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How a visit to a children's library in China is pretty much the opposite of what you may expect

A foreigner learns more about China than she'd bargained for when she climbs its mountains

Gifted with an abundance of money, rather than sense, my friend, a local fuerdai had decided that it would be a good idea to invite not one, not two, but three of his former girlfriends to his engagement party.

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I remember being terrified of the sheer press of human beings in the train station, worried that I was going to be swept away and lost forever.

Many families used to bring their animals in for the winter, snuggling up against sheep or pigs in order to make the best use of their body heat.

Now when there are a few deliveries at the same time, it sounds like a tuberculosis ward in a 1920s hospital.