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China Expat: When You Know It’s Time to Make a Change

Due to circumstances beyond my control i.e. instinct and interest, I have been forced to overhaul the content of this blog. I have always been a music journalist, and I suppose that I love music too much to merely write a few bog standard reviews and article references to record labels and artists in China… Continue reading China Expat: When You Know It’s Time to Make a Change

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China Expat: Data Expat – China as a Global Power

Using figures taken from the Pew Research Centre from August 23rd, 2017, we can see that America's long held predominance on the world stage is beginning to narrow as new superpowers China and Russia catch up. Interestingly, only two countries on the Australasian continent favour China above USA and Russia, they are Australia and Indonesia,… Continue reading China Expat: Data Expat – China as a Global Power

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China Expat: Musical Expat – 中南海

This song is by a band called Car Sick Cars from Beijing. Their sound is of an alternative, punky, don't give a fuck type.  It is called Zhong Nanhai which literally means Middle South-Sea, but which is also the name of a famous brand of cheap cigarettes in China.  Undoubtedly it is a powerful youth… Continue reading China Expat: Musical Expat – 中南海

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China Expat: The Great Firewall Descends

While dealing with the necessary yearly fee for a vpn is no great hassle when you get into the routine of it, and while connecting the buggering thing is also almost therapeutic after a while, and while watching the speed of your wifi drop as the vpn runs in the background is pretty much one… Continue reading China Expat: The Great Firewall Descends

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China Expat: Chinese Sportsmen Who Changed The World

The WWE recently announced that it has signed its first Chinese recruit, Wang Bin. Bin comes from the small province, Anhui, a mountainous region best known for being home to Huangshan (The Yellow Mountains.) With the news come claims that the WWE are about to get themselves millions of new fans. China, for its part,… Continue reading China Expat: Chinese Sportsmen Who Changed The World

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China Expat: Agony Aunt – Where Should I live in Guangzhou?

Dear Bai Yang,  I will move to Guangzhou soon and I was wondering if you have some suggestions of the best areas in the city to live in? Jane Hi Jane,  Well, I have not lived in the city long enough to give you an experts view on the nicest areas in which to live… Continue reading China Expat: Agony Aunt – Where Should I live in Guangzhou?

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China Expat: Agony Aunt – How to Smoke Less in China

Since our last Agony Aunt article we have had some interesting responses. I myself struggled this week with wavering motivation. On particular days I am wholly eager to go into work and teach the kids, though on other days the motivation passes me by, or drops to the bottom of my stomach like a horrible… Continue reading China Expat: Agony Aunt – How to Smoke Less in China