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Fireworks Usher In Lunar New Year In Beijing
February 20, 2015 11:13 am
Help Us Find Beijing Cream’s No. 1 Troll
January 22, 2015 9:30 am
I Nearly Lost A Testicle In A Beijing Hospital
October 22, 2014 8:00 am
Lost And Found: Tiananmen Square Photos Discovered 25 Years Later
June 5, 2014 11:43 am
Chinese New Year Wishes From Beijing Cream
January 30, 2014 6:10 pm
“One of The Worst Nights Of My Life”: The Disastrous Electric Castle Halloween Party In Tianjin [UPDATE]
November 5, 2013 2:16 am
Chug-Off For Charity Recap: Congratulations And Thanks
August 26, 2013 9:00 am
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July 23, 2013 2:30 am
The 2nd Annual Beijing Cream Bar And Club Awards, Where (Almost) No One Is Spared
May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Anatomy Of A Chinese Airport Rumble
May 13, 2013 12:09 pm
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March 31, 2013 3:30 pm
Laowai Comics: The Haters Of Laowai Comics
March 28, 2013 6:00 am
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March 14, 2013 12:37 pm
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February 25, 2013 11:43 am
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January 30, 2013 1:29 pm
China Is Polluted. We Get It Already
January 30, 2013 2:25 am
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January 23, 2013 2:17 pm
To Serve People: No One Loathes Porn Like China’s New Master Of The Dark Arts
November 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Vignette Of A Compassionate China: Our Writer, In Distress, Finds Help At Every Turn
October 23, 2012 1:00 pm
Olympics Countdown: Chinese Hurdler Does Not Care
July 5, 2012 2:00 am
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June 19, 2012 2:35 pm
The Basics Of Driving In China: A Diagram [UPDATE]
May 22, 2012 1:30 am
The Mother Of All Traffic Jams (Warning: It’s Horrifying)
May 21, 2012 9:41 pm
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April 9, 2012 3:04 pm
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March 30, 2012 11:58 pm
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March 17, 2012 4:00 am
“Like a hammer to the head” Review: Arthur Meursalt’s ‘Party Members’
October 27, 2017 9:40 am
Jiang Zemin: How China’s Forgotten President Achieved a Cult Following and Meme Immortality
September 26, 2017 3:45 pm
We Found Her, The Worst Mother-In-Law In China
August 8, 2017 3:21 pm
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August 8, 2017 9:00 am
Beijing Cream is now on WeChat
August 1, 2017 12:42 pm
11 Ways of Looking at Donald Trump in a Chinese PLA Uniform: A Story
July 31, 2017 6:07 pm
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July 27, 2017 2:09 am
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July 18, 2017 2:19 pm
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July 13, 2017 11:38 pm
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May 11, 2017 10:47 am
Rock Off: Briefly memorializing Sanlitun’s best and only punk-rock dive bar
May 5, 2017 2:17 pm
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April 25, 2017 2:03 pm
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November 9, 2016 5:28 pm
Dispatches From Xinjiang: Uyghur Urbanism in Recent Modernist Poetry
April 21, 2016 3:00 pm
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March 13, 2016 11:54 am
New Rules: How China’s Latest Laws For Foreign Media Affect Us And You
March 10, 2016 10:00 am
Mega Fail: How A Bestselling American Futurist Lost His Way In China
March 1, 2016 1:14 pm
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February 9, 2016 7:14 pm
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January 5, 2016 10:00 am
It’s A White Christmas In Beijing
December 25, 2015 5:25 pm
What does this mean?
I have never backpacked or stayed in a hostel anywhere but have visited most of those places… what does this mean?
It’s not funny if you have to explain it.
Hostel taken over by cheap budget 国内 Chinese travelers and not the usual suspects of fat, big titted white British girl who’ll shag anyone, crazy wild Rasta’d out black man, dred locked white boy from upper middle class roots, or bearded out older guy most likely one step ahead of his country’s law and wanted for questioning about his activities with elementary school children?
Who knows…never liked backpackers that came off too much like backpackers…
I understand what it’s trying to say, that hostels in other countries have international guests and in China the guests are mostly Chinese. It’s not particularly funny though.
Also why is the Indian staff’s skin the only thing in color?
Cuz it’s like the red coat in Shindler’s List.
I found it funny, although I fucking hate backpackers. The Chinese hostel needs more instant noodles though
and sunflower seeds
If you go to an LP-recommended hostel in China they are exactly the same as anywhere else.
My experience has been quite the opposite. Most of the hostels across eastern China in which I’ve stayed have been full of 老外. Many of the hostels in Shanghai are veritable party scenes for rich European kids.
is that a real question?
This past January, I stayed in a hostel in Shanghai for a few days to save a little cash.
The common area in front was full of single young Chinese women watching “The Big Bang Theory” on their laptops, or zoning out on QQ. They weren’t what I would call very chatty.
Meanwhile, in the back by the bar and pool table, a group of young Chinese guys could be heard shouting and laughing late into the night.
My dreams were punctuated by the sound of smashed beer bottles at regular intervals, and the violent crashing of billiard balls.
I don’t think I shall be repeating the experience.
I’ve been in hotels that were too ‘cheap’ so foreigners aren’t allowed to stay there. Is that a hostel? Who knows. Backpackers will probably not enjoy China much, since.. you know.. no English.
I don’t know why so many people are so hateful in their comments and in their intolerance of fellow travelers. I’ve enjoyed hostels in China and all other countries I’ve traveled in. The more different kinds of people you meet the more tolerant you get. The only kind I don’t like are the jerks – and they come in all nationalities and modes of travel.
The picture is missing cup of noodles on the “China” picture and about 3 ipads and 4 iphones
as a rule i don’t trust white people with dreads. sometimes i see backbackers on the subway in the shanghai summer and think “damn, that sucks.”