Author: Jessica Beaton

This born-and-bred Manhattanite left the island to explore South America, Thailand and India before settling in Shanghai in August 2006 where she wrote for a number of international and China-based publications as well as ran the publications City Weekend Shanghai (2007-2009) and CNNGo Shanghai (2009-2011).

After half a decade in the mainland she got the travel itch again, so she packed up and moved to Hong Kong, her current base of operations from which she bounces to and from Southeast Asia.

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China’s next luxury travel spot: Tibet

China’s next luxury travel spot: Tibet

Long considered a backpacker destination, Tibet is revamping its image, starting with its first five-star hotel, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort
‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ opens in China

‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ opens in China

Po is greeted in China by fans as well as protestors as the second installment of the "Kung Fu Panda" series released in China
Microresumes change job applications in China

Microresumes change job applications in China

Can you summarize your work history in 140 characters? With new technology, brevity is a job requirement
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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall