My Patriotic Stomach

General Tso’s chicken, a sweet, slightly spicy, deep-fried chicken dish, has nothing to do with General Tso Tsungtang. The dish is most commonly regarded as a Hunanese dish, but my friends from there tells me, they will never like such a sweet dish which is not spicy at all.  Well…American spicy,  means not spicy at all to her. To … More My Patriotic Stomach

Weibo’s Challenges

Now, Weibo will compete directly with social giants like Facebook and Twitter for the attention of U.S. investors. The first of China’s big 2014 IPOs arrives on U.S. shores this Thursday. The social network Weibo, commonly referred to as the “Twitter of China,” saw huge gains during its first day on the market in the … More Weibo’s Challenges

We Remember

One year. Since bomb exploded near the finish line last year and took three lives. It was still quite early on the Monday morning. I woke up in my dorm in Peking University, and I grab my phone on the other side of my bad and signed into my Weibo account as usual. I planned to get … More We Remember

There Is Nothing Like Listening to a Live Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is a little bit special to Chinese. In 1979, it was the first American Orchestra to tour mainland China after the normalization of diplomatic relations. This May, they will visit China again, 35 years later. “There is nothing like listening to a live orchestra.” The manager of the BSO gift shop once told me and … More There Is Nothing Like Listening to a Live Orchestra