Category Archives: Life in China

Advice to New Wai: Things I wish I learned 13 years ago about life in China

Let’s face it: It’s not easy to live in China. These days even a well-known…less than critical observer of China like Daniel Bell is being kind of critical.  Lots of people — too many — are leaving. But you know what, … Continue reading

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Kind of Online in the PRC: The New Normal?

For anybody who still thinks China is a great business environment or that China has a bright future as a research hub, intellectual incubator, or simply a good place for their next office or factory, I would strongly suggest spending 30 minutes trying to do a few routine tasks that involve using the Internet. Continue reading

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Beware of Dog!

For whatever reason, a shocking number of people are terrified, actually overcome with fear by….Snickers. Continue reading

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On cultural hybridity, ambassadors, and other low hanging fruit

Chinese media called Amb. Locke a “banana,” but Chinese history is filled with those who transcended “identity” http://wp.me/pgK30-1CF Continue reading

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Live Tweeting the 2014 Spring Festival Gala: We watch so you don’t have to!

Five hours of equine nuttiness and patriotic fervor condensed into one post. Continue reading

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