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A few days ago, our itchy stilettos took us island-hopping, from our home on Ersha Island to what is arguably one of Guangzhou's prettiest and most charming historical destinations: Shamian Island.
What is basically a sand bar nestling in the middle of the city's Pearl River, Shamian (which literally means "sandy surface" in Chinese) has always played a prominent role in Guangzhou's colourful past. At one time or another, it was a trading outpost (Qing Dynasty era) then a strategic…Continue
Awesome newsies for us Guangzhou residents! Last week, the Guangzhou city government started implementing car license plate auctions and lotteries in a bid to halve the number of new cars on the city's already clogged streets.
Considering that the red-hot Chinese economy has been experiencing a recent slowdown, this move, which sacrifices car companies' profits and government tax revenues in order to ease pollution and improve the quality of city residents' life, is remarkably…
The above quote by Deepak Chokra perfectly captures our deep sense of gratitude today and how, as we remain open in a state of thankfulness, we also leave ourselves open to appreciating and harnessing our world's ability to awaken the power, wisdom and creativity within us. Bring it,…Continue