Renting in China

5 Steps to Renting an Apartment in China

Finding a good apartment in China is vital to your happiness. The search can often be frustrating, but in this five-step guide, we show you how it can be done.

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Open Data

Opening Data in Chengdu For All

I came to Chengdu where I worked on Open Data for a major American city. I hope to continue my work in Chengdu – here’s why.

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Lost in Thailand

The Profound Subtext of China’s Record-Breaking Hit Movie, Lost in Thailand

Lost in Thailand broke records when it came to Chinese theaters, but surprisingly, it includes a deep and meaningful message for Chinese society.

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Chengdu construction

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Chengdu

Chengdu has had an eventful summer so far. First a new BRT system on the Second Ring, then the Fortune Global Forum, and now the grand opening of the World’s Largest Building. Is it time to celebrate, or will summer storms rain on the parade?

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Evolution of the Chengdu Riverside

A look at the riverside garden community which I’ve been taking photos of for the last year. It has remained a great place to throw rocks, chase butterflies and run through rows of cabbages with my sons.

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Suit Republic

Western Entrepreneur Brings Eastern Tailors to South Chengdu

Entrepreneurialism is growing palpably in Chengdu, and spreading beyond the usual expat territories. Like the newly-opened Suit Republic.

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Why I Can't Leave Chengdu

Why I Can’t Leave Chengdu

Now that the Chengdu compound is finished, it’s time to set sights on an even greater prize: compounds across the world!

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SamoAir

Measuring PM2.5 for 200rmb: the SamoAir Review

Can a digital particle measuring device available for less than 200rmb really be worth your time? For the price, this thing is pretty amazing.

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Polite Lie

China’s Social Institution of the Polite Lie

Why does China as a society so often rely on polite lies to avoid the discomfort of being direct?

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Remote control thumb

How to Wirelessly Control Your Air Filter Remotely for 99 rmb

Combined with a Smart Air filter, you can have a fully automated wirelessly-controllable air filtration setup for less than 300 rmb. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how.

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Split Crotch Pants: China’s Environmentally Friendly Non-Diaper

Chinese have been practicing a wholesome, down to earth style of potty training for as long as anyone can remember. The key component of Chinese potty training? Split Crotch Pants.

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Parent Eaters

How to Eat Your Parents

Revealing an insatiable desire for more of everything, Parent Eaters threaten China’s modernization and future stability. Who can stop them?

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Tag Club

Opening Tag Club in Chengdu: The Interview

There’s a new club called Tag coming to town, the brainchild of two local Dutchmen working in tandem with locals in Chengdu. Here’s all the info you need to know.

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Canon filter

Escaping the Apathy Trap: Q&A with Smart Air Filters

Some of us have found the will to shell out cash for an air purifier while others laugh at death. Smart Air Filter has disrupted the game with a cheap alternative.

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