Negotiation, China Vs. The West

Negotiation, China Vs. The West Negotiating in China can be an exercise in frustration. They don’t give you the information you ask for. Or they give you information, but it’s

Hotel Deals July 2015

JULY 1–31 SHERATON DONGGUAN HOTEL BOTANICA BRASSERIE Special Menu Chilli con carne, beef tacos, vegetarian pie and more.    SHERATON DONGGUAN HOTEL RENZO LOUNGE Smoothies Melon & mint cooler, tropical

What Name Do You Eat?

Have you ever heard of ‘Buddha’s hand melon’ (佛手瓜, foshougua)? Just in case you’re tempted, don’t confuse it with the Buddha’s hand (佛手, foshou) or fingered citron, a thick-rind citrus

New GM in Town

Wanda Hotels and Resorts has appointed Mr. Marcel Hinderer as General Manager of Wanda Vista Dongguan. Mr. Hinderer, from Germany, has over 21 years of international hotel management experience and

Call For Music Talents

Aspiring musicians based in China should not miss out the chance to be discovered and featured on MTV, and walk away with US$10,000. On June 17, Starwood Hotels and Resorts’

What’s the Deal With? Gifting Protocol

Some of you expats may still be confused by the unwritten rules of China’s gift exchange etiquette. In many cases, gifts are refused early and often. They’re saying, “Oh, that’s

Just Dive: Summer Pool Party Spot

PADI diving may not jump to mind for Dongguaners on a night out—the nearest thing to the sea being questionable rivers and bottles of NongFu—but for those seeking a slice

Hello Salad: On the Light Side

The entrance sign, decorated with white lettering atop a bed of greenery, is eye-catching and fresh, while inside it feels like walking into a quiet garden in a bustling city.

Who Would Know: Alain Barblan

A Day in the Life Can you imagine traveling to Paris, sitting in a hotel room reading a Paris guidebook and then leaving the city? Alain Barblan can’t, and didn’t.