by Tess Humphrys


Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

One of the potentially most traumatic things a girl has to go through is finding a new hairdresser.

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By Charles McKinney

Volunteering in countryside China

Giving back, community service, volunteerism, and charitable outreach are all tag lines that have served to define the meaning of life as quoted by Winston Churchill: "You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give."

By Sue Everest

Dancing in the park

One cold Saturday in March, when the sun offered its first promise of warmth, I chanced upon Beihai Park in the middle of Beijing. I'd set out that morning to find the former residence, now a museum, of Mei Lanfang.

By Wendell Glenn Cagape

My China reflections

The China that I used to know was perennially poor, all-too rigid and people are stiff. All my perspective of China was all gray and black. Never as colourful and always with a tinge of strictness and the Chinese people are very much akin to its militaristic past but all these were proven wrong.

By Emma Gerritsen

A Norwegian in China

It started out like a normal day in September. The clouds blocked the sunlight and wind howled. I wrapped an extra scarf around my neck and rushed out of the front door.

By Robyn Manton

Our visit to Wonderland

It was a hot, muggy Saturday morning. Aidan and I decided to head out on our hike after lunch, we had been curious about the mysterious looking temple on the crest of the hill ever since we had arrived in Fuzhou.

By Alexandra Thompson

Livin' with the locals

After a spur-of-the-moment decision in the train ticket office in Beijing, we booked our return from Harbin to a place called Nanchang. time there weren't any sleeper beds available, just hard seats.

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