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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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I’m Sure It’ll be Fine: Street Food and Food Safety Standards in China HOT

Apr 27, 2017 Comments(1)

Street food is more than just a way to fill one’s stomach in China; it is an integral part of the food culture. And despite Chengguan, food scandals and ever tighter restrictions getting in their way, street food vendors continue. The public just can’t say...... Read More>>

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>>

Why Can't China Attract Foreign Professionals? HOT

May 02, 2017 Comments(10)

Why are foreign professionals often unwilling to come work in China? The professional job market in China is difficult for the young and inexperienced, while more experienced foreigners are hesitant to move to China because of pollution and other issues. ... Read More>>

Charity in China: The Low Down on Street Begging HOT

Apr 25, 2017 Comments(29)

If you live in a Chinese east coast metropolis, with all its Western brand paraphernalia, it's easy to forget that China is still a developing country. In a typical month you're likely to see more chauffeured Rolls Royces than hand tended rice paddies. It ...... Read More>>

Same Name, Different Game: 5 Ugly Facets of the Chinese Workplace HOT

Apr 26, 2017 Comments(7)

It doesn't take sharp observational skills to notice that China is a very, very different place from whence you came. It doesn't matter where you're from – I happen to come from America, and so use this as a baseline for my own experience – China is ...... Read More>>

What’s in a Name? Foreigners in China with a Chinese Name HOT

May 17, 2017 Comments(4)

Our names are the stamps of our identity, especially for the Chinese. So why is it that many Chinese themselves – especially those who immigrate – find the need to re-name themselves? Here, one British writer of Chinese descent recounts her experiences of ...... Read More>>

Biting the Bullet: Going to the Dentist in China HOT

May 08, 2017 Comments(8)

Going to the dentist in China is possible, and this is the complete expat’s guide to surviving that first foreign dentist visit, whether you want to get a professional clean, or definitely feel a cavity coming on. ... Read More>>

Communication Chaos: 5 Ways to Keep from Losing Your Mind in China HOT

May 03, 2017 Comments(4)

China is a very exciting country to be in for various reasons. For most foreigners, you’ve come for business, work or travel. Even though you've got so many tasks on your list, there remains one thing you can’t afford to botch: communication. ... Read More>>

Things Travellers Don’t Know About China, but Should HOT

May 11, 2017 Comments(2)

For many people, China is a land of mystery. So many years behind the Bamboo Curtain gave it an air of the unknown, and even thirty years after the re-opening, it still holds a certain allure to intrepid travellers. Whether you're coming here as a visitor, ...... Read More>>

Lost in Mistranslation

May 10, 2017 Comments(2)

After nine years in China, my Chinese still isn’t very good. The main reason, I think, is the lack of incentive... ... Read More>>

Top 7 Financial Tips for Expats in China

May 18, 2017 Comments(5)

Being away from your homeland has its advantages, but it also most certainly has disadvantages. As a financial advisor, one of the biggest problems I see with foreigners living in China lays in the realm of finance. This isn’t necessarily due to not making ...... Read More>>

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