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Train Ticket Prices to Increase by 30% in Southeastern Coastal Areas

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Ticket prices for G and D trains travelling between 200 and 250 kilometers will increase in April due to increased competition and changes in pricing policy. ... Read More>>

Eight Dates, Ten Days--University Students Escape Back to Campus

Looking at the experiences of two young, single women, Xiao Meng and Rou Rou, one gets an idea of what its like to be a young single in China. ... Read More>>

Endangered Species--Its What’s for Dinner

Supposed members of the Guangxi Investment Promotion Bureau have been accused of serving and eating pangolin, an endangered species, with a guest. The evidence? A Weibo post from 2015. ... Read More>>

Chinese Government to Start Keeping Biometrics Information of Foreigners

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China’s government is going to begin keeping biometrics information on all foreigners entering the country including but not limited to fingerprints. ... Read More>>

Brighter Days: Healthy Tips for Polluted Days

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Living with China’s air pollution and high AQI is tough sometimes, but there are some things expats can do to make things better. ... Read More>>

5 Fascinating Chinese Customs and Traditions That Will Blow Your Mind

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In China, tradition is everywhere you look. Many of these traditions have spanned centuries, some even thousands of years, and are deeply rooted in Chinese culture. Some traditions are unremarkable, others however are mind blowing. ... Read More>>

Blind Dates and Spring Festival

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Relatives setting up Chinese singles on blind dates has become commonplace during the Spring Festival Holiday, but many singles aren’t necessarily comfortable with the prospect. ... Read More>>

The 10 Chinese Brands Best Known Overseas

As China continues to rise in global stature, old stereotypes about the quality of products it makes are dying. Britain’s BrandZ, a brand equity database, just released its ranking of China’s best known brands overseas. ...Read More>>

Is There a Growing Wave of Nationalism in China?

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From harassing Olympians and nationalistic hip hop groups, to boycotting foreign brands and smashing iPhones, recent events may indicate that there is a growing wave of nationalism sweeping through the Middle Kingdom. ... Read More>>

Two Dead After Hunting Accident in Hubei Province

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Though gun ownership in China is strictly controlled by the government there are some citizens who still own and use guns. A hunting accident in Hubei leaves two dead after they were mistaken by a group of hunters to be wild animals. ... Read More>>

Chinese Internet Usage: The Numbers are Staggering

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As China’s economy continues to grow, more and more people are using the internet and the ways in which they are using it are also diversifying. A recent report from the China Internet Network Information Center details some of these changes. ... Read More>>

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky”: A Maoist Slogan Resurrected

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A Maoist is slogan revitalized at the Women’s March protest. ... Read More>>

Beijing Venture Firm COO Fired for Groping Woman on Plane

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Li Yuanrong was recently fired from his post as COO at Beijing venture capital firm Xinghe Chuangfu after he confessed to groping a sleeping woman on a flight in early January. The woman publicly accused him in a post on Weibo. ... Read More>>

Chinese Women Hire Fake Boyfriends for Spring Festival Trip Home HOT

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Young men who hire themselves out as “fake boyfriends” are in high demand for the holidays. This article explores the concept of rental boyfriends and the motivations behind the young women who opt for one. ... Read More>>

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

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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 ...... Read More>>

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 HOT

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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>>

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