Cover Stories: The Book Gets a Look

When it comes to the PRC, even the most innocuous choices—say, a book cover for a city guide—can turn into frustration. The audience for this Shanghai guidebook is primarily made up of expats. But anything that goes into China, even briefly, even if it will leave China once again, must adhere to Chinese rules. Expats…

The Constant Struggle

In this new century, no matter where you live—the mountains of Tibet or the beaches of Tahiti—you will most certainly have a cell phone. This is especially true in China, a country whose citizens are widely known for their cell phone addiction. If you’re an expat in China, you’ll need to buy an unlocked phone,…

Biggest, Tallest, Fastest, Highest: China’s Attempt to Beat Everyone

(or) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept China China’s rapid modernization and the rise of its powerful new economy is a topic of deep anxiety for many Americans. The Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” had everything to do with China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia and its economic strength. For now, the US…