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Chinese Government to Start Keeping Biometrics Information of Foreigners HOT

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

Brighter Days: Healthy Tips for Polluted Days

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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>>

Teaching Tips: How to Survive Your First ESL Class

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Walking into the classroom to teach your first class is nerve-racking no matter the amount of training you have had. As a new teacher in China, you can expect to be thrown into the classroom unprepared and expected to teach right off the bat. ... Read More>>

Using 12110: How to Text the Police for Help in China

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What do you do in an emergency situation in China when you are unable to call the police? The Chinese police respond to emergency texts to 12110. This translated article gives instructions on how to successfully send an SMS to the police. ... Read More>>

How to Successfully Switch ESL Jobs in China HOT

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Having spent a fair amount of time in the English teaching trenches, I know that switching teaching jobs can be stressful at best and a dejected plane ride back home at worst. Nevertheless, changing schools can be done with minimal complications. What ...... Read More>>

6 Lucrative Job Alternatives to Teaching in China HOT

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Photo: york.ac.uk Twenty years ago, when China was first developing, foreigners were offered high paying jobs with a bevy of other incentives to help promote Chinese companies. Then, as more and more Chinese workers became skilled in various high-level ...... Read More>>

Breaking Your Contract in China: New Consequences for Pulling a “Midnight Run” HOT

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While breaking your contract in China had few repercussions in the past, new measures were recently issued to punish foreigners for pulling a so-called “midnight run”. Before you decide to do so, here’s some information you should know. ... Read More>>

What You Need to Know About Transferring Money Overseas From China HOT

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Whether you have mountains of student loans and credit card debt looming or you’re just looking to dump some red notes into your hometown bank, it’s important to find the cheapest way to transfer your hard-earned RMBs to your overseas bank accounts. ... Read More>>

The Most Lucrative Jobs for Foreigners in China

Given the China’s colossal population, foreigners must tailor their career options to the work available here. We’ve prepared a short guide to the types of work available for English speakers in China, using data from eChinaJOBS.com. ... Read More>>

Best Universities for Foreigners in China

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China is one of the most popular places in the world for international students. Listed below is the eChinacities list of best universities for foreigners in China. ... Read More>>

Workplace Face Off: Chinese vs. Foreign Employees HOT

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Over the last few years, China has seen an influx of foreign talent wanting to gain experience in the world’s fastest growing economy, explore China and its culture, and take some time away from life at home, if only for a year or two. As the ...... 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>>

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>>

Nine Ways to keep Healthy While Drinking HOT

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Drinking is hard to avoid. Especially in China, where ritualized drinking culture recently killed one official and put another in a coma. Drinking a proper amount is good for the health – and as a recent study shows, wealth and education as well -- while ...... Read More>>

How to Contact the Police in China and When to Do It HOT

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Whether you've spent a short time in China or years here, you have probably picked up that there is little violent crime or murder. Despite the spate of stabbings in recent years, such attacks are still extremely rare events. However, if you plan to live ...... Read More>>

How to use the eChinacities job site

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A short, practical guide on how to use China’s leading job site for foreigners. ... Read More>>

Actually Useful Language Guides: How to Curse in Chinese HOT

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Since we are in China, it is good to know how the locals release their daily frustrations – maybe their swearwords will turn out to be more effective than the one you've been using! ... Read More>>

8 Bizarre Chinese Foods and How to Eat Them HOT

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Whether you've just arrived in China or are considered an old timer, chances are you still run into certain foods that make you do a double take. Here are some delicacies that will most likely give you pause and a few tips on how to approach them – if ...... Read More>>

3 Cheap Travel Websites for Booking Your Summer Holiday From China HOT

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One of the advantages of living in China is the ability to use the country as a springboard for travelling around the rest of Asia on a budget. We take a look at some price comparison websites, what they offer and how they compare. ... Read More>>

Chasing the China Dream: How to Find a Good Job in China HOT

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As the country continues to open up to international trade, jobs are a-plenty for foreigners in many different fields. Here we list some tips and tricks for finding a good job in your field in China. ... Read More>>

I’ve Lost My Train Ticket in China! What Should I Do? HOT

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What to do if you lose your train ticket. ... Read More>>

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

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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

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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>>

Footing the Bill in China: Tips and Insights into China’s Paying Culture HOT

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If you've ever been alarmed at the sight of red-faced diners talking at the top of their voices and waving fistfuls of something around, don't be; they are only fighting to “qingke”, or pay the bill. Here’s a guide on when it’s your turn to fork out the ...... Read More>>

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