Tag Archives: Inner Mongolia

Cultural Jealousy


Li Songjun [name altered] fondles his earring as he speaks, stopping to think every few words. We have been drinking coffee and tea for nearly three hours now, originally meeting for business with our respective jobs, but have now wandered far into … Continue reading

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China’s biggest environmental problem isn’t the air


Over the last year we’ve discussed the problem of air pollution nearly a dozen times, and while this is a pressing issue that effects hundreds of millions of people, there is a bigger environmental challenge facing China – water pollution. … Continue reading

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The Subject – An excerpt from Yaxue’s latest work


Today we have a sample from one of Yaxue’s excellent short stories that reflect on her childhood, and what it was like growing up in Northern China during Mao’s reign. It explores Revolutionary Education as well as the “Learn from … Continue reading

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