The girl was there because her leg was gone.
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.
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.
After spending over five years in China, two Dutch guys quit their jobs for a remarkable reason – to discover China around the world.
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.
I've seen Fire and I've seen Rain. I know Sunny, and I once tutored Everlasting. I've even met Everlast.
I knew it'd be the last time I'd see him alive. Grandpa did, too.
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.
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.
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.
If you come to town with a guitar, the Beijing climate may kill your inner Jimi Hendrix.
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.