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All the Single Ladies! Why Does China’s “Leftover Women” Phenomenon Exist?

May 23, 2017 Comments(1)

China’s notorious “leftover women” are the lucky ladies who’ve reached the age of 27, but have not yet married. Why are these ladies being set apart? Why don’t men want them? In a land with a male dominated gender imbalance, how can this be happening? Read more>>

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Chinese Government to Start Keeping Biometrics Information of Foreigners HOT

Feb 13, 2017 Comments(12)

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 HOT

Feb 09, 2017 Comments(6)

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>>

5 Fascinating Chinese Customs and Traditions That Will Blow Your Mind HOT

Feb 08, 2017 Comments(4)

In China, tradition is everywhere you look. Many of these traditions have spanned centuries, some even thousands of years, and are deeply rooted in Chinese culture. Some traditions are unremarkable, others however are mind blowing. ... Read More>>

Blind Dates and Spring Festival HOT

Feb 06, 2017 Comments(7)

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>>

The 10 Chinese Brands Best Known Overseas HOT

Feb 03, 2017

As China continues to rise in global stature, old stereotypes about the quality of products it makes are dying. Britain’s BrandZ, a brand equity database, just released its ranking of China’s best known brands overseas. ...Read More>>

Is There a Growing Wave of Nationalism in China? HOT

Feb 01, 2017 Comments(15)

From harassing Olympians and nationalistic hip hop groups, to boycotting foreign brands and smashing iPhones, recent events may indicate that there is a growing wave of nationalism sweeping through the Middle Kingdom. ... Read More>>

Two Dead After Hunting Accident in Hubei Province HOT

Jan 30, 2017 Comments(1)

Though gun ownership in China is strictly controlled by the government there are some citizens who still own and use guns. A hunting accident in Hubei leaves two dead after they were mistaken by a group of hunters to be wild animals. ... Read More>>

Chinese Internet Usage: The Numbers are Staggering HOT

Jan 27, 2017 Comments(2)

As China’s economy continues to grow, more and more people are using the internet and the ways in which they are using it are also diversifying. A recent report from the China Internet Network Information Center details some of these changes. ... Read More>>

“Women Hold Up Half the Sky”: A Maoist Slogan Resurrected HOT

Jan 25, 2017 Comments(4)

A Maoist is slogan revitalized at the Women’s March protest. ... Read More>>

Beijing Venture Firm COO Fired for Groping Woman on Plane HOT

Jan 24, 2017 Comments(2)

Li Yuanrong was recently fired from his post as COO at Beijing venture capital firm Xinghe Chuangfu after he confessed to groping a sleeping woman on a flight in early January. The woman publicly accused him in a post on Weibo. ... Read More>>

Chinese Women Hire Fake Boyfriends for Spring Festival Trip Home HOT

Jan 23, 2017 Comments(8)

Young men who hire themselves out as “fake boyfriends” are in high demand for the holidays. This article explores the concept of rental boyfriends and the motivations behind the young women who opt for one. ... 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>>

Teaching Tips: How to Survive Your First ESL Class HOT

Jan 18, 2017 Comments(7)

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>>

McDonald’s Sells Holdings in China and Hong Kong for $2 billion HOT

Jan 17, 2017 Comments(3)

McDonald’s has sold most of its holdings in China and Hong Kong. Chinese firm Citic Capital and U.S. private equity firm The Carlyle Group have signed an agreement with the fast food giant in a deal worth $2.08 billion. ... Read More>>

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ Stereotype HOT

Jan 16, 2017 Comments(4)

Pretty much on a daily basis I feel someone not-so-slyly staring or double-glancing at me and my Hong Kong boyfriend holding hands. So what’s the deal here? ... Read More>>

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

Jan 12, 2017 Comments(4)

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

Jan 11, 2017 Comments(34)

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>>

Making the Grade: China’s New Foreigner Visa System HOT

Jan 09, 2017 Comments(18)

China drastically changed its policy towards laowai visas in 2016. Now, the PRC will classify you as either an A, B or C-listed foreigner. Depending on your grade, it can (and will) affect your legal status living and working in the country. ... Read More>>

6 Lucrative Job Alternatives to Teaching in China HOT

Jan 06, 2017 Comments(41)

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>>

Five Events in Chinese History (That Every Laowai Should Know About) HOT

Jan 05, 2017 Comments(48)

Chinese people are rightfully proud of their long and intriguing history. We’ve picked out five of the most important and interesting events to help out the clueless foreigner should the conversation at the dinner table suddenly shift to history. ... Read More>>

Investment Worries: Can Northeastern and Western China Catch Up? HOT

Jan 03, 2017 Comments(2)

A recent report shows that the provinces with the best environment for investment are generally located in East, South, and Central China. This author believes that West China can become more competitive by improving its environment for soft investment. ... Read More>>

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

Jan 02, 2017 Comments(37)

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>>

Are China’s Taxes Hurting Its Manufacturing Industry? HOT

Dec 29, 2016 Comments(1)

Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang made international headlines by announcing that he would open an auto glass factory in Ohio to escape China’s high taxes. This has led international media to question if China’s high taxes are hurting its manufacturing ...... Read More>>

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

Dec 28, 2016 Comments(31)

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>>

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