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Dear China, for once could you please hold the ‘Méiyŏu?’ It seems just about every week that I, an American expat teaching English in China for the past 6 years, stumble upon what seems like one of the country's cruelest ongoing jokes: ‘Méiyŏu-gate'.
A guy once tried to stab me in China—Shanghai, to be specific. No kidding, he pulled out a pocketknife and made multiple swings towards my head. And in all honestly, it was partly my fault.
Have you seen DC Comic's Justice League movie yet? Well I have, and best of all, I saw it in China, my home of the past 6 years. Here's a look at what it's like to catch Justice League in China!
An E-Bike, or electric scooter, is one of the most popular forms of transportation on the road in China. Everyone's got one, including expats. With that, E-Bikes are hot items for thieves to prey upon, and if you've failed to take the proper steps to secure your ride, you can guarantee that it'll end up in someone else’s hands in the blink of an eye. Here are 5 ways you can protect your E-Bike in China.
China can be a very DANGEROUS place when it comes to road safety. In a population of over 1.3 billion people with access to bicycles, cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, and scooters, it’s not uncommon to find DROVES of individuals driving recklessly, breaking traffic laws, and putting lives at risk just to get ahead on traffic. And yeah, that includes foreigners too!
A list of 10+ popular and resourceful WeChat Official Subscription Accounts that every expat in Shanghai, China should subscribe to.
Outside of chatting and scrolling through friends’ moments, WeChat’s Official Subscription Accounts are great tools for staying up-to-date with the latest current affairs, jobs, editorials, entertainment, events, and business information not just across China, but also around the world.
"Woop-Woop. That's the sound of the police!" A foreigner getting a traffic ticket in Shanghai, who'd a thought? Yep, it happened to me just twice since I moved to the big city at the start of 2016.
What It’s Like Turning 30 Years Old in China: My Epic Adventure From Shanghai to Guilin, My Favorite Travel Destination in the Country
Karsts hills, bamboo rafting, five-hour cruises, scenic bike routes, hiking trails, and the most beautiful natural scenery you can find across China. What an awesome way to celebrate my 30th birthday in Guilin, China!
Planning on traveling to Harbin? Well, here’s my list of 12 items that you shouldn’t forget to bring when touring one of China’s coldest regions.
My First Time Attending a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Game—Shanghai Sharks Vs. Qingdao Eagles—Was Fun, But its Definitely Nowhere Close to the NBA
Oh boy! My first time attending a Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) game was such an awesome experience! Wait; did you even know that China has its own version of the NBA? Yep, it’s been alive and kicking since 1995. Where have you been!?
If anyone were to ask about key things that stand out to me during my experience in China, one of the first things that comes to mind is the overwhelming amount of construction and developments taking place on nearly every bock across the country. If you’ve ever visited or lived in China, I’m absolutely sure you know exactly what I mean.
Whether cruising along pathways on your E-Bike, passing through a bustling downtown district on the metro, or peering out of the window from the 25th floor of a sky rise apartment in China, you’re bound to lay your eyes upon a vast collection of everything from simple road work and civil engineering feats to vast land formations and towering buildings being constructed at every turn.
With that in mind, I’ve had the opportunity to come across a seemingly endless litany of tower cranes during my travels across China. But one thing has always puzzled me: just how exactly do all those tower cranes work? How do they manage to get so tall? How do workers take the cranes down after the building is finished? And more importantly, when do they take it down or piece them together for that matter? After all, I’ve never had the chance to actually see workers placing or removing their parts in person. So, Is it some sort of black magic?
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