Home » Articles » Expat Corner

Recent Expat Corner Articles

How to Rent a Fake Girlfriend for the Spring Festival Hot

Feb 01, 2016 Comments(10)

Hiring fake girlfriends for Chinese New Year is the newest option to appease parents pushing for marriage. ... Read More>>

Quiet, Please! Noise Polllution in China Hot

Jan 27, 2016 Comments(24)

eChinacities.com blogger vents about China's blaring soundscape. ... Read More>>

Just a Job: Are Teachers Settling? Hot

Jan 26, 2016 Comments(17)

eChinacities blogger considers the motivations of teachers in China. Some think of teaching as a way to keep the lights on, while others put their all into their job. ... Read More>>

How to Find a Job in China as a “Non-native” Expat Hot

Jan 21, 2016 Comments(41)

If you follow job ads in China closely, you will soon find there is no lack of work in sight for “native teachers/writers/consultants”, provided, of course, they come from the US, Canada, Australia or another “English-speaking” country. But what about ...... Read More>>

Spring Festival Travel Guide to Destinations and Buying Train & Airline Tickets Hot

Jan 18, 2016 Comments(17)

If you fancy trying your hand at dicing with travel death during the notorious Spring Festival rush, this article offers advice on where to go, what to do and most importantly, how to get there this upcoming Chinese New Year. ... Read More>>

The Great Laowai Exodus: Why Foreigners Are Leaving China Hot

Jan 14, 2016 Comments(163)

It seems that the glory days of the past are long gone – twice as many foreigners left China then moved there in 2014. ... Read More>>

It’s Pickpocket Season. Here’s how to Avoid being a Victim Hot

Jan 12, 2016 Comments(6)

Pickpocketing in China is at its height during the Spring Festival travel period. Be alert and prepared for pickpockets, and most importantly be watchful of your valuables. Here some tips on how to avoid being a victim to thievery. ... Read More>>

Protecting Yourself from Air Pollution: 5 Things You Need to Know Hot

Jan 07, 2016 Comments(8)

Minimising the amount of polluted air you breathe will help you decrease your chances of developing lung-related diseases. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five ways to help you deal with air pollution while living in China. ... Read More>>

Virtually Hilarious: Chinese Internet Humor Hot

Dec 28, 2015 Comments(3)

An attempt to explain why people are laughing at jokes on Chinese websites. ... Read More>>

Run China Run! Jogging Tips for the Middle Kingdom Hot

Dec 22, 2015 Comments(5)

Tips on getting in your cardio in the country that doesn't jog. ... Read More>>

Expat Stories: Being Black in China Hot

Dec 21, 2015 Comments(28)

Sade McKenzie shares her experiences of being black in China. ... Read More>>

5 Reasons I am back in China: Reverse Culture Shock is Real Hot

Dec 16, 2015 Comments(64)

Five reasons why going back home is hard, but staying in China is easy. ... Read More>>

Your Stories: Funniest Teaching Experiences in China Hot

Dec 09, 2015 Comments(13)

We recently asked for your participation, in order to share some of the funniest teaching experiences from people living and teaching in China, because we know that there must be some amazing misunderstandings or mistranslations out there. Here are a few of ...... Read More>>

Going the Extra Mile: Make the Most of Networking in China Hot

Dec 07, 2015 Comments(6)

With competition increasingly fierce over here, it’s important to start focusing more on taking those extra steps that set you apart from the growing hordes of expat job seekers here in China. So how exactly do you make the most of networking in China? ... Read More>>

Chinese People’s English Names – Is There a Method to the Madness? Hot

Dec 02, 2015 Comments(43)

During my first year in China, I taught at a training school, and occasionally kids would come in with pretty crazy names. One day, a father brought his son in for the first time, casually telling me his son’s English name: Semen. ... Read More>>

3 Things You May Wish You Knew Before Coming to China Hot

Nov 28, 2015 Comments(8)

New Concept Mandarin gives you tips on things you should know before you move to China. ... Read More>>

Tuangou Tutorial: How to Use Group-Buying and Daily Deals Sites in China Hot

Nov 24, 2015 Comments(3)

A step-by-step guide on how to use Meituan, one of the group buying companies in China similar to Groupon. ... Read More>>

Office Space: 6 Ways to Connect with your Chinese Colleagues Hot

Nov 17, 2015 Comments(20)

6 common issues with Chinese colleagues, and advice on how to deal with them. ... Read More>>

Insider’s Guide to Teaching English in China Hot

Nov 10, 2015 Comments(29)

The flow of noise from any English language classroom is a bit like the flow of ketchup from a ketchup bottle. There is either too little or too much. But China's unique cultural fabric makes finding the right level of student engagement particularly ...... Read More>>

Winter Wonderland: China’s Best Cold Weather Snacks Hot

Nov 03, 2015 Comments(4)

Four Chinese dishes that will keep you warm during the winter. ... Read More>>

How To Carve a Pumpkin: A Step-by-Step Guide Hot

Oct 28, 2015 Comments(1)

Halloween is creeping up. Get festive and carve your own jack-o-lantern. ... Read More>>

How to Play the Chinese Lottery Hot

Oct 27, 2015 Comments(6)

Gambling is illegal in China, except for the lottery, which you can play! See how. ... Read More>>

Take it Easy: 5 Things To Make Your China Trip Comfortable Hot

Oct 21, 2015 Comments(21)

A short list of items that will make travelling around China much more comfortable. ... Read More>>

 1 2 3 4 5 Next  Last

Most Read in eChinacities

This week This month

Living in China

Hot Jobs Hot Classifieds