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China English Teaching Horror Stories

Jun 28, 2017 Comments(47)

Teaching English in China can be a risky venture, especially for inexperienced teachers who might fall victim to the more unscrupulous schools and administrators out there. Here we take a look at several horror stories which should illustrate what can happen when innocent English teachers fall into the wrong hands. ...Read more>>

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Endangered Species--Its What’s for Dinner HOT

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>>

Brighter Days: Healthy Tips for Polluted Days HOT

Feb 09, 2017 Comments(6)

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>>

The Top 5 Most Notoriously Abandoned Places in China HOT

Oct 19, 2016 Comments(4)

China has become somewhat infamous for the abandoned sites left strewn throughout the country in its rush towards urban development. Some of the eerie destinations listed below take the prize as the top five most notoriously abandoned places in China. ... Read More>>

Photo Essay: Beijingers say Yes to Bamboo Bicycles HOT

Jul 21, 2016 Comments(5)

In a short time, Beijing Bamboo Bicycles (BBB) has become a fixture of the Beijing bike scene. The studio makes helps volunteers make their own environmentally friendly bikes in a workshop space in Beijing. ... Read More>>

Why Does the U.S. Embassy Report Higher Pollution Levels than Beijing's Monitoring Center? HOT

May 28, 2015 Comments(14)

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Monitoring Center use different standards to evaluate Beijing's air quality. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy's PM2.5 data is often inconsistent with China's own measurements. ... Read More>>

From Weird to Weirder: Videos that Went Viral in China in 2014 HOT

Jan 28, 2015 Comments(5)

2014 saw a number of viral videos garner millions of views worldwide; but what videos from China made it big? From the cute and dramatic to the downright bizarre, there were certainly some unforgettable videos across the mainland. ... Read More>>

Creative Crops: Urban Farming in China HOT

Jan 24, 2015 Comments(12)

The want of a little extra cash, concern over food scandals and the desire for a more beautiful living space has lead to growth of urban farming in China and the emergence of rooftop gardening. ... Read More>>

Deciphering “APEC Blue”: Man-Made Effort or Sent from the Skies? HOT

Nov 18, 2014 Comments(2)

This article discusses the measures and factors that gave birth to “APEC Blue”—a new term that has taken China by storm – and the findings from an official post-APEC Blue report. Could every day in Beijing be an “APEC Blue” day? ... Read More>>

What do Foreigners See When They Watch Chinese Movies? HOT

Oct 09, 2014 Comments(9)

This article, translated from attempts to analyse foreigners’ attitudes to Chinese cinema through a survey conducted online. ... Read More>>

16 Shocking Facts about China's Economy, Production and Natural Resources HOT

Jun 10, 2014 Comments(29)

As China has transitioned into a world superpower, the Middle Kingdom has taken centre stage on the world’s media platform, particularly in light of recent growing tensions with the US. This article translated from explores some incredible ...... Read More>>

More than Just the Giant Panda: Animals Endemic to China Near Extinction HOT

May 05, 2014 Comments(2)

China has a rich biodiversity and has many endemic species. In fact, the number of species in China makes up one tenth of the total number in the world. But this biodiversity is under threat. These ten animals, many of which we’ve come to love, are ...... Read More>>

Problems Facing the Development of China’s Ecotourism Industry HOT

Mar 11, 2014 Comments(2)

Ecotourism is defined as "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." But does this define the situation of China’s ecotourism industry today? ... Read More>>

Organic Food in China: How Lack of Trust Affects the Prices HOT

Jan 07, 2014 Comments(6)

Netizens have been asking, “Why is organic produce in China so expensive? How high are the profit margins? Is it possible to reduce profits in favour of consumers?” This translated article looks at lack of trust, both of and within the industry, being a ...... Read More>>

From Nuclear Plants to Land Seizures: When Protests are Successful in China HOT

Aug 08, 2013

Early July, protests in Jiangmen, Guangdong resulted in authorities backing down from plans to construct a uranium plant. This is not the first time Chinese citizens have tangled with authorities and come through on a smaller scale. ... Read More>>

Record-Breaking Weather Extremes in Recent Chinese History HOT

Aug 07, 2013 Comments(1)

Over the past 12-18 months China has witnessed a number of extreme and even deadly weather conditions. This article maps out some of the most significant record-breaking weather extremes in recent Chinese history. ... Read More>>

From Mosques to Canals: Unbelievable Chinese Investments Abroad HOT

Jul 15, 2013 Comments(3)

From monumental mining projects in Africa to the acquisition of Canadian oil and gas giant Nexen, China is keen to widen its investment portfolio across the world. However, some projects have been more controversial and intriguing than others.... Read More>>

“No Regrets”: Chinese Miner Pays for Children’s Education, Contracts Lung Disease HOT

Apr 07, 2013

A farmer from Sichuan spent eight years working down a mine outside of Beijing in order to earn money to send his children to university. Despite contracting pneumoconiosis, a lethal lung disease, the man says he has “no regrets.” ... Read More>>

China’s Development and its Quest to Control Nature HOT

Mar 16, 2013 Comments(1)

From the extensive terracing in ancient times, to today’s growth accelerant-laced vegetables, the Chinese are not content to let nature take its course. But China’s quest to control nature and the effects of interfering with the natural order are becoming ...... Read More>>

Hiding the Truth: Chinese Authorities Refuse to Publicize Soil Pollution Data HOT

Mar 04, 2013 Comments(1)

Amid concern over the severity of soil pollution in China, the Chinese authorities have so far refused to divulge information regarding a recent 1 billion RMB investigation into the matter. ... Read More>>

China’s Urban Billion: New Book Reveals Worrying Future HOT

Feb 27, 2013 Comments(3)

In light of China’s Urban Billion, a recent book by journalist Tom Miller, we take a look at some of the social effects China’s rapid urbanization has caused over the past few decades. ... Read More>>

Doing Your Part: Ten Easy Ways to Live Sustainably in China HOT

Feb 07, 2013 Comments(3)

China may not be the most environmentally friendly country in the world; air quality that would rival a 1960’s pub, waste disposal systems akin to medieval times… But urban living in China has its environmental upsides, and with just a bit of extra effort ...... Read More>>

The Truth Behind the Infamous “Beijing Cough” HOT

Feb 03, 2013 Comments(3)

The recently coined term “Beijing Cough” is used in a light-hearted manner to describe the various respiratory problems many newcomers to the city experience. We take a further look at what experts think of the phenomenon as well as the China air pollution...... Read More>>

Wasting Away: Where Will All of China’s Trash Go? HOT

Dec 25, 2012 Comments(3)

On a daily basis, a typical urban dweller uses plastic packaging, plastic bags, plastic water bottles, paper cups, cardboard packaging, glass jars, polystyrene meat trays, food scraps, and just to top it off, some more plastic packaging. And this is just ...... Read More>>

5 Things in China That May Soon Disappear HOT

Aug 28, 2012 Comments(17)

China is in a state of perpetual change. In the 20th century alone, the country experienced communism and capitalism, isolationism and foreign occupation, dictators and presidents, war and peace, depression and prosperity. Though the turmoil of the early ...... Read More>>

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