The service area for expats living in Guangdong Through this service area, expats living in Foshan and Dongguan, as well as foreigners who enter Chinese mainland from ports in Zhuhai, can make an appointment to apply for visa renewal (C, F, G, J2, L, M, Q2, R, S2, X2), permanent residences and port visa. A spokesperson for the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department stated that expats living in Guangdong and foreigners who enter the Chinese mainland from ports in Zhuhai can make an appointment; selecting both the time and location and fill in their personal information in advance, with no need to wait in line. In this way, the talent flow through the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area will be enhanced, leading to quicker and more comprehensive development of the region. At present, the service area homepage is in Chinese. “The English version will be released later,” said Liu Chenghong, Deputy Director of the Entry & Exit Bureau of Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department. “If all goes well in the pilot areas, such services will be put into operation throughout Guangdong.” How to Use It? 1 Long press the QR-Code 2 Click here 3 Click the service area 4 Click Expat services 5 Service type 6 Make an appointment 7 Fill in the information 8 Choose the place and time 9 Fill in your personal information 10 Confirm your appointment Nationwide, Guangdong took the lead in improving public services by launching the “Digital Government” reform act on May 21st. The province phased its launch of the special reform — the Yueshengshi Mini Program on WeChat, enabling local residents to complete a great deal online in a much more efficient way than ever before available. The mini program also offers specially designed features for the disabled, including nine basic services related to living allowances, taxation and application for a new disability certificate. Earlier, this required the individual to go to government departments multiple times in person, but now they need only go to the hospital once and the rest of the procedures can be completed online. The platforms also offer special discount codes for taking buses, buying medicine from pharmacies, and can even help solve labor disputes.
The one-way toll to cross the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge ((HZMB) was announced on Aug 23rd. For small vehicles (mini buses, private cars and taxis) the one-way fare is 150 RMB, for coaches 200 RMB, for shuttle buses 300 RMB, for trucks 60 RMB and for container trucks 115 RMB. Image | AppleDaily Shuttle buses will be the main transport for Zhuhai-Hong Kong or Hong Kong-Macao travel, and the one-way ticket is HK $80 (US$12.70 or 64 yuan) per person. There are 140 buses for the two routes every day. There will be departures every 10 minutes, shortened to around 5 during peak times. The company running he route, a consortium of Zhuhai Yuegong Xinhai Transportation, HZMB Shuttle Bus Services, and HZM Land Transportation (Macao), opened its bus logistics base on March 28th. According to Yu Lie, Deputy Director General of the HZMB Authority, in addition to ETC and Auto toll (Hong Kong) , cash (RMB) , bank cards, Alipay and WeChat will be accepted. The traffic rules on the bridge are in accordance with those on the mainland. Hong Kong and Macao vehicles with license plates entering the mainland and mainland vehicles with license plate entering Hong Kong or Macao are allowed to cross the bridge. New Guangdong-Macao Passage to complete by the end of this year A number of other ‘mega projects’ will further tie Guangdong and Macao, including a new cross-border passage that will bridge Macao with Zhuhai at the Guangdong side. A 400-meter corridor over Yachong River will be open to travelers, who will be able to easily transfer between the Macao urban rail system and the Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit. The Yachong River dividing Macao and Zhuhai will be transformed into an ecological landscape corridor. Construction has already begun, and the project will be completed before 2020. The new border crossing will have a self-service E-port operating 24-hour. Passengers only need to show their travel permit once for inspection. Moreover, the Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Fund is soon to be put into action. It’s main focus is investment in infrastructure and major projects in Guangdong, and programs that are related to the Greater Bay Area, as well aiming to improve both economy and welfare on the two sides. 2 billion RMB has been poured in, and more is set to follow. Share to let your friends know!