- Social media is quickly becoming a means for traveling light and with inside tips—and if you happen to have an iPhone or iPad (what, you dont?!)—then a trip to China can become much less daunting. Here's one story about Sina's Weibo "Twitterbook" service, on: Why You Should Join Tom Cruise & Bill Gates on Weibo, from our friends over at Chengdu Living.
- Also check out another, broader essay about social media in China in general, from China Travel Trends about iPhone Shanghai travel guide.
- Random yet interesting, the Scientific American talks about saving lives in Xinjiang... camel lives in this instance, by using a state of the art embryonic transfer technique that could save the last wild camels in China.
- An important post for those taking the new Bejing-Shanghai high-speed train anytime soon—according to the Shanghai Daily, the personal information on your train tickets can be hacked!
- Newcomers to the China blog scene, Knowledge-Must dropped a great post on 101 Things to Do While in Chengdu, and have plenty more in the making, focusing on cross-cultural relations between China, India and the western world.
- Another relatively recent blog, Hong Kong Girl Talk, left the girl talk behind for a day and got down to some gritty (but delicious) food business with this post that looks at 9 Characteristics of Hong Kong Food Culture.
- Anyone who's been living in Shanghai for a while will tell you, things have been getting pricier and pricier of late. Adam Minter over at Shanghai Scrap takes a look at the recent cab fare and fuel hike and the perspectives from the back of a Shanghai taxi cab.