Being in the green industry here in China is really challenging.
Its not the lack of business... because living in Dongguan... as other Dongguanites will attest... is dirty. The air has this perpetual haze that just hangs there... and it's hot... (maybe that's just South China) ... and lots of dirty buses, polluting factories, and a general sense of "its ok if i litter... i'm giving someone a job" mentality.
I think what makes it challenging is lack of education about what… Continue
Added by Tammy on August 27, 2009 at 2:39am —
Yesterday was the 4th of July and Jason
from One for the Road
organized a friendly game of softball between the Americans and the rest of the world in Dongguan. The American team won 14 to… Continue
Added by Michael on July 5, 2009 at 4:00am —
As a halfpat in Beijing I have come to a realization one that will blow your mind. The more I have gotten involved with this city through networking events, expat meet ups, and the never ending cycle of "cultural events." The more it has become true that you can only have two of the following three at an event; young people, good drinks, and Chinese culture. Never will all three culminate into a large event with out one being a minority.
Have you find this to be true? If not what are… Continue
Added by Benton Jones on January 16, 2009 at 4:00am —
I just read this article on Chinese Exports in Record Decline
and am wondering how it's affecting expats in China. Are your businesses feeling the crunch? Will you need to pack your bags and head back home?
Added by Michael on January 13, 2009 at 12:53pm —
With all the "magic" that food manufacturers, packagers and distributors are adding to our consumables, it is becoming quite a task to see which are safe. On October 27, ChinaDaily.com published an article, "Melamine test for meat in HK after egg scare" (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-10/27/content_7142280.htm) states that eggs supplied by a division of the mainland's Dalian Hanwei Enterprise Group in Liaoning province have almost twice the amount of melamine allowed. We all know that… Continue
Added by Archie on October 28, 2008 at 11:53am —
Hi, for those interested in a small informal free wine
tasting. I will be at interwine, a wine fair from 27 to 29 NOV in guangzhou, to find a wine importer in China. I was thinking of tasting some wines after the fair ends somewhere around 18:00. Place and time ... I am open to suggestions of people who now the area better than I do. You want to join the tasting, send me an email. thanks,… Continue
Added by Emilio on September 23, 2008 at 9:10am —
Question. Whether big or small, a question is always on someone's lips regardless of the story. Where did you get that scar? Have you ever seen a mountain lion? Did it hurt?
I get questions about my adventure, occasionally, from friends and family. I'm sure a good deal more people have a good deal more questions but hardly know where to begin as the topic is quite enormous. Most of the questions are extremely vague like: Is China really different?
I try to stifle my… Continue
Added by Nate on June 9, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I took upon myself a quest which seemed to take longer than I thought. The task of writing about this quest also seemed daunting beyond belief but I've decided that it's time to put up or shut up.
Within the past month I've experienced a lot of firsts.
First time abroad.
First time living in a different country.
First plane trip. I took 4 at once.
First boat ride.
First train ride.
First subway ride.
I suppose all of these firsts make me… Continue
Added by Nate on June 5, 2008 at 1:00pm —
An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the Sichuan province in China today at 2:28 PM. The epicenter was about 95 KM west-northwest of Chengdu and at a depth of 10 kilometers.
There were reports of the quake being felt as far away as Bangkok however, I did not feel it in Dongguan, China and a friend in Hong Kong reported he felt nothing either.
Added by Michael on May 12, 2008 at 7:30am —
According to Reuters
, China has more internet users than any other country in the world, including the United States. However, according to ComScore
, the US has a slight lead. Either way, does it matter? China has 400% more people than the US. Is it any wonder that they had or soon would pass up… Continue
Added by Michael on April 25, 2008 at 5:00am —
A while back, a member of this site was looking for places where his wife could do some volunteer work. Not many people responded and the question was left unanswered and forgotten... until today. Thomas from New Concept Mandarin has informed us of… Continue
Added by Michael on April 25, 2008 at 2:30am —
Recently, @christinelu from The China Business Network started @chinalist, The China Twitterati List, and @expatacular was quickly being followed by many of it's followers. Since then, we've had a few new members… Continue
Added by Expatacular on April 16, 2008 at 5:30am —
One of the problems with being in China and being a web geek is you end up following tech blogs like TechCrunch
. Well, that's not really a problem becuase you can still get to the site. However, today there was a blog posting for PluggedIn.com
and I thought I'd go check out the site only to find that none of the videos where available outside of the US or Canada. Don't know… Continue
Added by Michael on April 16, 2008 at 4:30am —
The famous Qingming scroll by Zhang Zeduan is an ancient Chinese painting which portrays the scene of Kaifeng city, the capital of Song Dynasty during Qingming period.
Today marks the… Continue
Added by Michael on April 4, 2008 at 2:00am —
It was a dark and stormy night....no..not really..just a dark and drizzly night...when we entered the cave-like bar known as the Thirsty Dog. After a taxi ride that took us first into parts of DG I don't wanna ever see again..O.o..we finally managed to be unceremoniously dumped out at the sidewalk just a few steps down from the door. Thank god..there were actual signs in English. And people who looked like us! We had arrived at the Promised Land (insert angel chorus here). Upon entering said… Continue
Added by trish on March 14, 2008 at 7:32am —
Like plenty of Americans abroad, I have a Vonage
line here in Dongguan. There's a feature to allow you put the phone into a do-not-disturb mode but I've been forgetting to turn it on lately. This morning at the wee hour of 4:30 AM, I got a call. The phone was on the other side of the apartment so I didn't hear the ring until the last one when I jumped out of bed and ran to answer it. When I got the phone, it had stopped ringing and I was fully… Continue
Added by Michael on March 12, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Just a quick note so this page isn' t left empty. :)
If anyone is looking for info on Dalian China, feel free to drop me a line.
I've been working on DalianDalian.com
with some other friends, and that's a good source of info for anyone who wants to check it out.
Or drop me an email
anytime, or catch me… Continue
Added by Rick on March 12, 2008 at 11:10pm —
This past Saturday we made our inaugural trip to Walmart. Well, not really. We had been to Wally World back in November, but did not get the full experience. Let me tell you, my dear Expat friends, this time we ( or should I say "I")got the real deal.
Evidently, I made the cardinal sin of wearing flip-flops into the store. Saturday was a gorgeous day..sunny, warm. Just the kind of day that screamed out for flip-flops..at least it would scream that in the U. S. But, here in DG it's… Continue
Added by trish on March 3, 2008 at 9:19am —
My Kingdom for a Phillips Head Screwdriver
I never anticipated it making such a difference having my own laptop. The difference is huge. No longer am I forced to enter the dark,
smoke filled Chinese internet cafes where cockroaches…
Added by Candace on February 24, 2008 at 5:44am —
And to think it was meant to be some kind of reward…
As you may not know, I'm in China leading adventure tours. It's comparable to trying to herd 20 deaf cats through the Far East. Lots of fun and I've been all over, seen amazing
things, heard some…
Added by Candace on February 19, 2008 at 1:02pm —