Do you feel offended when a local calls you a laowai?

The question is one that has divided the expat community for eons, some find the term friendly, others offensive and others just don't care. "It's a proud word if you see it as the old foreigner with education, experience, and sophistication," said Doron Reshen, an American long-time resident of Beijing who runs an expat-focused WeChat channel.

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Guide dogs granted entrance to Forbidden City

Beijing’s Forbidden City has given the green light to guide dogs, with the first visually-impaired guest touring the museum, canine guide in tow, on May 25. In 2015, Beijing began allowing guide dogs to board the subway with their owners, but blind rights advocates said accessibility for the dogs is still quite restricted in the city.

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