Hi, I’m John.
After spending a semester studying in Singapore, a year teaching in Korea and two and a half years of various jobs in Shanghai, China, I've decided to call America my home again. This (now archived) blog is a journal of my former life overseas.
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Tag Archives: shanzhai
As everybody knows, China is full of knock-offs. Intellectual Property is a mere suggestion to the way business is done here. Nothing is sacred. The culture of shanzhai (山寨) produces knock-offs resulting in the horrifying (fake beef), the poisonous (clenbuterol pork) … Continue reading