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Misconceptions I had About Chinese People Before Moving to China

Misconceptions I had About Chinese People Before Moving to China

Humans aren’t very good at getting to grips with differences, so on moving to China I found myself hit with a sedingly natural tendency to generalise those around me. There are many reasons for stereotypes and why they persist – some certainly make more sense than others – but stereotypes, like syphilis, are not things we should  spread around. It’s way too easy to put everyone in the same box. When you first move to China you’ll see a Chinese person spit on the street and decide all Chinese people hock loogies just the same. In no time you’ll be thinking that spitting mus... Read More>>
The Constant Turnover of Expat Life in China

The Constant Turnover of Expat Life in China

The only thing more fleeting than expat life in China is probably spring in China - which we all know passes in the blink of an eye. People come to this great country for a variety of reasons, but most don’t intend on staying long. The majority of expats in China are students or here on short-term contracts, doing internships or trying to get their business off the ground. Expat life in China therefore has a very high turnover rate in a number of areas, including the expats thdselves. Restaurants & bars Whether it’s due to lack of customers, negative reviews, b... Read More>>
10 Chinese idiomatic sentences to speak like a real Chinese (+ bonus ...

10 Chinese idiomatic sentences to speak like a real Chinese (+ bonus ...

10 Chinese idiomatic sentences to speak like a real Chinese (+ surprise) Words like OMG, selfie and LOL are now entered in our online lexicon and if you add some phrases in English, they can make your English a little more ' native '.Now consider this: 709,580,000 are internet users in China with an increase of 6.27% year-over-year: How many slang expressions like those exist in China?... Read More>>