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Health & Lifestyle
Red Descendants, Too.
Herein, a peep at the Hongerdai whose lives most closely resemble storylines from Dynasty.
The Red Descendants
It’s true meaning is that you are short of the minimum standard 170cm mark, short of cash, and enhance your looks with cut-rate dye jobs, and an iPhone that everyone but your fellow diaosi knows is fake a mile off.
Chinese Scandals - Sexy Enough For You?
This scandal will have as much effect on the party’s stability as Bill Clinton’s spare DNA had on his.
The Needle vs. The Damage Done
Long after western doctors are swearing we should only drink vodka and eat methamphetamines, acupuncture remains the once and future method of millions.
Chinese College, Chinese Job
Chinese university will make a man out of him, with army amenities but gentle Han scholars, rather than crude grunts, for company.
China's Soft Power
Can you kindly stop copying and “catching up” for one brief moment, custodians of China glory?
China's Next Superhero
Superpower: Late 60s-style jet pack and arm-mounted mini-rocket launchers.
True Tibetan Fire
A wise man never resents with passion the abuse of the foolish. ~Boddhisatva Tachuang Yan Kinglun
Chinese Alcoholism - Culture, Not Curse
The avoidance of embarrassment and the concept of "face" are powerful forces against drunkenness.
China's Ten Richest Cities
Should You Live There? Heavens no. Not for any but noble reasons, at least.
Expat Experts Pick the "Best" Chinese Cities
Don’t let anyone talk you out of making the leap from your boring old western redoubt to some third tier Chinese city of just a few million, where you’re lucky if they know what breakfast cereal is, let alone sell it.