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Andy Boreham

Andy Boreham comes from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, and has lived in China, off and on, for the past four years. Now he is living in Shanghai earning a master’s degree in Chinese culture and language at Fudan University.


He welcomes your feedback on all of the issues he covers — you can reach him at andy.boreham@shanghaidaily.com.


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Chinglish signs may be a thing of the past if talks of new rules prove to be true

Hilariously bad English signs may be a thing of the past by the end of the year, since the authorities are said to be clamping down on poor translations that have the potential to “damage the country’s image.”

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Gay and lesbian work fair hits Shanghai again, but does being ‘out’ suit China?

If you’re a Westerner, regardless of your sexuality, you’ll know that “coming out” is considered a hugely important step for gay and lesbian people back home. But does being “out” fit within Chinese society, and are initiatives like the annual China Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Talent Job Fair just barking up the wrong tree?