TripIt’s Gregg Brockway coming to China Travel Conference

TripIt’s Gregg Brockway coming to China Travel Conference

China Travel Distribution Summit 2010, in Beijing September 15-16, will feature global travel innovators including Gregg Brockway of TripIt, a new itinerary management Web service. Here’s a quick background interview on Gregg from Maggie Rauch.

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Review of Richard Baum’s China Watcher

Review of Richard Baum’s China Watcher

Quickly becoming a 2010 must-read, chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Richard Baum’s “China Watcher”–a decidedly non-scholarly work of non-fiction for the Zhongguotong (China Hand) and layman alike.

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Old Man Or Little Girl: Who Is More Shameless?

Old Man Or Little Girl: Who Is More Shameless?

Rules in riding the public transportation: 1. Take the initiative when paying your fare. 2. Give up your seat to the elderly, weak, and/or pregnant. But what happens when rude people take the bus or metro?

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UK Political-Econ Consul Dixon On Seed Cathedral & First Expo

UK Political-Econ Consul Dixon On Seed Cathedral & First Expo

Official spokesperson of the UK Pavilion Katherine Dixon explains the concept behind the Seed Cathedral. She shares some background on the world’s first Expo, the Crystal Palace, and also what to look forward in the UK Pavilion in the next months.

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The Party: The Secret World Of China’s Communist Rulers

The Party: The Secret World Of China’s Communist Rulers

Book review of the banned book by Richard McGregor that talks about the Chinese Communist Party. What did McGregor write that earned the ire of the Chinese censors? Point-by-point summary of what to expect when you get yourself a copy (if you don’t get arrested for buying it).

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Tips On Learning Chinese In China

Tips On Learning Chinese In China

Guide for the foreign student in China. Choosing a school. Scholarships. Where to stay. Tips on learning the Chinese language.

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The End of North Korea As We Know It?

The End of North Korea As We Know It?

(Bam Bam waving good-bye?) The North Korean English-language blogosphere reported last week on the recent “significant breakthroughs” in US-North Korea relations.... 

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What Is “Laowai” To A Chinese?

What Is “Laowai” To A Chinese?

The Internet is filled with opinions if the term “laowai” is degoratory or not. I doubt this will end the discussion, but I asked the Chinese instead on what they think of the word “laowai”; since the word came from them anyway.

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Interview: Host Steven Weathers Of ICS EXPO 360°

Interview: Host Steven Weathers Of ICS EXPO 360°

Interview with ICS EXPO 360° man Steven Weathers. How he started his career in China. His initial thoughts on the Expo. Advice for people going there like where the best coffee is, etc.

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Expo Guide For Elderly & People With Disabilities

Expo Guide For Elderly & People With Disabilities

Do you have elderly, handicapped, and/or disabled people going with you to the Shanghai World Expo? Here is everything you need to know from purchasing tickets to actually going there.

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Why The Chinese Do Better In Standardized Exams

Why The Chinese Do Better In Standardized Exams

Are Chinese robots? Relating experiences from the World Cup and the Shanghai World Expo.

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Expo Numbers Not Getting Smaller: Students Special Price

Expo Numbers Not Getting Smaller: Students Special Price

If you are planning to go to the Shanghai World Expo at a later time and are hoping that the crowds will be gone by then, that would never happen. Our fearless forecast is that the numbers will be getting higher. Student groups now get special prices. And there is a conspiracy theory attached too.

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Australian Pavilion: School Of The Air, Green Technology

Australian Pavilion: School Of The Air, Green Technology

A visit to the Australian Pavilion gave me happy feelings afterwards–great for kids! Learn about projects in the Outback, how China and Australia are connected, and what is that curious shape of the pavilion anyway?

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Why You Would Want A China Pavilion Reservation

Why You Would Want A China Pavilion Reservation

Top 5 reasons for the China Pavilion’s attraction. What is inside and why you should go.

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A Dummy’s Guide To Riding The Maglev

A Dummy’s Guide To Riding The Maglev

Are you coming to Shanghai (or flying out) and want to take the Maglev to the city (or airport)? Here is all you need to know about Pudong’s ultimate superlative.

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