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China English Teaching Horror Stories

Jun 28, 2017 Comments(48)

Teaching English in China can be a risky venture, especially for inexperienced teachers who might fall victim to the more unscrupulous schools and administrators out there. Here we take a look at several horror stories which should illustrate what can happen when innocent English teachers fall into the wrong hands. ...Read more>>

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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>>

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>>

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>>

Dealing with Negative Stereotypes of Cross-Cultural Dating HOT

Dec 26, 2016 Comments(175)

Bowie, Iggy or Bo-ggy combo ran the boozy argument. My friends and I were debating who penned the track 'China Girl'. A quick internet search later and we were none the clearer. The mysterious algorithms and search bots, which are supposed to know our wants ...... Read More>>

The Most Lucrative Jobs for Foreigners in China HOT

Dec 21, 2016

Given the China’s colossal population, foreigners must tailor their career options to the work available here. We’ve prepared a short guide to the types of work available for English speakers in China, using data from eChinaJOBS.com. ... Read More>>

5 Reasons Why Foreigners Come Work in China HOT

Dec 20, 2016 Comments(35)

Talk to any group of assorted foreigners in China and you’re bound to hear a different “China story” from every single one. We've looked at some of the reasons foreigners choose to come and work in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. ... Read More>>

Best Universities for Foreigners in China HOT

Dec 13, 2016 Comments(2)

China is one of the most popular places in the world for international students. Listed below is the eChinacities list of best universities for foreigners in China. ... Read More>>

The World’s Most Interesting Chinatowns Outside of Asia HOT

Dec 07, 2016

The Chinese can be found at just about any corner of the planet, and wherever they go their culture is preserved through that most essential of ingredients to any cosmopolitan city. The Chinatown. ... Read More>>

Workplace Face Off: Chinese vs. Foreign Employees HOT

Dec 05, 2016 Comments(71)

Over the last few years, China has seen an influx of foreign talent wanting to gain experience in the world’s fastest growing economy, explore China and its culture, and take some time away from life at home, if only for a year or two. As the ...... Read More>>

Language Learning Tips for Chinese Newbies

Dec 01, 2016

If you’ve just moved to China or are looking to jump-start your language learning, YCIS Beijing Secondary School Chinese Curriculum Coordinator Jessica Sun have some essential tips that will make sure you’re learning the right way. ... Read More>>

China’s Top 5 Lower Tier Cities For Expats to Live HOT

Nov 29, 2016 Comments(3)

Life in the big city is exhausting and expensive at times, but never fear. We’ve prepared a list of some of the best lower tier cities to live so that you know where to head when its time to uproot. ... Read More>>

Overcrowding in China: The Cons are Obvious, What About the Pros? HOT

Nov 28, 2016 Comments(6)

The word ‘crowded’ takes on a whole new meaning during national holidays in China. Seas of pedestrians, jam-packed buses and subways, and stand still traffic jams are everywhere. Complaints come in every year from all over China so can anything good be ...... Read More>>

Beijing’s Havens from the Modern World: Life in the Hutongs HOT

Nov 23, 2016 Comments(2)

Beijing’s hutongs have been a staple of the city’s culture for centuries. Their distinctive architectural style and contrast to the bustling city around them have endeared them to tourists and residents alike, but are they for everybody? ... Read More>>

Top 5 Viral Videos in China 2016 HOT

Nov 21, 2016 Comments(5)

2016 is nearly over and while its been a fantastic year for viral videos in virtually all corners of the world, here are a few of our favourite viral videos from China in 2016. ... Read More>>

Freelancing Foreigners: Making Some Extra Mao HOT

Nov 15, 2016 Comments(6)

Many see China as the new land of opportunity. Certainly there is a lot of money to be made here, and the job prospects are great. If you’re interested, here are some of the best options available to you. ... Read More>>

A More Western China? 4 Areas Where the West Has Impacted China HOT

Nov 14, 2016 Comments(13)

One can hardly sum up the influence of the West on China in just a few words, but we certainly can’t deny that a role has been played. The following list covers some key ways in which foreign influence can be seen in modern-day China. ... Read More>>

The Pleasures of Home after Life in China HOT

Nov 08, 2016 Comments(7)

The ‘reverse culture shock’ that is said to affect foreigners on return home from China is a well known phenomena, but how does life in China expand our appreciation for life at home? ... Read More>>

How to Contact the Police in China and When to Do It HOT

Nov 07, 2016 Comments(13)

Whether you've spent a short time in China or years here, you have probably picked up that there is little violent crime or murder. Despite the spate of stabbings in recent years, such attacks are still extremely rare events. However, if you plan to live ...... Read More>>

5 Ways to Win Over Your Chinese Boss HOT

Oct 31, 2016 Comments(21)

Chinese bosses have been alternately characterized as authoritarians and as consensus people. Heavy-handed and soft. That is in part because there are different kinds of bosses, and in part because Chinese culture can throw off our sense of what kind of a ...... Read More>>

China’s Shenzhou 11 Blasts Off HOT

Oct 27, 2016 Comments(1)

China’s sixth manned space mission has been launched and this is set to be its longest mission yet, but how what does this mission mean for China and the rest of the world? ... Read More>>

Expats in China: What Lessons Do They Take Away? HOT

Oct 26, 2016 Comments(26)

The introduction of green card system in 2004 marked a tangible shift in China’s relationship with expatriates, opening the door for visitors to become permanent residents. To figure out how new expatriates have adapted to life in China, I interviewed four. ... Read More>>

How to use the eChinacities job site HOT

Oct 24, 2016 Comments(4)

A short, practical guide on how to use China’s leading job site for foreigners. ... Read More>>

The Top 5 Most Notoriously Abandoned Places in China HOT

Oct 19, 2016 Comments(4)

China has become somewhat infamous for the abandoned sites left strewn throughout the country in its rush towards urban development. Some of the eerie destinations listed below take the prize as the top five most notoriously abandoned places in China. ... Read More>>

5 Stereotypes of Chinese (that only people who haven't lived in China believe) HOT

Oct 18, 2016 Comments(26)

Before moving to China, I had certain thoughts in place about Chinese people as a whole. From personal interactions to movies to that brief chapter on Chinese history in high school, a vague picture of a polite, quiet people took shape. And let's not forget ...... Read More>>

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