Zhuyeqing tea

How to Buy Tea in Chengdu

Everyone hears about Chengdu’s teahouses, but nobody talks about buying tea in Chengdu. Here’s all the information you need on buying tea in the city or from the north side tea market.

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Inky Matuszak

Raising a Child in China: Learning Languages

Raising children of mixed heritage usually means learning another language, and my kids are working on English and Chinese simultaneously. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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The Bookworm Chengdu

Chengdu Stories: Peter Goff, Bookworm Founder

As its Literary Festival draws near, we ask a few questions of The Bookworm’s Irish owner and founder, Peter Goff.

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Gay China flag

Hope on the Horizon for Gays in China

While on the surface China appears to be sternly against equality for it’s gay population, there are emerging signs of hope.

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Chongqing

A Glimpse of Chongqing’s Past, Present, and Future

A recent weekend in Chongqing gave me a glimpse of what this unique city’s past and present look like.

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Opportunistic China Bashing is Counter-Productive

How quickly does the goodwill Chinese youth have toward the US evaporate in the face of opportunistic China bashing?

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Chengdu Stories: 300 Shots of Baijiu

Q&A with Derek Sandhaus, who committed to 300 shots of baijiu over a year ago, and has since authored a blog and committed to write a book on the subject.

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Chengdu pollution

How To Handle Chengdu’s Pollution Like a Pro

Pollution in Chengdu has always been present, but it’s gotten worse recently. Here’s how you can deal with it like a pro.

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Chengdu skyline

China’s Dangerous Income Gap

China’s wealth gap is one of the largest in the world and threatens social and political stability. As Peter found out through his students’ essays, unchecked privilege can lose the hearts of the people.

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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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