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Building a life in Shanghai

All buildings need a good foundation. This is what I have done to start my foundation for a good life in Shanghai:

VPN – I set this up before leaving the US. 192 more words


Day 2 in Hutong, Beijing: Confucius Temple, Imperial Academy, Tibetan Food and Yonghe Lama Temple

It’s so strange to suddenly wake up one morning and realise that you have no access to anything Google-related. A part of me feels relieved not to have to deal with the constant stream of emails and newsfeeds; another part of me is freaked out at how much I rely on Dr.Google to get the job done; and another part of me is not digging using Yahoo and Outlook. 1,210 more words

The Traveller's Diary

Day 1 in Beijing: first impressions, the Great Firewall and dumplings

I have arrived in Beijing, China. Who would have thought? China is one of those places that I’ve always admired from a distance, but never thought of actually visiting. 972 more words

The Traveller's Diary

More countries are use media to crack down on dissent, study finds - The Verge


This kind of report really pisses me off! The whole point of the modern internet is to be able to communicate with people who in the real world you’d probably never be able to. 185 more words


Twitter-happy Trump to enter China's Great Firewall

Beijing (AFP) – US President Donald Trump has tweeted energetically throughout his Asian tour so far, but in China he will likely be one of a select few to skirt the country’s ban on his cherished website. 725 more words


What it will take to keep Trump tweeting from behind China's great firewall

Donald Trump embarks on a nine-day trip to Asia this weekend. It is his longest foreign trip so far as US president, and will include two days in China—behind the country’s Great Firewall. 578 more words

Things that are banned in China

You probably know that Facebook is banned in China. It’s been banned for years now. But did you know that the following are also banned (either permanently or temporarily): 106 more words