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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- THIS BYSTANDER WAS was reminded this week that it was then South Korean president Park Geun-hye who was invited to the grand military parade in Tiananmen Square in 2015, not neighbouring North Koreas still newish leader Kim Jong-un. Beijing considere
In this episode I'm joined by Jerry and Andrew of CDBJJ, a local Brazilian jiu-jitsu organization founded in 2011. The post Podcast #28: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Chengdu appeared first on Chengdu Living.In this episode of the podcast I talk with Brazil
Radio Austria International (RI) returned to its usual 70- to 80-minutes shortwave broadcasts late last week, with transmissions from 05:00 to 06:20 UTC from Monday through Friday, and from 05:00 to 06:10 UTC on Saturdays and Sundays. This followed s
The Avengers: Infinity War finally hit theaters in China this past weekend. (You might say it was a hit.) Tired of carefully avoiding spoilers, I was among the first in China to see it. Since it’s come out, I’m enjoying the cultur
"Any agreement on the side of the Vatican may be seen as collaboration with the government to persecute our own people; thats terrible," says Cardinal Joseph Zen.Cardinal Joseph Zen at the Vatican. Photo: Facebook/Joseph Zen. The Vatican and Beijing
Fueled by large consumer and manufacturer subsidies, China has emerged as the global leader in electric vehicles (EVs) by a wide margin. Recognizing the importance of reducing air pollution in its densely populated cities, China began heavily subsidi
Insight into how Chengdu artist Jordan Xiang embraces uncertainty, rejects denial, and finds beauty in the bathroom. The post Comfort in Anxiety: Embracing Uncertainty with Artist Jordan Xiang appeared first on Chengdu Living.Jordan Xiang is a Chengd
SEA TRIALS HAVE begun for the first domestically built aircraft carrier, state media report. Accompanying photographs (above) of the vessel being towed from its fitting-out berth in Dalian on what looks like a misty morning probably date from last mo
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There’s a certain type of question, phrased in the negative, which is answered entirely differently depending on the conventions of the language you’re speaking in. Take this English language exchange for example: A: You&#8217
Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member once seen as a likely contender for a leadership post as high as the premiership, was delivered a life sentence for corruption this week, becomingSun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member once seen as a likely co
Many years ago, I had a conversation with someone who, after visiting Hong Kong a couple of times as a tourist, claimed to know it like a native. "How different can the local and tourist views be?", he challenged me to tell him at one point. Among th
A subculture connecting the cartoon character Peppa Pig with Shehuiren, a term that refers to organized crime syndicates, has resulted in a muddy puddle for the popular porker.Friendship between Peppa and Suzy has been interpreted as plastic or fake
This is a sad day in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The city where Karl Marx was born in 1818 has accepted a Marx statue as a gift from the Chinese state. As news magazine Der Spiegelwrote in March 2017, 42 members of the city parliament suppo
As China’s diplomacy, trade, and investment in African nations has increased in recent years, the population of Africans living in China has swelled. A region in the southernAs China’s diplomacy, trade, and investment in African n
Check out the English name of this little shop: “Born Fried” is almost certainly an overly literal character-by-character translation of , a kind of bready, fried stuffed bun. Wikipedia describes it like this: …a type of
I found myself looking up a lot early on in today's walk :) One reason for this: the reflections on the glass surfaces of a number of the high rise buildings I passed along the way! Later on in the walk, it was the clouds that particularly caught my
Dockless bikeshares in Europe predated the arrival of Chinese companies like Ofo and Mobike, at least in Berlin, but it was a recent trip in Shenzhen and Beijing that I saw their potential at scale. I am used to seeing Chinese tech phenomena remain j
Update May 2018:As many of you know, China has already cracked down on VPNsin 2017 after doing so multiple times over the past couple years. Not only that, but the Chinese government has been threatening to ban all non-state sanctioned VPNs by March
We visited the dinosaur museum in southern Sichuan. This was on our bucket list for a while as our kids love everything dinosaur related. The museum is a three hour drive from Chengdu in Zigong. There are three areas in the museum, first is an exhibi
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CCTV, via Huanqiu Shibao. Main Link: Historic Day – One Sentence from South-North Korean Summit makes this Continental Plate go Wild ( ) Today, the Korean peninsula has welcomed a historic scene. At 08:30 Beijing time and 09:30 Seoul time,
The kind of food I've been pining to eat this past week but haven't felt able to do so... I ate this happily this past Monday though! :) One week ago today, I had emergency wisdom tooth surgery, and only finally got the stitches put in last Friday re
This ad (spotted in the Shanghai Metro) is interesting for a number of reasons: What caught my attention was the font. “Blocky” (sometimes pixely) fonts are quite common, but I’ve never seen one so “spaced out&
Netizens suspect that the film is being restricted due to new US sanctions against ZTE, a Chinese telecommunications hardware company.Amazing China ranked 1.1 out of 10 on IMDb. Screen shot. Amazing China, a documentary film that displays Chinas achi
A twenty minute drive past Dujianyan train station is Andaman park. We joined QSI school on a camping trip. Andaman is supposed to host the only organic lodges in China. Sleeping in these adult sized tree houses must be an experience but must come at
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On April 25, a letter from the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority to 36 foreign airlines calledfor Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan to be reclassified as Chinese territories on the airlines’On April 25, a letter from the Chinese Civil Aviation Au
IN ITS LATEST World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund has left its forecast for Chinas growth this year and next unchanged from January’s 6.6% and 6.4% respectively. Both numbers are one-tenth of a percentage point higher th
I’m not a history buff. I recognize it’s important to study history, and that no educated person should be ignorant of history. So while I do read about Chinese history, I don’t do it a lot. But every time I do pick up a
Not all Hong Kong beaches are super filthy! Creators of mess in public areas ought to be punished! Early last week, I took two visitors from England on a whirlwind tour of Lantau Island that included a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and time ou
In this Refinery 29 podcast, host Elisa Kreisinger speaks with An Xiao Mina about how internet memes and social movements are intertwined in China. Topics cover include: How the #MeToo movement tripped up trying to cross the Great Firewall only to em
Russia claims the Syrian chemical attacks were staged; China's state media echoes that narrative, but not everyone is buying into it.Screenshot from the CCTV news report citing Russian media, which claimed that the chemical attacks in Douma were stag
If successful, GAC Motor would be the first Chinese automaker to penetrate the U.S. market, following in the footsteps of German, Japanese, and Korean carmakers that have made the jump from their home markets to the worlds most demanding auto market
In Chengdu’s hot summer days, there is nothing much to do but sit inside a building or at the pool. Since this early spring weather is still really nice, we – compared to last posts, I am traveling with the family – are
Austria’s public radio ORF has reduced its airtime on shortwave, from 70 (on weekends) or 80 (Monday through Friday) minutes to only 40 to 50 minutes now. The German-language program, the “-1-Morgenjournal”, was cut shor
IT IS NO secret that China is building a modern blue-water fleet. What is notable is that half the PLA-Navy vessels that took part in the countrys largest naval review on April 12 have been commissioned in the PLA-Navy since … Continue read
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Update April 2018:As many of you know, China has already cracked down on VPNsin 2017 after doing so multiple times over the past couple years. Not only that, but the Chinese government has been threatening to ban all non-state sanctioned VPNs by Marc
After you’re done admiring the map, check out the character at the bottom: (Sidenote! I have to wonder: why didn’t they choose to use chopsticks instead of a fork?) can mean “a dish (at a meal),” or “
Click on the above picture to get a better view of a major Lantau Island landmark :b Click on the above image to view the latest addition to my "doing what comes naturally" series ;b Eleven years ago today, I moved to Hong Kong to work and live. One
After much fanfare, I had a chance to visit the two opening exhibitions at the new Design Society in Shenzhen Chinas first design museum. Freshly unveiled last December, Design Society is located at the newly-constructed Sea World Culture and Arts Ce
Sometimes it seems as there are never enough hours in the day to complete all the tasks we accumulate, even with the smartphone there are times where we simply do not get all the tasks done, so it seems pretty incredible that it was only ten years or