Andy Boreham

Columnist
Opinion

Jack Ma and his overtime expectations a little too much

Opinion has become divided in China this week after two billionaires – Alibaba's Jack Ma and JD.com's Liu Qiangdong – said they expect their staff to work 12 hours a day.
Opinion

So, you want to stay in Shanghai after your graduate? It's probably already too late...

Many foreign students want to work in China after graduation, but most won't have prepared and will be going home once their student visas run out. It sounds harsh, but it's true.
Art & Culture

A pen mightier than the cellphone

Shanghai's Hero writing implements have borne witness to the China's development and played an important role in many historic events.
Art & Culture

Squeaky clean for decades with iconic Shanghai soap

The warm, comforting fragrance of sandalwood fragrance is deeply ingrained in the memories of many older Shanghai residents. 
Opinion

Shanghai is well and truly going to the robots, but not any time soon

There before me stood a cute, pink robot waiting to help me with any questions I had about the station, my travel plans, and even the weather.
Opinion

E-bike etiquette in Shanghai needs to change, foreign riders included

Shanghai's government recently released the stats for accidents, injuries and deaths involving e-bike riders last year, and to put it bluntly it's really peed me off.
Opinion

Calm consideration needed in wake of New Zealand mosque attacks

What you've heard about New Zealand is true – it's a quiet, safe, beautiful and boring place at the bottom of the planet. A place where many of the world's troubles fail to arrive.
Opinion

Buying a snack with your face: Do we really need all this technology?

This week I ventured to Jiading District to try out a Shanghai first: buying a snack using only my face. I'm not sure all this fancy stuff is necessary, though.
Opinion

Fake it until you make it, or not: The dangers of dishonesty online

Don't take everything you see online as gospel, whether it's the popularity of celebrities, or your ex-best friend who seems to be living the life you've always dreamed of. 
Opinion

Two Temples and the Water Monster: My weekend in a small, fast-changing village

Located 100 kilometers from Shanghai, life couldn't be more different in sleepy, superstitious Double Temple Village. But that may all change very soon...
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