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Evolution of the Chengdu Riverside

A look at the riverside garden community which I’ve been taking photos of for the last year. It has remained a great place to throw rocks, chase butterflies and run through rows of cabbages with my sons.

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Suit Republic

Western Entrepreneur Brings Eastern Tailors to South Chengdu

Entrepreneurialism is growing palpably in Chengdu, and spreading beyond the usual expat territories. Like the newly-opened Suit Republic.

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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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Open Data

Opening Data in Chengdu For All

I came to Chengdu where I worked on Open Data for a major American city. I hope to continue my work in Chengdu – here’s why.

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Didi Taxi

Hail Taxis From Anywhere in Chengdu With This Amazing App

Looking for a taxi? There’s a new best way to find one in Chengdu. It takes seconds and it’s called Didi Taxi. Here’s how it works.

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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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BJJ Chengdu

Chengdu Stories: Jiu Jitsu with JerryS

Chengdu’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene has advanced remarkably since I interviewed Jamie in 2011. I check in with the organizations new leader, Jerry.

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China Dream

The China Dream: In English

With more Chinese than ever applying to American universities, English ability is becoming crucial for the Chinese version of success. But as China strides toward globalism and modernity, what does it lose?

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Chengdu construction

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Chengdu

Chengdu has had an eventful summer so far. First a new BRT system on the Second Ring, then the Fortune Global Forum, and now the grand opening of the World’s Largest Building. Is it time to celebrate, or will summer storms rain on the parade?

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Chengdu unsavory elements

Unsavory Elements in Chengdu

A collection of stories written by expats living in China is hitting the shelves soon. The stories are filled with humanity, witty observations, and self-reflection – essential qualities for any work that wants to bridge the gap between East and West.

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