Chinese immigrants helped give reggae its start in Kingston, Jamaica. They brought chowmein to Calcutta, India, “became black” in South Africa, and are remaking fast fashion in Prato, Italy.
Today 40 million people of Chinese descent live outside China. Collectively, they represent the largest diaspora in the world.
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Is resistance futile? Are Chinese people around the world all working toward China's world domination? I respond to a yellow-peril-inspired article from Forbes.
Goodbye to the old capital in transformation, to everything being possible (or at least negotiable), to the surprise of a second life.
Surviving this week's Chinese weather catastrophe: Sandstorm from Inner Mongolia. Cancel all appointments, stay inside and turn on the air purifier!
In a Telegraph article today a top Chinese translator warned that English words are invading the Chinese language. "If we do not pay attention and we do not take measures to stop Chinese mingling with English, Chinese will no longer be a pure language in a couple of years..."
Ever wanted some professional help for your love life? Someone to teach you how to flirt, whom to date, what to wear, what to talk about on a date, and even whether you were right or wrong to be mad at your boyfriend the other day?
Beijingers are proud that their city has produced China’s best rock and punk bands (Take that, Shanghai!), but reggae? Yeah, mon.
Say hi to my cat Rajasthan (left), who's back home in Brooklyn while I'm on the road.