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Coronavirus Situation in China Improves Posted by on Apr 7, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but it’s only been 3 months since the first reported cases of the novel coronavirus (新冠病毒 – xīn guān bìng dú) in Wuhan. Just over a month ago, I wrote this update on the coronavirus in China. Is it just me, or does it feel like it’s been way longer than…

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China’s Epidemic Heroes Returned Home Posted by on Apr 1, 2020

March 17 will be a day to remember (被永远记住的日子 bèi yǒng yuǎn jì zhù de rì zi). On that Tuesday, China began a withdrawal (撤回 chè huí) of medical staff (医护人员 yī hù rén yuán) from Wuhan, the city considered the origin of the coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning of the year, a new pneumonia swept…

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Be Strong Wuhan Posted by on Mar 18, 2020

Be Strong Wuhan

With the whole world seemingly melting down due to the COVID-19 virus, I thought I’d take a moment here on the blog to share a bit of positivity. That’s why the title of my post today is “Stay Strong Wuhan,” although it can really apply to the entire world at the moment! Add Oil! If…

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A New Chinese Phrase Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

How a modern term, created by a netizen on 2015, became a popular phrase honoring the new Chinese heroes fighting the epidemic. On August 2015, a fire broke in the port of Tianjin. Firefighters (消防员 xiāo fáng yuán) at the site, unaware of to the hazardous chemicals contained at the warehouse, tried to extinguish the…

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An Update on the Coronavirus in China Posted by on Mar 4, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably heard a lot about the coronavirus (冠状病毒 – guānz huàng bìng dú). Ayana wrote a great, detailed post about the virus last month, so click here to read that if you missed it. In this post I’ll give an update on…

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The Rising Demand for Masks in China Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

The new strain of coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan city, Hubei province, in late December. The Chinese government used drastic steps to contain the virus. On January 23, a day before the Chinese New Year Eve celebrations, Wuhan was placed under lockdown. Transportation inside and outside the city was cut off. Buses, railways, flights…

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My Favorite Chinese Dishes Posted by on Feb 19, 2020

10 Must-Try Foods in China

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably know by now that I really like Chinese food (我很喜欢中国菜 – wǒ hěn xǐ huān zhōng guó cài). When I first moved there, I missed my good old American food from time to time. The longer I stayed in China, though, the more I…

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