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The Empire Strikes Back

For many, the battle of sanyuanli symbolized China’s ability to stand up to foreign invaders It was 175 years ago this month: 60 soldiers from Great Britain and India were

Eye of The Tiger (Mom)

We might make compromises in Dongguan, but the buck tends to stop when it comes to our children’s education I was a high-flyer as a kid. I went to top

The Jungle Book

There is always a danger in remaking films, particularly when you are remaking something as iconic, much-loved, and mesmerizing as Disney’s 1967 animated feature, The Jungle Book which pretty much

A Different Kind of Marriage

Life amongst the Mosuo people is not quite like anywhere else One of the best results of learning about other cultures is how much we learn about ourselves. Things we

Queen Sea Big Shark

Beijing-based, Queen Sea Big Shark are one of the biggest rock bands in China. So, I was intrigued to go and check them out when they played at Brown Sugar

NEMO Bar: Finding Nemo is easy

It was just past midnight when I stumbled upon NEMO, a budding bar nestled in Dongcheng’s upper walking street. A quaint place surrounded by obscure retail shops and a few