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How to Travel to Lhasa by Train or Airplane from Major Cities in China

Mar 28, 2017 Comments(1)

Lhasa has always been a big draw for the adventurous traveler. However, getting there is no easy feat, especially as far as time and budget are concerned. Here’s a guide on how to get to Tibet via train and airplane from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xining. Read more>>

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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>>

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>>

Effective Today: These Legal Changes Could Affect You HOT

Mar 01, 2017 Comments(7)

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(8)

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>>

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>>

Language Learning Tips for Chinese Newbies

Dec 01, 2016

If you’ve just moved to China or are looking to jump-start your language learning, YCIS Beijing Secondary School Chinese Curriculum Coordinator Jessica Sun have some essential tips that will make sure you’re learning the right way. ... Read More>>

China’s Top 5 Lower Tier Cities For Expats to Live HOT

Nov 29, 2016 Comments(3)

Life in the big city is exhausting and expensive at times, but never fear. We’ve prepared a list of some of the best lower tier cities to live so that you know where to head when its time to uproot. ... Read More>>

Beijing’s Havens from the Modern World: Life in the Hutongs HOT

Nov 23, 2016 Comments(2)

Beijing’s hutongs have been a staple of the city’s culture for centuries. Their distinctive architectural style and contrast to the bustling city around them have endeared them to tourists and residents alike, but are they for everybody? ... Read More>>

Freelancing Foreigners: Making Some Extra Mao HOT

Nov 15, 2016 Comments(5)

Many see China as the new land of opportunity. Certainly there is a lot of money to be made here, and the job prospects are great. If you’re interested, here are some of the best options available to you. ... Read More>>

A More Western China? 4 Areas Where the West Has Impacted China HOT

Nov 14, 2016 Comments(13)

One can hardly sum up the influence of the West on China in just a few words, but we certainly can’t deny that a role has been played. The following list covers some key ways in which foreign influence can be seen in modern-day China. ... Read More>>

The Pleasures of Home after Life in China HOT

Nov 08, 2016 Comments(7)

The ‘reverse culture shock’ that is said to affect foreigners on return home from China is a well known phenomena, but how does life in China expand our appreciation for life at home? ... Read More>>

Does China's Materialistic Image Really Represent Most Chinese? HOT

Aug 08, 2016 Comments(41)

Broadly speaking, China’s materialistic image and its love affair with modernization are hard to deny. But is it really fair to assume that “average” Chinese people all pine after the latest gadgets or care only about getting their hands on a designer ...... 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>>

“Naked Resignation”: Following Your Feet Out The Office HOT

Jul 19, 2016 Comments(13)

These days, more and more Chinese men and women are taken part in the new “naked resignation” phenomenon that is the envy of many of their peers. And those that aren’t, are dreaming of it. ... Read More>>

China Expat Stereotypes: What Do People Back Home Think of You? HOT

Jul 18, 2016 Comments(31)

My family hated my decision to move to China. In their minds, it was the most ridiculous, off-the-wall, absurd thing someone would ever want to do. Consequently, I found myself falling victim to some of the many expat stereotypes that exist and it wasn’t a ...... Read More>>

5 Things I’ve Learned About China That I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self HOT

Jun 24, 2016 Comments(33)

I recently celebrated my three-year anniversary here in China and it prompted a fair amount of soul searching. I started to wonder what I’d learned from my time here in China and what I wished I could have told myself three years ago. ... Read More>>

Only the Patient Expat Shall Pass: Rites of Passage in China HOT

Jun 08, 2016 Comments(33)

Settling into expat life in China can feel like an initiation to a secret society, involving strange and at times elaborate rites of passage. These are the experiences that separate the novice from the seasoned veteran. Sometimes painful, sometimes ...... Read More>>

You’ll Never Walk Alone: Owning Pets in China HOT

May 24, 2016 Comments(8)

Resorting to a pet or two can relieve the loneliness of many expats living overseas. Owning pets in China comes with certain difficulties though with with proper research, it might be your best decision yet. ... Read More>>

Lost in Translation: The Funniest English Shirts I’ve Seen in China HOT

May 05, 2016 Comments(25)

I highly recommend that those who can't read English have someone/thing translate the message on their t-shirts to avoid embarrassing mistakes. ... Read More>>

Don't Worry, Be Happy: 6 Tips to Enjoy Your Stay in China HOT

Mar 16, 2016 Comments(64)

Got the China blues? ECC blogger has found the secret to happiness in China. ... Read More>>

Men’s Style in China - Tips for Spring 2016 HOT

Mar 15, 2016 Comments(14)

Just because you look cool back home doesn’t mean you look cool in China. Here’s some advice for men living in China when it comes to casual style in 2016. ... 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>>

How To Carve a Pumpkin: A Step-by-Step Guide HOT

Oct 28, 2015 Comments(1)

Halloween is creeping up. Get festive and carve your own jack-o-lantern. ... Read More>>

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