shenzhen

Shenzhen’s Towering City Within A City Will Battle A Tide Of Smog

Shenzhen’s Towering City Within A City Will Battle A Tide Of Smog

A few years ago, you’d probably never heard of Shenzhen. Now, the tiny Chinese fishing village has grown into a certified megalopolis, with 10 million residents, a thriving tech industry,and a gorgeous world-class airport. To cement its rising status in the world economy, Shenzhen has announced its most ambitious project…

Culturemodo: The Apple Monologue That Made Wozniak Cry

Culturemodo: The Apple Monologue That Made Wozniak Cry

Brilliant storyteller and Apple fanboy Mike Daisey is currently in Sydney performing his acclaimed monologue ‘The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs’. The one-man show is full of quirky anecdotes about geek culture, the working conditions of gadget mills in China, and a frank look at the relationship between Steve…

Ancient Chinese Socket, Huh?

Ancient Chinese Socket, Huh?

The hotel staff are friendly and anxious to please, but even when they finally understand my request, they don’t quite understand my reasoning. Nevertheless, after all the pantomime and apologies, they are bringing me a power adaptor.