Category Archives: Culture

Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Julian Crandall Hollick examines taxation in Provence in his latest piece. In a nutshell: all is not well outside Paris. “Vaisonnais, like everyone else in the world, are convinced they are overtaxed. They look at the new high school, the … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to us!

That’s right, your source for all things France, America and the world beyond has just turned two years old! Check out the latest edition of Carnet Atlantique, online now. In this issue, our editor-in-chief Paul Weinberg recounts his experiences in … Continue reading

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The Onion to China: Fooled you! Again!

Yet another national news agency falls prey to The Onion. The satirical news site has once again fooled China with a less-than-true article–this one detailing one North Korean’s rise to international celebrity. NBC explained how editors in China are experiencing … Continue reading

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Chinese tweeter under arrest

It’s been a weird week for IRL consequences to social media actions. First off, that poor young lady in India who made the front page of Reddit after being arrested for… a Facebook post. Now we move to China, where … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! Chinese edition

We know, we know, Halloween is, at best, a North American gimmick that gives women an excuse to dress scantily, and children an excuse to develop diabetes. But the holiday is still much beloved by North Americans the world over, … Continue reading

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Yang Ming

Frequent contributor Rachel Dares had more from Chinese students’ perspective on life in France in the autumn edition of Carnet Atlantique. In this Q&A, she interviews Yang Ming, a Xuzhou native now studying communications at Sciences Po in Paris. Check … Continue reading

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Harvard Girl 《哈佛女孩》

Our intrepid correspondent Mary Wilds pulled double-duty this issue, analyzing the history and impact of potential American VP Paul Ryan, and writing this delicious piece about Chinese students studying at Harvard. Check out what she had to say about super-achieving … Continue reading

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