Posts From Tracy Lu

What’s the Deal with Food Safety Grades?

Whether you have noticed or not, restaurant patrons are increasingly being greeted by colorful faces. Signs indicating food safety and safety levels are marked with three different expressions. It is

Factory Phoenix

Rebirth of Dongguan’s Old Buildings to Creative Nests Over the past decade, as China’s urban revitalization rocketed alongside its economy, aged, vacant factories have been getting refurbished and converted into

Regional Goodies: A Tradition Struggles On

In the heart of Guancheng’s old and torn alleys five dim workshops with faded signs line one side of the busy, two-meter-wide Qianxiang Street that for over a decade has

What’s the Deal with Dongguan Dialect

The Dongguan dialect, articulated from the lower part of throat with a strong bouncy cadence, is intelligible to Cantonese speakers who use higher pitches, but easily differentiated. The two share