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  • Conflict and community

    2014-09-13 07:19

    The girl was there because her leg was gone.

  • Goodbye icecream, hello I stream

    2014-09-13 07:19

    Video websites used to be a hotbed for pirated content. But with the infusion of big capital, they are turning into an alternative venue for mass viewing.

  • Gearing up for mooncake madness

    2014-09-05 13:55

    I love Chinese festivals. I not only enjoy the extra holiday time, but I like learning the story and meaning behind each occasion, joining in the celebratory customs and most of all tucking into the traditional treats associated with each event.

  • A journey to the West

    2014-08-29 14:17

    After spending over five years in China, two Dutch guys quit their jobs for a remarkable reason – to discover China around the world.

  • Savoring Yangshuo, a jewel under threat

    2014-08-15 07:24

    On a Beijing morning at 5:35, cracks of light begin to break through the hazy skies. Two hours later, the plane lands in the southern city of Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, a place that lies in southern China, bordering Vietnam. Through the window I can make out the vague outline of the karst countryside in the morning haze. Its gray complexion is almost see-through, like a pencil sketch that someone had tried to erase, leaving the smudges of graphite on the paper.

  • A rose by any other name?

    2014-08-02 07:43

    I've seen Fire and I've seen Rain. I know Sunny, and I once tutored Everlasting. I've even met Everlast.

  • Home thoughts after eight years in Beijing

    2014-07-25 16:53

    I knew it'd be the last time I'd see him alive. Grandpa did, too.

  • To bing or not to bing

    2014-07-25 07:34

    A few weeks after arriving in China I received an e-mail from the human resources department of my Chinese employer that had been sent to all the foreign staff. The e-mail informed us how to look after ourselves in summer, including a stern warning not to eat cold foods.

  • Two wrong feet in China and India

    2014-07-18 09:45

    The great depression has struck. It is sweeping through vast swaths of land on both sides of the Himalayas, drowning in sorrow a sizable chunk of humanity.

  • Making it mine - copyright or copy wrong?

    2014-07-18 09:14

    Tuntou village's palace-lantern industry shines a light on China's need to develop well-conceived and detailed management systems of intellectual property rights and their role in cultural heritage preservation.

  • A musical axe to grind

    2014-07-18 08:38

    If you come to town with a guitar, the Beijing climate may kill your inner Jimi Hendrix.

  • Iowa expat finds China connection

    2014-07-11 07:01

    I arrived in Beijing a mere three weeks ago; a native Iowan of the United States far from the land-locked Midwestern state I've called home.

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    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.