100 Things I Love About China

100 Things I Love About China

I usually look forward to the 4th of July, but I don’t think America deserves to be celebrated right now. And while there is plenty to criticize China about, there is a lot to love about this country too. So here is a list of 100 things I love about China – in no particular …

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The Children Everyone Wants

The Children Everyone Wants

“Why do you want to adopt a baby no one else wants?” This is one of the most common and offensive questions when it comes to adoption. Many people are genuinely curious about the adoption process, which is understandable, and I’m happy to help educate people about the joys of building their family through adoption. …

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Separating Children From Their Parents Is Wrong

Separating Children From Their Parents Is Wrong

The focus of this blog is usually politics and social issues here in China, since that is where we live. But we are also Americans, and we very actively follow politics back home. This is not just because we are interested in what is going on back in the States, but because as American citizens, …

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Guest Post – Stop Panicking. Launching a Webshop in China is Easier than It Looks.

Guest Post – Stop Panicking. Launching a Webshop in China is Easier than It Looks.

Where does a standalone webshop stand in China eCommerce? For many western brands, China could be one of the only few markets that brings about very strong mixed feelings. On the one hand, you can effortlessly find on pretty much all the major news outlets jaw-dropping stories about how some Western brands are making millions, …

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Guest Post: 5 Tips on Starting a Business in China

Guest Post: 5 Tips on Starting a Business in China

It’s said that 80 percent of new businesses fail within two years. Launching a company in a foreign culture makes the challenge even more difficult. But if you do your homework and cultivate your patience and will power, you can start a successful business in a strong market such as China. Do Your Research One …

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Guest Post: Moving All Your Belongings to China from America

Guest Post: Moving All Your Belongings to China from America

If you’re planning an upcoming move to China from the U.S., you’ll likely be importing a good portion of your household items (including your car). You may not know where to start, and what regulations, forms, taxes and duties are involved. Educating yourself on the process is important, as Chinese customs is quite strict and …

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Guest Post: Tips to Stay Productive While Traveling

Guest Post: Tips to Stay Productive While Traveling

Working as a digital nomad has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and choosing to become one has its advantages and drawbacks. Being able to travel and make money at the same time is a very appealing idea. If you think you’re disciplined enough to balance out business and pleasure on your trips, …

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Super Advanced Sneak Peek!

Super Advanced Sneak Peek!

Hi everyone, I haven’t made a post in a while, and as usual, that means I’ve been deep into a new writing project. Actually, I’m working on several writing projects. I am hoping to have another Qing Dynasty Mystery out soon and finish the Touching Time series this year. But for those of you who …

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