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Well la DEE da, the New York Times is making it hip to eat black chicken. High time, too, since in all objective terms, the black chicken, an wuji in China, a Silkie elsewhere, is the go-to bird. If you can get past the color barrier you’re in for...

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-by Ernie Diaz Spring has come to China. Never mind that bitter Mongolian wind – you heard the fireworks. The season is a time of transformation; go out and enjoy nature returning to life. Marvel at the office plaza barrier hedges turning from prickly brown to security-uniform green. Gaze wistfully...

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  -by Ernie Diaz “Only wine can soothe my sorrow. “ -From the poem Duan’gexing by Cao Cao OK, we Chinese have been good sports. We’ve indulged your fanatical delusion that fermented grape juice is the pinnacle of gracious living. We’ve nodded along to god-knows-how-many impromptu dinner lectures about...

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-by Ernie Diaz   So you want to go ‘somewhere different’ for college, somewhere that’s not a 2.0 version of your high school experience. Try a Chinese university. Wait – you don’t have any money; close those anime tabs and go get your parents. Mom, Dad, your kid wants to...

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