7 Online Chinese Translation Tools

7 Online Chinese to English Translating Tools

Looking for online Chinese translation tools while traveling or living in China as an expat? Thankfully, there are quite a few good translating apps that can be downloaded to your phone, and help you out when you need it the most! Here are the 7 online English (or any other language) to Chinese translation tools […]

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Choosing A City: Beijing vs Shanghai vs Shenzhen

beijing vs shanghai vs shenzhen

Choosing China as your new home provides many fantastic opportunities. Trying to decide on a city for your expat experience is a lot like being a kid in a candy store though. They all have their good points, but how do you know which one is right for you? The three top picks for expats […]

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Interesting Chinese Festivals

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Chinese New Year The biggest festival in the entire country, it is incredibly fun! There’s eating, drinking, fireworks, and friendliness in the air. It happens the 1st through the 15th of the first lunar month. Dumplings are a traditional food of the holiday. Lantern Festival Just after Chinese New Year, on the 15th day of […]

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Chinese Food Guide: Flavors You Must Try

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If all this reading is making you hungry, then get ready to feast your eyes on the best foods of China. Each region has its own specialty, making for many great flavors to explore. It’s important to note that Chinese food isn’t like it is in the West but don’t let that hold you back. […]

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Is Living in China Safe? (Some Useful Tips)

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Is China safe to live? Let’s find out! If you’ve been considering moving abroad to work in China, perhaps to teach or in some other facet of the business, you’ve likely wondered how safe it is. It’s normal for many people to find great happiness in uprooting their lives from their home countries and moving […]

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14 Interesting Chinese Cultural Facts

Interesting Chinese culture facts

Chinese culture is a rich tapestry melded with history from over 5,000 years. It’s no wonder the culture intrigues so many. Before you visit China, knowing a bit about the culture will help you to delve into it further and find more to love about it! 1. There are 56 minorities Outsiders are often surprised […]

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Teaching in China Story: Culture Shock? Most Welcome!

teaching in China experience Jonus

My first job with Aston-Future School in Dalian, China, was not just cool, it was exhilarating.  I liked it at first because they set up everything for me.  I didn’t need to worry about anything, apartment, water, lights, gas, rent, bank account, all taken care of. If I had questions, I’d go to our front […]

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