Andy Boreham

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A history lesson of male beauty in China: Xiaoxianrou are nothing new

Chinese history is filled with examples of not only the notion that men enjoyed using beauty products long ago, but that society, by and large, accepted and applauded it.
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Summer is nearly over, and it's back to school again

The summer was no where near as hot as last year, but we did see some interesting developments over the hot months, as well as some unique and record-breaking weather events.
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Bad people are everywhere, but should we really stop using Didi?

Math is on your side, you'll be just fine.
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I know you love the Bund, but there's more to Shanghai!

I thought it was high time we had a talk about what this city has to offer visitors, because there's more than just the Bund, you know.
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Being footloose and fancy-free during the summer ... or not!

Youxian zide – footloose and fancy-free. That's one Chinese idiom that describes the summer holiday as a child. But for more and more Chinese kids, summer is anything but.

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Things are changing quickly as China cracks down on fake goods

People used to love to come to China, this magical fantasy land of fake designer goods. That's all coming to an end.
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Becoming a wanghong for a day: my experience going viral in China

I wanted to find out a little bit about going "viral" in China, so I did a little experiment. I was as shocked as anyone when my first ten-second video actually went viral!
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Reform and opening-up changed China, and gave us McDonald's

This week, back in 1994, Shanghai people joined the "lucky" folk around the world who got to enjoy a new brand of authentic American cuisine.
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Does being social online come at the cost of real-life interaction?

That attitude has extended to my personal life, to some extent, where I've found myself lately becoming less and less sociable in real life.
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Five culture shocks you might not expect in Shanghai

There are the really obvious culture shocks you probably knew about before coming to Shanghai, But there are some others that are a little less expected and might even change you!
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