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“We can’t accept the fact that the trees will disappear” – the intangible costs of development


One of the first things that a person notices when they arrive in Nanjing, is that unlike other Chinese cities, many of the main streets are lined with mature trees. Some of these trees were planted over 60 years ago, … Continue reading

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First Impressions


Continued from last week’s hot pot experience The driver pulled up to the door, honking for what had to have been the sixty-seventh time this ride alone. I thought I would have already been accustomed to the near constant tradeoff … Continue reading

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Why are Chinese such bad drivers?


Now I hope you’ll read past the headline before leaving angry comments.  You’ll see that my reasons have nothing to do with genetics or race and everything to do with culture. After all, driving is so dangerous/crazy/nerve rattling that Beijing … Continue reading

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