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9 Potentially Exasperating / Embarrassing Moments to Avoid in China

Mar 23, 2017 Comments(46)

China, although simply a different country, can often feel like a different planet if you don’t know what to expect. The culture and customs here are often vastly different from those outside (or even inside!) Asia. For the uninitiated, here are nine potentially embarrassing or exasperating moments to avoid ...Read more>>

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Love and Unavoidable Conflict When Chinese Women and American Men Date HOT

Mar 21, 2017 Comments(44)

We’ve all seen it, everywhere we go, nearly every day: an American man with a Chinese woman on his arm. We’ve also heard the stories from the foreign man’s perspective about all the cultural differences and the interesting exchanges. But what do these ...... Read More>>

Language Wars: English-Speaking Chinese Person Meets Mandarin-Speaking Foreigner HOT

Mar 20, 2017 Comments(2)

There exists a so called ‘language war’ in which a Westerner is keen to display his or her hard-to-gain Mandarin skills while the Chinese person is every bit as enthusiastic about speaking English to them. So, what tactics can you use to achieve your goal?... Read More>>

Tips for Drinking Safe, Clean Water in China HOT

Mar 18, 2017 Comments(5)

320 million people are without access to clean water in China, which is not surprising, given the rapid industrialization and urbanization. But what is being done about it? This article will help you to better understand the environment and also offer ...... Read More>>

A Guide to Common Chinese Phrases in the ESL Classroom

Mar 16, 2017 Comments(2)

ESL classrooms should always be English language only, but in the early learning stages, children and adults occasionally rely on their mother tongue as a crutch. Knowing some of the common phrases they use can help teachers correct them. ... Read More>>

What’s the Agenda?  Trump Invites Xi to Visit Florida in April

Mar 15, 2017 Comments(2)

China’s President Xi Jinping is going for a “tropical getaway” at Trump’s Mar a Lago club. On the list of issues to be discussed is North Korea and increased cooperation. ... Read More>>

Poll: Americans Like China More Than Russia

Mar 13, 2017 Comments(6)

A recent poll shows American tensions are high with Russia, however feelings about China are fairly positive. ... Read More>>

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: China’s Strained Relationship with North and South Korea

Mar 11, 2017 Comments(1)

A representative of the Chinese Academny of Social Sciences is interviewed by Duo Wei News about China’s relationship with North and South Korea. ... Read More>>

WTF: Wax Figurines Nothing Like Their Real Life Versions

Mar 09, 2017 Comments(2)

Russia and U.S. Take a look at these spooky wax statues of Trump, Putin and other celebrities recently put on display in Shenyang. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Be the Next Silicone Valley?

Mar 08, 2017 Comments(2)

A recent survey by KPMG indicates that Shanghai may be the next Silicon Valley. Could it be true? ... Read More>>

Don’t be that Guy! The 6 Weirdest Laowai in China HOT

Mar 07, 2017 Comments(10)

China is full of all kinds of laowai and some of them are just plain weird. Here is a list of the 6 weirdest types of foreigners in China. ... Read More>>

It’s Now Way Easier to Get Into Tsinghua University

Mar 06, 2017 Comments(3)

Tsinghua University made it easier for exchange students to study there and Chinese students are not happy about it. ... Read More>>

Office Craziness in China (Part 2)

Mar 04, 2017 Comments(8)

Sarah is back to her old tricks in Part 2 of this teacher’s highly awaited second blog post. Are your colleagues in China this conniving? I hope not! Check on Spongebob’s story about their recent experiences as a TA. ... Read More>>

Departure of Foreign Investors May Cost China 40 Million Jobs

Mar 02, 2017 Comments(6)

Foreign Investors are starting to pull out of China for a number of reasons and its causing unemployment in the country to increase. ... Read More>>

Effective Today: These Legal Changes Could Affect You HOT

Mar 01, 2017 Comments(6)

Some legislative changes are about to go into place in China both country and province-wide. Which of the changes will affect you? ... Read More>>

10 Inauthentic “Chinese” Dishes and What Chinese Think of Them

Feb 28, 2017 Comments(5)

As foreigners, Chinese food from our home countries is rarely authentic. Here a Chinese person discusses some of the “Chinese” food they find the strangest. ... Read More>>

10+ Countries Where You Can Use Your Chinese Driver’s License HOT

Feb 27, 2017 Comments(7)

Considered by some too difficult to get, a Chinese driver’s license may be more worth it than one would initially think as it can be used in a variety of countries. ... Read More>>

Made in China--Not Just Cheap Clothes and Toys Anymore HOT

Feb 23, 2017 Comments(9)

Chinese manufactured goods used to be considered sub-par when compared with imports. However, this line of thinking could become a thing of the past as more Chinese gain faith in stuff made at home. ... Read More>>

Crossing Knives: Two Companies, a Famous Logo and a Court Case HOT

Feb 22, 2017 Comments(3)

Two companies are going to court over a trademark war in Switzerland and a Chinese company with manufacturing rights may be caught in the middle. ... Read More>>

Foreigners No Longer Allowed to Live-Stream...Sort Of

Feb 21, 2017 Comments(2)

Chinese officials have issued regulations disallowing foreigners from using live-streaming applications to broadcast in China. ... Read More>>

New Country, New Me: Foreigners Discuss How They’ve Changed in China HOT

Feb 20, 2017 Comments(5)

A few foreigners discuss how living in China has changed them. ... Read More>>

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

Feb 16, 2017 Comments(5)

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

Feb 15, 2017 Comments(2)

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

Feb 14, 2017

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 HOT

Feb 13, 2017 Comments(11)

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

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