Apple China

Apple Set to Conquer Chengdu

After years of speculation, Apple advances further into China with the opening of it’s first official Apple Store in Western China. Right here in Chengdu.

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Chengdu Ex-Mayor Faces Corruption Charges

Li Chuncheng was Chengdu’s overlord for years before ascending to the No. 2 political position in the province. Now he is under investigation for corruption and faces the Party axe.

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Modern Chinese Youth on Filial Piety

Peter Vernezze authored a book about the philosophical views of young Chinese in modern China. Based upon essays they wrote and discussion they had, Vernezze has five important takeaways. The first: If you’re old and in China, worry.

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Why China Will Never Rule the World: The Interview

Nine questions about China’s future with Troy Parfitt, author of “Why China Will Never Rule the World”. No punches held.

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Raising a Child in China: Choosing a Kindergarten

In China, the choice of where to send your child takes on added importance with the recent rise in alternatives to public schools to meet a growing demand for “gardens”.

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Reading Between The Lions: An Expat’s Guide to Chinese Folk Art

Ever wonder what all those animals mean on the trinkets and small souvenirs sold in Songxian Qiao and Jinli? Ben Haier breaks down a few of the more common symbols in this essay, the first in a series on the topic.

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Filial Piety

New Sheriff in the Kitchen: Life With my Chinese Girlfriend’s Mother

Growing to understand my girlfriend’s mother has been like solving a riddle. But now, I finally feel like I understand.

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Experimental art

Experimental Live Art in Chengdu

Performance art was once big in Chengdu and across China, but a ban on performance drove the live art crowd underground. The ban was recently lifted and artists converged on Flower Town to revive the art, Tabitha reports.

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Natooke Zombiecat

“Alleycat” Street Race Catalyzes Chengdu’s Cyclists

In a milestone event for Chengdu’s cyclist community, hundreds converged at the center of Chengdu to participate in the Natooke alleycat bicycle race.

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Chengdu Places

Introducing Chengdu Places

There’s a new way to discover and share locations within Chengdu, and it’s called Chengdu Places. Read all about it inside.

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