Greater China Blogs

Greater China Blogs
The blogs listed below focus on a number of topics, from life in China to travel to finding work.
For China-based readers, you’ll need VPN in order to view the RSS feeds.

What’s on Weibo
Subtitled “Inside the trending topics of China”, What’s on Weibo is a blog that provides cultural, political, and historical insight into topics trending on China’s popular Weibo social network. Authored by a Dutch pundit on Chinese social media.
Or you can check out their most recent post here:

Having a Baby in China
Having a Baby in China is the net’s best resource on finding information in English on delivering a baby in China.
Check out their latest post here:
Travel China Cheaper
Created by the founder of the wonderful Xinjiang blog Far West China, Travel China Cheaper is a blog about frugal travel all across China. Features a number of helpful article and photos from around the country.

Chalkboard and Chopsticks
Chalkboard and Chopsticks focuses on helping people teach abroad (and survive) in China!
Check out their most recent post here:

Adventures around Asia
Adventures Around Asia is about Asia off the beaten path, with a big emphasis on China!
Check out their recent post here:

Aussie on the Road
Aussie on the Road is all about adventure travel, ambitious adventures, and bucket list travel.
Check out his latest post here:

Crawford Creations
Crawford Creations is an adventure travel blog about off the beaten path destinations and expat life in China.

Development Reimagined
Development Reimagined is owned by a former diplomat/economist turned entrepreneur who focuses on development issues mainly between China and Africa.
Check out her latest post here:

Limitless Laowai
Limitless Laowai started a couple years back as a 5-show-a-week podcast helping expats live and work well in China. To cater to the 139 nations currently listening in to their series, they launched the Limitless Laowai Consulting App. Limitless Laowai focuses on developing content and online/offline programs that unlock more freedom and possibility in peoples’ lives! Hosted by Ally Mona and Pete Rogers, both located in Shanghai.
Living with China with Kids
Living in China with Kids shares tips and information when it comes to living in China with kids. Her story on giving birth in China was also in the Knocked Up Abroad anthology.
Check out her latest post here:

Mort in China
Mort in China is a comic which highlights the authors’ observations of Chinese culture. The comic follows Mort, collection agent for an afterlife tourism company in the US who by chance gets sent to China for work. Through Mort’s daily encounters we also talk about Chinese culture.
Read more by visiting their comics here or visiting their website here.
Read their latest post here:

Wherever I Want
Wherever I Want is the adventures of Alice, who is in her early 20’s but has already traveled to 20 countries!
Checking out her latest post here:

Heels on the Go
Heels on the Go is a bilingual blog about traveling tips around China and the world while still feeling stylish and great!

Radii China
Radii is a media platform that aims to cut through general misconceptions of China with content that are driven and from the people living and breathing China.

U.K. China Life
Authored by an English expat living in China, conveying stories and experiences of life in the middle kingdom through the lens of a European. Frequently published articles available in both English and Chinese.
Read their latest post here:

China Icons
The blog of the popular Youtube channel of the same name, which covers a wide range of topics related to China including food, culture, language, news and current events and more.
Read more here:

The Origin of American Idioms
A bilingual language website for Chinese English learners or anyone interested in origin of English idioms and slang.
Read their latest post here:

China Simplified
China Simplified explores the language, history and more in quick-read, engaging formats making the country and culture super-accessible for a busy world. Untangling the noodles for you!
Read more here:

John’s Little Green Book
Over 60 years ago, Mao’s “Little Red Book” changed Chinese thinking. I want to do the same thing by showing the great, socially responsible things happening in China at the grassroots level.

Laowai at Large
Descriptions of life and thoughts about living in Shandong Province from an ESL teacher from Canada. Targeted mostly at people considering coming to China to teach.
Read more here:

China Focus
China in Focus is a student-run blog sponsored by the 21st Century China Program at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Its mission is to provide a context for understanding China, China’s role in the world, and U.S.-China relations.
Read their latest post here:

China Global Impact
A first-hand look behind the headlines of China’s evolving growth story, authored by American Stephen Perry to help senior executives and national policy makers understand China’s policies in a historical and future long term context.
Read their latest post here:

The Daxue 大学博客
A blog covering developments in Chinese Higher Education, with commentary on significant developments. Op-Ed pieces provide further analysis of major issues in Chinese higher education. Authored by Mike Gow, Global Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Shanghai and a specialist on the reform and development of China’s universities and the contribution of higher education reform to China’s overarching strategy for political, social, economic and cultural development.
Read their latest post here:

Tea Leaf Nation
Tea Leaf Nation is an e-magazine founded in 2011 that aspires to be a must-read source for China experts of all stripes–journalists, diplomats, academics, analysts–while remaining fun and accessible to casual China watchers. Our founding team, based in China and the United States, scours Chinese social media every day to spot trends, gauge sentiment, and carry major news stories one level deeper.
Read their latest post here:

China Hush
China Hush was created by Key, an ethnic Chinese located overseas. He and a handful of compatriots post regular updates exploring issues of Chinese culture and society, from the perspective of a foreigner with inside access.
Read their latest post here:

China Smack
China Smack is a blog which often highlights China’s domestic controversies and reveals the internal debate that happens among netizens. Regularly updated and heavily trafficked.
Read their latest post here:

China Hope Live
A North American couple with a background in Intercultural Studies tries to make a life in China. This is their coping mechanism/blog.
Read their latest post here:

JR’s Beautiful Blog
A Cold Warrior’s China blog. Translating Chinese articles into English, making Net Nanny talk, and discussion of China’s economy.
Read their latest post here:

Blogs that have been inactive for more than a year:

Yansong’s Blog is about life in the gaming journalism industry in Nanjing. Read more here.

Krazy China is a blog about mainland Chinese culture, with particular focus on the bizarre and odd facets of live in the middle kingdom. Read more here.

Bamboo Compass is a news and cultural portal into the life and times of the Chinese people from past to present. Regularly features content published about non-contemporary China, including the 1970’s and 80’s. Read more here.

Fool’s Mountain (愚公移山) is a collaborative effort amongst writers focused on Chinese issues. Through their blog, they publish regular English-language articles and essays for both a Western and Chinese audience. Read more here.

Borrowed Culture A blog with focus on the interaction between the old and the new within China, as well as travel, stories and photos. Read more here.

The China Times is a daily English newspaper founded in Europe and published online since 2009. It is the second English Times newspaper origin from Mainland China in the digital age. The China Times primarily covers Chinese social, business and economic topics, as well as international political issues. Read more here.

M&Mx Chinese Comics is a husband and wife creative team who have together developed a new web destination for their comics. Magnus and Mingxing (“M” for Magnus and “MX” for Mingxing) contains unique stories about China along with a bilingual English/Chinese comic strip. Read more here.

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