Culture

8 Basic Chinese Social Etiquettes You Should Know

The culture in China has been developed over hundreds of years, resulting in countless social etiquette that is only unique to China. A few things that you do without thinking back home may be something that is frowned upon over in China. If you pay attention to how you act, understand the differences between cultures, it is actually quite easy to keep up with China’s social etiquette. Once you…
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Living

Is Living in China Safe? (Some Useful Tips)

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…
Culture

16 Interesting Chinese Cultural Facts

Before you visit China, knowing a bit about the Chinese culture facts will help you to delve into it further and find more to love about it! Chinese culture is a rich tapestry melded with history from over 5,000 years. It’s no wonder the culture intrigues so many. Here we introduce you to some interesting facts about the culture in China. We’ve combined both modern culture as well as…
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Culture

Chinese Beauty Standards: Comparing to the West

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and much like the Evil Queen’s magic mirror said, the fairest of them all usually fits a specific description. Let’s look at some of the female beauty standards of both Chinese and Western society.  Loveliness has shifted…
Working

Things You Don’t Know About Chinese Work Culture

Why you should learn Chinese work culture? Whether you are working in China, or planning to start a business in China, it’s important to understand the Chinese work culture. The work culture over in China is slightly different than it is in the United States, or other parts of the world. Without learning, there are so many surprises that might hinder your success! However, that doesn’t mean…
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Living

Living in China as a Foreigner: Expectation vs. Reality

Foreigners in China often found themselves in shock in a lot of situations. It doesn’t matter how much you read about China before you get there, whether to travel or to teach English. Your expectations will almost always be different from reality. Maybe not every single…
Travelling

6 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to China

If you’re planning to move to China to work or travel, there’s no doubt you’ll want to take in as much of the experience as possible. However, as a fast-growing country that’s constantly changing every day, China isn’t like your home base. Being prepared will help…
Living

5 Challenges Living in China as An Expat

As an expat, living in China is fun but also challenging.  China is a remarkably beautiful and large country, but it’s very different than most Westerners are used to. That doesn’t make it a bad place to call home for a time, however knowing what to expect will make your experience in China even more fruitful. Here are 5 challenges that you might face and should consider as early as possible…
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