6,316 words by 16 writers in Beijing, Shanghai & elsewhere

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Shanghai, china, Traveling

Shanghai, the bund, sunrise. Seeing the city from a new perspective, in a new light, on a misty morning.

by Mary Halloran

Shanghai — In Shanghai, life can get rough for an expat. A new night club or a drink at the latest bar on the bund begin to feel old, and you start to wonder just what you’re doing in China. Feeling lost in a constantly changing city, my friends and I went searching for a fresh, new perspective. The bund is the famous Shanghai skyline that sparkles at night, but we wanted to do something different. Somet...

photography, china, Travel

The Forbidden City At Blue Hour

by Greg Annandale

Beijing — Having explored Beijing’s hutongs until late (or rather early) the night before, we arose from a rather measily 1.5 hours of sleep to walk over to the Forbidden City in time for sunrise. Fortunately w...

Pedestrians, Travel, parklife

'Should old acquaintance be forgot ...'

by So-Shan Au

Shanghai — Dancers in Fu Xing Park, Shanghai, dancing to a Chinese version of Auld Lang Syne. A late afternoon stroll in the park to clear my head after a busy day at work.

china, Mongolia, living abroad

On the border between Mongolia and China, I waited, staring at the Gobi & the cigarette cartons under my arm.

by Aaron Mackey

Xilinguole meng — I am here because I am an illegal employee in the People’s Republic of China.The idea was to work on the tourist visa while my employer sorted out the paper work for my legal work visa. In the meantim...

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