Expats in China:love it or leave it

In the spirit of the Global Times’ recent “Seven Deadly Sins of Foreigners”, we opted to give foreigners a chance to publicly whinge about their lives, fully cognizant of the oft-stated response to such complaints: If you don’t like it here, why don’t you go home? There’s never an easy answer. Some people are fugitives […]

Expats prefer hutong hotels

(Stephen Lesser, a retired film professor from Los Angeles,enjoys a peaceful afternoon in Sihe Courtyard Hotel. ) There are more than 700 registered hotels in Beijing, according to the Beijing Tourist Agency, but among these only a handful offer guests an experience of old Beijing. Many foreign visitors, who want the opportunity to stay in […]