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Coffee, tea or bleeding ears?

With the exception of the Americans, who are in a league of their own for depersonalized airborne misery, the Chinese have done more than any other civilization to make flying as much like riding a bus as possible. Today’s flight, … Continue reading

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Imagethief and the spectral tiger: A Dongbei travelogue

It was the same conversation I’ve had a hundred times in China. “Where do you come from? How did you learn to speak Chinese? Do you like China?” But it was the first time I’d had it buck naked in … Continue reading

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Why I empathize with the WSJ’s American expats in Chongqing

An interesting discussion broke out today on The Peking Duck, in Richard’s post on a Wall Street Journal article on the travails of an American expatriate family living in Chongqing. There was a fair bout of criticism of the family … Continue reading

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