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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Goodbye to the old capital in transformation, to everything being possible (or at least negotiable), to the surprise of a second life.
If I had any questions about whether Francisco and Bai were more European or more Chinese, their two-cheek kiss-hellos gave me my answer.
Surviving this week's Chinese weather catastrophe: Sandstorm from Inner Mongolia. Cancel all appointments, stay inside and turn on the air purifier!
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.