Chinese Voices Project: Foreign Affairs
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Language exchanges with strangers can prove
useful and interesting, but sometimes it's not clear what the real motive
The US Election in Chinese Eyes
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The narrowing races in the Democratic and Republican
primaries have riveted the attention of young Chinese, who have plenty
to say about the candidates in spite of not having a vote.
Roast Duck and Pancakes
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The names of these two Beijing culinary
specialties have taken on new meanings among foreigners and Chinese in
recent years, as a shorthand for distinguishing who's hot and who's not
on an increasingly public dating scene.
Hillary for President!
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The former First Lady's bid for the US Presidency
is generating a lot of interest in a country where, as in the US, gender
discrimination is a major social issue.
The Banana Man
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When American-born Chinese go to China,
they're referred to as bananas--white on the inside, yellow on the outside.
They get a lot of curious glances and, occasionally, some unexpected treatment.
Lao Wai and their Chinese Blogs
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Chinese netizens no longer need to learn
English to get to know their overseas counterparts, as there are an increasing
number of Chinese blogs written by foreigners on the web.
Doing Business in Beijing
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Setting up a new business is always hard
work, but for a foreigner in China the challenges are multiplied. The
opportunities and lifestyle advantages seem to outweigh the costs,
however, as the foreigners keep on coming.
Aliens in the Olympic Village
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Some say it looks like a bird's nest, but
when it first rose from a dusty field in northern Beijing, the new Olympic
stadium could have easily been mistaken for an extraterrestrial's pied-aà-terre.
Crisis in Tibet
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Major protests in Tibet have turned all eyes to
the top of the world in advance of the summer olympics in Beijing. Can
Chinese and foreign views of the situation be reconciled?
Visa Headaches in Beijing
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Beijing is tightening the rules for foreigners
applying for work visas, making life more complicated both for workers
and their employers. Politics, as usual, are one part of the problem.
A Foreigner's Fresh Start
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'Frugal' would be the last word to come
to mind in describing the lifestyle of a typical expat in the booming
Central Business District of Beijing. There are foreigners, though, who
break the mold and for reasons that might surprise you.
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Recent events in France in the wake of the
Tibet unrest have led for calls for a boycott of French goods in China
and demonstrations in front of Carrefour department stores. Many Chinese,
however, reject such tactics, and urge a more open-minded consideration
of the issues.