Practice Chinese – Reading practice site written by Chinese teachers. Modern, contemporary and useful topics.
Just Learn Chinese – Lots of great short stories with translations, many with audio.
MDGB Dictionary and App – MDBG offers a downloadable realtime dictionary program – download, install, and any Chinese text will be translated on hover.
Lost in Chinese – Great, though now defunct Chinese language blog.
Chinese Reading Practice – Great selection of beginner to advanced Chinese texts.
Sixth Tone – Fresh voices from today’s China.
Frill – Chinese to English pop-up dictionary extension for Safari
Zhongwen – Chinese to English pop-up dictionary extension for Chrome
Perapera – Chinese to English pop-up dictionary extension for Firefox
The Cleaver Quarterly – Everything you wanted to know but never knew to ask about Chinese food.
Maybe Mars 兵马司 – An independent music label from Beijing.
Farout Distant Sounds – A place to explore contemporary Chinese independent music. Working with the best labels in China including Maybe Mars, Genjing Records, Modern Sky, and more.