“Like a Boss” – Young Entrepreneur Dieter Vanonckelen in Chengdu

“Like a Boss” – Young Entrepreneur Dieter Vanonckelen in Chengdu

Dieter Vanonckelen is a Belgian who has lived in Chengdu for approximately six years. Currently he runs both a bar and restaurant in the city, and is highly involved in Chengdu’s vibrant community through his other roles. He is the co-founder and highly involved with the Startup community in Chengdu (Startup Weekend/ Entrepreneurship Meetups) and is also in charge of the English-language

Football in Chengdu, China

Football in Chengdu, China

2002 was a wonderful year for football in China. The nation was enthralled as the national team headed off to the World Cup and Chinese players graced teams in the premier leagues of Europe. So what went wrong? Everyone with a passing interest in football in China has their opinion but one thing is for

“Chengdu, Can Do!”: The Land of Abundance

“Chengdu, Can Do!”: The Land of Abundance

The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is also known as the “Country of Heaven” (Chinese: 天府之国; pinyin: Tiānfǔzhiguó), a phrase also often translated as “The Land of Abundance”. The discovery of the Jinsha site suggests the area of Chengdu had become the center of the bronze age Sanxingdui culture around the time of the establishment of the state of Shu, prior to its annexation by Qin in 316 BC Though Chengdu has a rich history, like much of China, the face changing art that is a feature of Sichuan opera is a suitable metaphor for the city which is trying to be seen as a modern destination for business and pleasure. As most people know, Chengdu – famous for its giant pandas and