Seeing it For Yourself: Pursuing an Educational Experience in China

| August 20th, 2014

When we read about dogs being beaten to death by health officials or women being forced to have abortions in China, how can we put these shocking stories in perspective? The same way we do it when we read about things like protests and politician sex scandals at home: by comparing those news stories to our usually much more mundane personal experiences. Those things make the news because they are unusual. When we read about China from thousands of miles […]Read more…

What is inside Spring Festival passengers’ bags?

| January 12th, 2012

From our last post about going home for the Spring Festival, it seems that a lot of our readers are curious as for why these long distance home-goers are carrying so many bags despite all the difficulties during the journey. A reporter asked 4 passengers to open their bags to reveal the treasure inside.

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Going Global, start here in northeast China

| August 26th, 2011

The following is Jacky Huang’s report after a month of bicycle riding in China, participating in the Summer Universiade event.

Ten routes of bicycle riding through China

The 26th summer Universiade in Shenzhen has already ended. This game showed the whole world a different excitement of a thrilling international Olympic game. Low carbon dioxide, green, environment protection and creativity are the main themes. Even in the opening ceremony, almost all the performances were done by university students. And one of the great […]Read more…

Chinese youth roller skating across China

| March 6th, 2011

Cao Hongwei skating

Chinese young generation is getting restless.  Instead of leading their life like most of their parent do, they choose to hit the road. They volunteer in youth hostel in exchange for free accommodation while traveling; Many college graduates volunteer abroad in their gap-year; Outdoor activity club is the most popular in university and activity to adventure in uninhabited regions is cool. In the summer of 2009, two Beijing young men,Gu Yue and Liu Chang, got in the spotlight […]Read more…

Shanghai to Chengdu bullet train luxury sleeper

| December 30th, 2010

(Netease) Starting on January 11, 2011, bullet trains with sleepers will be put into operation between Shanghai and Chongqing as well as between Shanghai and Chengdu. It is the most advanced soft sleeper cars presently used in China. Every soft sleeper is equipped with independent video system and the luxury soft sleepers even have small meeting rooms. Tickets have been for sale at the Chengdu Railway Station since December 23, 2010. From Chengdu to Shanghai the highest ticket for one […]Read more…

This is not Chinese food!

| December 30th, 2010

Chinese food is famous for two reason: its extreme deliciousness and its weirdness. The later characteristic has a perfect example, the Wangfujing snack street in downtown Beijing. Just google it or YouTube it and you can find a lot of of videos and photos of foreigners amazed by what Chinese people are eating. You can find skin-piled sparrow, cicada, silk worm, inside-out snake, giant grasshopper, penis of various kind of animals and star fish. You name it. Just think of […]Read more…