Chengdu city

Chengdu’s Air Pollution: Questions Answered by Local Specialists

We’ve published articles and podcasts about local air pollution but insight from local specialists is hard to come by. We got answers to the most common questions about air quality.

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Fete de La Musique

Fête de La Musique Festival, with Co-Organizer Erik

Later this month in June, the second annual Fête de La Musique, a free music festival, will take place in Chengdu. We spoke with co-organizer Erik of UrTurn productions.

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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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JingA Founders

Beijing’s JingA Beer Comes to Chengdu

On the eve of Beijing’s JingA craft beer officially coming to Chengdu, we speak with founders Kris and Alex.

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Chengdu pins

Hip Hop & Chengdu, Through NASA & d3f Founder Rabbi

The founder of d3f and NASA has unique insight on Chengdu’s local music and fashion scene, having been a key influencer for a decade.

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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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