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Laowai Comics #148

Laowai Comics illustrates life in China through the eyes of an expat wannabe-cartoonist. New editions are published on Mondays and Thursdays. For a complete archive of all the Laowai Comics to date, visit the official website at laowaicomics.com.


Weekly Tango: Metal Meow

Republished with permission. For a complete archive of Tango’s cartoons, visit his official Sina Weibo stream at tangocartoon.


Spooky Movies for Halloween Night

Looking for some local spooky movies for your Halloween party? We’ve rounded up some that offer a mix of other-worldly chills, creepy killer ghosts and a couple laughs. Midnight Hair Released earlier this year, Midnight Hair (夜半梳头) tells the story of a new couple...


Growing Pains Keep IT Giants Off the Domestic Exchange

China flagship e-business platform Alibaba became publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 18. Debuting at a share price of $92.08, the company’s value soared to a record-breaking $21.8 billion by the day’s close. From the outside, it seems odd that...


Ask Beijing Today #31

Ask Beijing Today is our weekly attempt to make life in China less confusing. Whether it’s tracking down the papers to apply for a Chinese green card, dealing with KTV-crazy neighbors or finding the best buy on saffron, we are happy to help. Send...


Public Uproar Over School’s Taoist Garden

The line between superstition and science can often be blurry in Chinese society but schools are some of the few places expected to be totally devoid of superstition. It’s an assumption that makes the recent landscaping project at Weijia Middle School in Baoshan, Yunnan...


Hip-Hop Contest Opens Door for Pop Exchange

Supported by the Korean Cultural Center in China, Last Man Standing 2014 is pitting the best hip-hop dancers from China and Korea against each other. 2014 marks the second year of the pop dance competition. As an annual contest, Last Man Standing 2014 is...