Category Archives: Travel

Business, Baijiu and ‘Brandon the Great’

This is the final post about a recent business trip I took to northeast Hebei province I was sitting on a bench by the Bohai Sea in northeast China, half conscious and rubbing my head in a futile effort to … Continue reading

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Beidaihe: Silicon Valley of North China

This is the seventh post about a recent business trip I took to northeast Hebei province Near Qinhuangdao in the northeastern tip of the province, the beaches and streets of Beidaihe provide everything that can be expected of a small, … Continue reading

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Shanhaiguan: Into the Sea

This is the sixth post about a recent business trip I took to northeast Hebei province Sizeable stretches of the Great Wall work their way through Hebei, with notable sections like Jinshanling and Simatai drawing large crowds of tourists. While … Continue reading

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Fires in the Night

This is the fifth post about a recent business trip I took to Hebei province While driving through Tangshan on the first night of our government-sponsored tour of northeast Hebei, I noticed a small group of people huddled around a … Continue reading

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Qinhuangdao: Parks and Innovation

This is the fourth post in a series about a business trip I took to northeast Hebei province Tangshan had heavy industries. Luanzhou had tourism. Qinhuangdao, the next city on our tour, had hi-tech parks. Our government guides took us … Continue reading

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Luanzhou: Manufacturing Culture

This is the third post in a series about a recent business trip I took to northeast Hebei province Like Tangshan, Luanzhou relies on its resource-guzzling heavy industries as its main economic driving force. Now, the city is trying to … Continue reading

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Caofeidian: Emerald City by the Sea

This is the second post in a series about a recent business trip to Hebei province China, now in the midst of an epic national construction boom, is building many things. It’s building forests of apartment towers. It’s building malls … Continue reading

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Tangshan: The Phoenix City

This is the first post in a series about a recent business trip I took to northeast Hebei province Tangshan, a two-hour drive east of Beijing in Hebei Province, is a city of industry. The site of China’s first coalmine, … Continue reading

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Checkup with Doc Sun

Aside from the Nanjing massacre memorial, the city has a number of less morose attractions. The Grand Canal, a major commercial waterway running from Beijing to Hangzhou, passes through the city, as does the great Yangtze River. There’s a few … Continue reading

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The 300,000

Nanjing has temples. Nanjing has palaces. Nanjing has pagodas. Nanjing has all the typical cultural landmarks common in every other city in China. Yet, this burgeoning metropolis in east China’s Jiangsu province sets itself apart because of its role in … Continue reading

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