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Share Photo Blog - Beijing's Wangfujing Snack Street
2016-1-23 12:11
Wangfujing ( 王府井) literally means " Prince's Mansion Well ". It is a famous shopping street in Beijing's Dongcheng district w ith commercial activities since the middle of the Ming Dynasty. D espite the cold winter months, sellers will offer their goods all over the year. A last refuge for experienced bargainers after Silk Yaxiu Market have been transformed into shopping malls.
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Share A Year in Beijing
2016-1-3 10:53
- Anming - When Marco Polo entered the city gates of Dadu in the 13thcentury, it couldn’t have been a more mysterious world that was opening up to him. In the western travelers’ minds, China was and still is exotic and strange, a reverse image to the familiar western world with its peculiarities of architecture, music and art. Although it takes modern travelers just a few hours in a comfortable airplane and not several years encountering sandstorms and bandits, they still come to China ...
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Share A New Year's Resolution for China
2015-12-31 16:35
A New Year's Resolution for China
- Anming - Some people think that making New Year's resolutions is ao-te , just like watching 'dinner for one' whole length or wearing long-sleeved bodysuits. I don’t belong to them. In fact, I am pretentious enough to make a New Year's resolution not only for myself, but for the entire People’s Republic of China: Keep your lungs clean. I am still shocked about the huge amount of people running around Beijing during air alert without protection. Even more ...
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Share Yearning for winter
2015-11-21 13:22
- Anming - There are certain things in China, which foreigners simply can’t appreciate. When Starbucks and HM want to make us belief that the world is populated with tasteless, uniform people, they are the last evidence of cultural difference. Engraved stone steels and cabbage-shaped jade are among them. It might be the oldest of all questions since the Tower of Babel, sliding into obscurity over half a century of globalization and revived by Huntington’s clash of civi ...
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Share Trip to Xinjiang - Contribution to China Daily's Topic
2015-10-26 16:20
- Anming - There are powerful sentences you might come across when living in China. One of them is: China is too big . You got lost in narrow Hutong alleys, the Chinese next to you can point north with the accuracy of a compass needle, but can’t say where the next public toilet is? You are stuck with the typical air pollution office talk on a grey Beijing morning or conversation over the correctness of China’s GDP growth figures? There is one sentence, which is never misplaced and h ...
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Share Autumn in Beijing
2015-10-9 16:21
- Anming - Some people are easily influenced by music, others by written words, and some - me included - by both. During the last weeks, listening to the new Libertines album (recommended!) and reading short stories by Hemingway made me feel a bit like a teenager again. However, I am already in the summer of my life and should read accordingly. The summer book of choice is the Chin Ping Mei, " Golden Lotus " or " The Plum in the Golden Vase ". Hard to find, I ma ...
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Share Chinese Summer Provocations
2015-8-1 11:22
- Anming - Provocation is nothing new in western popular culture. It came a long way from Gaultier’s 1990 Madonna bra to Lady Gaga’s VMA meat dress. Not to mention my bearded compatriot Conchita Wurst, who sang „ Rise like a phoenix “ at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest and scaried the pants off Russian homophobes worldwide. According to global media, 25-years old singer Taylor Swift now plans to launch a fashion line in China with “ TS ” and “ 1989 ”, her initials and ...
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Share Money for nothing and chicks for free
2015-7-11 15:57
- Anming - Sometimes two opposites are not far from each other. For example, some people say that there is a fine line between genius and insanity . And probably most of us have seen love changing into hate overnight. For me, life these days is ruled by the struggle between two other opposites – compassion and Schadenfreude . For weeks I had to listen to people around me commenting on ...
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Share How to be happy for a lifetime - part 2
2015-6-30 21:13
- Anming - According to Schumpeter, there are three main motives for entrepreneurship: the dream of having an own kingdom, the wish to be successful in competition with others and the joy of acting as a creator. Although sounding a bit scary, it seems that these motives are shared traits of all people, may they be housewives, primary school students or Jack Ma. Or does the wish for private ownership, success and creativity necessarily tur ...
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Share My Hometown - Contribution to China Daily's Thread Topic
2015-6-21 12:27
My hometown is a small municipality called Aschach in the Austrian state of Upper Austria. The town is located in the Danube Valley and has a population of 2,190. First mentioned in the year 777, Aschach has a historic center with beautiful houses and courtyards, including a castle. Tourists can enjoy architectural styles from the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance. As Austria is pretty small, you can easily travel to many other European countries. I can drive to Germany within one hou ...
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  • A Year in Beijing 2017-3-25 12:28

    Due to poor transport infrastructure in the past, travel took long time and often through dangers as well as unknown. Today, depending on written records, peopel tend to trace the best of times back then. Wonders are created by prolific writers! How wonderful if electronic devices could be available to capture those moments, then!

  • Friendship in China: Peach Blossom Farewell 2017-1-26 03:28

    Friends for ever

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