Bringing Hope to Forgotten Youth: How Orphans Taught Us The Meaning of Life

“Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they are not real before

DG Gets Real On Two Wheels

Central Dongguan has finally evolved—or perhaps, devolved?—into its own metropolis where bikes turn out to be the fastest way to get around. Gridlocks, horrible drivers and the loss of appealing

Staying Alive In China: A Quick Guide to Buying Health Insurance

Recently, our esteemed Editor-in-Chief was struck down by sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), which resulted in complete deafness in one ear. Random as the disease sounds, it turns out that

To Love And Hate WeChat Groups

WeChat has already taken over our lives. No one can deny it, it’s unstoppable. The question is, how can we make full use of it without falling into its addictive

The Unbreakable Bond of Brazilian Community

Not all that long ago, we welcomed our readers to Brazilville, joining the thousands of Brazilian expats that once called Dongguan home. Today, things are changing as factories slowly close

What’s In A Home? How Young Locals Are Preserving A Disappearing Culture

How would you feel if the city where you were born and lived for your whole life was judged only for its last 30 years of existence? Would you accept

Going Back to School at DGUT

The notorious semester abroad, which often amounts to a highly condensed period of drunken debauchery and eternal friendships, has pulled a great many students from childhood into full-fledged adulthood in

TIGERS 101: BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR HOMETOWN HEROS

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the Jason Dixon days are already long gone. That man has paid his dues. After shining throughout his 10-year career with the Guangdong Southern Tigers, while

A NEW AGE: STARUPS ARE TAKING OVER

Out with the old, in with the new, goes the simple proverb. As much as we hate to see the past vanish, the pressure of innovation always remains, pressing society

Wake Up & Smell The Coffee

For thousands of years, people have been waking up, cracking open a few free-range chicken eggs, toasting a slice of whole-wheat bread and downing a cool glass of Floridian orange