The Chinese Are The Greatest Soccer Fans In The World

Last year, when the first people started to talk about the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, I already started worrying how the entire soccer vibe might pass by me – because I knew I would be in China during the World Cup. I thought, well, the Chinese didn’t qualify and soccer doesn’t seem to be…

Homosexuality in China: LGBT Rights and Changes

In most of the Western world, homosexuality is today recognized as normal and homosexual couples mostly have the right to get married and also adopt kids. In China, however, the revolution of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) is not as advanced as we are used to it in the West. Even today,…

Chinese Americans Flocking to China

Recently, I came across this great documentary about Chinese Americans who leave the United States to work in China. These “home comers” are usually second or third generation American Chinese whose parents or grand-parents came to the US looking for hope and opportunities. This group is one of the three major employee types in China: local…

China 2013 Timeline: Part 2

In Part 1 of this China Timeline I already presented events that happened in the months January to June in China. Now, we are looking at the second half of this interesting year 2013.  July 七月 July 22 – 2013 Dingxi earthquakes Unfortunately, the Lushan earthquake was not the only major earthquake that occurred in China…

China 2013 Timeline: Part 1

The year 2013 is about to be over, therefore we are looking back at what happened in 2013 in China. There has been good news as well as bad. Each month something interesting happened in China which certainly has an effect on us today. In this Part 1 post I am looking at the months January to June. Stay tuned…

Guangzhou Evergrande’s Hottest Players

Guangdong’s capital’s soccer club has caused an international sensation recently. The team became the first ever Chinese soccer team to win the AFC Champions League title in 2013. Guangzhou and whole China is proud and more and more ladies, foreign and Chinese, enjoy watching the local team play. Tomorrow, the Guangzhou Evergrande (广州恒大 Guǎngzhōu Héngdà)  is playing…

China News: Third Plenum To Open Nov 9

One week from today, the top 376 members of the Chinese Communist Party will some together in Beijing to determine a broad direction for the economic policy for the next decade. The meeting, to be held from Nov 9 to Nov 12, is known as the Third Plenum. It is being closely watched by economists…