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7 Common Scams in China and How to Avoid Them

May 24, 2017 Comments(1)

Although China is relatively safe compared to other countries, there are still dangers. City life is never 100% crime-free – there are pickpockets, unscrupulous shop owners, and dodgy taxi drivers everywhere. Here are some common scams you might encounter in China, and how to stay one step ahead. Read more>>

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7 Tips for Surviving the Chinese Workplace HOT

May 15, 2017 Comments(5)

So, you’re new to China; new language, new air, new food and especially, new people. On your first day here you might well feel like you’ve landed on a completely different planet. But don’t worry, ...... Read More>>

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

Mar 28, 2017 Comments(2)

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, ...... 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>>

Train Ticket Prices to Increase by 30% in Southeastern Coastal Areas HOT

Feb 16, 2017 Comments(5)

Ticket prices for G and D trains travelling between 200 and 250 kilometers will increase in April due to increased competition and changes in pricing policy. ... Read More>>

Record Number of Chinese Tourists Plan to Go Abroad for Spring Festival HOT

Jan 19, 2017 Comments(5)

More Chinese than ever are traveling abroad for the Spring Festival. This is due to relaxed visa requirements for Chinese tourists in many countries, the wider availability of low-cost group tours and an increased number of international flights to and from ...... Read More>>

The World’s Most Interesting Chinatowns Outside of Asia

Dec 07, 2016

The Chinese can be found at just about any corner of the planet, and wherever they go their culture is preserved through that most essential of ingredients to any cosmopolitan city. The Chinatown. ... 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>>

Overcrowding in China: The Cons are Obvious, What About the Pros? HOT

Nov 28, 2016 Comments(6)

The word ‘crowded’ takes on a whole new meaning during national holidays in China. Seas of pedestrians, jam-packed buses and subways, and stand still traffic jams are everywhere. Complaints come in every year from all over China so can anything good be ...... Read More>>

The 10 Wonders of China: Add Them to Your Bucket List! HOT

Nov 16, 2016 Comments(5)

Did you know that China is home to the world’s longest canyon, the world’s oldest giant Buddha, and the world’s largest ancient palace? This translated article details China’s most epic and most record-breaking natural and man-made sites. Have you been ...... Read More>>

The Top 5 Most Notoriously Abandoned Places in China HOT

Oct 19, 2016 Comments(4)

China has become somewhat infamous for the abandoned sites left strewn throughout the country in its rush towards urban development. Some of the eerie destinations listed below take the prize as the top five most notoriously abandoned places in China. ... Read More>>

Russia is the Hottest New Destination for Chinese Tourists HOT

Sep 15, 2016 Comments(12)

With the decline of the ruble, Russia has become a popular new destination for Chinese tourists. Chinese are traveling to Russian cities to go sightseeing and buy luxury goods. This article discusses Russia’s newfound popularity with Chinese tourists and ...... Read More>>

The Path Less Trodden: 8 Alternative Reasons People Visit China HOT

Sep 05, 2016 Comments(5)

According to the words of Mao’s Little Red Book, true manhood can only be attained by taking a trip to the Great Wall of China. But what if you decide that you want to stray from the places every other tourist has been? ... Read More>>

6 Chinese Airports Included in VariFlight’s Airport Connectivity Index HOT

Aug 26, 2016 Comments(8)

Six of China’s airports were recently listed as having the best connectivity in the world. This means that it is relatively easy in China to transfer domestically or internationally in one of China’s major airports. ... Read More>>

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China You Must Visit HOT

Aug 22, 2016 Comments(8)

China has a total of 47 UNESCO World heritage sites but hectic schedules and other obligations means that often we don’t get to see past the side of China lined by concrete and steel bars. Here are five you absolutely must visit. ... Read More>>

Which International Destinations Are Most Popular with Chinese Tourists? HOT

Aug 10, 2016 Comments(6)

This article summarizes a few recent reports on Chinese outbound tourism. Chinese tourists are also changing their traveling and spending habits as more education youth travel abroad, and the negative image that many have of Chinese tourists is improving. ... Read More>>

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

Aug 03, 2016 Comments(13)

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>>

“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’s Youth Hostel Culture: Younger Than its Customers HOT

Jul 05, 2016 Comments(10)

Whilst youth hostelling has been a cheap and reliable way for people to acquire accommodation for over a century, the first hostel in China only opened in 1998. But what you trade in luxury you gain in terms of a vibrant social scene, local knowledge from ...... 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>>

Take the Plunge: Everything You Need to Know about Scuba Diving in China HOT

Feb 25, 2016 Comments(13)

Take the plunge and SCUBA dive in China. ... Read More>>

Spring Festival Travel Guide to Destinations and Buying Train & Airline Tickets HOT

Jan 18, 2016 Comments(18)

If you fancy trying your hand at dicing with travel death during the notorious Spring Festival rush, this article offers advice on where to go, what to do and most importantly, how to get there this upcoming Chinese New Year. ... Read More>>

Run China Run! Jogging Tips for the Middle Kingdom HOT

Dec 22, 2015 Comments(5)

Tips on getting in your cardio in the country that doesn't jog. ... Read More>>

Take it Easy: 5 Things To Make Your China Trip Comfortable HOT

Oct 21, 2015 Comments(21)

A short list of items that will make travelling around China much more comfortable. ... Read More>>

Into the Wild: Camping in China 101 HOT

Oct 05, 2015 Comments(6)

Living in a congested Chinese city can make one pine for the outdoors. If you’ve toyed with the idea of getting away from the crowds and pollution and going camping, it’s time to make it happen. ... Read More>>

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