Moutai Town in Southwest China's Guizhou province springs to view after about four hours of bus ride from capital Guiyang.
The girl was there because her leg was gone.
I love Chinese festivals. I not only enjoy the extra holiday time, but I like learning the story and meaning behind each occasion, joining in the celebratory customs and most of all tucking into the traditional treats associated with each event.
After spending over five years in China, two Dutch guys quit their jobs for a remarkable reason – to discover China around the world.
On a Beijing morning at 5:35, cracks of light begin to break through the hazy skies. Two hours later, the plane lands in the southern city of Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, a place that lies in southern China, bordering Vietnam.
When I came to China five years ago, I was surprised and often amused by the English names adopted by the Chinese people I met.
I knew it'd be the last time I'd see him alive. Grandpa did, too.
A few weeks after arriving in China I received an e-mail from the human resources department of my Chinese employer that had been sent to all the foreign staff. The e-mail informed us how to look after ourselves in summer, including a stern warning not to eat cold foods.
The great depression has struck. It is sweeping through vast swaths of land on both sides of the Himalayas, drowning in sorrow a sizable chunk of humanity.
The palace-lantern industry shows China's need to develop well-conceived and detailed management systems of intellectual property rights and their role in cultural heritage preservation.
If you come to town with a guitar, the Beijing climate may kill your inner Jimi Hendrix.
It's laughable at first to try and compare Iowa City, where I live among a population of 70,000 people, with Beijing which has roughly 20 million. But while the parallels may be small, they do exist.