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Psykling in Chengdu: A 5-Point Guide

Psykling is the Kung Fu of the bicycle. Want to learn more? I share my tips and experiences in this 5-point guide to the essentials.

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Performing in China: Confessions of a White Monkey

In China, the demand for dancing foreigners is high and although it might be demeaning, it pays the bills. These are the Confessions of a White Monkey.

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Rebuilding Beichuan, Brick by Brick

The Wenchuan Earthquake left hundreds of thousands homeless and had to be rebuilt, brick by brick. I took part in the reconstruction and learned a few things about Chinese people.

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Plastic Bags, Ecology and Chengdu’s Effort to Clean Up

Since the Beijing Olympics the Chinese government has put forth a genuine effort to reduce pollution, but how’s the plastic bag ban working out in Chengdu?

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Greed & Corruption: the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo

This is a first hand account of what went on behind the drab gray exterior of the USA Pavilion — a tale of greed, indifference, corruption, rebellion and eventually justice — written by one of the Student Ambassadors who worked there.

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