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


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

Eight Dates, Ten Days--University Students Escape Back to Campus

Looking at the experiences of two young, single women, Xiao Meng and Rou Rou, one gets an idea of what its like to be a young single in China. ... Read More>>

Blind Dates and Spring Festival


Relatives setting up Chinese singles on blind dates has become commonplace during the Spring Festival Holiday, but many singles aren’t necessarily comfortable with the prospect. ... Read More>>

Envious No More: An Overseas Returnee Praises China


Overseas returnees in China often receive negative coverage in the Chinese press. However, this particular returnee has written an article about their appreciation for their home country and its rapid development over the past decade. ... Read More>>

Expats in China: What Lessons Do They Take Away? HOT


The introduction of green card system in 2004 marked a tangible shift in China’s relationship with expatriates, opening the door for visitors to become permanent residents. To figure out how new expatriates have adapted to life in China, I interviewed four. ... Read More>>

5 Stereotypes of Chinese (that only people who haven't lived in China believe) HOT


Before moving to China, I had certain thoughts in place about Chinese people as a whole. From personal interactions to movies to that brief chapter on Chinese history in high school, a vague picture of a polite, quiet people took shape. And let's not forget ...... Read More>>

The 5 Types of Chinese Youth You Will Meet in Beijing HOT


A recent, extensive survey by the Beijing Youth League examined the five categories of young Chinese who live in Beijing. What is life like for a native Beijinger vs. a child of migrants? What struggles do professional transplants in Beijing face? ... Read More>>

5 Guilty Pleasures in China Expats Secretly Enjoy HOT


Being so firmly nestled in our foreign roosts here, we eat sub-par pizza, and delicately spit food into napkins instead of on the table. It’s all part of being an expat in China. However, it’s important to remember some of the baser pleasures that flourish...... Read More>>

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


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>>

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


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>>

China's White-Collar Workers Hate Their Offices, Waste Too Much Time in Meetings HOT


A well-known recruitment website for white-collar workers recently launched a survey on worker's quality of life. 13,400 white collar workers answered the survey. Stuffy offices, too many meetings, and too much overtime are among the top complaints of ...... Read More>>

Survey: Most Chinese Parents Willing to Support Children Financially After College HOT


70% of parents of Shanghai college graduates said that they would support their child financially after graduation so that they could “live a relaxed life.” ... Read More>>

Money, Stability, or Family? The Important Factors for China's Young Job Seekers HOT


What factors are more important to young Chinese graduates when looking for a job? This article, from the Chinese media, examines young graduates in Shanghai. Through this microcosm, we can better understand the priorities of young Chinese job-seekers ...... Read More>>

8 More Sounds in China that Drive Expats Insane (Part II) HOT


What noises in China drive you crazy? In Part II of this article, we took some of your comments into consideration. Let’s hear what else is driving the expat world insane. ... Read More>>

Survey: 45% of Shanghai Couples Date Less Than 1 Year Before Marriage HOT


This translated article discusses a survey recently done in Shanghai on young married couples. A number of couples surveyed only dated for a short period time before getting married. ... Read More>>

Credit Cards, Cooking, and Criticism: 16 Differences Between Americans and Chinese HOT


In this translated article, the author discusses a number of differences between Chinese and Americans on a number of subjects ranging from seat belt safety to retirement choices. ... Read More>>

5 Important Differences Between Beijing and Shanghai Expats HOT


The differences between Beijing and Shanghai are night and day, and the same can be said about the expats residing in them. ... Read More>>

Flight Delays in China: Useful & Mindboggling Facts, Stats and Tips HOT


A recent worldwide survey revealed that China’s airlines have the worst record for flight delays. recently posted an interesting piece that provides some mind-boggling statistics, reasons for the delays and details about obtaining compensation. ... Read More>>

Single, Alone and Still Picky: Most Women Will Only Marry Men with a House HOT


This translated article shows the results of a survey regarding love and marriage in China for 2014. The article reveals some worrying trends, such as the toll that pressure to marry from families has on the mental health of singles and increasingly high ...... Read More>>

No Car, No House, No Problem? The Ups and Downs of Transnational Marriages in China HOT


This translated article is another post in what appears to be a continuing trend of trying to quantify what makes marriages between Chinese people and foreigners work. ... Read More>>

60 Percent of Foreigners Already See China as a “Global Power” HOT


This article, translated from is a survey that shows Western views on China as a global power. The data is compiled from a survey taken by the Global Times and shows that China is increasingly being recognized as growing international ...... Read More>>

View Point of a Chinese Daughter: Double the Trouble of Cross-Cultural Relationships HOT


Gone are the days when marrying your daughter to a “waiguo” (foreign) man was something to take pride in, something to make your neighbours green with envy. Whereas a few decades ago, a waiguo son-in-law carried with him the added prize of a ticket out of ...... Read More>>

Blogger Explores the Types of American Men Who Marry Chinese Women HOT


A recently published blog on popular Chinese portal site explores the subject of Sino-US coupling, in particular the type of man that marries a Chinese woman. The author identifies six types. Do you agree? ... Read More>>

Survey: Sexual Harassment is Rampant Among Female College Students in China HOT


Over the years, reports and studies about the rise of sexual harassment in China have been published on a frequent basis and despite implementing a sexual harassment law in 2005, the problem does not seem to be abating. This translated article highlights ...... Read More>>

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