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Record Number of Chinese Tourists Plan to Go Abroad for Spring Festival

More Chinese than ever are traveling abroad for the Spring Festival. This is due to relaxed visa requirements for Chinese tourists in many countries, the wider availability of low-cost group tours and an increased number of international flights to and from China. Read more>>

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Teaching Tips: How to Survive Your First ESL Class

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Walking into the classroom to teach your first class is nerve-racking no matter the amount of training you have had. As a new teacher in China, you can expect to be thrown into the classroom unprepared and expected to teach right off the bat. ... Read More>>

McDonald’s Sells Holdings in China and Hong Kong for $2 billion

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McDonald’s has sold most of its holdings in China and Hong Kong. Chinese firm Citic Capital and U.S. private equity firm The Carlyle Group have signed an agreement with the fast food giant in a deal worth $2.08 billion. ... Read More>>

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ Stereotype

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Pretty much on a daily basis I feel someone not-so-slyly staring or double-glancing at me and my Hong Kong boyfriend holding hands. So what’s the deal here? ... Read More>>

Using 12110: How to Text the Police for Help in China

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What do you do in an emergency situation in China when you are unable to call the police? The Chinese police respond to emergency texts to 12110. This translated article gives instructions on how to successfully send an SMS to the police. ... Read More>>

How to Successfully Switch ESL Jobs in China HOT

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Having spent a fair amount of time in the English teaching trenches, I know that switching teaching jobs can be stressful at best and a dejected plane ride back home at worst. Nevertheless, changing schools can be done with minimal complications. What ...... Read More>>

Making the Grade: China’s New Foreigner Visa System

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China drastically changed its policy towards laowai visas in 2016. Now, the PRC will classify you as either an A, B or C-listed foreigner. Depending on your grade, it can (and will) affect your legal status living and working in the country. ... Read More>>

6 Lucrative Job Alternatives to Teaching in China HOT

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Photo: york.ac.uk Twenty years ago, when China was first developing, foreigners were offered high paying jobs with a bevy of other incentives to help promote Chinese companies. Then, as more and more Chinese workers became skilled in various high-level ...... Read More>>

Five Events in Chinese History (That Every Laowai Should Know About) HOT

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Chinese people are rightfully proud of their long and intriguing history. We’ve picked out five of the most important and interesting events to help out the clueless foreigner should the conversation at the dinner table suddenly shift to history. ... Read More>>

Investment Worries: Can Northeastern and Western China Catch Up?

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A recent report shows that the provinces with the best environment for investment are generally located in East, South, and Central China. This author believes that West China can become more competitive by improving its environment for soft investment. ... Read More>>

Breaking Your Contract in China: New Consequences for Pulling a “Midnight Run” HOT

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While breaking your contract in China had few repercussions in the past, new measures were recently issued to punish foreigners for pulling a so-called “midnight run”. Before you decide to do so, here’s some information you should know. ... Read More>>

Are China’s Taxes Hurting Its Manufacturing Industry?

Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang made international headlines by announcing that he would open an auto glass factory in Ohio to escape China’s high taxes. This has led international media to question if China’s high taxes are hurting its manufacturing ...... Read More>>

What You Need to Know About Transferring Money Overseas From China HOT

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Whether you have mountains of student loans and credit card debt looming or you’re just looking to dump some red notes into your hometown bank, it’s important to find the cheapest way to transfer your hard-earned RMBs to your overseas bank accounts. ... Read More>>

Dealing with Negative Stereotypes of Cross-Cultural Dating HOT

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Bowie, Iggy or Bo-ggy combo ran the boozy argument. My friends and I were debating who penned the track 'China Girl'. A quick internet search later and we were none the clearer. The mysterious algorithms and search bots, which are supposed to know our wants ...... Read More>>

The 9 Most Developed Mega Cities in China

Which cities in China are the most economically developed? This translated article lists China’s nine largest and most developed cities. The author includes each city’s population and per capita GDP. ... Read More>>

The Most Lucrative Jobs for Foreigners in China

Given the China’s colossal population, foreigners must tailor their career options to the work available here. We’ve prepared a short guide to the types of work available for English speakers in China, using data from eChinaJOBS.com. ... Read More>>

5 Reasons Why Foreigners Come Work in China HOT

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Talk to any group of assorted foreigners in China and you’re bound to hear a different “China story” from every single one. We've looked at some of the reasons foreigners choose to come and work in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. ... Read More>>

The Best Companies to Work for in China

Zhaopin, China’s largest career platform, recently announced its annual rankings of employers in Mainland China. The company surveyed more than nine thousand companies in partnership with Peking University’s China Social Science Research Center. ... Read More>>

What Are China’s Future First-Tier Cities?

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China’s second-tier cities are catching up the “Big 4” first-tier cities. Which second-tier cities will become first-tier cities in the near future? This author predicts that Hangzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Suzhou have the best chances of being first-tier ...... Read More>>

China’s Workforce is Aging: How Can an Economic Decline Be Prevented?

The “China Human Capital Report 2016” shows that China’s labor force is aging, and may cause the nation’s economic growth to decline with in next fifteen years. China must increase its birthrate in order to have enough human capital for economic growth. ...... Read More>>

Best Universities for Foreigners in China

China is one of the most popular places in the world for international students. Listed below is the eChinacities list of best universities for foreigners in China. ... Read More>>

Do Expats Understand Chinese Women? The Truth Behind the Stereotypes

This translated article claims that Chinese women often stay in loveless or abusive marriages to avoid being an older divorcee. Chinese women have strict conditions for marriage because getting married is a huge gamble for young women. Divorced women have a ...... Read More>>

Envious No More: An Overseas Returnee Praises China

Overseas returnees in China often receive negative coverage in the Chinese press. However, this particular returnee has written an article about their appreciation for their home country and its rapid development over the past decade. ... Read More>>

The World’s Most Interesting Chinatowns Outside of Asia

The Chinese can be found at just about any corner of the planet, and wherever they go their culture is preserved through that most essential of ingredients to any cosmopolitan city. The Chinatown. ... Read More>>

German Companies in China Unsure about Future Prospects

Many German companies in China saw their profits decline this year and are worried about their economic prospects for the future. Concerns include air pollution, rising labor costs, and unpredictable policy. However, most German companies in China have no ...... Read More>>

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