One of my best friends in the world has an excellent China blog going these days.
Richard, a bloke from Newcastle, England who arrived in Xi'an at the same time I did in 2006, has the newest incarnation of his blog/web page really looking good. The site is called Notes From Xi'an. I strongly suggest adding it to your RSS Feed or blog reading list.
Richard is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent people I know. Over my last couple years in Xi'an, we met up one morning each week for coffee buzzes and discussions on China news, the failing Western economies, globalization, philosophy, love, and life (and everything else in between).
He has a particularly good series of articles about his Spring Festival experiences posted right now. Check these out before the most China most special holiday of the year comes this weekend. Richard's writing puts mine to shame.