Dongguan From the Underground: Dance to the Music

“Dance is different,” said Rena Farzaliyeva, founder of Around the World Dance Studio, after finishing a quick session before sitting down to talk. “When I was in second grade, my

Dongguan From the Underground: Art Is Hard

Humans have been expressing themselves with paint for at least thousands of years with no end in sight. Nowadays, artists have migrated from cramped, darkened caves to the urban sprawl,

Dongguan From the Underground: Fashion Forward

For a city that once boasted production of something close to 90% of the world’s textiles, the dress of local population isn’t all that impressive. Copies of copies, misspelled brands

Dongguan From the Underground: A Good Sport

Back in 2008, a wolf was born. Nailing gaps with a thrashing bike flying in tow, Dongguan BMX riders were regularly treated to impressive displays of athleticism. “When I started

Military Ghosts of Modern China

On May 1, 1924, on Changzhou Island, a motley crew of unlikely allies celebrated the opening of one of the most famous schools in modern Chinese history. The Republic of

Cool off This Summer

Ice Star skating rink laid smack dab in the middle of Nancheng’s upscale One Mall might just be a clever replacement for the movies to beat the summer heat. Featuring

A Modern Steakhouse: Reform Angus steak & wine bar

Just a few steps beyond Dynacity Mall (i.e. uncharted Dongcheng), awaits a lively new eatery. Walking in, you might need a double take as you glance around the walls filled

Batou Goes global: Enjoy Bar, Xiaba Fang (Batou)

Batou, or Xiaba Fang, has got to be the most fun, versatile and mysterious playground in Dongguan, for no matter where one goes here, one stands in awe of the