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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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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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Politeness

Impoliteness & China

The subject of politeness is unavoidable in China for expats, but there’s more to it than it appears to most newcomers. Insight and tips inside.

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Cycle of Sameness

Breaking the Cycle of Sameness: Places

Looking for new places to enjoy in Chengdu? You are not alone. Here’s a quick guide to help you out, including tips on daytime and nighttime venues in the city.

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Cycle of Sameness

Breaking the Cycle of Sameness: Food

Breaking out of what I call the cycle of sameness is crucial to maximizing enjoyment of life in Chengdu. Here’s how food is central to that.

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