“We Shanghainese value our image. We don’t want to lose face in front of the entire world…”
The dream of earning your own house in China is presenting a lot of issues like the skyrocketing prices of housing and its effects among the young people. Netizens talk about housing affordability and why those applying for housing loans are getting younger and younger.
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).
Because of the coming World Expo in Shanghai, stricter security measures have been implemented in the metro and also as far as the Beijing Railway Station. Expo volunteers suddenly appeared too, apparently to make commuter’s lives easier.
First impressions of a first-time traveller to Beijing. And 3 things a laowai should do in order to say one has been to China’s capital.
What is it like to take the overnight train from Shanghai to Beijing? How much does it cost? What to expect when you are inside a sleeper train and more! Read on to become emotionally prepared when you embark on a similar trip next time.
First impressions of Beijing: Smog smog smog. In fact, does the smog cause Beijingers to speak the way they do or what? At least they have cheap subway tickets.