At BBC, Virginie Mangin looks at the growing popularity of high-end etiquette courses among...
by radish | Nov 10, 2014
The ongoing APEC summit is the biggest showcase for the city of Beijing, even the whole of China,...
by Mo Ming | Dec 22, 2006
From jamesfallows.com: Recently I mentioned that the Hobbesian nature of public life in China was bringing out parts of my character I would rather leave concealed. I have received a variety of responses, ranging from “stop whining” to “you don’t know the half of it.” Here is the strangest complementary anecdote, from an unexpected source. […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 15, 2006
From jamesfallows.com (about the author): Yes, presence in any foreign environment “improves” people in various ways. They learn about the new country, and their home country, and themselves, in ways they couldn’t otherwise. They’re jogged out of routines. They are exposed to different languages and approaches to life. And blah blah blah. Every day’s exposure […]
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