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The Top 5 Most Notoriously Abandoned Places in China


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


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>>

Foreigner Vs Chinese Tradition: Relationship Roles in a Chinese Family


In China, family roles are still relatively traditional. While it is common for both men and women to work outside the home, when it comes to breadwinning, housework, and childrearing, China tends to fall in line with long standing gender roles. The man ...... Read More>>

Actually Useful Language Guides: How to Curse in Chinese


Since we are in China, it is good to know how the locals release their daily frustrations – maybe their swearwords will turn out to be more effective than the one you've been using! ... Read More>>

Vying for Control – 5 Common “Chinese Girlfriend Problems” HOT


So, you're in trouble with your girlfriend again. Odds are, if you've been in a relationship with a Chinese girl, you've said or done something at least once that had you suddenly apologizing profusely, with your best Chinese, to a locked door, a stone ...... Read More>>

When to Hold Your Tongue: The Importance of Respecting “Face”


If you want to get along with Chinese locals, the #1 rule is never cause anyone to “lose face” by pointing out their mistakes. Even if you do it by accident, it will be an infraction not likely to be forgiven. ... Read More>>

Most Common English Teaching Job Scams in China: What to Avoid HOT


Teaching English in China can be a great way to experience the country while gaining experience in a field that’s expanding rapidly. But it’s also an industry riddled with scams. For the uninitiated, here are some tips to help you find a legitimate, legal ...... Read More>>

The Path Less Trodden: 8 Alternative Reasons People Visit China


According to the words of Mao’s Little Red Book, true manhood can only be attained by taking a trip to the Great Wall of China. But what if you decide that you want to stray from the places every other tourist has been? ... Read More>>

8 Bizarre Chinese Foods and How to Eat Them HOT


Whether you've just arrived in China or are considered an old timer, chances are you still run into certain foods that make you do a double take. Here are some delicacies that will most likely give you pause and a few tips on how to approach them – if ...... Read More>>

From Polluted Air to Toxic Tea: 5 Health Threats in China HOT


Everyone knows that China’s pollution poses a health threat. Here, we look at some of the more common ones that give cause for concern and some of the lesser-known risks you should consider paying attention to. ... Read More>>

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China You Must Visit HOT


China has a total of 47 UNESCO World heritage sites but hectic schedules and other obligations means that often we don’t get to see past the side of China lined by concrete and steel bars. Here are five you absolutely must visit. ... Read More>>

4 Major Differences Between Rural and Urban China HOT


China is a miscellaneous patchwork of Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan), Autonomous Regions (Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Guangxi) and 25 other ...... Read More>>

5 Guilty Pleasures in China Expats Secretly Enjoy HOT


Being so firmly nestled in our foreign roosts here, we eat sub-par pizza, and delicately spit food into napkins instead of on the table. It’s all part of being an expat in China. However, it’s important to remember some of the baser pleasures that flourish...... Read More>>

Does China's Materialistic Image Really Represent Most Chinese? HOT


Broadly speaking, China’s materialistic image and its love affair with modernization are hard to deny. But is it really fair to assume that “average” Chinese people all pine after the latest gadgets or care only about getting their hands on a designer ...... Read More>>

3 Cheap Travel Websites for Booking Your Summer Holiday From China HOT


One of the advantages of living in China is the ability to use the country as a springboard for travelling around the rest of Asia on a budget. We take a look at some price comparison websites, what they offer and how they compare. ... Read More>>

“Naked Resignation”: Following Your Feet Out The Office HOT


These days, more and more Chinese men and women are taken part in the new “naked resignation” phenomenon that is the envy of many of their peers. And those that aren’t, are dreaming of it. ... Read More>>

China Expat Stereotypes: What Do People Back Home Think of You? HOT


My family hated my decision to move to China. In their minds, it was the most ridiculous, off-the-wall, absurd thing someone would ever want to do. Consequently, I found myself falling victim to some of the many expat stereotypes that exist and it wasn’t a ...... Read More>>

China’s Youth Hostel Culture: Younger Than its Customers HOT


Whilst youth hostelling has been a cheap and reliable way for people to acquire accommodation for over a century, the first hostel in China only opened in 1998. But what you trade in luxury you gain in terms of a vibrant social scene, local knowledge from ...... Read More>>

How To: Avoid Employment Scams in China HOT


China scams. We all know ’em. The legendary tea house ruse, the note-switching barman, the dodgy taxi driver… But there’s a whole dark world of employment skulduggery out there too, which can be far more damaging than getting forced into buying a rip-off ...... Read More>>

Five Ways that Parents Can Hurt their Children's English Learning Development HOT


Most foreigners in China at some point taught english, be it professionally or not. In most cases, when teaching children, we had to deal with some of those five mistakes parents make towards their children that may impede their english development. ... Read More>>

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


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>>

Expats Who Don’t Learn Mandarin Find it Hard to Succeed in China HOT


Expats in China are held back by language barriers and TutorMing seeks to provide a way out. TutorMing’s findings show that expats with basic Mandarin language proficiency are more content with their personal lives in China. ... Read More>>

5 Things I’ve Learned About China That I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self HOT


I recently celebrated my three-year anniversary here in China and it prompted a fair amount of soul searching. I started to wonder what I’d learned from my time here in China and what I wished I could have told myself three years ago. ... Read More>>

I’ve Lost My Train Ticket in China! What Should I Do? HOT


What to do if you lose your train ticket. ... Read More>>

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