Good Reads

China: North Vs South

China is vastly huge. Due to climate variance, people living at opposite ends of the country eat completely different foods and celebrate the same festivals distinctly differently. Read on to

Made in Dongguan: From Factory of the World to Hi-Tech Innovator

In 1995, Nokia, the once global mobile phone giant, got its foot in the door of China by setting up a joint venture in Nancheng, Dongguan, to build a Nokia

A Bar Scene Like No Other

As human beings, most of us are naturally codependent and sociable, reassured by our companions. Dongguan presents the perfect place to gain independence and confidence, while still being able to

A Smiling Baby Is Always Beautiful

Evident by the global mass of selfies, trendy grooming services and the booming personal training industry, we are living in a world where appearance matters much more than ever before.

Qingming Festival In Dongguan

Qingming is not only for tomb sweeping, but also represents a change in weather, and a change in the way we look at things. A brighter view is key during

Laughter is the best medicine

The rise of April Fool’s Day It’s no joke that the annual western celebration, known as April fool’s day, has gained popularity over the years, having diversified across cultures, the

The Principle of Education & Authority

Education is one of the most important aspects of a young person’s life. But without the right environment, it loses value. Teaching students should be about the students, not the

Dongguan Expats: Then VS Now

For most expats, it may be difficult to imagine Dongguan 20 years ago. We delve into a time before the convenience of modern transport options and the luxury of western

The Social Credit System in China

What do you know about China’s social credit system? Scarily similar to an episode from Netflix series “Black Mirror,” this system owns personal data on all of China’s native inhabitants.

Spring Festival in Dongguan

China is so big and diverse, that there are thousands of ways to celebrate the very same festival. But they share one common purpose—to wish luck in the new year,