Eli Sweet

Boom & Bust: Inside the Chinese Party Bubble

Before I worked in the logistics industry in Chengdu, I was a professional pirate and disco ball man. But it was not meant to last.

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Chengdu ebikes

Video: China’s Electric Revolution

After four years in Chengdu surrounded by silent riders, I produced a short 12-minute documentary on Chengdu’s most popular mode of transportation: the electric bike.

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Poly Center Monster Club

Trading Blows in Chengdu’s Fight Club

A UFC-style fight bar has recently opened in Chengdu, within the city’s notorious Poly Center complex. Photos and impressions inside.

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Hugo

Hugo’s: Inside the Chengdu Brewery

Some of the best beer in Chengdu is brewed and sold right here at Hugo’s in Chengdu. Read the origin story here, told by Hugo himself.

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7 Expat Freedoms in China

While not known for its freedom, China does ironically offer expats a number of freedoms which make life here a lot more enjoyable.

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Employment

Out of the Teaching Plan and Into the Fire

It wasn’t long ago that I transitioned from English teaching in Chengdu into what I’d consider a career path with a future. This is the story of my passage.

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Jah Bar Chengdu

Reggae by the River: Jah Bar

In a small bar near the river in Chengdu remains the well-worn home of reggae music in the city: Jah Bar.

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Salad & Sandwich Talk with Pernille, Co-Proprietor of “Green Food”

In this interview we talk with Green Food co-prietor Pernille Paulson about her sandwich and salad startup in Chengdu.

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