Tag Archives: Living in China

table manners
History and Culture
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Chinese good and bad table manners

There is nothing more comforting and enjoyable than sharing a meal with your friends, family, and loved ones. However, table manners and etiquette is crucial regarding significant business outings and big social gatherings. This article will further elaborate on the table manners and etiquette in China. Respect the Host If you are invited as a […]

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appartments
Foreigners in China
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How to rent an apartment in China

How to rent an apartment in China Adjusting to life in China is tricky and asking a random confused local about housing one hour after stepping off the plane is a common but unnecessary process. There are many ways to find the right apartment successfully. What not to do Don’t assume you will find an […]

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china transportation
Life in China
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What Chinese transportation to use in big Chinese cities

Finding transportation in China can be confusing, crazy and costly if you choose the wrong option at the wrong time the results can be catastrophic. There are many extraneous variables that will effect one mode of transport in a hugely positive or negative way. For example, if you wanted to get somewhere fast the seemingly […]

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Chinese food
Foreigners in China
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Choosing Chinese food: Sometimes you have to point

How do you choose what to eat when you come to China for the first time and only know how to say nǐ hǎo and xiè xie? You’re only background in Chinese food is the Americanized version, the typical beef, and broccoli, egg fried rice or wonton soup. You get to a neighborhood restaurant, and […]

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Best apps
Foreigners in China
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The 5 best apps to learn Chinese

1. Memrise (Android & IOS) Has in-app purchases, to go pro opening other features. You can sign up for $9 a month or $60 for a whole year. This is one of the best apps to learn Chinese because of the layout. It’s simple, clean and colorful. You start off on Earth and go further […]

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Chinese rice
History and Culture
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Chinese Rice Rice Baby!

The popularity of Chinese rice in China If you’re addicted to rice then China is the place to go. Chinese rice is the most abundant food in the country. Rice, you’ll probably find, will be on every menu you come across. Nevertheless, there will be a million and one other foods that will entice you. […]

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culture shock
Foreigners in China
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Culture shock – My first time in China

Culture shock is overall a sense of strangeness and disorientation experienced by people visiting a culture where things are being done very differently from their background. They can’t make sense of the cultural meanings and practices of what’s happening all around them. Culture shock is the impact you may feel when you enter a culture […]

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emergency in china
Foreigners in China
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What to do in case of an emergency in China

Have you ever been in an emergency situation? If the answer is yes, then you must have experienced what it feels to have no options left. Trust me; there is no time to be confused when found in an emergency situation. Examples of emergency cases: Being locked in or out of the house It is […]

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moving to China to work and live
Life in China
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Moving to China to Work and Live: A Piece of Cake

The world has become global. Any person can go anywhere in search of employment and live. People usually refer to the United States of America as the ‘Land of Opportunities’, it is true to a great extent. However, there are many other countries in the world, where you can easily move and work for a […]

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chinese teacher job description
Career Advice
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Chinese Teacher Job Description – Find the Best Opportunity

China is fast growing into a diverse global economy, a fact that has drawn many foreigners into the country. Being the culturally rich country it is, a good percentage of the population cannot communicate well in English. This creates a communication barrier between the locals and the foreigners; whether expats or investors. For everyone to […]

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