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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Chinese-American backpacker tours China without a penny

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Having spent much of the past decade roaming the globe as a backpacker, Chinese-American Gu Yue embarked on a three-month "travel-without-a-dime" tour of the mainland in September ... of travelling with no money in China? I have travelled a lot in China since I relocated to Beijing, my birthplace, in 2006, but I did it most of the time as a tourist doing sightseeing. But if you ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'It was a dream to push mum across China'

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... vacation. It's an unusual choice to travel by foot. Was there any particular reason for that? I was at a low point in my life. I'd had surgery on my left knee. My grandmother had died. ... grasslands of Inner Mongolia. She said yes, but wanted to go to Xishuangbanna in Yunnan instead. She had never travelled that far before because of her polio. We thought about it and discussed ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Catching mosquito larvae in the Qing River gives buzz of financial certainty

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:38am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com For those who spend their summer working the Qing River, making money every day is the lure Catching mosquito larvae gives buzz of financial certainty Every summer, about 100 farmers from Zhoukou in Henan province travel to part of the Qing River in northern Beijing to catch mosquito larvae, which is ground into feed for aquarium fish. They camp ...

  4. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taiwanese martial arts fan shares his passion with hostel guests and staff

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:39am by PHOENIX KWONG

    ... he fled to become one of the 108 Liangshan outlaw "heroes of the marsh" after he was persecuted by malicious officials. Lin's story reminds me of my travels from one place ... this hostel? I began travelling on the mainland in 1999 when there were no direct flights from Taiwan to many mainland provinces, so I had to transit through Beijing every time. Here, I met many ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Chinese entrepreneur cashes in on nouveau riche's wanderlust with one-off itineries

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by He Huifeng

    ... did you start your business organising tailor-made trips overseas? I travelled a lot across Europe and North Africa when studying in the UK between 2002 and 2003. I was struck that there were ... think spending money on a trip and shopping overseas is a good deal. I knew it was the perfect time to start my business. What is the current state of the foreign travel market on the mainland? ...

  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Entrepreneur is a mover and maker: Justin Wang Shenglin

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Celine Sun

    ... dream? In three to four years, I hope to generate some profitable products. I'd like to fall in love, travel the world, use a camera to record my trip and make it into a documentary. ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Following in the footsteps of the master

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:32am by He Huifeng

    ... their careers as reporters, navigating the perilous waters of journalism in Beijing and Shenzhen. Not long after they met, they fell in love and married. After writing books about their travels in China ... newspaper. We both loved travelling and soon fell in love because we had so much in common. We quit the newsroom and set up a public relations company together in Shenzhen in 2007. We published two ...

  8. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Finance student follows her passion into film

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:15am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... It would be very hard for me to find a job in Canada.   How did you find your first job after graduation? After four years at university I went to work for a travel agency in Toronto. I really ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Chef Yao Yang brings a taste of Spain to the hutongs of Beijing

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:22am by WU NAN

    ... the restaurant was finished. How do you improve your recipes? It took me two years to get my restaurant running smoothly after I opened in 2008. Then I started to travel around China and the world ... at least a month to travel and search for new recipes. This year I was in California and New York. I waited a long time to get a seat at a trendy restaurant in New York. It shocked me to see ...

  10. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    'Chineasy' developer gets backing for innovative learning approach

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... who describes herself as an "entrepreneur, a traveller and a dreamer", thinks she may have cracked the problem. After Hsueh tried- and failed- several ways to teach her British-born ... to construct sentences such as "My grandfather travelled from Japan on May 3", "My younger sister got married in Tokyo", or "The little mermaid burst into tears". You may ...




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