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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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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Didi Taxi

Hail Taxis From Anywhere in Chengdu With This Amazing App

Looking for a taxi? There’s a new best way to find one in Chengdu. It takes seconds and it’s called Didi Taxi. Here’s how it works.

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How I Built My Chengdu Compound

Renovating an apartment is usually reserved for rich people, but I rented out a cheap shell and marshaled my forces to create the compound I have always dreamt of. Or a version of it at least.

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dancer silhouette

Foreign Dancers and Their Journey from Los Angeles to Chengdu

China’s dance scene is reaching out to foreign dancers for instruction and inspiration. Two dancers answering the call are LA-based professional dancers Gerran and Josh.

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BJJ Chengdu

Chengdu Stories: Jiu Jitsu with JerryS

Chengdu’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene has advanced remarkably since I interviewed Jamie in 2011. I check in with the organizations new leader, Jerry.

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China Dream

The China Dream: In English

With more Chinese than ever applying to American universities, English ability is becoming crucial for the Chinese version of success. But as China strides toward globalism and modernity, what does it lose?

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Chengdu Fortune Global Forum

The Benefits of Chengdu’s Fortune Global Forum

The 2013 Fortune Global Forum has come and gone, and aside from a few sunny days, it doesn’t seem like anything even happened. What’s going on here?

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Chengdu unsavory elements

Unsavory Elements in Chengdu

A collection of stories written by expats living in China is hitting the shelves soon. The stories are filled with humanity, witty observations, and self-reflection – essential qualities for any work that wants to bridge the gap between East and West.

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