China

The Truth About Shanghai

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Whether you’re going as part of a larger trip to China or just because, 3 days in Shanghai is all you need for a proper introduction.

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The SAR and the City Above the Sea

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There are countless important distinctions between these two cities—and not just that the citizens of one speak Cantonese and the others definitely don’t.

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Is Beijing or Shanghai Better for You?

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Many people weigh in on the eternal Beijing vs Shanghai debate—but few, frankly, are qualified to do so.

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The World’s Largest Village

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I was surprised by Chongqing’s beauty. And I don’t mean the Muzak cover all All4One’s “I Swear” that was playing as I waited to clear Chinese immigration, although that was a nice touch.

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Pandas and Peppercorns

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No matter your current mindset about China’s panda city, here’s how to make the most of your Chengdu itinerary.

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Why is Macau Becoming Asia’s Hottest Destination?

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Casinos are the main reason people come to Macau—but they’re not the only game in town.

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China’s Other Capital

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China’s former capital is at least as enthralling as its current one, even if both suffer from the same choking air pollution.

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Yes, Macau is Magical

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What follows is not only a Macau travel guide but, I hope, a rebuke of the prevailing wisdom about the territory: That it’s not really all that great.

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