Update: Suspected Canadian Christian spy in Dandong released on bail

Some positive news recently for the Canadian couple who were arrested last August in Dandong on suspicion of stealing state secrets. While husband Kevin Garratt remains in detention, his wife Julia was released on bail last week.Read More

Expat Canadian couple in Dandong investigated for alleged theft of state secrets

A Canadian couple living on the border with North Korea in Dandong, Liaonong, are being investigated by Chinese authorities for allegedly stealing defense military and defense secrets. Originally from Vancouver, Kevin Garratt and his wife Julia Dawn first arrived in China in 1984 and were teaching English in Southern China before opening a coffee shop, …Read More

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Amazing Dalian Oil Fire/Spill Photos

No matter where we end up in China, or out, the first port of call any laowai makes in this country surely stays near and dear. Such is Dalian for me. I lived in Dalian for my first 18 months in China and return at least once a year to visit inlaws and friends.

The city is constantly touted as a clean and beautiful city, so, to see it suffering through one of the country’s worst oil spill disasters sucks. To catch anyone up who hasn’t caught this on the news, two crude oil pipelines exploded in Dalian’s Xingang port last Friday. The fire took 15 hours and thousands of firefighters to quell, but over the following few days has caused an oil slick that extends more than 180-square kilometers off the coast — stopping it from reaching the open sea is a top priority.

Boston.com has collected a number of striking photos chronicling the event in vivid detail. Many of the photos were captured by Greenpeace activists on the scene to assess the damage. Photos after the jump..Read More

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