Don’t Believe the Protest Hype

Although China may seem like a raging cauldron of anti-Japan hawks, the truth is that the majority of Chinese are just not that into it. Trust the Chinese to know a spectacle when they see one.

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Relieving China’s Traffic Jam

China’s urbanization rate brings with a whole set of challenges, one of the most difficult to solve will be the unprecedented rise in car ownership over the next 20 years and the infrastructure needed to keep traffic humming.

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Chengdu’s Fixed Gear Bikes: Interview with Jacob of Natooke Cycles

Known for minimal aesthetic and bright colors, fixed gear bicycles are appearing everywhere around Chengdu. I interview Jacob Klink, proprietor of Natooke Chengdu Bicycle Shop about this exploding subculture.

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Psykling in Chengdu: A 5-Point Guide

Psykling is the Kung Fu of the bicycle. Want to learn more? I share my tips and experiences in this 5-point guide to the essentials.

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Enduring the China Blues: Continued

Big names are leaving China these days, and so are some little ones. In this essay I rant about China, repeat myself, and conclude with something somewhat heartwarming … China is dead, long live China.

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An American Artist in Chengdu II: From Cave To Sky

American painter Will Kerr’s show is running until July 6th in Chengdu. Get down there and experience thousands of years of creativity hitting you full force right in the cerebellum.

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Review: Chengdu’s Big Love Music Festival Turns to Big Scorn

Last weekend Chengdu hosted dozens of bands and thousands of patrons at the Big Love music festival. But was it all love?

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Chengdu Chill Spots: Q’s Cafe

It’s important to find refuge from the world where one can work, relax and just be in one’s own world for a while. This little cafe is my current No. 1 Chill Spot. Don’t miss it.

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The Artist, Interrogating Performance: Zhou Bin

In her latest profile of Chengdu artists, Tabitha tries to make sense of Zhou Bin’s extreme performance art and the power of the naked body, while not vomiting or otherwise expelling body fluids all over the place.

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Fan Jianchuan’s Obsession

I spent some time with Fan Jianchuan, China’s greatest collector of historical and contemporary artifacts and the man behind the Anren Museum Cluster. Walking through the cluster with him was an enlightening experience. Read about it inside.

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