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Into the Wild: Camping in China 101

Oct 05, 2015 Comments(4)

Living in a congested Chinese city can make one pine for the outdoors. If you’ve toyed with the idea of getting away from the crowds and pollution and going camping, it’s time to make it happen. ... Read More>>

Hollywood's Top 10 China Kow-towers

Oct 01, 2015 Comments(9)

A list of Hollywood movies that have surrendered artistic integrity to be included in the 34 foreign movies allowed to play in China every year. ... Read More>>

Five Off the Beaten Track Destinations in China Hot

Sep 30, 2015 Comments(4)

The October National Holiday is approaching and many of us are considering our travel options. China’s full of notable tourist attractions – the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, etc. – but where to go once you’ve visited all the obvious places? ... Read More>>

Go Solo: A Guide to Traveling Alone in China

Sep 28, 2015 Comments(6)

While there are a few obstacles that make traveling alone in China more challenging, if you’re well prepared you’ll quickly discover the pleasure of independent travel in one of the world’s most interesting countries. ... Read More>>

All You Need is Love (and Cash): How to Get a UK Partner Visa for your Chinese Spouse Hot

Sep 23, 2015 Comments(9)

Following controversial immigration policies enacted in 2012, the financial requirements to acquire partner visas have become oppressively high. The article lists the requirements as well as offering one possible a workaround. ... Read More>>

Chinese Classes Live, Anywhere, Anytime: TutorMing

Sep 21, 2015 Comments(1)

Many expats' Chinese is poor, but TutorMing offers a certified method of teaching that allows students to study anytime, anywhere with a live tutor. ... Read More>>

‘Red Flags’ to Watch Out for When Working in China Hot

Sep 15, 2015 Comments(39)

Finding a job is one thing, but securing a good one that will legally provide you with a work visa is another. This article outlines some of the ‘red flags’ to look out for when browsing through job adverts and negotiating with your future employer. ... Read More>>

China's Top 10 Favorite Dog Breeds Hot

Sep 14, 2015 Comments(5)

A list of the ten most popular breeds of dogs in China with detailed information about their characteristics, lifespan and cost. ... Read More>>

A Teacher's Guide to Working at an International School in China Hot

Sep 09, 2015 Comments(12)

There are many different types of opportunities to teach in China, but finding a good fit can be a challenge. The articles is a thorough guide on how to find a good gig at a foreign school or Chinese international program as well as detailing what to expect ...... Read More>>

Travels With Fluffy: How to Take Your Pets In and Out of China

Sep 07, 2015 Comments(3)

A step-by-step guide for those of you who want to bring your little guy with you to China or bring him back home with you. Read up on what vaccinations you need, quarantine policies, and costs. ... Read More>>

Expat Finances: China’s Depreciating Yuan and its Effect on You! Hot

Sep 03, 2015 Comments(8)

As an independent expat financial advisor living in Shanghai, I’ve been bombarded with various questions after Black Monday from clients looking to protect their hard earned RMB. Here’s my advice. ... Read More>>

8 Apps and Websites that are Changing the Way China Does Dating Hot

Sep 01, 2015 Comments(5)

China’s online dating scene has long belonged to two main gatekeepers: Jiayuan and Momo, but times are changing. Where are young people in China finding love these days? Here’s eight apps and websites that are changing the way China does dating. ... Read More>>

Conquer China: Become a Schwarzman Scholar Hot

Aug 27, 2015 Comments(9)

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>>

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(9)

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 Hot

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>>

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