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Beijing Santa Con VII Posted by on Dec 24, 2015

It’s that time of the year again – “Jingle Bells” is playing on repeat, shopping malls are having big sales, and 100 Santas are drunkenly parading in the street. Welcome to Christmas in Beijing.

Merry (Chinese) Christmas Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié) is right around the corner, which is just as obvious in Chinese cities as those in the west. Just visit a shopping mall in Beijing or Shanghai, and you’re guaranteed to see massive Christmas trees, hear “Jingle Bells” on repeat, and see plenty of shops offering up holiday sales. While…

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5 Years of Blogging in China Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that old adage must be true, because it’s already been five years since I started writing and making videos for the Chinese Language & Culture Blog. Sitting here now, it’s hard to imagine going back to that place and time when I started here. At the…

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A Long Journey Home Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

The Spring Festival is fast approaching, and millions of Chinese people are heading home to ring in the New Year with their loved ones. For many, it’s a long and tiring journey home. Trains are packed to the brim, airports are bustling, and roads are full of cars, trucks, and buses all across the country…

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Santa in China Posted by on Dec 25, 2014

See what happens when Santa’s sleigh crash lands in China and he tries to make his way back to the North Pole. From eating pig feet, to having street-side massages, to getting drunk in random bars, Santa spreads holiday cheer all across the Middle Kingdom.

A Chinese Christmas Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

The holiday season is upon us yet again, and while most people don’t associate China with Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié), the holiday is becoming more and more popular in the Middle Kingdom. For the past month, the Christmas spirit has been alive and well here in Beijing – in subway stations, shopping centers…

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Santa Con IV Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

n its 4th year, Santa Con Beijing took China’s capital city by storm. From Christmas carols on the subway, to champagne in Wangfujing, to drunken revelry in Hou Hai, and then all the way to the bars of Sanlitun, it was an epic day full of holiday cheer(s) and spirit(s).