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Conquer China: Become a Schwarzman Scholar

Aug 27, 2015 Comments(8)

A game-changer took place recently when American financier Stephen A. Schwarzman, founder of private equity firm Blackstone, established an international scholarship program in China endowed with $300 million. Read more>>

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10 “Made in China” Products that are More Expensive in China Hot

Aug 26, 2015 Comments(9)

China is the world’s manufacturing hub, but being made in China doesn’t mean a product is cheaper in China. Even though the products are made in China, they are still considered imports and are thus subject to tariffs on foreign goods. ... Read More>>

A Shenzhen Expat's Guide to Hong Kong Budget Travel Hot

Aug 18, 2015 Comments(17)

Living in Shenzhen, I am often asked about how to get the most out of Hong Kong for as little cash as possible. Budget travelers can still take advantage of Hong Kong's international food scene while staying in a key location downtown ... Read More>>

The Alibaba Alternative: How to Shop On JD, No Credit Card Required Hot

Aug 13, 2015 Comments(11)

Alibaba might be the undisputed king of online shopping in China with its Taobao and Tmall marketplaces, but it’s far from the only contender. JD, also called Jingdong in China and formerly known as 360 Buy, is the country’s second-largest ecommerce portal. ...... Read More>>

The 5 Stages of Expat Life in China Hot

Aug 10, 2015 Comments(29)

While in China, we meet other expats from all walks of life and stages of their China experience. We've mapped out five of the key stages of expat life in China. ... Read More>>

5 Easy Hacks for Faster Web Browsing Without a VPN Hot

Aug 06, 2015 Comments(8)

When your VPN goes down, or your subscription ends, or it’s just too slow, using the internet as the Chinese do can feel restricting. Luckily, we’ve got a few ways to make your web browsing a bit smoother on Macs and PCs. ... Read More>>

Lessons in Chinese Slang: Still Single? Don't Be a “Light Bulb” Hot

Aug 04, 2015 Comments(11)

This summer, there are some who seem to have overcome the Shanghai curse and found their significant others. What happens to those are left over? Those in China who are unlucky in love sometimes end up as mopey “light bulbs.” ... Read More>>

Fresh and Safe Food in China: How to Properly Clean Out Your Fridge

Aug 03, 2015 Comments(6)

We know you care about the quality and safety of the food you prepare and eat while in China. But the way you store it in your refrigerator could be undoing all of that good! ... Read More>>

Fire in the Skies: What Went Down on Shenzhen Airlines Flight ZH9648 Hot

Jul 28, 2015 Comments(11)

A passenger on a Shenzhen Airlines flight from Taizhou to Guangzhou attempted to start a fire while the plane was in midair. This article gives a firsthand account of the incident as told by one of the other passengers on the plane. ... Read More>>

How to Lose Your Chinese Colleagues in 7 Days Hot

Jul 27, 2015 Comments(32)

We've all had rocky points in our relationships with our local colleagues, and most of us just love reveling in never-ending complaints about it. Here is a useful guide on how to lose your Chinese colleagues in just seven days! ... Read More>>

China's Latest Fix: Trending Drug-Related Stories Hot

Jul 22, 2015 Comments(8)

While not as prevalent as in other countries, drug use is certainly on the rise in China. If you still associate drug abuse in China with men in queues toting long opium pipes, it is time get some updated facts. ... Read More>>

How to Recognize a “Face Job” When Applying for Jobs in China Hot

Jul 21, 2015 Comments(33)

Most expats in China run the risk of being hired not for their skills, but their physical appearance: this phenomenon is called the “face job”. Here we show you how to avoid falling into the “face job” trap. ... Read More>>

The Job Hunt: How to Become an Au Pair in China Hot

Jul 14, 2015 Comments(28)

Unlike most expats in China, my adventure didn’t start with being sent here by a company nor finding a teaching job online back in my country. Instead, I chose to become an au pair or nanny in China for six months. ... Read More>>

Worthy News: China Stories Trending in the International Media Hot

Jul 13, 2015 Comments(7)

A number of China-related stories have been grabbing international headlines in recent weeks. From tornadoes to zombie meat, here are a few recent trending stories in China that have also appeared on news sites around the world. ... Read More>>

Expat Stories: An Ecuadorian in Harbin Hot

Jul 07, 2015 Comments(25)

I’m from Quito, Ecuador. I was looking for a change so I decided to leave, it happened that China was the right option at the moment; I mean what better change than going to the other side of the world, right? ... Read More>>

Epic Vacations: China’s Best Train Journeys Hot

Jul 02, 2015 Comments(14)

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” If you agree with Robert Louis Stevenson, world famous travel writer, then a train trip through China is probably calling your name. ... Read More>>

To Go or Not To Go: Lifespan of Foreigners in China Hot

Jul 01, 2015 Comments(64)

A return to one’s home country after living in China for several years can be daunting, yet it’s a chance to start a new chapter in one’s life. Those who’ve made the leap have spoken of their return to school, to finding stability in jobs or even ...... Read More>>

8 More Sounds in China that Drive Expats Insane (Part II) Hot

Jun 24, 2015 Comments(35)

What noises in China drive you crazy? In Part II of this article, we took some of your comments into consideration. Let’s hear what else is driving the expat world insane. ... Read More>>

Smart and Practical: The Best Apps for Travelling in China Hot

Jun 19, 2015 Comments(16)

Smart phones have drastically changed the way we obtain information, almost rendering paperback dictionaries and travel books obsolete. From incredibly smart translating tools to up-to-date transport maps, here’s our list of essential apps for travelling ...... Read More>>

Teaching in a Third-Tier City: My Year in Yingkou Hot

Jun 15, 2015 Comments(13)

My first trip to China wasn't exactly what I expected. But then, that was pretty much what I was expecting. I hadn't heard of Yingkou before I was offered a job there, but I'm glad that I went there. ... Read More>>

Summer Blockbusters: 8 Must-See Movies Coming to China Hot

Jun 09, 2015 Comments(12)

If you missed the Avengers and you’re not in the mood to check out Mr. Deng [Xiaoping] Goes to Washington, there are still numerous other much-anticipated flicks coming out this summer that you’ll definitely not want to miss. ... Read More>>

The Art of Food: Creating the Taste of Home in China Hot

Jun 03, 2015 Comments(18)

In southern China, people like sweet foods, and northern Chinese prefer salty foods. I, however, have a strong European Mediterranean palate and searched for vain for salty items in my new south China home. ... Read More>>

Actually Useful Language Guides: How to Curse in Chinese Hot

Jun 01, 2015 Comments(20)

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>>

When Dating in China Gets You Down, Pick Up a “Spare Tire” Hot

May 27, 2015 Comments(18)

When all your hopes of finding the right significant other get razed to the ground and the situation ain’t improving, just do what Chinese girls do and get yourself some “spare tires,” or temporary lovers. ... Read More>>

Veggie Heaven: 9 Mouthwatering Vegetarian Chinese Dishes Hot

May 25, 2015 Comments(15)

With rising income in China, the Chinese diet is becoming more meat-centric. But don’t worry, if you’re a vegetarian or just don’t trust Chinese meat products, there are delicious options out there available. ... Read More>>

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