Regional Blogs

Regional Blogs

Below you’ll find a list of English language blogs which are authored in or feature content about China. Blogs are organized into two broad categories based on region: Mainland China and Hong Kong & Taiwan.

Mainland China Blogs

Far West China

American Josh has lived in Xinjiang for over ten years and shares his experience and wisdom on his regional blog. Far West China is one of the few English-language Xinjiang blogs that has remained throughout Xinjiang losing internet access for over half a year. Great content from a fascinating region of China.

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Jing Theory

The blog of Shanghai-based writer Jenny – a freelance writer, producer, and photographer. She has been published in Conde Nast Traveler, Epicure, Time Out, CNNGo, Jing Daily, and is a contributor to the book “1001 Restaurants to Experience Before You Die”, published worldwide in 2014.

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Chengdu Living

Chengdu Living is a blog about life in the capital of Sichuan Province. It features weekly updates on a number of topics including culture, language, politics and more. Authored by a small group of Americans who have lived in Chengdu for a number of years.

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Shanghai Scrap

Observations on Asia and the world by Adam Minter, an American writer in Shanghai.

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Authored by an American woman living in Qinghai with her husband and daughter, Nama-mama is a personal blog. Nama means “daughter-in-law” in Amdo Tibetan.

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With a Backpack

With a Backpack is about the adventures of a Hangzhou-based teacher and his travels across China.

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Thrive Beijing

Thrive BJ is an online platform to highlight 21st Century China from the perspective of young professionals. The goal is to inspire and support young professionals living in Beijing and to rebrand this city as the ultimate destination for young professionals to thrive.

Visit Thrive Beijing

Hong Kong & Taiwan

Butter Boom

Butter Boom is a Hong Kong shopping and lifestyle blog which focuses primarily on showcasing the things that are important to fashionistas, trendsetters and shopaholics in Hong Kong. Useful for finding out what’s going on in Hong Kong or what’s popular at the moment.

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Huai’an the City

A blog about life in Huai’an City, located in Jiangsu Province in eastern China.

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Adventures from Amoy

Travel stories and advice based authored by expat residents of Xiamen, Anna and Gus. Adventures in the well known coastal city Xiamen, based in Fujian province, and formerly known as Amoy.

Visit Adventures from Amoy

Pang Bianr

A resource for discovering avant-garde and emerging music from Beijing and elsewhere in China via streaming audio, video, reviews, interviews, and articles about independent Chinese art, music, and film.

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Tao of Hiphop

Understanding China’s hiphop scene.

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The original Hong Kong-based Chinese media translation blog. An excellent comparative resource.

Visit EastSouthWestNorth

Blogs that have been inactive for more than a year:

Do Chengdu is the blog of a Hong Konger in Chengdu – what to do, what to see, where to go, where to eat, and all that is interesting in his daily adventures in this city of leisure. Read more here.

A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai is now in Vietnam. Read her past Shanghai stories here.

Journey to Hong Kong is the personal blog of Anna Tam, a world traveler who’s settled in the eastern metropolis of Hong Kong. She authors posts in both English and Chinese about local culture and happenings. Read more here.

Lose and Find Taiwan is a creative arts and travel blog based around life, study and work in Taiwan. Read more here.

Living in Hong Kong is a hilarious blog about my crazy experiences I make during a gap year in Hong Kong. Some content is published in German but this blog is mostly in English. Read more here.

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