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  • Real NameColin Speakman
  • GenderMale
  • Birthday6 Month 30 Day
  • BirthplaceUnited Kingdom England
  • ResidenceChina Beijing
  • Graduate schoolUniversity of London
  • EducationMaster
  • CompanyCAPA International Education
  • ProfessionInternational Educator
  • PositionDirector Of China Programs
  • Making friends purposeTo share our combined knowledge
  • hobbyFollowing Soccer, writing about China and the West, Economics, travel, photography

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Virgin Atlantic looks to the future . 2017-07-28
Sir Richard Branson is a role model entrepreneur and innovator and I have enjoyed reading his autobiographies and I am looking forward to his latest o ...
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The Smartphone - Indispensable to Life in China 2017-06-15
I would add as a foreigner here in China that, of course, the smartphone is almost indispensable in western countries too, but there are some diff ...
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8 Reasons Why I love China 2017-05-12
Inspired by a recent WeChat re-issue of Michael Murphy's October 2015 Blog "7 Reasons I love China", I decided to post my own - after all that time I ...
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Trump's Divided America. 2017-02-04
My lasting thought about the outcome of the American Presidential election was that it revealed a divided USA and a lot of compromise was going to be ...
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6 Thanksgivings in China 2016-11-25
Yesterday I hosted a group of 12 (mainly Americans) in Shanghai at a Thanksgiving Dinner. I have experienced a few in USA too!  This was my ...
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Violence Against Society 2016-07-26
I thought very hard about this title. I did not want to put the word "terrorism" in it as it has become an overused word, which risks devaluing its ho ...
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J.E.Overington 2019-2-23 20:41:08
As to the question of whether pay-apps like Alipay or WeChat Wallet have a future in America and Canada, what I am seeing in my first year home from Asia is that some people are tech savvy enough to use an app to hide their credit card information. They go through check out quickly, the app lets them have their points for their loyalty programs (you mentioned we love that 1% to 4% return), and essentially the charge is put on the credit card and paid at the end of the month, keeping cash earning ... ...
teachingchinese 2018-1-27 11:10:50
shocking abandoned boy on the street of Beijing
bellababy12 2017-5-14 03:33:04
Hello my dear
how are you hope you are fine?  
please i will like you to contact me on my private email (
for more discourtion thank you
miss bella
davidjohn 2017-2-24 15:55:39
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Jaddy 2016-6-24 08:41:45
Hi Collin, good morning!
Jaddy 2016-6-24 08:40:25
My English name is Jaddy. I need to gain some opinions from a foreigner who writes with English like you. Please give me some messages.
Dream_Liu 2016-6-6 10:03:00
Hi Colin, good morning
nancylove55 2016-3-18 02:36:54
hi friend my name is Nancy after
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xyMspanda 2015-12-25 17:49:07
Merry Christmas!
xyMspanda 2015-12-23 17:28:29
I am glad to be one of your friends.
kellivschina 2015-4-4 14:36:11
I loved your post about observation! I hadn't even thought about that aspect of it when I wrote my "fascination" post. Thanks for the shoutout! :)
KIyer 2015-4-3 14:29:44
thanks for the flowers and comment on my blog Colin!
KIyer 2015-3-30 14:22:10
thanks for the flowers on my blog, Colin!
KIyer 2015-3-24 13:15:05
Thanks for the flowers on my blog, Colin!
KIyer 2014-9-7 16:57:50
thanks for the flowers on the blog, Colin!
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