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Tips for Drinking Safe, Clean Water in China HOT

Mar 18, 2017 Comments(5)

320 million people are without access to clean water in China, which is not surprising, given the rapid industrialization and urbanization. But what is being done about it? This article will help you to better understand the environment and also offer ...... Read More>>

Language Wars: English-Speaking Chinese Person Meets Mandarin-Speaking Foreigner HOT

Mar 20, 2017 Comments(2)

There exists a so called ‘language war’ in which a Westerner is keen to display his or her hard-to-gain Mandarin skills while the Chinese person is every bit as enthusiastic about speaking English to them. So, what tactics can you use to achieve your goal?... Read More>>

9 Potentially Exasperating / Embarrassing Moments to Avoid in China HOT

Mar 23, 2017 Comments(47)

China, although simply a different country, can often feel like a different planet if you don’t know what to expect. The culture and customs here are often vastly different from those outside (or even inside!) Asia. For the uninitiated, here are nine ...... Read More>>

Don’t be that Guy! The 6 Weirdest Laowai in China HOT

Mar 07, 2017 Comments(10)

China is full of all kinds of laowai and some of them are just plain weird. Here is a list of the 6 weirdest types of foreigners in China. ... Read More>>

Office Craziness in China (Part 2) HOT

Mar 04, 2017 Comments(8)

Sarah is back to her old tricks in Part 2 of this teacher’s highly awaited second blog post. Are your colleagues in China this conniving? I hope not! Check on Spongebob’s story about their recent experiences as a TA. ... Read More>>

A Guide to Common Chinese Phrases in the ESL Classroom

Mar 16, 2017 Comments(2)

ESL classrooms should always be English language only, but in the early learning stages, children and adults occasionally rely on their mother tongue as a crutch. Knowing some of the common phrases they use can help teachers correct them. ... Read More>>

Shanghai to Be the Next Silicone Valley?

Mar 08, 2017 Comments(2)

A recent survey by KPMG indicates that Shanghai may be the next Silicon Valley. Could it be true? ... Read More>>

Made in China 2.0: Innovation not Replication

Mar 27, 2017 Comments(3)

21st century China isn’t necessarily synonymous with fakes anymore. Welcome to the world of Made in China 2.0, a new brand of Chinese innovation, not replication. ... Read More>>

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