By John Hancock Special to The Wild East A young Beijing writer recently had the good fortune to be sent on assignment to Mexico City, in order to write a travel article about the metropolis. On his return he said he was surprised to find the traffic wasn’t as badRead more
While China changes so fast the facts blur, one habit that remains is audiences sitting politely in their seats during rock concerts as if they were listening to political speeches at the National People’s Congress.Read more
Jonathan Chandler is a British novelist currently residing in Shanghai China. This is the latest installment in his series, “Low on the Hai.” He can be reached at jonathan at jagchandler dot comRead more
This is part of an exclusive series by British novelist Jonathan Chandler, “Low on the Hai,” perspectives on China written by an insider.Read more
This is part of a series of cross-strait pieces by acclaimed British novelist Jonathan Chandler, currently residing in Shanghai.
This piece is EXCLUSIVE to The Wild East.
English teachers in Taiwan, after living a rich life and surfing the wave of bushiban madness for a decade, are now leaving and forced to leave the country in droves. Here’s why.Read more
This piece, originally titled, “The English Language Business: a brief perspective”, is the first in a series called “Low on the Hai”, a chatty lowdown on the other side of the Strait by British novelist Jonathan Chandler, who is currently based in Shanghai.Read more
Cedric Alviani, who runs a company that serves to promote artistic productions and exchanges, says “We want to be a bridge for artists to get in touch with their audience, in Taiwan as well as abroad,” and that the talent in Taiwan “deserves to be discovered.” lviani says it breaks his heart to see empty theaters in Taiwan: “To have a full audience is the least in respect and service we can provide.”Read more
What’s going on with our cross-strait neighbors?Read more
Bloggers will be monitored. The PRC has set up a team to ‘police’ the Internet. They will attempt to remove sensitive content, warn bloggers who ‘cross the line’ and block access to sites that don’t comply.Read more