Throwback Thursday: Resisting full democracy in Hong Kong is 'spitting in the wind' - Lord Patten

For this week's Throwback Thursday we are turning the clock back to November 2013. The following article, written by James Griffiths, looks at comments Lord Patten made in regards to full democracy - and its likelihood - in Hong Kong. Read more >>

Choreographer Xing Liang presents The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

On January 31 the Guangdong Cantonese Opera Art Center will play host to a modern dance rendition of The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, written by Austrian writer Peter Handke. Read more >>

5 Things: Reasons to escape to Cambodia this Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is a hectic time of the year for expats. Travel becomes difficult, many establishments and facilities close and cities, such as Guangzhou, empty out as locals head to the countryside to spend time with family and friends. So, for this week's 5 Things we spoke to Elena Robertson, an American expat living in Cambodia. Read more >>

Throwback Thursday: A fond farewell

Written by Christian Edwards, this article served as his final farewell to Guangzhou before moving away. He was responsible for writing a now extinct series called Cantonese Chaos Theories which, despite the fact that it was written seven years ago, is still surprisingly accurate about the PRD. Read more >>

Off the vine: Natureo range

For many wine lovers it’s simply anathema to go without a glass or two of Dionysius’ beloved beverage a day. The solution? Low-alcohol, low-calorie wine. Read more >>

Three years of fun at the AIA Great European Carnival in Hong Kong

For the next three years Hong Kong will be hosting the AIA Great European Carnival at the city's New Central Harbourfront. Read more >>

The Night of Malaysia at the Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou

On December 29 the Shangari-La Hotel Guangzhou held The Night of Malaysia Food Gala. Read more >>

The stories we tell: Beloved Guangdong bard Lin Zhaoming relates his own turbulent tale

Lin Zhaoming is one of the last of a dying breed: a gong gu lou, simply translated as 'storyteller.' Read more >>

Unpalatable: The plight of Guangzhou's vegetables

According to a new study by Greenpeace, a third of vegetable samples taken from Guangzhou markets contained pesticide levels that surpassed national safety limits - by a lot. Read more >>

5 Things: The Renminbi

For this week’s 5 Things we decided to look at those colorful notes that pack your wallet - the RMB. It plays an integral role in your day-to-day life, but there is probably a lot you don't know about it. Read more >>

Catch Some Air: World’s biggest skate park ollies into Guangzhou

Skaters in South China used to envy their counterparts in Shanghai, once home to the world’s largest skate space. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. Just a few months ago, the City of Flowers trumped its northern cousin with the opening of a 17,000-square-meter space dedicated to kickflips and grinds. Read more >>

Six of the best: All-day breakfasts

Places to chow down on the most important meal of the day. Read more >>

TCM: Going with the flow

Is your period normal? You may strive to be exceptional in other parts of your life, but when it comes to your period, it is best to be the mother of convention. Read more >>

Three to see: Art exhibitions in January

Check out these PRD shows for your monthly dose of art. Read more >>

Throwback Thursday: Turtle Power

This week we turn back time, to February 2014, to discover the power of foresight locked within a turtle's shell. The following article, titled Turtle Power, was written by Lena Gidwani and originally published as part of a cover story on fortune-telling traditions in the Middle Kingdom. Read more >>

Grand opening promotion from Novotel Zhuhai

On December 20 Novotel Hotels celebrated the opening of their newest hotel – the Novotel Zhuhai. The hotel features 268 rooms that are fully equipped with high-speed Internet access, a flat screen LCD TV, and eco-friendly bathroom products. Read more >>

Photos: K2Fit finale

The conclusion of the most recent K2Fit fitness challenge was held on December 13, celebrating 10 weeks of commitment to changing lifestyles and bodies through exercise and diet. Read more >>

Denim sings the blues: The forgotten plight of Xintang jeans factories

Picture your all-time favorite pair of jeans. If you bought them abroad, there’s a one-in-three chance that they were manufactured right here in Guangzhou – in the back alleyways of Xintang Town. Read more >>

High-speed railways now link Guangzhou with Guiyang and Nanning

On December 26 Guangzhou became linked with the southwest city of Guiyang and southern city of Nanning by high-speed train. Read more >>

DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan is open for business

At the end of last month Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of a new hotel in Heyuan, Guangdong Province. Read more >>


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