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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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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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Repairman

Fix Everything in China

China’s economy is growing faster than any other, but even with all of the great changes some things never change. Like the need for a cheap, all-purpose handyman.

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Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage in Modern China

Something has recently been brought to my attention about marriage in China that has led to a shift in my perspective. It truly is a man’s world.

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The Rising Cost of Chengdu Living

The cheap, comfy Chengdu we once knew is on its way out. In its place emerges an economic powerhouse in the making, putting a pinch on wallets across the city.

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Chengdu tips

Six Tips to Help You Adjust to Chengdu

If you’re in Chengdu or thinking about coming to Chengdu, there are a few preparations you should make. Brendan spells out the details after a year of integrating into the city.

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Premium Housing & Chengdu’s Come Up

We chuckled at the “foreigner only” Tianfu International Complex when it was first announced, but now that the complex is coming online and filling homes, we wonder who gets the last laugh.

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On the Frontlines of China’s Real Estate Bubble

Buying a home in China might be a great investment, but you can’t be too prepared for catastrophe.

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A Home of Our Own?

A foreigner only housing complex will be completed in October 2010, according to Chengdu Daily. In an effort to maintain the districts “purity,” though, none of the units are for sale.

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