Keep up with us on social media and our mobile app:

Starbucks Opening New China Store Every 15 Hours

Starbucks Opening New China Store Every 15 Hours

Are you a coffee monster dealing with the unpredictable opening times and brew quality of China cafes?Your prayers may slowly be being answered. US coffee giants Starbucks is opening a new store in China every 15 hours.One is surely coming to a street corner near you!This was the figure the company’s China CEO Belinda Wong quoted to Squawk Box this week.She explained that China has become the firm’s fastest growing market after the United States, having opened 3,000 stores in the Middle Kingdom so far with an expected 2,000 more coming by 2021.Tuesday was a big day for Starbucks in China as it marked the opening o... Read More>>
A Guide to China’s New Foreigner Visa Grading System

A Guide to China’s New Foreigner Visa Grading System

Last year the government made big changes for granting foreigner visas for China. The new foreigner visa grading systd will classify you as either an A, B or C-listed foreigner. Your grade will affect your legal status living and working in the country. At one time China’s borders were relatively open, attracting a lot of bad apples, as reported in this eChinacities article. However, China has since made great strides to regulate who gets the “privilege” to reside... Read More>>
The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

I always knew that parenthood would be a challenge, though I assumed that I’d be doing it in my home country instead of China. In many ways it's what I imagined parenting to be like but raising Chinese-Australians here does present some interesting challenges: Everyday Life The boys’ childhood has been anything but traditional by Chinese standards – actually it’s bordering on rebellious. The... Read More>>