Tag Archive: China

Books with a China theme (2021 list)

Another year, another one of my annual book lists. Writing a post about the books related to China I read during the year has become a tradition on this blog! I made these… Continue reading

From allowing just 1 child to forcing to have 3

Based on questions that I have been asked, it seems that some people still don’t know that the one child policy is not enforced in China anymore. To be precise, it was scrapped… Continue reading

News from China

There’s been some interesting news coming from China in the past couple of weeks and I wanted to note down some of them. – Covid outbreak In October, a new covid outbreak spread… Continue reading

Videogame restrictions in China

You may have read in the news lately that China currently has a campaign going on against… Well, basically all forms of entertainment, and some other things as well. From celebrities to role… Continue reading

3 months out of China

It’s already been three months since I left China. It’s the longest I’ve been away for almost a decade! How am I feeling and how is China doing these days? I had to… Continue reading

Travelling in times of covid-19

Long time no see! I’ve had a hectic few weeks. And, well, also an international move. Kind of. We’re in Spain! We weren’t planning on travelling this year, but an unexpected (and quite… Continue reading

Getting the covid-19 vaccine in China

Until late last month, China didn’t seem to be in a hurry to get the general population vaccinated against covid-19. After all, there are barely any cases here! When I check some YouTube… Continue reading

Heart of glass

Heart of glass, aka 玻璃心 is a condition that seems to affect many Chinese people lately. This term is used to refer to someone who gets easily offended, especially on the internet. I… Continue reading

Sunday in the sun

A couple of weeks ago we had unseasonably warm weather and we took the chance to visit a village in the outskirts of Suzhou. I had heard about it but I’d never been… Continue reading

Questions Chinese people always ask foreigners

This month it’s my 9th Suzhouversary! I’ve been living in Suzhou for 9 years already! It’s the longest I’ve stayed in a city, excluding my hometown, where I lived for 18 years. Before… Continue reading