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.

The Once & Future City: Dongguan’s Influence on the Pearl River Delta

Dongguan stands as one of Guangdong’s most prosperous cities, its influence at one point spread out across an area almost three times its current size. More than 1,000 years ago,

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

Dog and Cat Stories: Who to Believe When Pet Shopping

It’s natural to look for companionship when we get to a new city, and it makes sense if we make up our mind to get a pet. It is not

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

Wish You Were Here: Tips for International Mail

Mailing personal items or gifts across seas or continents can be a disturbing venture if you don’t know the differences in the many parcel mailing services and prohibitions of Chinese

Find the Way Out: Real-Life Escape Adventures

In two dimly lit cells standing side by side, you and your companions are locked behind bars. There is nothing else except for black walls and three locked treasure boxes

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