Living

Cost of Living in China for Expats: A 2020 Guide

The cost of living in China can vary hugely depending on the cities, regions as well as the lifestyle you choose. If you plan to move to China, this might be something you are most curious about, so read on. You can live in most China’s major cities for far less than $1,000 per month, and with a great lifestyle. However, there’s always room for luxury and more spending. It costs…
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Living

10 Things I’ve Learned After Living in China for 3 Years

I’ve been living in China ever since I graduated from university in 2016. At the age of 21 years old, I packed my bags and flew out to Chengdu.  From work life to language to culture, here are the 10 things I’ve learned after living in China for 3 years. About…
Living

Standard of Living in China: A Brief Overview

Does China have a high or low standard of living? How has China’s standard of living changed in the past decade? Read on to find out more. Thinking about living in China?  Expat lifestyle is wonderful, it allows you to visit and live in different countries, experiencing an entirely new culture, an unknown language, beautiful traditions, and interacting with people of different beliefs.
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Working

10 Things I Wish I Knew About Teaching in China

I worked and lived in China for three years, and learned a lot that I wouldn’t have expected about the workforce and education in China. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before teaching English in China. 1. Naptime is very important Chinese people value nap time a lot.
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The Truth About Teaching English in China

You’ve probably already read around a few guides about teaching English in China, the truth is, there are always things that are unexpected or unheard of when you are actually there. If you are wondering, read on to find out more, from a real teacher’s life…
Living

Cost of Living in China vs. US: A Brief Comparison

Living in China and the United States both have its own pros and cons, this article is going to give you a brief comparison of the cost of living in each country. In the United States for example, you can make quite a bit of money, but a lot of it goes to pay your bills. In China, on the other hand, despite the increasing cost of living, the overall price of goods and services are still quite low…
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Working

Education in China: How does it work?

The education in China is best characterized by a strict primary & secondary education as well as a relatively flexible tertiary education. That means primary schools and secondary schools have stringent rules, whereas universities in China encourage creativity more…
Living

What are the Pros and Cons of Living in China? (For Expats)

Living in China has about the same pros and cons of living anywhere else in the world. In recent years, the number of expats living in China has hugely increased, many of them think the pros outweigh the cons. While some people would argue that living in a foreign country can’t be that wonderful, those who did choose to work and live in China have discovered that they wouldn’t choose to live…
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