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Michael Evans is a blogger and writer based in China.

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Chinese speak out against New Year’s fireworks

January 27, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

People across China continue to celebrate the Spring Festival as they have since the start of the lunar new year on Monday, setting off fireworks in a tradition dating back thousands of years. But a growing number of voices are speaking out against this ancient custom.  Criticism of the nuisance caused by the nightly fireworks…>

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Free tickets offer hope amid China’s rail woes

January 20, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

China’s annual New Year’s travel rush has been more chaotic than usual, as new ID rules and an overwhelmed online purchasing system complicate what is already for many the most stressful time of the year. But the country’s press is offering some relief and holiday cheer amid the frustration. Over the past two weeks, newspapers…>

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Food safety? No thanks, say China’s gourmets

January 10, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

While Chinese consumers continue to call for stronger measures to ensure food safety, a small band of activists in southeast China is fighting against new sanitation rules enforced in local restaurants. After scandals in Sichuan province drew attention to the widespread recycling of used cooking oil last summer, authorities in nearby Chongqing responded by banning…>

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Beijing greets new year with green bikes and porridge

January 2, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

Amid laser lights and ringing bells, China entered 2012 with reminders of past scandals and hopes for future happiness. Beijing rang in the New Year with an extravagant sound-and-light performance at the Temple of Heaven, which included hundreds of local students riding green bicycles to symbolize the city’s commitment to environmental protection. While celebrations at…>

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KFC aims to give China a taste of home

December 6, 2011 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

A young woman wanders alone, newly arrived in one of China’s booming cities. “Have you unpacked yet?” her anxious mother asks over the phone.  “No, I’m having dinner,” the girl replies.  “Beef with rice, just like you used to make it.”  The mother is surprised, but for her daughter, the explanation is simple. “Mom,” she…>

Chinese speak out against New Year’s fireworks

Chinese speak out against New Year’s fireworks

January 27, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

People across China continue to celebrate the Spring Festival as they have since the start of the lunar new year on Monday, setting off fireworks in a tradition dating back thousands of years. But a growing number of voices are speaking out against this ancient custom.  Criticism of the nuisance caused by the nightly fireworks…>

Free tickets offer hope amid China’s rail woes

Free tickets offer hope amid China’s rail woes

January 20, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

China’s annual New Year’s travel rush has been more chaotic than usual, as new ID rules and an overwhelmed online purchasing system complicate what is already for many the most stressful time of the year. But the country’s press is offering some relief and holiday cheer amid the frustration. Over the past two weeks, newspapers…>

Food safety? No thanks, say China’s gourmets

Food safety? No thanks, say China’s gourmets

January 10, 2012 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

While Chinese consumers continue to call for stronger measures to ensure food safety, a small band of activists in southeast China is fighting against new sanitation rules enforced in local restaurants. After scandals in Sichuan province drew attention to the widespread recycling of used cooking oil last summer, authorities in nearby Chongqing responded by banning…>

KFC aims to give China a taste of home

KFC aims to give China a taste of home

December 6, 2011 - 0 Comments - Michael Evans

A young woman wanders alone, newly arrived in one of China’s booming cities. “Have you unpacked yet?” her anxious mother asks over the phone.  “No, I’m having dinner,” the girl replies.  “Beef with rice, just like you used to make it.”  The mother is surprised, but for her daughter, the explanation is simple. “Mom,” she…>

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