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The Western Influence on China: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Jul 20, 2017 Comments(68)

History shows that emerging Asian powers have, on occasion, used established and dominant Western cultures as models in the course or cause of their development. For instance, Meiji Japan and its rapid adoption of mainly US western military traditions and fashions, or even India, ... ...Read more>>

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I’m Sure It’ll be Fine: Street Food and Food Safety Standards in China HOT

Apr 27, 2017 Comments(23)

Street food is more than just a way to fill one’s stomach in China; it is an integral part of the food culture. And despite Chengguan, food scandals and ever tighter restrictions getting in their way, street food vendors continue. The public just can’t say...... Read More>>

Made in China 2.0: Innovation not Replication HOT

Mar 27, 2017 Comments(5)

21st century China isn’t necessarily synonymous with fakes anymore. Welcome to the world of Made in China 2.0, a new brand of Chinese innovation, not replication. ... Read More>>

Tips for Drinking Safe, Clean Water in China HOT

Mar 18, 2017 Comments(10)

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>>

Brighter Days: Healthy Tips for Polluted Days HOT

Feb 09, 2017 Comments(5)

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>>

Chinese Internet Usage: The Numbers are Staggering HOT

Jan 27, 2017 Comments(2)

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>>

China is Not Among the World’s Healthiest Countries HOT

Oct 25, 2016 Comments(3)

Despite its relatively advanced health care system, China was ranked 92nd out of 188 countries in the United Nation’s recent study on global health. The ten-year study measured a number of factors which, unfortunately for China, included air and water ...... Read More>>

Two Beijingers Have Bad Experiences with Uber Drivers HOT

Sep 13, 2016 Comments(5)

Uber has become a staple in Beijing as a cheap and convenient alternative to taxis. However, the number of Uber horror stories have begun to pile up in China. Here are two examples of how a bad Uber can really ruin your evening. ... Read More>>

British Teen Founds to Give English Names to Chinese Newborns HOT

Sep 09, 2016 Comments(9)

We all have Chinese friends, colleagues or students with questionable English names. A British teenager has created a website to help Chinese parents find appropriate English names for their newborns. The site has already named more than 220,000 Chinese ...... Read More>>

From Polluted Air to Toxic Tea: 5 Health Threats in China HOT

Aug 30, 2016 Comments(17)

Everyone knows that China’s pollution poses a health threat. Here, we look at some of the more common ones that give cause for concern and some of the lesser-known risks you should consider paying attention to. ... Read More>>

How to Register Your Phone for China’s New Real-Name Requirement HOT

Aug 19, 2016 Comments(6)

It looks like the new law requiring real-name registration for cell phone plans is real after all! China’s major carriers recently announced that all plans will now require the user to sign up using real-name registration. ... Read More>>

Chinese Users: WeChat Moments Has Too Much Spam HOT

Jul 27, 2016 Comments(6)

We all have that WeChat friend (or two) that posts sneakers for sale or tries to promote their restaurant ten times a day on WeChat Moments. For many Chinese users, the amount of spam posts and advertisements on Moments is getting to be too much. ... Read More>>

Shanghai Startup Poised to Dominate Live Stream Market in Europe and the U.S. HOT

Jul 11, 2016 Comments(6) and, two apps that are popular for European and American teens, were actually created by a 50-person Chinese team based in Shanghai. This translated article talks about the company’s rise to popularity in the West, and why the ...... Read More>>

Contraception in China: Tips about Choice and Availability in China HOT

Jun 15, 2016 Comments(7)

Unfortunately, contraceptive advice is severely lacking in China. Here we take a look at the choices of contraceptives that are available, introduce the pros and cons and offer advice on where to obtain them. ... Read More>>

Smart and Practical: The Best Apps for Travelling in China HOT

Jun 13, 2016 Comments(22)

Smart phones have drastically changed the way we obtain information, almost rendering paperback dictionaries and travel books obsolete. From incredibly smart translating tools to up-to-date transport maps, here’s our list of essential apps for travelling ...... Read More>>

Feeling Under the Weather? Try these Traditional Chinese Remedies HOT

Mar 14, 2016 Comments(7)

An introduction to 6 forms of traditional Chinese medicine. ... Read More>>

Protecting Yourself from Air Pollution: 5 Things You Need to Know HOT

Jan 07, 2016 Comments(8)

Minimising the amount of polluted air you breathe will help you decrease your chances of developing lung-related diseases. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five ways to help you deal with air pollution while living in China. ... Read More>>

Expert: China’s Pollution Waves can be Predicted by Key Weather Conditions HOT

Dec 30, 2015 Comments(8)

China’s metrological organizations have begun to predict severe pollution waves ahead of time. Weather and environment expert Ma Xuekuan was interviewed by the Chinese media on what metrological conditions he looks for when predicting a pollution wave. ... Read More>>

Pollution Protection: The Best Sport Masks on the Chinese Market HOT

Dec 17, 2015 Comments(5)

What is the best mask to wear when you want to be active outside during a pollution wave? We took a look at the best sport masks on the Chinese market. ... Read More>>

Tuangou Tutorial: How to Use Group-Buying and Daily Deals Sites in China HOT

Nov 24, 2015 Comments(3)

A step-by-step guide on how to use Meituan, one of the group buying companies in China similar to Groupon. ... Read More>>

Google Takes Steps to Re-enter the Mainland Chinese Market HOT

Oct 19, 2015 Comments(8)

If the rumors are true, Google will be returning to China after five years of being blocked. Read about why and the obstacles it may face. ... Read More>>

8 Apps and Websites that are Changing the Way China Does Dating HOT

Sep 01, 2015 Comments(6)

China’s online dating scene has long belonged to two main gatekeepers: Jiayuan and Momo, but times are changing. Where are young people in China finding love these days? Here’s eight apps and websites that are changing the way China does dating. ... Read More>>

The Alibaba Alternative: How to Shop On JD, No Credit Card Required HOT

Aug 13, 2015 Comments(12)

Alibaba might be the undisputed king of online shopping in China with its Taobao and Tmall marketplaces, but it’s far from the only contender. JD, also called Jingdong in China and formerly known as 360 Buy, is the country’s second-largest ecommerce portal. ...... Read More>>

5 Easy Hacks for Faster Web Browsing Without a VPN HOT

Aug 06, 2015 Comments(10)

When your VPN goes down, or your subscription ends, or it’s just too slow, using the internet as the Chinese do can feel restricting. Luckily, we’ve got a few ways to make your web browsing a bit smoother on Macs and PCs. ... Read More>>

Fresh and Safe Food in China: How to Properly Clean Out Your Fridge HOT

Aug 03, 2015 Comments(6)

We know you care about the quality and safety of the food you prepare and eat while in China. But the way you store it in your refrigerator could be undoing all of that good! ... Read More>>

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