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Archive for November, 2014

Chinese Dumplings Recipe Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

While Americans are feasting on turkey (火鸡 – huǒ jī) this weekend, you won’t find a “fire chicken” on Chinese tables for any holidays. One of the most popular dishes to make for the Chinese Spring Festival is dumplings (饺子 – jiǎo zi), especially in the northern part of the country. My love for dumplings…

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Great Ways to Learn Chinese – YouTube Posted by on Nov 24, 2014

Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing some tips on great ways to learn Chinese on the ‘net. Here are the previous posts in case you missed them: BBC Real Chinese: This great series from the BBC teaches you some basic Chinese and also a lot about the culture. FluentU: Learn Chinese from real…

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One Day in Shenzhen (深圳的一天) Posted by on Nov 21, 2014

Shenzhen has grown from a cluster of fishing and farming villages to one of the biggest, busiest, and most important cities in China. See what you can do in this bustling metropolis with just one day. Wander around Shekou and get some tasty food, hit a massive market, check out the Splendid China theme park…

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USA and China Reach Historic Agreements Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

While there was a lot of joking around in Beijing last week about the “APEC blue” sky, big things happened behind closed doors at the conference – especially between the US and China. Barack Obama and Xi Jinping made a couple of historic agreements under the temporarily clear blue Beijing sky in what many are…

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Chinese Dating Game Shows Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Since I talked about online dating in the last post, I figured I might as well jump into the wild world of Chinese dating game shows today. Alongside the explosion of the online dating market in China, game shows full of young Chinese who are single and ready to mingle have also gotten incredibly popular…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Online Dating Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

It’s been a while since our last post about the Internet in China, so here are links to previous posts in case you missed out and are interested: Intro Censorship Social Media Online Gaming Internet Addiction E-Commerce For our final post, we’ll look at the wonderful world of online dating in China. How fitting, seeing…

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Why I Moved from Beijing to Kunming Posted by on Nov 10, 2014

Last year, my girlfriend and I made the decision to leave our good jobs, nice apartment, and generally awesome life in Beijing to go on an extended backpacking trip and eventually end up down in southwest China in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan. For our last few weeks in Beijing, our students kept asking…

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