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China is Not Among the World’s Healthiest Countries

Despite its relatively advanced health care system, China was ranked 92nd out of 188 countries in the United Nation’s recent study on global health. The ten-year study measured a number of factors which, unfortunately for China, included air and water quality and its effects on a nation’s population. Read more>>

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Young Students Chase the New Chinese Dream by Studying Overseas


This translated article examines the recent surge in study abroad students from China, and concludes that China cannot call itself a real global power until students compete for spots in Chinese universities rather than foreign ones. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Pilot New Work Permit System for Foreigners


China is overhauling its work permit system for foreigners starting in Shanghai. The new system places foreign workers in three categories: A, B and C. It may be much more difficult in the future for those without work experience or advanced certifications ...... Read More>>

5,000 British High School Students to Start Intensive Mandarin Course


The British government has created a new intensive program for high school students to learn Mandarin. 5,000 students in 15 high schools will study Mandarin eight hours a week. ... Read More>>

Black Cab Driver Calls Student a Traitor for Helping Lost Foreigner HOT


Have you ever been ripped off by a black cab in China? A young student in Shaanxi recently saved a lost foreign man from being cheated by a black cab. The cab driver was extremely angry at her and called her a traitor for taking away his business. ... Read More>>

Chinafornia Here We Come: State Sees Record Investments from China in 2016


Chinese investment in the United States this year has become larger than ever before. The growth rate of Chinese investments has had many joking that California has actually become Chinafornia. ... Read More>>

22 Years Later, Chinese-American Adoptee Thanks Beijing Police Officer Who Found Her as a Baby


This translated article reports on an emotional story of a young Chinese-American woman who was abandoned as a baby in Beijing and rescued by a local police officer. She was adopted by a family in the United States, and returned to China as a young woman to ...... Read More>>

Jiangsu is China’s Wealthiest Province in Terms of Per Capita GDP


Guangdong is widely known as China’s wealthiest province. However, this article claims that per capita GDP is actually a better indicator of wealth. Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Inner Mongolia all have a higher per capita GDP than Guangdong. ... Read More>>

Lessons in Juche: What Is It Like to Study Abroad in North Korea?


A number of Chinese students currently attend university in North Korea. This translated article profiles a Chinese student from He Feng who attended university in the DPRK for five years. ... Read More>>

The 5 Types of Chinese Youth You Will Meet in Beijing


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>>

Russia is the Hottest New Destination for Chinese Tourists


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>>

Two Beijingers Have Bad Experiences with Uber Drivers


Uber has become a staple in Beijing as a cheap and convenient alternative to taxis. However, the number of Uber horror stories have begun to pile up in China. Here are two examples of how a bad Uber can really ruin your evening. ... Read More>>

British Teen Founds SpecialName.cn to Give English Names to Chinese Newborns HOT


We all have Chinese friends, colleagues or students with questionable English names. A British teenager has created a website to help Chinese parents find appropriate English names for their newborns. The site has already named more than 220,000 Chinese ...... Read More>>

What’s Up with Chinese Food in the United States? A Chinese Perspective


What do Chinese think of Chinese food in the United States? Most Chinese people would not recognize any of the dishes found at a Panda Express or a local American Chinese restaurant. ... Read More>>

University Student and English Teacher Ordered to Divorce by Shanghai Court after Flash Marriage HOT


A foreign man and Chinese woman were ordered to divorce by a Shanghai court. They had gotten married after only two weeks of knowing each other, and there were signs that the man had coerced or harassed the young woman into marriage. ... Read More>>

Will China Reduce Pension Contribution Rates to Lower Manufacturing Costs?


China is currently struggling to compete with Southeast Asian countries in the global labor market. To solve this, the government plans to reduce pension rates for Chinese workers in order to make the nation’s manufacturing sector more competitive. ... Read More>>

6 Chinese Airports Included in VariFlight’s Airport Connectivity Index


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>>

Extramarital Affairs in China: The Key to a Modern Marriage? HOT


In the recent past, having a mistress, or ‘xiaosan’ as they’re called in Chinese, has been a popular trend among men who take part in affairs outside of their marriage. Is it the pursuit of love or just mindless sex? ... Read More>>

How to Register Your Phone for China’s New Real-Name Requirement HOT


It looks like the new law requiring real-name registration for cell phone plans is real after all! China’s major carriers recently announced that all plans will now require the user to sign up using real-name registration. ... Read More>>

Chengdu Woman Buys Matchmaking Service Before Reading the Fine Print


A woman in Chengdu was tricked by a matchmaking company into purchasing an expensive membership. However, when she read the fine print, she realized those profiles were most likely fake and did not represent actual men the company had available for her. ... Read More>>

Which International Destinations Are Most Popular with Chinese Tourists? HOT


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>>

12 Traffic Violations that Will Cost You Your Chinese Drivers’ License


China’s driver’s licenses run on a point system in which different violations can cost different amounts of points. Here are the 12 violations that will cost you 12 points–your entire license. ... Read More>>

Loan-Sharks Accept Naked Photos as Collateral for Female College Students HOT


Loan-sharks are now accepting naked photos as collateral damage for female college students and female professionals. If the woman cannot pay, the photos are copied and hundreds a day are sold on QQ. ... Read More>>

The 10 Cities in China with the Highest GDP HOT


This translated articles lists the cities with the highest GDP in the first quarter of 2016 in China and examines each city’s economic growth rate. Shanghai had the largest GDP followed by Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Suzhou, Chengdu, ...... Read More>>

Young Chinese Forgo Traditional Workplace for Bigger Dreams HOT


Young Chinese graduates are heading out into the workforce, but may face a bit of a wake-up call. They hope to get funding for their own startups, work at jobs with flextime and other soft benefits, and while being the most attractive person in the office. ... Read More>>

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