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

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 China. Read more>>

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

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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>>

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

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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>>

Making the Grade: China’s New Foreigner Visa System

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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>>

Investment Worries: Can Northeastern and Western China Catch Up?

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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>>

Are China’s Taxes Hurting Its Manufacturing Industry?

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>>

The 9 Most Developed Mega Cities in China

Which cities in China are the most economically developed? This translated article lists China’s nine largest and most developed cities. The author includes each city’s population and per capita GDP. ... Read More>>

The Best Companies to Work for in China

Zhaopin, China’s largest career platform, recently announced its annual rankings of employers in Mainland China. The company surveyed more than nine thousand companies in partnership with Peking University’s China Social Science Research Center. ... Read More>>

What Are China’s Future First-Tier Cities?

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China’s second-tier cities are catching up the “Big 4” first-tier cities. Which second-tier cities will become first-tier cities in the near future? This author predicts that Hangzhou, Tianjin, Wuhan, and Suzhou have the best chances of being first-tier ...... Read More>>

China’s Workforce is Aging: How Can an Economic Decline Be Prevented?

The “China Human Capital Report 2016” shows that China’s labor force is aging, and may cause the nation’s economic growth to decline with in next fifteen years. China must increase its birthrate in order to have enough human capital for economic growth. ...... Read More>>

Do Expats Understand Chinese Women? The Truth Behind the Stereotypes

This translated article claims that Chinese women often stay in loveless or abusive marriages to avoid being an older divorcee. Chinese women have strict conditions for marriage because getting married is a huge gamble for young women. Divorced women have a ...... Read More>>

Envious No More: An Overseas Returnee Praises China

Overseas returnees in China often receive negative coverage in the Chinese press. However, this particular returnee has written an article about their appreciation for their home country and its rapid development over the past decade. ... Read More>>

German Companies in China Unsure about Future Prospects

Many German companies in China saw their profits decline this year and are worried about their economic prospects for the future. Concerns include air pollution, rising labor costs, and unpredictable policy. However, most German companies in China have no ...... Read More>>

Daimler Executive Fired After Yelling “All Chinese Are Bastards” During Parking Quarrel HOT

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A heated incident in Beijing has made international headlines this week. An executive from German auto-maker Daimler (which owns Mercedes-Benz) was fired after yelling “All Chinese are bastards!” during an argument over a parking spot in Shunyi district. ... Read More>>

Ten Year Legal Battle in China Over Trump Trademark Still Unresolved

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United States president-elect Donald Trump has been involved in a legal battle over the TRUMP trademark in China for almost ten years. Trump was rejected for the trademark after a Chinese man applied for it 14 days before his company did. ... Read More>>

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

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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>>

Nine Ways to keep Healthy While Drinking HOT

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Drinking is hard to avoid. Especially in China, where ritualized drinking culture recently killed one official and put another in a coma. Drinking a proper amount is good for the health – and as a recent study shows, wealth and education as well -- while ...... Read More>>

Is the HSK Level 6 Test Too Difficult? Foreign Test Takers Seem to Think So HOT

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The HSK test, which is proof of one’s Chinese proficiency, can be taken in various levels with each level more difficult than the next. Recently, the HSK 6 – a notoriously difficult-to-pass level – has come under fire for being too difficult. But are the ...... Read More>>

Why Do Chinese People Want Trump to Get Elected? HOT

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Who do the Chinese prefer in the upcoming U.S. presidential election- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? This author claims that while academics and think tank experts prefer Clinton, many ordinary Chinese and government officials are Trump fans. ... Read More>>

China’s Parachute Children: Studying Abroad Without Parental Guidance

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There are thousands of Chinese primary and secondary school students living abroad without their families in order to study at a foreign school. The author of the article questions whether young students should be given so much freedom with so little ...... Read More>>

China Still Doesn’t Measure Up: Minister Says It Will Take Decades to Shift to Service Economy HOT

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Minister of Industry and Informational Technology Miao Wei recently said that China is at least 30 years from such a shift. The author of this article agrees that China is far from its competitors in terms of high-end manufacturing- a necessary component to ...... Read More>>

China is Not Among the World’s Healthiest Countries

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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 ...... Read More>>

Young Students Chase the New Chinese Dream by Studying Overseas

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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 HOT

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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

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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>>

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