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7 Common Scams in China and How to Avoid Them

May 24, 2017 Comments(1)

Although China is relatively safe compared to other countries, there are still dangers. City life is never 100% crime-free – there are pickpockets, unscrupulous shop owners, and dodgy taxi drivers everywhere. Here are some common scams you might encounter in China, and how to stay one step ahead. Read more>>

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All the Single Ladies! Why Does China’s “Leftover Women” Phenomenon Exist? HOT

May 23, 2017 Comments(1)

China’s notorious “leftover women” are the lucky ladies who’ve reached the age of 27, but have not yet married. Why are these ladies being set apart? Why don’t men want them? In a land with a male dominated gender imbalance, how can this be happening? ...... Read More>>

I’m Sure It’ll be Fine: Street Food and Food Safety Standards in China HOT

Apr 27, 2017 Comments(1)

Street food is more than just a way to fill one’s stomach in China; it is an integral part of the food culture. And despite Chengguan, food scandals and ever tighter restrictions getting in their way, street food vendors continue. The public just can’t say...... Read More>>

Same Name, Different Game: 5 Ugly Facets of the Chinese Workplace HOT

Apr 26, 2017 Comments(7)

It doesn't take sharp observational skills to notice that China is a very, very different place from whence you came. It doesn't matter where you're from – I happen to come from America, and so use this as a baseline for my own experience – China is ...... Read More>>

What’s in a Name? Foreigners in China with a Chinese Name HOT

May 17, 2017 Comments(4)

Our names are the stamps of our identity, especially for the Chinese. So why is it that many Chinese themselves – especially those who immigrate – find the need to re-name themselves? Here, one British writer of Chinese descent recounts her experiences of ...... Read More>>

Biting the Bullet: Going to the Dentist in China HOT

May 08, 2017 Comments(8)

Going to the dentist in China is possible, and this is the complete expat’s guide to surviving that first foreign dentist visit, whether you want to get a professional clean, or definitely feel a cavity coming on. ... Read More>>

Communication Chaos: 5 Ways to Keep from Losing Your Mind in China HOT

May 03, 2017 Comments(4)

China is a very exciting country to be in for various reasons. For most foreigners, you’ve come for business, work or travel. Even though you've got so many tasks on your list, there remains one thing you can’t afford to botch: communication. ... Read More>>

Things Travellers Don’t Know About China, but Should HOT

May 11, 2017 Comments(2)

For many people, China is a land of mystery. So many years behind the Bamboo Curtain gave it an air of the unknown, and even thirty years after the re-opening, it still holds a certain allure to intrepid travellers. Whether you're coming here as a visitor, ...... Read More>>

Lost in Mistranslation

May 10, 2017 Comments(2)

After nine years in China, my Chinese still isn’t very good. The main reason, I think, is the lack of incentive... ... Read More>>

Top 7 Financial Tips for Expats in China

May 18, 2017 Comments(5)

Being away from your homeland has its advantages, but it also most certainly has disadvantages. As a financial advisor, one of the biggest problems I see with foreigners living in China lays in the realm of finance. This isn’t necessarily due to not making ...... Read More>>

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