Michael Evans

Michael Evans is a blogger and writer based in China.

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Chinese speak out against New Year’s fireworks

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...

Free tickets offer hope amid China’s rail woes

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...

Food safety? No thanks, say China’s gourmets

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...

Beijing greets new year with green bikes and porridge

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...

KFC aims to give China a taste of home

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...