Earthquake

6.6 Earthquake Strikes Near Chengdu

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook Chengdu on April 20th, 2013. Information inside.

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Marijuana in China

Marijuana in China

You could always count on a passive indifference to marijuana smoking in China from the authorities, but that attitude may be changing. Internet dealers have come to the attention of the Chinese media.

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Literature Chengdu

Women Writers of Chengdu

Rarely do we get a look at what local writers are doing, but this essay gives us some insight into that topic. Sophia Kidd writes here about several women writers, and their thoughts on Chengdu, money, and the soul.

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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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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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