Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

We take a look at the origins and customs of China's 'sanba,' aka International Women's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2020

The Tragic Tale of an African Student's Death in Guangzhou

How did the story of Ezra Lei Kipngetich come to such a grisly and heartbreaking end in only eight short months?

by Daniel Plafker, 23 July 2018

Cliff Dive into this Cool, Clear Lake in Guangzhou

The lake plunges to a depth of more than 3 meters, offering endless opportunity for extravagant dives from the temptingly climbable cliffs.

by Daniel Plafker, 13 July 2018

Tap that App: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds – That Game Everyone is Playing

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds pits 100 players against each other in a trigger-happy virtual death-dance on a post-apocalyptic island.

by Daniel Plafker, 12 July 2018

Durian Pies to Your Door from China's Answer to Little Caesars

When baked under mozzarella, the spiky fruit attains a savory richness and creamy nuttiness that is unrivaled in the plant kingdom.

by Daniel Plafker, 22 June 2018

South China's Boat People Adrift on Uncertain Tides

The rich water-faring culture of the Tanka people has no institutional outlet for expression or preservation and has, in some places, faded.

by Daniel Plafker, 01 June 2018

Oozy Croissants and Duck's Egg Custard in Jiangnanxi

Ultra Eggie is a humble snack shack with a noble mission: to take salted duck egg custard and slather it onto every food item imaginable.

by Daniel Plafker, 21 May 2018

Guangzhou Bar Review: Harena

​Beer-pong. It's a pastime more often associated with sticky frat house basements than the ritzy Chinese club scene, but Harena makes it work.

by Daniel Plafker, 18 May 2018

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