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In the Local Media: May 2015

In the Local Media: May 2015

Student Sits on Teacher A fourth grade student in Zhangmutou sent his teacher to the hospital after attacking her in class and reinjuring a wound. Known for acts of violence, students, as well as teachers, often took precaution to stay away from the student. The incident occurred on March 20 as Mrs. Chen collected drawings […]

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A Gala to Remember

A Gala to Remember

After eight years at the Sofitel Dongguan Royal Lagoon, the Dongcheng-area hotel renamed recently as Dongguan Tangla, the Brazilian Women’s Association (AMBD) is changing venues for its annual charity gala/fundraiser to the Wanda Vista Hotel. Partnering again this year with Treasures of Hope charity store, the event invites the community to enjoy an evening themed […]

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Family Retraces Steps

Family Retraces Steps

Seven years ago, an orphan from Dongguan who had been dumped at birth was adopted by an American couple, and recently, the family brought their adopted son to visit his hometown. Liang Xuji, the policeman who handled the case met the family in the Wanjiang Police Station and introduced to them Chen Wangdi, the social […]

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Free Trade Zone

Free Trade Zone

The Guangdong Free Trade Zone was officially launched on April 21, flagging construction projects across the province. The same will happen with zones in Tianjin and Fujian, which will service transaction between Beijing and Taiwan respectively. There are still many details to be worked out for changes that will affect investment and business in the […]

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Around Town

Delicious Things

Delicious Things

There is a time to hold on to what’s dear to you, and there is a time to adapt. We can do both with a little homemade cooking. Chicken wings. Let’s take a moment to savor that thought together. What comes to mind? Is it your favorite variety? Or the times in which you usually […]

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Unique Bar (Chang’an): Drink & Play

Unique Bar (Chang’an): Drink & Play

China is full of every type of establishment with an English name that seems out of place to a native speaker, but Unique Bar is actually quite unique. It’s a mash-up of different styles—a Chinese night club with upholstered seating lining the walls; a brick-style American bar with greasy food; images and memorabilia of European […]

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Spaghetti Bonds (Humen): A Nice Surprise

Spaghetti Bonds (Humen): A Nice Surprise

Situated in the south of Dongguan, almost directly between Shenzhen and Guangzhou; the developing backwater town of Humen may not be first on everybody’s list of places to frequent. That said, as the newly affluent township begins to see a greater influx of foreigners, more Western style restaurants are beginning to crop up. Whether on […]

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Turtle Farming

Turtle Farming

Turtles have a unique place in the heart of China. People make meals out of them and raise them in their own homes as pets. Some even worship them. In recent years, turtle breeding has seen a dramatic upturn in profitability and investors are growing, especially in the realm of rural home owners. But is […]

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Interests

Who Would Know with David Chai

Who Would Know with David Chai

A Day in the Life David Chai is the chairman of one of the most influential business organizations in Dongguan. He has a natural leader’s temperament, speaking slowly and controlled after taking a moment to think. To him, hard work is a primary stage in a worthwhile life, but family, which he started later in […]

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China Mobile Game News

China Mobile Game News

As dongguan’s industry moves closer toward tech market. Our business experts have taken the chance to give us some updates on changes in the makers of mobile apps. This year may be the one when China leads the world in online gaming. China’s online mobile and PC gaming market, as of 2014, exceeded RMB 100 […]

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Summer League Quick List

Summer League Quick List

Organized sport is a must for raising well-rounded kids, if you don’t have the first clue; we’ve organized a list of leagues for you. Ice Hockey (Ages: 6-15) Where: One Mall Ice Rink, Nanchang When: Wednesday and Thursday 8-9:30 p.m., Friday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 8-10 a.m. Cost: RMB 130 per session / bulk discounts Contact: […]

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Who Would Know with Wanda Vista Dongguan’s Adnan Yucel

Who Would Know with Wanda Vista Dongguan’s Adnan Yucel

A Day in the Life Adnan Yucel’s resume reads like an adolescent’s diary, jumping from one place to another seemingly every day. He is general manager to Wanda’s new Vista Hotel, and it is as you’ll learn chatting with the affable, laid-back leader, the norm for hoteliers and their industry. Though he will tell you […]

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Living Here

Model Mandarin: May 2015

Model Mandarin: May 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. It’s May now, and summer is coming. Mentioning summer, the first thing you might think about is probably ice cream. The following are the words and sentences for helping you to order your own ice cream in Chinese. strawberry cǎoméi 草莓 vanilla xiāngcǎo […]

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Gaobu

Gaobu

HISTORY At the end of the Ming Dynasty—that was more than 300 years ago—there was a beach on which local fishermen commonly dried their nets. In their dialect, a fishing net was called Gu bu. That was until Gu, thought unsophisticated in its spelling by a village scholar, was changed to its dialectal homophone Gao […]

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Model Mandarin April 2015

Model Mandarin April 2015

BEAR IN MIND Remember how to speak by saying things you shouldn’t. While learning Mandarin, pay special attention to the retroflex finals. That’s the “r” sound at the end of some words, a famed part of the Beijing accent. In parts of China even the local people cannot pronounce them properly, but they are still […]

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Dalang

Dalang

HISTORY Dalang was first spotted on the map as a central part of a county more than 1,600 years ago. It had been a political, economic and cultural center for 200 years at its time. About its name origins, there was a kind of grass that was widely grown named lang grass, so locals named […]

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Hotel Deals for May 2015

Hotel Deals for May 2015

MOTHER’S DAY MAY 10 (SUN) LOTUS VILLA CHANG’AN LOTUS LAKE WESTERN RESTAURANT Mother’s Day Special Buffet dinner RMB 138/lady with a flower and papaya dessert, room price RMB 128 for women. WANDA VISTA DONGGUAN CAFE VISTA Mother’s Day Buffet Mothers get 50% off and a flower. WANDA VISTA DONGGUAN HE JAPANESE RESTAURANT Show your love […]

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Starwood School

Starwood School

Through a long-running cooperation with a local vocational school, Sheraton Dongguan has consistently found suitable talent. On April 17, another round of the international recruitment day for Starwood Hotels and Resorts kicked off throughout China. At the Dongguan stop, instead of holding a traditional job fair, hotel management spent some quality time through group activities […]

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Brazilian Events on Rise

Brazilian Events on Rise

South Brazilian culture can already be considered strong in Dongguan, and celebrating their traditions publicly is becoming increasingly common. On the afternoon of April 19, almost 200 people joined together at the Designer Hotel in Dongcheng to drink their famous chimarrão tea, eat traditional foods, and dance. The event was organized by the PTG, an […]

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DG Skyscraper News

DG Skyscraper News

As crews busied themselves capping the roof at the TBA Tower, the Taiwan Business Association headquarters that currently stands as the city’s tallest building, rumors began that local businessmen would build their own club even bigger and taller, right across the street. It turns out these rumors weren’t groundless. The project started in 2012 and […]

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