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» Going Back to School in China
21/08/19 13:00 from Chinese Blog
Summer holiday is almost finished! (暑假快要结束了- shǔ jià kuài yào jié shù le). Can you believe it? I know I can’t. It seems like just yesterday I was writing my post on talking about summer in Ch...

» Best China Visa Service for US Travelers
20/08/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Applying for a visa to China can be a frustratingly complicated ordeal. My passport currently has over 20 different China visas in it so trust me…I understand! If you’re a U.S. citizen ...

» How I Use Gmail in China (despite it being blocked)
20/08/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
How do I use Gmail in China in 2019? If you’re like me, you use Gmail / Google Apps suite for business or for personal email. I love everything about using Gmail except for one thing: all Goo...

» Man Attacks Girl on Wuhan Subway, Blames it on Mental Illness- Netizens Unconvinced
20/08/19 01:36 from chinaSMACK
What do you expect on a normal Monday train ride to work? Well, certainly not an in-your-face physical assault. August 12th, a man was obnoxiously loud on his phone while […] More The post Ma...

» Chinese Authorities Fight to Prevent Men from Exposing their Bellies
19/08/19 11:00 from Chinese Blog
China tries to eradicate the Beijing Bikini custom. With the arrival of summer (夏季xià jì), as temperatures rise along with the humidity, people in China find ways to deal with the heat. Ways that n...

» Chinese Parents Paying for Child’s Plastic Surgery? Netizens React
13/08/19 20:15 from chinaSMACK
More and more Chinese believe that life favors the good-looking ones. Although there is criticism towards “copy-paste” plastic surgery faces, micro-shaping has slowly gained acceptance. Even parent...

» Famous Chinese Rapper Cuts Off His Finger on Live Stream to Prove His Innocence
09/08/19 21:50 from chinaSMACK
Many night owls witnessed a bloody scene on a Chinese streaming platform this week. Beibei (Li Jingze), a member of the famous Chinese rapper group Hong Hua Hui, was exposed […] More The post...

» Netizens Outraged as Nanjing Subway Allows Foreigners to Eat on Train, Fines Chinese Citizens
08/08/19 06:05 from chinaSMACK
Double standards towards local Chinese versus foreigners has always been an avoided topic in China. Recently, the Nanjing Subway’s official Weibo account got bombarded with angry Chinese netizens’ ...

» Experiencing a Chinese Beer Festival
07/08/19 14:00 from Chinese Blog
Summer (夏季 – xià jì) is in full swing in China. All across the country, people are doing their best to stay cool. For some middle-aged men, that means exposing their stomach in what’s k...

» Entitled Rich Woman Picks Fight With Driver, Gets a Slap Fest
06/08/19 01:23 from chinaSMACK
July 30: A female Porsche driver Li got into a road rage dispute with a Chery driver, Yang (male), because she took an illegal turn in front of a zebra […] More The post Entitled Rich Woman P...

» Marriage in China
05/08/19 11:00 from Chinese Blog
For the Qixi festival, the Chinese Valentine’s Day that is celebrated this year on August 7th, I delved into some Chinese marriage vocabulary. Marriage in China has undergone changes during the las...

» Best VPN for China 2019 (that still works despite the ban)
01/08/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Update August 2019: As you may know, China spent a good portion of last year cracking down on VPN usage throughout the country and even threatened to ban all non-state sanctioned VPNs. Obviously, t...

» Learn Uyghur | Ultimate Guide to Available Resources
24/07/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Do you have an interested to learn Uyghur? While the resources are sparse, they do exist. In this comprehensive guide to learning Uyghur, I’d like to share with you the type of resources avai...

» Starting Work in China: 10 Facts You Need to Know
23/07/19 06:51 from ChinaHush
Image by christels from Pixabay China is a country with a diverse economy. For a long time, it has been a leader in businesses and global markets, creating employment opportunities for workers and ...

» How to Handle Drinking in China
17/07/19 14:00 from Chinese Blog
One of the first words I (and many other foreigners, for that matter) learned in China was “Cheers!” (干杯 – gān bēi). It’s no secret that drinking is a big part of the cultur...

» China’s most famous actress announces split with fiancé
15/07/19 11:00 from Chinese Blog
A year after getting involve in a tax evasion scandal, Fan Bingbing (范冰冰, 38), China’s most famous actress, announced that she is breaking up with her partner. On 2014, Fan Bingbing starred in a Ch...

» Understanding the Names of Places in China
08/07/19 13:00 from Chinese Blog
Learning Chinese names can be tricky, especially when you’re new to the language. We’re here to help! I already wrote a post about understanding Chinese names of people and I even wrote...

» What is the Largest Province in China?
03/07/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
When I asked this question yesterday my research opened a whole can of worms I didn't know about, and I found that to be fair, this is a trick question. The answer lies in your understanding that n...

» Kashgar Sunday Bazaar | Photos & Video
26/06/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
For centuries, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar in western Xinjiang has been a meeting place for locals, merchants and travelers along the Silk Road. It’s a great place for travelers to wander, purc...

» New Book: Blogging China in the 21st Century
24/06/19 14:21 from The Useless Tree
I've made a book out of parts of this blog. With material stretching back to 2005, I concentrated on various questions surrounding the reinvention of "tradition" in the PRC today, creating a volume...

» How has Digital Changed Business Environment in China?
25/04/19 08:00 from ChinaHush
China ranks third among the largest digital and technology investments and is also the largest e-commerce market in the world with nearly 40% of total e-commerce transactions worldwide. China is ho...

» Somewhat Less than Normal: Notes on actually coming home
16/04/19 19:53 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
After 25 or so years of living in vast, sprawling cities, far, far away- as far away as my impulses to dive into the unknown and unexpected could take me-- I have landed with a thud...

» Yili (Ili) Xinjiang | Top 5 Places to Visit
10/04/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Whether you call it “Yili“, “Ili“, “Yining” or even the historical name “Ghulja“, one thing is for sure: it’s definitely worth traveling to thi...

» An Old Hotelier Remembers 1980s Tibet
08/04/19 07:22 from ChinaHush
Alec Le Sueur had never been to China before when he agreed to work at the Holiday Inn Lhasa as the sales and marketing manager, but he had been fascinated by Tibet after reading books about it by ...

» Turpan’s Jiaohe Ancient City 交河故城 | Traveler’s Guide
03/04/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
The ancient city of Jiaohe, which lies about ten kilometers west of the small town of Turpan, is one of the most visually spectacular ruins of the old Silk Road. More than 1,500 years of ...

» Urumqi Airport Traveler’s Guide 2019 (Xinjiang)
01/04/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
For most travelers, flying into Urumqi Diwopu International Airport marks their first step into the Xinjiang province. Here I answer the top 4 questions about flying to/from Urumqi, Xinjiang. The p...

» Urumqi Train Travel 2019 Guide 乌鲁木齐站
25/03/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
A guide to taking a train in Urumqi and what to expect when you're traveling in Xinjiang The post Urumqi Train Travel 2019 Guide 乌鲁木齐站 appeared first on Xinjiang: Far West China .

» Podcast #30: Motorcycling in Chengdu and Across China with Carl
22/03/19 08:20 from Chengdu Living
This episode of the podcast, the first in a Haus Guests series with Berlin Haus, is all about motorcycling around Chengdu and across China. The post Podcast #30: Motorcycling in Chengdu and Across ...

» Why I Still Love China, Even if It Hates Me
21/03/19 09:20 from Chengdu Living
There's a lot to dislike about China, but so much more to love. The post Why I Still Love China, Even if It Hates Me appeared first on Chengdu Living .

» Just Like Starting Over (Again): Canada!
07/03/19 20:33 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
This is Nanaimo in the snow. This is one of the many bear-frequented trails that run above and below and alongside our little temporary Yew (tux wa’culhp) cottage on the […]

» Podcast #29: Mastering Mandarin with Luke of Mandarin Blueprint
05/03/19 07:53 from Chengdu Living
We're back again with another episode, cracking away at one of the most enduring challenges of life in China: mastery of the Chinese language. The post Podcast #29: Mastering Mandarin with Luke of ...

» Chinese Poker: a beginner’s guide
06/12/18 04:52 from ChinaHush
Every single day millions of people all around the world settle down for a game of poker  -in casinos, in bars and, more and more today, online too. There are also a huge number of different types ...

» What are the Most Popular Card Games in Asia?
27/11/18 15:02 from ChinaHush
It’s often been said that the 21st century will belong to Asia. Sports wise we’ve already seen the football world cup hosted by South Korea and Japan in 2002, the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and th...

» The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing: July 2018
27/07/18 08:13 from The Useless Tree
Most of the usual haunts haven’t changed...

» Some Pieces for The China Channel
05/07/18 15:00 from The Useless Tree
While this blog has been dark for a few months, I've been writing some stuff for The China Channel, a rather new endeavor sponsored by the LA Review of Books. I'm going to leave the links here, sin...