This is a post to my faithful supporters and readers. I’ve just recently launched my first blog, Speaking of China, just in time for my trip to China. Follow my travels through the country this summer, and enjoy the more creative side of my writing there — long after my travels are over. I’ll also […]
So, Obama is the next president of the US. But what’s the take on Obama in China? How does China view Obama’s presidency, after eight years of the Bush administration where Chinese exports were embraced? Of course, there is some concern on the trade side. A number of websites, including Hexun and Sina, cite a […]
Just this evening, I was chatting with my good friend Caroline, who is from Zhejiang Province in Yiwu, and she happened to mention that she knew an import-export broker from South America. “He said that someday he would like to make me the manager of his Yiwu office,” she wrote, “because I’m the only person […]
This is a companion to my Foreign Babes in Beijing Book Review — or for anyone who has read the book. If you’re dying to see what Rachel DeWoskin looked like as Jiexi, or see Louisa, Tianliang, and Tianming, this will satisfy. It’s a 16 minute clip, apparently made from a company who sells the […]
Genocide Olympics. Tibetan protest Olympics. As the world continues to pelt rotten issues at China left and right in the race towards the Summer Games, somehow the stench is coming back at us. Sure, I get it — the Olympics are a perfect opp for bringing to light the human rights violations within China (Tibet […]
Our blog is taking a little break while Jocelyn works on a book about her experiences in China. However, our business is still running strong. If you’ve got a project that requires writing, Chinese translation, Chinese culture expertise or a combination thereof, we’d love to be of service. Talk to us today!
I know a fellow from Taiwan who spent eight years laboring over his PhD — eight years! — in some area of engineering. He now runs a private media company and does real estate on the side, and regrets the years he spent on higher education. Another friend of mine came over here for a […]
The number of juvenile crimes in China has risen from 33,000 in 1998 to 80,000 in 2007, according to a BBC report. Robbery, theft, intentional injury, rape, and gang fighting are among the most frequent crimes the delinquents commit. What are the reasons behind the rising juvenile delinquency in China? This essay focuses on the […]