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Tautvile Daugelaite

Freelance writer

Location icon China

Based in Beijing but eating global cuisines. I cover culture, food, travel, and internet trends for publications around the world. Stories mostly come from China but Eastern Europe is the second hotspot.

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WIRED UK
02/07/2020
China's viral influencers are cashing in on coronavirus fear

Chinese social media website Xiaohongshu, or Little Red Book, usually falls somewhere between Pinterest and Instagram. Its 300 million registered users can access a mixture of tips, how-to guides and photos from travel and fashion influencers. Users start crafting their feed by choosing interest areas upon signup and continue adjusting it by following topics, hashtags, and other users.

Goldthread
03/28/2019
Why kids in China are paying people to compliment them

Feeling blue? In China, you can pay someone to cheer you up. Online chat groups called kuakua 夸夸, or praise, groups have been gaining popularity among university students and other young adults in the past month. "The person I like doesn't like me back.

Goldthread
06/20/2019
Why are more Chinese women wearing suits?

Fashion trends tend to fall victim to overanalysis. Especially in China, where the hottest thing can become passé almost overnight, it's easy to read too deeply into any particular trend. But when it comes to the suit, one might want to reconsider.

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《浮士德》12月将在华上演!由立陶宛戏剧大师亲自导演

Lithuanian theatre troupes have been stepping on stages around China for years. Audiences' fascination with the noble, well-established, and often melancholic theatre tradition only grows. 立陶宛的 剧团多年来一直在中国各地登台演出。观众们对他们高贵、成熟和有些忧郁的戏剧传统的热情日渐增长。 This year, Lithuanian and Chinese theatre collaboration took an exciting leap forward.

Thebeijinger
09/15/2019
Exploring the Dazzling Borderline Between Europe and Asia: Kiev

"Unapologetic" is the first adjective that comes to mind when describing Kiev. The bold, brave, extravagant, and all-round bright capital of Ukraine will be an unexpectedly delightful discovery for many. If you're tired of the trend towards minimalism, Kiev will bring you welcome relief: the thousands of golden domes dotting the hilly landscape, soaring towers, street frescos, and beautiful art-deco buildings are proof that more is always more.

Thebeijinger
01/21/2019
High-Rise vs. Hutong: How to Choose Your Perfect Beijing Apartment

It's a question as old as the Beijing's first high-rise. It keeps us up at night. It suddenly sneaks up on us while we are out eating, when we're in the middle of a meeting, and when we're even at the gym, sending us down a rabbit hole of the unanswered.

INNO CONSULTING (copyediting)
05/22/2020
Plant-based Green Monday Grows With DEAR Inventory in China - INNO CONSULTING

Calibre Control International Ltd Used DEAR Systems Inventory to Focus on the Nuts and Bolts of Their Nuanced Operation Calibre retains a distinct and renowned status as industry leaders for food testing technology. DEAR Inventory management did not meet to reinvent the wheel, but give Calibre the tools needed to close the gap on quality ...

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