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Friday, December 14, 2018
Beijing West Road

Along Beijing West Road Beats the Very Heart of Nanjing

Steeped in history, Beijing East and West Roads have since 1949 been home to the city’s most important government bodies and military...

Jiangsu “Teacher Mums” Help Nurture Left-Behind Kids

Teachers in a Jiangsu town practice being a Teacher Mum, a phrase that has been coined to a number of teachers who...

How a Non-Paying Train Passenger Made Me Doubt My Safety in China

It was 17:19 on a Friday evening and my train was departing Nanjing South Railway Station, headed for Shanghai. The seat next...
Chinese square dancing in Australia

China’s Active Aunties; Square Dancing a Hit in Melbourne

Early morning China is when you see it the most: Tai Qi, Qi Gong, badminton, swimming, square dancing and more. Before the...
China dating market

Dating Market; Tamed to Tether; Whackos and Wusses

Earlier in 2018, Sammi Zhao, a returnee and a holder of Australian permanent residence, slurped her drink and thudded the tall glass on a...
Cat Cafe

Cat Cafés; Cute or Commiserable?

The world’s first cat cafe, Cats’ Garden, was opened to the public in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1998. The concept soon gained international attention and...
shopping holidays

Bevy of Shopping Holidays in Nation of No Vacation

Webster defines holiday as “a day on which one is exempted from work”. Academic rigour should only be to be taken with a grain...
Gan Courtyard in Nanjing

Grand Courtyard of Gan; Lost Time Reconstructs a Cultural Demise

This is not the first time I have visited the Grand Courtyard to Gan in Xinanli, a crossroad north of Sanshanjie metro station. On...

Milk Tea; Take It With a Grain of Sugar

First love leaves a mark on your heart and sense of wonder in your soul, or in this case a somewhat addictive desire to...
Artsy art studio

Nanjing Studio Attempts to Erode Deep Stigma for Art in China

If a Chinese child returns home to announce his or her decision to pursue art as a potential career, 9 out of 10 parents...
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