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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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Kung Fu Family in Chengdu

Traditional Kung Fu has become a commodity in our modern world, but there are still martial arts schools out there that refuse to sell out and instead carry on the true spirit of Chinese kung fu. We here in Chengdu are lucky enough to have our very own Kung Fu Family Martial Arts School in San Sheng Xiang.

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5.0 Magnitude Aftershock Shakes Chengdu, 2 Years After 2008 Quake

After having just passed two years since the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, we’re once again reminded of the events of that day. This time by the ground moving.

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Sichuan Quake Reconstruction: Mission Accomplished?

Sichuan’s Governor is confident that re-construction of the Quake-affected areas of Sichuan will be finished one year ahead of schedule, but people on the ground disagree with the government’s assessment and argue that the work has just begun.

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Hanyuan Defiant

Ever since the government began construction on the massive Pubu Dam project, Hanyuan county in Sichuan has been rocked by protests and bloody pitched battles between dis-possessed, incensed locals and the government over the corrupt and broken relocation process.

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Taking the 2 Hour Train to Chongqing

Traveling between Chengdu and Chongqing is easier than ever before, with the “He Xie” bullet train delivering passengers in style. The trip costs just 97 yuan one way and I took it recently for the second time.

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Qinghai Quake the Latest Chapter in an Ongoing Story

China’s previous experience with an earthquake in this region informs every aspect of the nations response to this latest one, which demonstrates the overall growth of a society towards its own problems and how to solve them.

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Exploring the Tibetan Valleys of Northern Sichuan Province

Over the next few years, a number of Sichuan’s hidden gems will be revealed to a new generation of travelers. We outline some our favorite destinations in the region.

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Enjoy Some of the Worlds Greatest Teas in Sichuan

You might not know it, but just outside of Chengdu, some of the best green teas in the world are grown on mountains shrouded in fog.

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Sustainable Tourism in Southwest China

In recent years a global trend has emerged based on the principles of sustainability, and it’s begun to get a foothold in China’s Southwest. In this post, I take a look at the progress of Southwest China’s sustainable tourism industry.

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