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About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 30 years as an English language teacher. 28 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my 13th year in Luzhou Vocational and Technical College. The college is located in Luzhou city (loo-joe), Sichuan Province, a metropolis of 5 million people located next to the Yangtze River .

Animal rescue groups receive a shocking announcement concerning pet transport from China to the US

As mentioned before, my animal-loving heart has credited me with numerous dog and cat rescues in China over the years. It’s been money and time well-spent to see all the doggies and kitties pulled from suffering through a tragic life … Continue reading

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Bridget to Enter People Magazine’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest: Help us!

Within the past few months, my mom has been receiving People Magazine for free. It seems every so often, complimentary subscriptions are sent out in hopes of enticing new readership and new sales. While my mom is not a fan … Continue reading

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China’s 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party in China: A Quick History

CNN has done an excellent job of giving a timeline of the 10 pivotal moments in the country’s Party development and progression. July 1st marked the celebrations surrounding this momentous occasion. I hope this helps with your understanding of China … Continue reading

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Phone calls from Friends: Interesting Updates

I’ve just had a very enlightening conversation on the phone with Australian Geoff, concerning several issues of interest to me. I continue to troll the Internet to learn more details about the lift of the ban for returning teachers, but … Continue reading

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The Luzhou Protestant Church: Changes to the Sanctuary

Most of my connection with the Luzhou church is that of joining: joining in worship, joining in song, joining in prayer . . . Even while being stuck in America, through my WeChat phone App (China’s equivalent of Facebook), I’ve … Continue reading

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Surprising Announcement from China: The 3-child policy

The sudden news out of China came last week, while my mom and I were listening to an NPR report: Want three kids? Go ahead! I’ve taken bits and pieces from an online BBC article, “China allows three children in … Continue reading

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My wait to return to China continues, but with hope!!

As some of you may know (or may not know), I have spent 29 years as an English teacher overseas, with a majority of that time spent in China with the Amity Foundation. A brief visit home in Jan. 2020 … Continue reading

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Service to the People: The Luzhou Gospel Hospital

Whenever I do presentations on the Chinese church I belong to in Luzhou, people are astounded. The church’s two community service projects are one of a kind in China: The first is the Gospel Kindergarten (70 children taught by 7 … Continue reading

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Helping My Students in China: An English Language Contest Approaches

The Communist Party of China will commemorate its 100th anniversary in July, as the country largely succeeds in containing the coronavirus and experiences a robust economic recovery. It’s a little disappointing that I won’t be returning in time for this … Continue reading

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Updates of My China Return, and a Special Belated Happy Mother’s Day!

During this long wait to return to China, I’ve been in continuous contact with my students, friends, colleagues and others in Luzhou via WeChat, similar to our US Facebook. One of the highlights of my extended time here has been … Continue reading

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