Tag Archives: Shenzhen

China’s tourism push – Does every city really need a new old town?


Yesterday we looked at a few of the pros and cons of rural life, today we’ll be looking at the development plan for this region. “China is a large country with a large population,” seemed to be the catch-all excuse … Continue reading

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The case of the PHD cheat – guest post


The following is a guest post from a friend who writes on her blog ChinaB.org My Chinese friend turned to me the other day and said “What time is it? I got a plane to Shenzhen to catch.” “Shenzhen? What … Continue reading

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The lives of recent Chinese graduates – Does a university degree bring a better life?


A few weeks ago I sent a very brief survey to a class of my former students as a way of checking on their progress since graduation. Out of the 20+ students I sent the questions to, 9 replied. Those … Continue reading

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