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Trending in China (Part II): Nose Picking, Cancer Strawberries, and Road Rage

May 18, 2015

Even the most blasé among us are surprised from time to time, reading the news in China. And the widespread penetration of social media in China sure helps to spread the word. Here are the questionable occurrences that are currently trending. ... Read More>>

No Zuo No Die: It's OK to Be A Little Crazy

May 13, 2015

China is the best incubator for all the inconceivable shenanigans that we witness or experience every day. Locals have seen some epic fails by people here trying to challenge the borderline, so they coined a special phrase: no zuo no die. ... Read More>>

5 Reasons Why Foreigners Come Work in China Hot

May 07, 2015

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>>

Why Isn't My Child Fluent Already? How Chinese Parents and Schools See Foreign Teachers Hot

May 01, 2015

In my previous article on perception of foreign teachers, I felt there was a giant hole missing: the perception of foreign teachers by the very people who actually pay for the service, whose money pumps through this ever-expanding industry. ... Read More>>

Trending in China: What Chinese Netizens are Talking About These Days Hot

Apr 29, 2015

What stories have been recently trending on the Chinese internet? The sheer volume of Netizens ensures that there is no shortage of talking points in a nation where nothing escapes the scrutiny of the online world. ... Read More>>

Real Estate Showdown: Beijing Hutongs vs Shanghai Lane Houses Hot

Apr 28, 2015

The hutongs of Beijing and the lilong lane houses of Shanghai are the most iconic architectural housing styles in their respective cities. However, the two both have advantages and disadvantages: which style of housing is better suited for foreigners? ... Read More>>

Honey, Will You Fake Divorce Me? Examining China's Culture of Fakes Hot

Apr 27, 2015

China has actually raised its mastery of counterfeit products to a whole new level, as of 2013. Aside from fake Armani bags and fake Converse sneakers, one of the biggest fake products in China is now fake divorce. ... Read More>>

New Business Connections Await: Free Trip to Fujian for Motor and Electronics Expo

Apr 23, 2015

Interested in traveling to beautiful Fujian? Currently work in trade or business in the field of electric machinery? Looking to explore new business opportunities? Sign up for a free tour to visit an exposition and investment fair!... Read More>>

Exploring Netizen Slang: What is a “Green Tea Bitch?” Hot

Apr 22, 2015

Green tea has always had the reputation for being clean, pure, quiet and sophisticated. The Netizen created, “green tea bitch,” on the other hand, pretends to be pure and innocent, but in fact is manipulative and calculating. ... Read More>>

The Joke’s on You: Differences in American and Chinese Humor Hot

Apr 20, 2015

Joe Wong is a Chinese national who moved to the US—following a brief stint as a chemical engineer in Texas—to become a stand-up comedian. Honing his craft since the early aughts, Wong achieved the funnyman equivalent of the American Dream nearly a decade ...... Read More>>

Should the World Fear Chinese Soft Power? Hot

Apr 15, 2015

In America and across the world, Confucius Institutes are building bridges to share knowledge about the history, culture and language of a rising world power which has been in the shadows. ... Read More>>

Angry Face, Watermelon, Peace Sign! The Rise of Emojis in the East and West Hot

Apr 13, 2015

Emojis range from the prosaic to the whimsical – and like just about everything else, they’re a product of culture. Emoticons are different in Eastern and Western cultures: the way they look, the way we use them, and some of the crazier creations. ... Read More>>

Beginners Guide to Dating in China Hot

Apr 08, 2015

If you’re single, new to China and plan on being here for a while, the issue of dating a Chinese partner will inevitably arise. Here are some things you should know before you start dating in China, so you and your Chinese partner don’t have too many ...... Read More>>

Losers Back Home? Perceptions of English Teachers in China Hot

Apr 06, 2015

Let’s face it, English teachers in China are not exactly viewed as people who have been a major success in life. Often the subject of diatribes on many an anonymous internet forum, it’s time to look at why these perceptions exist. ... Read More>>

8 Must-Try Chinese Dishes You Might Not Know About Hot

Apr 01, 2015

We’ve put together this list to help newcomers to China find a variety of delicious, but less famous meals. A few of them are well-known locally, but not world famous. Others are from less traveled regions. ... Read More>>

5 Important Differences Between Beijing and Shanghai Expats Hot

Mar 30, 2015

The differences between Beijing and Shanghai are night and day, and the same can be said about the expats residing in them. ... Read More>>

Learning Curves: Alternative Education in China Hot

Mar 25, 2015

Issues with Chinese mainstream education has many parents flocking towards alternative options. A number of parents send their children overseas to study, however a few other alternatives are popular as well. ... Read More>>

All Aboard!: How to Buy Train Tickets on WeChat Hot

Mar 23, 2015

Beat the rush at the ticket windows and book your train tickets effortlessly through WeChat instead. Here are step by step guidelines for those with shaky Chinese to help you navigate the world of WeChat ticket buying. ... Read More>>

How to Use WeChat to Painlessly Top-Up Your Phone Hot

Mar 18, 2015

It used to be that you had to buy a physical top-up card from a street vendor or store to recharge your phone. Now you can do it on WeChat once you’ve setup online payments! ... Read More>>

A-Z Guide to Navigating a Chinese Pharmacy Hot

Mar 16, 2015

Getting sick in China can be quite inconvenient, but that doesn’t mean we should refrain from seeking proper medical treatment. While Chinese pharmacies may seem daunting with all the mysterious elixirs and concoctions, they can actually prove to be very ...... Read More>>

Settling Down in China? Understanding The Chinese Spousal Visa Hot

Mar 11, 2015

Most foreigners who have spent a little longer in China know about the stress and hassle associated with attaining the proper paperwork for longer-term stays. However, marrying a Chinese person is not necessarily the golden ticket to a stress-free, ...... Read More>>

Clean Drinking Water in China: Is it Possible? Hot

Mar 09, 2015

Faced with widespread water and ground pollution, it’s important for everyone living in China to know what they’re dealing with and how to deal with it. Luckily, there are options to ensure a safe and clean supply of drinking water. ... Read More>>

Xi Jinping: The Governance Of China Hot

Mar 04, 2015

Tom Watkins discusses Xi Jinping’s book The Governance of China, a collection of 79 speeches and directives given by the Chairman since he came into power in November 2012. ... Read More>>

Chasing the China Dream: How to Find a Good Job in China Hot

Feb 26, 2015

As the country continues to open up to international trade, jobs are a-plenty for foreigners in many different fields. Here we list some tips and tricks for finding a good job in your field in China. ... Read More>>

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