Watch: China's Immigrants
A short documentary that looks at the atypical experiences of foreigners in China, including the excitement of arrival, the challenges of staying here long-term, and finding acceptance or choosing to…
Watch: How Uyghur naan bread is made
In this video Josh Summers over at Far West China explores all that goes into Uyghur naan bread. Be sure to check out the full post for more on the process of making Uyghur naan bread.…
E-RICH: Jack Ma Banks on ONLINE ERRTHING
Jack Ma is working so that you never have to go to the bank again.
The Sound of Smog: Beijing air pollution set to Nine Inch Nails
Hello AQI, my old friend, I've come to talk about you again. American musician Brian Foo, the Data Driven DJ, has collected three years worth of Beijing smog data and set it to samples from Nine I…
Brother Orange and Matt - the incredible story of iFriends
We all ended up in China for one random reason or another, we've all got crazy "foreigner celebrity" stories -- but Matt Stopera's wins. Hands down.
Green Screen: 5 can’t-miss films about environmentalism in China
Five 'green' films inform and inspire. This time, the criticism is led by Chinese talents, wielding their celebrity status in the fight against pollution.
Watch: Under the Dome, Chai Jing's viral documentary on China's air pollution [English Subs]
After going massively viral across China, Chai Jing's popular documentary, Under the Dome, is quickly being removed from Chinese sites. With estimates of more than 100 million domestic views, it's any…
Ni Keyi -- two women challenge themselves to walk across China for charity
Ann and Darrah are unquestionably very different women. Darrah, from New Mexico in the US, is a certified USPTA tennis instructor who only moved to China last June to teach the sport. Guangdong-native Ann, the wife of a British-Aussie expat whom she met while managing an ESL school, has lived here her entire life. Together they are walking from Zhongshan to Beijing to help raise money and awareness for people with disabilities in China.
Q&A with Danielle Sumita, host and creator of Sindicator
In the latest edition of Things Done Well, I talk to Danielle Sumita, whom some will undoubtedly know from her excellent China-focused Web series, Sindicator.
Watch: "Cock Wire" Mike Sui returns with even more Chinese impressions
Most will remember back in 2012 when the video of an American impersonating 12 international accents in Chinese went viral. The half-Chinese Beijing resident, Mike隋 (Mike Sui), is back with an all new video packed with at least as much funny and even more impressions.
Watch: The Expat Curve, coping with the phases of living abroad
The Expat Curve is a roughly sinusoidal wave that many laowai are sure to find familiar. It illustrates six different phases expatriates go through after moving abroad for work and living.
Watch: Single Chinese Guy vs Single White Guy
The comedy troupe behind Monkey Kingz has started a new skit series called MAMAHUHU. To kick things off, they've released this Single's Day inspired vid entitled "Single Chinese Guy vs Single White Guy".
Marco Polo coming to Netflix complete with sex, Mongols and naked kungfu
The original lost laowai, Marco Polo is getting the premium TV treatment with a new 10-episode Netflix original series debuting December 12th. Lorenzo Richelmy is playing the Venetian explorer, and the show will centre on his adventures in the court of Kublai Khan, during the Yuan Dynasty of 13th century China.
CCTV asks if 'expats unqualified for language teaching in China?'
With school starting up again this week, a recent CCTV news report may hint at an increase in crackdowns on illegally employed ESL teachers.
In the video, a hidden camera captures a sight that surely many of us have never witnessed -- foreign teachers working at a language mill without proper papers. Even the "Expats unqualified for language teaching in China?" title of the video seems to be painfully unaware of the humour in the banality of that question and the obviousness of its answer.
Irish-American Comedian Des Bishop takes on Chinese news with rap
Last year, Irish-American comic Des Bishop moved to China to learn the language so that he could tell the country his jokes. The experience culminated in him opening (in Chinese) for Joe Wang, and taught him more than just the language; much of which he's sharing in his act "Made in China" currently wrapping up a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.