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Welcome to Ningbo: A 48-Hour Traveller Guide

September 20 ningbo city landscape

When in the bustling port city of Ningbo, there is one sure way to fit in with the crowd—be exuberant. “[Ningbonese] always speak very loud, almost shouting. They consider this … a proper way to show their sincere hearts,” said Chinese tour guide Han Zhi An in a Bangkok Post feature. “At the schools, there are sessions where students must make loud speeches for 20 minutes. If [a student] cannot...

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