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This series focuses on individuals who have lived in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province for a while and have a tale that’s worth telling. Age, gender, nationality and race are all unimportant in comparison with what adventures the subject has been up to, the experiences they can recount.


Modern bell jar covers 'landscape'

Mar 1, 2013|By Wang Jie

Infusing Chinese ink-wash paintings with a new look while preserving tradition is daunting. Among the few artists who succeed is He Xi, whose solo exhibition is ...


British bookworm keen to save old alley and mix with locals

Feb 20, 2013|By Xie Fangyuan

Ben Potter, a Suzhou-based Briton who arrived about three years ago, is passionate about preserving old neighborhoods in Suzhou. "I live here, so that means I should ...


Italian finds his business feet after adapting to local working conditions

Feb 20, 2013|By Kerry McBride

When Federico Bonotto first landed in China six years ago, it was a completely different world from his life back in Italy. But he soon realized China was the place to ...


Suzhou embroidery exported along canal

Jan 31, 2013|By Yao Minji

Suzhou aristocrats were so enamored of embroidery that it's said they changed robes three times a day, each garment with a subtle variation in the same pattern. Yao ...


5 free things to do in serene, scenic cultural Suzhou

Jan 29, 2013|By Xie Fangyuan

A Chinese proverb says: "Paradise in heaven, Suzhou and Hangzhou on Earth." As one half of this famed pair of cities, Suzhou is renowned for its long history, cultural ...


Mother from Czech Republic builds big network of friends

Jan 23, 2013|By Xie Fangyuan

Czech expat Veronika Santrochova has lived in Suzhou for more than five years, integrating into the community, establishing a social circle of expatriate mothers and ...


Geographer who took a path from Liverpool to university joint venture

Oct 16, 2012|By Fu Yao

While it has established itself as an internationally acknowledged investment center, Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) has faced obstacles to growth, including land ...


Bumps & Babes helps expats in pregnancy and childcare

Sep 25, 2012|By Fu Rao

It can be difficult to give birth in a foreign country but after living in Suzhou for more than a year, American Maggie Lasco decided to have her baby in China, in ...


'Outgoing geek' brings newcomers together

Sep 11, 2012|By Fei Lai

AROUND 600 people in Suzhou have joined a social network set up by an American to help newcomers make friends and have fun in Suzhou. Fei Lai logs on. American Adam ...


Piano teacher in tune with stress-free music lessons

Aug 28, 2012|By Fu Yao

GERMAN Joerg Rinderman's musical talent became widely known among Suzhou residents when he won first prize in the 2011 Suzhou Talent Show for Foreigners. Rinderman, ...


Englishman finds home in Suzhou

Aug 14, 2012|By Fei Lai

Shariff Tbealeh has taken to life in Suzhou so well that he now prefers to call his native England his "second home." Tbealeh arrived in the city for the first time ...


US boss nudges workers to go home to families

Aug 1, 2012|By Victoria Fei

DAVID Warth bicycles to work each day and has done so for the past 13 years. American Warth, vice president of Asia operations for Emerson Climate Technologies, arrived ...


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