DG’s Motorcycle Ban

This year marks 10 years since Dongguan implemented the ban on motorcycles. At first, all non-Dongguan licensed motorcycles were forbidden. By August 2007, all electric bikes were banned and since

Self-combed Women

It’s rather hard to believe that over 100 years ago, when women didn’t have the freedom to choose their own spouses, there was a group of girls who combed up

Dongguan’s Historic Veranda Houses

In Guancheng, just a few blocks away from Keyuan Garden, rows of houses built in the 1930s—called Qi Lou—are situated around the Zhenhua Rd., Daxi Rd. and Zhongshan Rd. vicinity

Dongguan’s Zhongshan Land Dispute

A historic shrine has existed inside the 114 year-old Dongguan Middle School since the day it was established, but few people, even students from the school, know the story behind

Facts about our new Metro

Dongguan’s first metro line opened at 12 pm on May 27. By 8 pm on May 29, more than 398,000 passengers had used it. The total system length is 37.8

Guan Grass and Guan Incense

You probably notice these words (guǎn xiāng, guǎn cǎo) are mentioned a lot by local media. They both contain the city’s name, but do they relate to the city? The

Dongguan Canal

Believe it or not, Dongguan Canal was first built by hundreds of thousands of people  in 1957. It was based on an ancient moat surrounding the old city. After six

The Dongguan City Flower

Though this cute flower will appear as a symbol on the Dongguan Metro when it opens in May, few people know of Dongguan’ city flower, the White Michelia. In fact,

The National Sanitation City

If you ever find yourself walking around the city thinking, “Damn, this town has good sanitation. There should be some kind of award for the sheer lack of shit on

PRC’s First National Chess Champion

In Fenggang, a Chinese chess square was built  and dedicated to Chinese chess master Yang Guanlin, who was born in Tangli Village, Fenggang in 1925. Built in 2008, the 4,500