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Monday, June 17, 2019

Music for the Masses; A Sense of Magnificence

2019 is a big year for anniversaries in China, not least the birth of the Chinese nation itself 70 years ago. Completely...
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Dried Lily; The Antidote Gift from the Gods for Everything

The Day Lily (干百合) is beautiful, fragrant, medicinal and edible, an elegant flower that blooms once a day and has for the...
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Belts, Roads & Botanical Threats to Biodiversity

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to bring infrastructure investment, leading to massive increases in trade, to regions along the former...

Soil Pollution in China; New Law, New Hope

The start of a new year breathes new life into our world, and for China, a new law, the first of its...

Oldest this, Oldest that, Oldest Flower; Nanjinganthus

"This shouldn’t be here. … This species has been extinct since the Cretaceous period", Paleobotanist, Ellie, in the movie “Jurassic Park” notes...
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Using Alipay for Nanjing Buses and Metro

Say goodbye to loose change or that increasingly worn smart card when riding Nanjing’s bus or metro network, by discovering the convenience...

Shanghai Decadence

Before venturing north, south or west, after I first arrived in China, east was my first port of call; magical Shanghai in...
Tainmuhu Bamboo Sea

Tianmuhu Bamboo Sea

It is often said that Zhuhai should never be confused with Zhuhai, and that pinyin is a lousy replacement for fully-fledged Chinese...

Speakeasy Alive & Well in Nanjing Factory

The Nanjinger so happened to be dining at trendy new downtown Western restaurant Herb&Spice, when we were invited to take a look...

Welcome Aboard Starship Bubble Hotel!

Nanjing’s winter might be mercifully short, but it still feels like a long, cold, dark stretch. With the usual entertainment options becoming...
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