Columns

Managing Life In The Hotel Industry

Having started out as a bellman in the Beijing hotel, 25 years later Keith Zhang now operates as general manager of the HyattRegency Dongguan, arguably the best hotel in Dongguan.

Hunan Hijinks

The land of spice and birthplace of Mao Zedong: our neighboring landlocked province Hunan certainly has a few hot-spots worth visiting. Alix headed north-east before making his way through the

The Place Between

How could they have done this to themselves? Only now are they realizing the cost, but it’s already too late. For certain it’s too late for them, but maybe not

The World’s Most Modern City?

After some long-haul weekenders, we come back to our own doorstep. Many readers will have undoubtedly been to Shenzhen before, but how well do you really know what this blooming

Crafting Beauty For The World To See

After teaching himself how to craft traditional lion, dragon and Qilin props, Wan Gongxue has spent 20 years creating beautiful masterpieces celebrated and used globally. Speaking to him at his

Beware of Long Vacations

Mostly, this column has been about how grueling yet immensely fulfilling it is to study Mandarin. Not this time. Instead, Julie focuses on how taking a break can impact your

Life After Life

A stairway between life after death reveals more than expected for one who defies the cycle. With recurring memories of his past lives, what will happen to his future lives?

Rotten Socks & Candied Apricots

“Red, white or rose” used to be enough to get us through the dilemma of wine color choices. Now fashion and industry have conspired to force a fourth option. Orange

Poetry Edition

Astral By Jodie Renée Frain You disappeared as quickly as you stepped inside You were always there we just never knew Until the day came for you to leave And

Fun & Findings in Fujian

Three cites, three days. Our resident travel expert Alix gives HERE! readers the lowdown on Fujian and why you should consider visiting our adjacent province. This month brings us to