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

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

Language Learning Tips for Chinese Newbies

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

China's Top 10 Favorite Dog Breeds HOT

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A list of the ten most popular breeds of dogs in China with detailed information about their characteristics, lifespan and cost. ... Read More>>

Going the Distance: The Increasing Popularity of Marathons in China HOT

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Marathons are becoming increasingly popular in China, but companies are still struggling to generate revenue due to the difficulty of copyrights in China. ... Read More>>

The 5 Stages of Expat Life in China HOT

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While in China, we meet other expats from all walks of life and stages of their China experience. We've mapped out five of the key stages of expat life in China. ... Read More>>

Shanghai #1, Beijing #7: What Are the Happiest Cities in China? HOT

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Alipay has teamed up with a number of Chinese Internet companies to determine which Chinese cities are the happiest. The companies collected data in a number of fields including pollution levels, traffic, ease of living, and social life in a certain city. ... Read More>>

To Go or Not To Go: Lifespan of Foreigners in China HOT

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A return to one’s home country after living in China for several years can be daunting, yet it’s a chance to start a new chapter in one’s life. Those who’ve made the leap have spoken of their return to school, to finding stability in jobs or even ...... Read More>>

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