Searching For Swimming

Summer’s tropical heat is already pounding Dongguan, and we sent HERE! writers out across the city to scout out places to spend the hot steamy days swimming in comfort. 1.

What’s the Deal With C-Section Births

In mainstream thought, a mother’s agony during natural birth is an inevitability, but as modern medical procedures increase in China, almost half of the country’s women have opted to skip

The Once & Future City: Dongguan’s Influence on the Pearl River Delta

Dongguan stands as one of Guangdong’s most prosperous cities, its influence at one point spread out across an area almost three times its current size. More than 1,000 years ago,

Birthing In Modern China: Biographies From Parents and a Midwife

You have just found out that you are pregnant. I’m speaking to you too, men. Congratulations! But wait—you are living in China. Is it feasible, safe, scary (add personal adjective

Raising China’s Second Hand Car: Insiders Discuss Growing Pre-Owned Industry

For more than a decade, China’s new car market has swelled, generating the development of recreational drivers’ clubs all over the country, as new car owners enjoy their rides and

What’s the Deal With Local Subsidies

Three decades of development have bestowed prosperity on the land of Dongguan. Across the nation of China the city and its people, even through recent economic woes, have been stereotyped

Dog and Cat Stories: Who to Believe When Pet Shopping

It’s natural to look for companionship when we get to a new city, and it makes sense if we make up our mind to get a pet. It is not

Recycling Buddha: How One Organization is Changing Bad Habits

Industrialization brings people to Dongguan, as well as garbage, but very few are concerned with where the trash they dump will finally go. According to media reports, the city’s garbage

Wish You Were Here: Tips for International Mail

Mailing personal items or gifts across seas or continents can be a disturbing venture if you don’t know the differences in the many parcel mailing services and prohibitions of Chinese

What’s the Deal with Wet Floors?

It’s only water, but in late February, and in March or April, many people across Dongguan are creeped out when water seeps from their walls and floors, running down surfaces,