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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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Iron Pig

Behind Chengdu’s Best American Barbecue: The Iron Pig

Recently we sat down with Justin Barrow, the proprietor of Chengdu’s first authentic American smoked barbecue restaurant.

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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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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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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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