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How the lack of clarity over public spaces leads to a lack of cleanliness too

Meeting Chinese friends rarely constitutes a simple chat over coffee, or walk in the park

How a visit to a children's library in China is pretty much the opposite of what you may expect

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A foreigner learns more about China than she'd bargained for when she climbs its mountains

Gifted with an abundance of money, rather than sense, my friend, a local fuerdai had decided that it would be a good idea to invite not one, not two, but three of his former girlfriends to his engagement party.

I remember being terrified of the sheer press of human beings in the train station, worried that I was going to be swept away and lost forever.