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A Chinese December Posted by on Dec 1, 2016

Can you believe it’s December already? Before you know it, we’ll be in the year 2017. The last month is a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. I’m sure that studying more Chinese is a New Year’s resolution for all of our readers. There’s no time like…

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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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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.

Beijing Santa Con 5 Posted by on Dec 25, 2012

It’s Christmas day, and my gift to you, our fantastic readers, is my highlight video from this month’s annual Santa Con event in Beijing. In its 5th year, this day long pub crawl of gift giving, caroling, drinking, and dancing Santas made its way through the Beijing subway system, the traditional hutong alleyways, and the…

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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).

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