Greater China Blogs
The blogs listed below focus on a wide range of topics pertaining to China in general. Culture, business, expat life in China, and more.
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.
A blog featuring content published by many expat authors, teaching and working in China.
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.
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.
Startup Living China
Authored by a panel of expats, publishing about life and work in China among young professionals and specifically, China’s startup scene.
A blog authored by an expat couple, publishing content on adventure travel in off the beaten path destinations across China.
Chalkboard and Chopsticks
Chalkboard and Chopsticks focuses on helping people teach abroad (and survive) in China!
Adventures around Asia
Adventures Around Asia is about Asia off the beaten path, with a big emphasis on China!
Aussie on the Road
Aussie on the Road is all about adventure travel, ambitious adventures, and bucket list travel.
Crawford Creations is an adventure travel blog about off the beaten path destinations and expat life in China.
Development Reimagined is owned by a former diplomat/economist turned entrepreneur who focuses on development issues mainly between China and Africa.
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.
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!
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 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.
Chairman Migo Media
Chairman Media is a content and social media marketing agency providing social media management and content creation services. Articles have been mostly about marketing in China and Asia, but articles about marketing, in general, have been published.
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.
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.
The Origin of American Idioms
A bilingual language website for Chinese English learners or anyone interested in origin of English idioms and slang.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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