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In this video Josh Summers over at Far West China explores all that goes into Uyghur naan bread. Be sure to check out the full post for more on the process of making Uyghur naan bread.
In this video Josh Summers over at Far West China explores all that goes into Uyghur naan bread. Be sure to check out the full post for more on the process
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It's been well over a year since the last post here at Lost Laowai, and for that I probably owe an apology. Which, admittedly, is an odd way to start a post touting the fact that Lost Laowai has been in existence for 10 years this month.
It's been well over a year since the last post here at Lost Laowai, and for that I probably owe an apology. Which, admittedly, is an odd way to start a post touting the fact that Lost Laowai has been in existence for 10 years this month.
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Anybody who has lived abroad knows that having friends and family come to visit is both a blessing and a curse. It's a lot of fun to introduce them to your foreign home but also quite a bit of work to keep them happy and entertained. Having lived in…
Anybody who has lived abroad knows that having friends and family come to visit is both a blessing and a curse. It's a lot of fun to introduce them to your foreign home but also quite a bit of work to keep them happy and entertained. Having lived in Xinjiang, the largest and westernmost region in China, for almost 10 years now, there have been a number of times where family have come to visit. The longer we live here, the more I notice the one t...
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Hello AQI, my old friend, I’ve come to talk about you again. American musician Brian Foo, the Data Driven DJ, has collected three years worth of Beijing smog data and set it to samples from Nine Inch Nails, and it’s kind of awesome. Talking to Fast…
Hello AQI, my old friend, I've come to talk about you again. American musician Brian Foo, the Data Driven DJ, has collected three years worth of Beijing sm
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We all ended up in China for one random reason or another, we've all got crazy "foreigner celebrity" stories -- but Matt Stopera's wins. Hands down.
We all ended up in China for one random reason or another, we've all got crazy "foreigner celebrity" stories -- but Matt Stopera's wins. Hands down.
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A South American man, identified by police only as "Godoi", has been sentenced to five years in prison for providing other foreigners with illegal Chinese visas.
A South American man, identified by police only as "Godoi", has been sentenced to five years in prison for providing other foreigners with illegal Chinese visas.
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With the US elections right around the corner, and it being one of the most pugnacious in modern history, we thought we'd check in with Beijing's resident electoral pundit, Ada Shen, and see if she had some advice for Americans abroad that would like to…
With the US elections right around the corner, and it being one of the most pugnacious in modern history, we thought we'd check in with Beijing's resident electoral pundit, Ada Shen, and see if she had some advice for Americans abroad that would like to cast their vote, but may not know all the details.
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Jack Ma is working so that you never have to go to the bank again.
Jack Ma is working so that you never have to go to the bank again.
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It's hard to ignore that there seems to be a budding baijiu buzz forming. Helping with this is a new international event being organized by Beijing's man-about-town, Jim (Beijing) Boyce. Join me as pick his brain on the spirit of the event and the event…
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China is a unique country with a culture like no other, a deep history, delicious food, and cities that seem to grow more and more every day. Making the decision to move to China is incredibly exciting. However, before arriving in China, there is a lot to…
China is a unique country with a culture like no other, a deep history, delicious food, and cities that seem to grow more and more every day. Making the de
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Almost a year ago Brian Meid said goodbye to his 4-year-old son, Alex, as the boy accompanied his mother for a 45-day trip to China to visit her family. They have yet to return.
Almost a year ago Brian Meid said goodbye to his 4-year-old son, Alex, as the boy accompanied his mother for a 45-day trip to China to visit her family. They have yet to return.
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Five 'green' films inform and inspire. This time, the criticism is led by Chinese talents, wielding their celebrity status in the fight against pollution.
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Since its inception in 2006, Lost Laowai has been made and maintained by China expatriates with a deep interest in China. Sometimes we love it, sometimes we hate it -- but never does this country fail to captivate us.