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14 Things You Need to Know about Beijing's September 3 Military Parade Hot

Aug 31, 2015 Comments(20)

Beijing's big holiday is approaching, and there are a few things that residents of Beijing must know about closures and martial law in the week leading up to the holiday. For tourists traveling to Beijing, you picked the wrong weekend. ... Read More>>

The RSVPs are In: Which Nations will Attend China's Victory Day Celebrations? Hot

Aug 25, 2015 Comments(14)

No nation wants to get on China's bad side, but how many will send their top leaders to Beijing's September 3 military parade?” It seems that most countries outside of South Korea, are planning to send representatives rather than top leaders. ... Read More>>

Mainland Mogul Wang Jianlin Named Richest Man in China

Aug 24, 2015 Comments(5)

Hurun Report released their annual report on the wealthiest individuals in the world. 25% of those on the list were Chinese. This article introduces a few of China's wealthiest, including the top three: Wang Jianlin, Li Kai-shing, and Jack Ma. ... Read More>>

Foreign Thieves Get 10 Year Prison Sentence for Luxury Goods Shoplifting Spree Hot

Aug 20, 2015 Comments(9)

Two foreign men were caught on a high-end shoplifting spree in Shanghai and sentenced to 10 years in Chinese prison. They hit eight stores and stole more than 1 million Yuan in goods before they were caught. ... Read More>>

China's Overseas Returnees Struggle to Integrate Back into Chinese Society Hot

Aug 19, 2015 Comments(7)

This article, from the Chinese media, claims that Chinese students who study overseas find it difficult to reintegrate into Chinese society. The article also suggests that it is different for overseas returnees to find jobs because of their weak personal ...... Read More>>

Restaurant Nightmares: Argument Between Chefs Turns Into Full-On Kitchen Scuffle Hot

Aug 16, 2015 Comments(3)

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in restaurants in China? It turns out that chefs are extremely territorial about their dishes, and sensitive! In this story two chefs got into a physical fight after an argument over a dish. ... Read More>>

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

Aug 11, 2015 Comments(9)

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>>

Chinese Media: The Dangers of Hiring Illegal Foreign Teachers Hot

Aug 05, 2015 Comments(54)

Many English training centers in China hire “black market,” or illegal teachers during the busy summer season. These teachers have no qualifications or experience. Some even have criminal records or are sex offenders back in their home countries. ... Read More>>

China's “Pengci” Problem: Woman Throws Herself Under Car in Dangerous Scam Hot

Jul 30, 2015 Comments(14)

Recently, an old man in Sichuan tried to blame students for his accident after he fell. Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens far too often in China these days, and a rather extreme case occurred last week in Xiaogan, Hubei. ... Read More>>

Shanghai #1, Beijing #7: What Are the Happiest Cities in China? Hot

Jul 29, 2015 Comments(16)

Alipay has teamed up with a number of Chinese Internet companies to determine which Chinese cities are the happiest. The companies collected data in a number of fields including pollution levels, traffic, ease of living, and social life in a certain city. ... Read More>>

Woman Hoping for Green Card Marriage Sues Dating Company for Not Delivering Hot

Jul 23, 2015 Comments(10)

Divorced middle-aged women in China often have the same dream: find a foreign boyfriend online and marry him for a green card. However, after spending 28,800 Yuan on a dating service, Zou decided to sue the dating company in a Shanghai court. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Introduce Visas on Arrival, Paths to Permanent Residency for Top Talent Hot

Jul 20, 2015 Comments(11)

The Shanghai government will reduce the conditions necessary for expats to obtain permanent residency, and simplify the application procedure for permanent residency. Shanghai will also expand the scope of the R Visa meant for high-level personnel. ... Read More>>

Man Extorted By Beijing Prostitute for 10,000 Yuan Tip, Too Embarrassed to Call Police Hot

Jul 16, 2015 Comments(14)

A man was blackmailed by a prostitute for a 10,000 Yuan tip and threatened by a thug who said he would report the man to the police for hiring the prostitute if he did not pay up. ... Read More>>

What Does it Take to Be Middle Class in China? Hot

Jul 15, 2015 Comments(24)

The term “middle class,” gets thrown around quite a bit when we talk about China's rapid economic development. This article cites a specific survey by Ipsos that defines how much Chinese families need to earn to be considered middle class. ... Read More>>

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

Jul 09, 2015 Comments(16)

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>>

Con-Women Seduce Shenzhen Businessmen, Trick Them Out of Millions Hot

Jul 08, 2015 Comments(15)

Several successful Shenzhen businessmen were duped by a group of beautiful women who scammed them out of millions of Yuan and disappeared, according to Shenzhen media reports. One woman ran off with 2.74 million Yuan after a flash marriage. ... Read More>>

Fuzhou Officials Sacked in Tea House Sex-Tape Scandal Hot

Jul 06, 2015 Comments(13)

Three Fuzhou officials were recently fired after being implicated in a sex-tape bribery scandal. This article, translated from QQ News, gives details on the sex scandal and evolving case against 22 officials and their blackmailers. ... Read More>>

Degrees for Sale: The Fight Against Fake Universities in China Hot

Jun 30, 2015 Comments(14)

In China, a land of fake watches, and fake designer sunglasses, fake universities are a continuing issue. A fake university is an uncredited institute that hands diplomas to students for cash or scams students into enrolling. ... Read More>>

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

Jun 29, 2015 Comments(10)

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>>

Tsinghua is Coming to America: University Partners with UW for Tech Grad School Hot

Jun 25, 2015 Comments(19)

Tsinghua University will open a groundbreaking branch in the U.S. next year as part of a partnership with the University of Washington. Tsinghua will be the first Chinese university to open an institute in the United States. ... Read More>>

Analyze, Not Memorize? Chinese Student Struggles in U.S. Chinese Language Class Hot

Jun 17, 2015 Comments(22)

What happens when Chinese international students enroll in Chinese classes at U.S. universities for an easy A? Not exactly what you'd expect. One group of Chinese friends decided to take a Chinese class one semester. They all thought that it would be easy. ... Read More>>

The Perfect Match? Post on Marriage Between Chinese Men and Russian Women Goes Viral in Russia Hot

Jun 16, 2015 Comments(35)

An advertisement sponsored by a Russian state-run newspaper and a Chinese state-run broadcaster on Chinese men marrying Russian women recently went viral on Russian social media. However, the advertisement was merely a “discussion topic,” for young Chinese...... Read More>>

China Wants to Make Getting a Green Card Less Impossible for Foreigners Hot

Jun 11, 2015 Comments(40)

Have you ever met a foreigner who has a permanent residence card in China? These expats are few and far between, but the Chinese government hopes to change this in order to attract “top foreign talent.” ... Read More>>

A Story of Survival: “Eastern Star” Passenger Speaks Hot

Jun 10, 2015 Comments(18)

A survivor from the “Eastern Star,” disaster from Shanghai has begun to speak to the press about what happened that night. This article tells the story of Hu Jianyue, a 54 year old man who was able to swim to safety. ... Read More>>

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