Uber in Chengdu

What Uber Means to Chengdu: More than Money

Uber is winning the hearts and minds of local drivers and passengers as municipal governments struggle to deal with the popular car-hailing app.

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Escaping Conformity in the US and China

In this latest installment of “Dispatches …” we look at conformity in the US and China, and how living abroad can give you the tools to deal with society’s demands at home

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Chengdu Life

How to Live in Chengdu

In my time I’ve learned a few things about living in China, which I humbly offer here. Call them Pro Tips to life in China, if you will.

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Ghost Cities

Ghost Cities of China: A Discussion with Wade Shepard

An interview with Wade Shepard, who spent two and a half years traveling to China’s ghost cities to find out why governments are building empty metropolises.

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The Xiaomi Air Smart Filter Review

I’ve upgraded from SmartAir filters to the new Xiaomi Air, a smart air filtration system. Here are my impressions after two months with it.

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The Iron Pig

Podcast Ep. #16: Iron Pig American BBQ Comes to Chengdu

In this episode we speak with the proprietor of one of our favorite new expat eateries in Chengdu: the phenomenal American smoked barbecue restaurant called Iron Pig.

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Podcast Ep. #15: Natooke & Bicycling in Chengdu

In this episode of the podcast, we speak with the two American entrepreneurs of the Natooke bicycle shop about their business and cycling in Chengdu.

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Crowdfunding Honeybees in Rural Sichuan

After contributing to a honey cooperative crowdfunding campaign years ago, I trek to Western Sichuan to explore the actual location.

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