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Entries by An Xiao Mina from 02/2011

Chunyun Beijing: What The World's Largest Annual Human Migration Looks Like

| Posted 02.04.2011 | World

Hundreds of millions of people are estimated to have moved to cities large and small in China. These figures can be difficult to wrap your head around. But then I saw what felt like all of Beijing empty out.

The Beijing Subway Challenge: How Does It Compare to New York?

| Posted 02.07.2011 | Green

It's not fair to compare two train systems of vastly different ages with vastly different histories and needs, but no one ever said life would be fair. So let's see how they measure up.

你说啥?Three Guesses at a Global Chinese Language Future

| Posted 02.24.2011 | World

Just as Globish, a simplified version of English, has spread around the globe, so would a simplified form of Chinese. Here's a guess at what might change should "Globese" become the world's next lingua franca.