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5 Fascinating Chinese Customs and Traditions That Will Blow Your Mind

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In China, tradition is everywhere you look. Many of these traditions have spanned centuries, some even thousands of years, and are deeply rooted in Chinese culture. Some traditions are unremarkable, others however are mind blowing. ... Read More>>

Is There a Growing Wave of Nationalism in China?

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From harassing Olympians and nationalistic hip hop groups, to boycotting foreign brands and smashing iPhones, recent events may indicate that there is a growing wave of nationalism sweeping through the Middle Kingdom. ... Read More>>

Teaching Tips: How to Survive Your First ESL Class

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Walking into the classroom to teach your first class is nerve-racking no matter the amount of training you have had. As a new teacher in China, you can expect to be thrown into the classroom unprepared and expected to teach right off the bat. ... Read More>>

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ Stereotype

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Pretty much on a daily basis I feel someone not-so-slyly staring or double-glancing at me and my Hong Kong boyfriend holding hands. So what’s the deal here? ... Read More>>

How to Successfully Switch ESL Jobs in China HOT

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Having spent a fair amount of time in the English teaching trenches, I know that switching teaching jobs can be stressful at best and a dejected plane ride back home at worst. Nevertheless, changing schools can be done with minimal complications. What ...... Read More>>

6 Lucrative Job Alternatives to Teaching in China HOT

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Photo: york.ac.uk Twenty years ago, when China was first developing, foreigners were offered high paying jobs with a bevy of other incentives to help promote Chinese companies. Then, as more and more Chinese workers became skilled in various high-level ...... Read More>>

Five Events in Chinese History (That Every Laowai Should Know About) HOT

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

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