On The Red Carpet: With Dongguan’s Personal Stylists

We all know that dressing better improves many things, including self confidence and just how far we get with that stranger, whether it is a new business contact or a

Searching For Swimming

Summer’s tropical heat is already pounding Dongguan, and we sent HERE! writers out across the city to scout out places to spend the hot steamy days swimming in comfort. 1.

Birthing In Modern China: Biographies From Parents and a Midwife

You have just found out that you are pregnant. I’m speaking to you too, men. Congratulations! But wait—you are living in China. Is it feasible, safe, scary (add personal adjective

Raising China’s Second Hand Car: Insiders Discuss Growing Pre-Owned Industry

For more than a decade, China’s new car market has swelled, generating the development of recreational drivers’ clubs all over the country, as new car owners enjoy their rides and

Recycling Buddha: How One Organization is Changing Bad Habits

Industrialization brings people to Dongguan, as well as garbage, but very few are concerned with where the trash they dump will finally go. According to media reports, the city’s garbage

Shared Support: Self Made Infrastructure for Disabled Workers

The world—big, awe-inspiring, dangerous and uncertain—has hosted everything that’s ever happened within human history. There is nothing that is possible that can’t be done here, though there are plenty of

Decorate for Chinese New Year

Spring Festival—often called Chinese New Year, which it is, although it’s called Spring Festival—is without question the biggest holiday season in China. Part of the celebration of the New Year

春联Chūnlián: Spring Couplets

The messages on red paper that appear around doors everywhere before the Spring Festival are among the most visible of Chinese New Year decorations. These are a holiday version of

Zodiac To-Do List

According to the Chinese Zodiac all of our actions are a response to animal energies. As the old adage says, “you are your decisions.” To take another perspective on what

Life during Chinese New Year

Watching kids play with firecrackers and wondering, “where are all the fingerless 9-year-olds.” If Christmas songs were annoying, the continuous looping of drum and gong at retail outlets accompanied by