Travel, Teach, Live in China

find a really friend ~~` -- Rita
hi there, i am Rita, a lovely and outgoing girl. I am a student who is learning English and wanan find someone who can contact with me in English. if you are outgoing, kind and wanan make friends, ...

Cost-free places of interest in Guilin -- Travel Expert
Famous for its unique scenery, Guilin is one of China’s best cities to enjoy a vacation. Decide to try out something different, benefit from a soothing holiday and don’t worry about your budget. ...

Best Destinations for Couples in China -- Travel Expert
China, one of the world’s oldest countries has developed over the years amazing attractions for tourists. Whether you’re interested in its culture and history, or you want to esteem contemporary ...

Luxurious Hotels in Hong Kong -- Travel Expert
Hong Kong, one of China’s most significant regions has some of the best hotels in the world to show off. Due to the significant urban development in Hong Kong over the years, every traveler will ...

Affordable Chinese Traveling -- Travel Expert
Definitely, if one takes some pains, mostly while surfing the internet, one can get very good deals while traveling to Asia-this could be Thailand, China, Taiwan, South Korea. There are various ...

A Classic Adventure to China -- Travel Expert
China is a vast country with rich history, spectacular scenery, colorful folklore, and diverse culture. Vacation in China would be the dream of every vacationer. But the country is so large that it ...

Delicious Chinese Food -- Travel Expert
The richness and diversity of Chinese cooking offers a culinary journey into one of the most heritage-centered methods of food preparation in the world. The various lo mein, stir fry, egg noodle, ...

Enjoy the adventure- take on a different trip to China -- Travel Expert
Take a break from your hectic schedules and pack those bags for a quick, yet cheap exhilarating tour to one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world: China. If you are on a budget, no ...

What is medical tourism in China all about? -- Travel Expert
China has been a late bloomer in medical tourism. China is a popular tourist destination, but not a popular destination for medical tourism. There are several reasons why. Quality and safety are more ...

Hainan Island, China- a delightful traveling destination -- Travel Expert
It is interesting to note that while the island of Hainan in southwest China is the country's number two holiday ravel destination (in between Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan and Yunnan's ...

China, a perfect place for a honeymoon -- Travel Expert
China is the second most populated in the world. There are various cultures and traditions which is replete with innate loyalty and satisfaction by providing you with an exceptional milieu for ...

Train Traveling to China- a paramount experience -- Travel Expert
It's fantastic to travel around in China because there are domestic flights, trains and coach routes all over the place. China itself is a huge place and so you will always be able to find ...

Mount Tai- a crazy Chinese adventure -- Travel Expert
Planning to go on a holiday to China? Just do not miss visiting one of the top 10 peaks, Mount Tai. It is also considered one of the "Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism". Sunrise, birth and renewal are ...

Hiking in China -- Travel Expert
Medog Walking Track - experience an ancient county by foot Medog is famous as one of China's most popular walking tracks. Its undeveloped road-net protects it from disturbing the outside world. ...

A Chinese Adventure with your Kids -- Travel Expert
Traveling through China with kids in tow is not what many would have envisioned for their next family escape. You probably have heard that the place is too crowded... the pollution un-sufferable... ...

How to manage in China -- Travel Expert
I have traveled and lived in a number of countries. I have studied a number of languages and language, in general, as a linguistics major, in college. So, I have a good understanding of language, in ...

Finest budget accommodation facilities in Shanghai -- Travel Expert
Shanghai is historically a place where people from all over the world came to make their fortunes. Far more lost their shirts than stocked up on gold bars, but Shanghai's decadence and capacity ...

Tips and tricks to Mount Jinggang in China -- Travel Expert
Mount Jinggang has great significance in the annals of modern Chinese history for it was here that important events during the Chinese revolution took place. For those who are interested in the ...

Enjoy a budget trip to China -- Travel Expert
So many individuals travel for important holidays that you may be quite disappointed with the cost of it. There are fantastic ways you can to save cash though irrespective of whether you are ...

Travel. Enjoy. Explore China- Appropriate Visas -- Travel Expert
There are several types of visas for China travel. This article will introduce you to the different types that are offered and the application form that you need to use to get them. Types of Chinese ...

China -Peculiar Facts You Might Like -- Travel Expert
Though China now plays a vital role in the global economy, just ten years ago it was a small emerging market. It has now transformed into a geopolitical giant, but there are some things that are ...

China, customs and traditions -- Travel Expert
The Chinese territory is rich in its cultural traditions that follow a set of customs and ethnicity. As you jaunt to this wonderful place you are bound to get attracted to the customs and Traditions ...

The Best of China- Chinese Feng Shui -- Travel Expert
Chinese Feng shui, also known as geomancy is an ancient Chinese art used to promote health, happiness and prosperity through the auspicious spatial arrangement of objects, much as Chinese astrology ...

Fabulos Attractions in China -- Travel Expert
China is a vast and extraordinary country spanning thousands of miles from the deserts in the west to the ocean on the east. Culturally, China has one of the richest and textured histories of all ...

Attractions for couples in China -- Travel Expert
China, one of the world’s oldest countries has developed over the years amazing attractions for tourists. Whether you’re interested in its culture and history, or you want to esteem contemporary ...

History and Geography of China's Urumqi -- Joel McConvey
Capital of China's Xinjiang Province and Home of the Uyghur Minority With a population of over 2.3 million people, Urumqi is a major urban center in northwest China, and the capital of the ...

Tiger Daughter -- BILL POWELL
I sat in our suburban home in Shanghai and read online the excerpt from Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother that appeared in the Wall Street Journal. My reaction to it was straightforward: ...

GOOD teaching programs in China? -- Rowan Wells
China is a great option for first time teachers, BA candidates and non-BA candidates alike. It has a rich cultural backdrop and offers a variety of teaching possibilities. Completing one experience ...

America China Exchange Society, Tianjin -- Tom
Has anybody heard of 'America China Exchange Society (ACES)?' I have a friend thinking of working for them; however, he's heard they have a bad reputation, promising FT's free ...
Re: America China Exchange Society, Tianjin -- Arty
Yes, ACES. in Tianjin with a Sammi in charge, infamously known as the laziest woman in China. Most of their FT's seem to go AWOL after a couple of months because they get sent to really rubbish ...

Big and Tall clothing in China? Online? -- Justin
I'm a fat man looking for fatman clothing in China. I know that this type of clothing is often available in larger cities (you know, where the stuff is made to be sold abroad) but where I live ...
Re: Big and Tall clothing in China? Online? -- Brenda Murray
Hi, I have taught in 5 different cities in China, I am a 5foot 10 inch woman. The best and the only thing to do is to find a Chinese tailor shop. They usually have material to choose and you can ...

How to visit Shanghai Expo efficiently? -- BoBo Wang
Shanghai Expo Park opens from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m., and the opening time lasts 15 hours per day. Of course, the main visiting content of Expo tour – individual pavilions opens later and closes ...

Terracotta Army, a Mysterious and Majestic Wonder in the World -- BoBo Wang
When you travel to Xian, a visit to the world-known Terracotta Army is a must. Located 35 kilometers east of Xian city, Terracotta Army Museum is built on the basis of Terracotta Warriors and Horses ...

Feel the Modern Shanghai Under the Historical Appearance on the Bund -- BoBo Wang
The Bund, located in the center of Shanghai, is the unique architecture landscape and a not-to-miss sightseeing spot in Shanghai. The formal name is Zhongshan East 1 Road, and it is 1.5 kilometers ...

Shanghai Architecture, a Window to Better Know Shanghai History -- BoBo Wang
Shanghai, a metropolis in the world, is also a national historical and cultural city which owns 19 national cultural heritage sites, 136 Shanghai municipal cultural relic protection units and 4 ...

Some Things Must Be Known Before Visiting Tibet -- BoBo Wang
Before you start your dream trip to Tibet, you would try your best to know more information about all aspects of Tibet, including what to bring, folk customs and taboos, etc. The following ...

Visit Tibet by the Highest Railway in the World -- BoBo Wang
Tibet, the roof of the world, is a dream tourist destination for many people. Because of its special terrain, transportation was once a main problem for people to visit mysterious Tibet. Before the ...

Si He Yuan, a Kind of Chinese Traditional Courtyard in Beijing -- BoBo Wang
Si He Yuan, one of the traditional Chinese courtyard designs, is especially prevalent in Beijing area. Si He Yuan is the common name of the traditional residence which is formed by the principal ...

Stanley, a Beautiful Small Town on Hong Kong Island -- BoBo Wang
Stanley is a small town with beautiful sceneries located in the south part of Hong Kong Island, which is a famous tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Stanley features the harmonious combination of old ...

Tsim Sha Tsui - the Most Popular Shopping Zone in Hong Kong -- BoBo Wang
Hong Kong is entitled with so many nicknames, and the most well-known one must be the “shopping paradise”. Hong Kong has developed lots of shopping zones, and Tsim Sha Tsui is a must-visit and ...

A Brief Introduction of Hong Kong Metro -- BoBo Wang
MTR, also Mass Transit Railway, first began service in Hong Kong in 1979. The MTR system is a common mode of public transport in Hong Kong, offering efficiency and affordability, with over 4 million ...

Longji Terraces, Another Amazing Place in Guilin -- BoBo Wang
Taking an area of 66 square meters, Longji Terraces locate 80 km to Guilin, China. Terrace groups spread on the hills between 300 and 1100 m with the gradients of 26% to 35%, and some reach to 50%. ...

Feel the Different Hong Kong in Cheung Chau Offshore Island -- BoBo Wang
Cheung Chau, a dumbbell-shape offshore island of Hong Kong, lies in the southwest of Hong Kong. It takes 30 to 55 minutes by sea from the Central. As one of the most popular offshore islands of Hong ...

Take Some Souvenirs Home to Perfect Your Tibet Tour -- BoBo Wang
Tibetan Jewelry varies a lot, such as Turquoise, coral, pearl, agate and golden and silver products. Different jewelry has different meaning or for different use, and even the same kind of Tibetan ...

Dunhuang, a Highlight of Silk Road Tour in China -- BoBo Wang
Dunhuang, an ancient historical city with glorious culture, is located in northwest of China. In ancient China, Dunhuang was an important pass of the famous Silk Road. Through thick and thin for ...

China’s Social Security System -- Christian Fleming
The social security system in China is based upon guidelines issued by the central government, although the specifics and administration of the system is managed at the local level. This is the only ...

Mount Wutai, a Peaceful World to Purify the Soul -- BoBo Wang
Mount Wutai, the most famous Buddhist spot, is located in the northeast of Shanxi province, China. Wutai means “five terraces”, as its five peaks grow like five large columns standing straightly ...

Jokhang Temple, a Holy Land of Tibetan Buddhism -- BoBo Wang
Jokhang Temple, located in the old city of Lhasa, is a temple of Tibetan Buddhism. With a history of 1350 years, Jokhang Temple has a paramount status in Tibetan Buddhism. In November, 2000, Jokhang ...

Feel the Cultural Conflict in Qingdao China -- BoBo Wang
Qingdao locates in the southern tip of Shandong Peninsula facing Yellow Sea. With moderate climate and beautiful sceneries, Qingdao is a seashore city of red tiles, green trees and blue sky and sea. ...

The Mid-Autumn Day in China -- BoBo Wang
Mid-autumn Day, also called the Moon Day, one of the traditional festivals, is on the 15th day of Lunar August. There are many different versions about the origin of the festival, and also many ...

Xian City Tour -- BoBo Wang
As an ancient capital city like Beijing, Xian has a regular city layout, and you would seldom lose yourself in the city as roads are almost in straight directions. The following attractions are all ...

Tips on Visiting Beijing Hutongs and Courtyards -- BoBo Wang
Beijing courtyard is a typical outcome of Beijing culture. Houses on four sides circle one yard in the center, and people living there can both have an individual space and enjoy the happiness of ...

Beijing Lugou Bridge -- BoBo Wang
Lugou Bridge is built over Yongding River, 15km to Tiananmen of Beijing. As Yongding River was formerly called Lugou River, thus the bridge was given the name. The bridge was built in 1189 and ...

Beijing Front Gate -- BoBo Wang
Qianmen, the Front Gate located in Beijing, is the common name of Zhengyang Gate which is composed by arrow tower and gate tower. As most people also call Dazhalan to be Qianmen, Qianmen now is not ...

Mysterious Kanas Lake in the Western of China -- BoBo Wang
Kanas Lake is located in the northwest of Burgin of Xinjiang Province, China. As the lake is hiding in the lush forests of Altai Mountain, it is called the pearl of Altai. The scenic spot is a forest ...

A Brief Introduction of China's History -- BoBo Wang
China is one of four ancient civilizations. And Chinese civilization, also known as the Chinese civilization, is the world's oldest civilizations and one of the world's longest continuous ...

How to Say Famous Beijing Attractions in Chinese? -- BoBo Wang
If you visit Beijing, there should be some must-go attractions to enrich your Beijing trip. Maybe you could know there attractions’ English names, but do you know how to say it in Chinese? The next ...

Hong Kong Country Parks and Marine Parks -- BoBo Wang
In Hong Kong, there are 23 country parks and 4 marine parks which provide charming views for citizens and visitors to appreciate Hong Kong’s natural landscapes. There is no doubt that Hong Kong is ...

A Typical Ancient Water Town - Wuzhen -- BoBo Wang
Wuzhen town, one of the four famous small towns in south region of Yangtze River, is an ancient town of over 6,000 years history, and it was called Wudun or Qingdun before. Wuzhen is a typical water ...

Beijing Hutongs -- BoBo Wang
Over 7,000 hutongs spread all over Beijing city, and hutong is the product of Beijing’s long history which reflects the development of the ancient capital. Most of the hutongs in Beijing are built ...

China National Tea Museum -- BoBo Wang
Tea is considered to be one of the most important contributions that China makes to the world. China is the origin place of tea trees and it is also the first nation who discovered and took advantage ...

Along the River During the Qingming Festival -- BoBo Wang
The famous picture “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” is a national treasure created by Zhang Zeduan during the North Song Dynasty. The picture is 24.8cm wide and 528.7cm long, ...

The Five Big Connecting Lakes in north of China -- BoBo Wang
The Five Big Connecting Lakes in Heilongjiang Province, China are barrier lakes formed by the surrounding 14 volcanoes eruptions. These five moniliform lakes are orderly called the Head Lake, the ...

How to Arrange Xian Touring Itinerary Properly -- BoBo Wang
For most foreigners who travel in China, Xian may not be the first destination as it is not famous as Beijing and modernized as Shanghai. No one can deny that China’ root is grown in Xian which was ...

Hong Kong Skyscraper -- BoBo Wang
Hong Kong is the one of the most densely populated cities in the world, and that’s probably the reason why Hong Kong people like to construct high-rise buildings. There are at least 215 skyscrapers ...

Year-round Visiting Plans in China -- BoBo Wang
In crystal January, the best places to go are Harbin and Jilin. The charm of winter is perfectly embodied in these two northern cities. Various ice sculptures and ice lanterns decorate Harbin, and ...

The Names of 18 Gates on Xian City Wall -- BoBo Wang
Xian City Wall is the most complete and best preserved existing city wall in China. After many dynasties’ enlargement and renovation, now the aged city wall becomes one of the most popular ...

Things to Do in Beijing -- BoBo Wang
1. Skating on Shichahai The most unique winter activity in Beijing is skating. More exciting than roller skating, skating on real and natural ice skating rink of Shichahai would be an impressive ...

Exciting Travel Experiences of China -- BoBo Wang
a. Drifting on Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River Shaanxi Loess Plateau is the largest loess distribution area. Spreading over 540,000 square kilometers, the plateau is west to Qilian Mountains, ...

Cheap Holidays & Vacation Tips Of Hong Kong! -- Lindsy Hill
Experience tranquility, witness sheer beauty, live happy moments and find yourself all relaxed and rejuvenated by the end of it all, welcome to Hong Kong. Sometimes great surprises come in small ...

Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Aili
This organization is a scam. They offer illegal at-will offer letters to foreigners. They propose to turn Tourist Visa's into Working Visas and supposedly have the Beijing office take all ...

Sichuan Opera Is the Oldest Surviving Opera in the Region -- Harris Raza
Sichuan Opera has distinct place in the festivals and operas of China. Characterized by unique solos, refined acting, rich percussion, and talented comedians, Sichuan Opera has become the most ...

Top Tourists Attractions -- Harris Raza
Tourism at any place is because of the attractions the place has to offer its visitors. The more attractions mean more tourists to the region. Being one of the world's largest and most developed ...

Tourist Attractions of Shanghai -- Michael Smallet
Shanghai is the largest city in China (13 million) and one of the largest cities in the world. It is a river and sea port, and an important railway junction. The city is situated on the Huangpu ...

Tourist Spots in China -- Victor Liu
The Great Wall, symbolizing China's ancient civilization, known as one of the 7 great wonders in the world, is the only man-made project on earth that is visible to the naked-eyes of astronauts. ...

Folk Cultures in China -- Dingyu Xu
Folkways The traditional customs in Chinese each nation are rich and colorful with its unique features; however, they also have the common kernel, value orientation and intensive method. The folk ...

Historical Human Landscape -- Dingyu Xu
China is a country with an ancient civilization of long standing. During the prolonged process of historical development, the Chinese nation has created its unique traditional culture, and the idea ...

Tourism in China -- Dingyu Xu
With the development of china's national economic,China's tourism industry has witnessed continuous growth in strength.The prospects for China's tourist industry are quite optimistic. The ...

What is the Best Time For Your China Travels -- Dingyu Xu
China has an immense territory totaling 9.6 million square kilometers (3.7 million square miles - slightly smaller than the USA) with the largest population of any country in the world at ...

How to See Beijing on a Shoestring -- Mark T James
Beijing is one of the world's absolute must-see travel destinations. It's big, it's exciting and it's dynamic, but it really doesn't have to be expensive. Tourist services are ...

Visit Hong Kong on a Shoestring Budget -- Mark T James
Hong Kong is the pearl of the south. It's a fully integrated match of China and Europe, with all the best features of both. This is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a lot to see in a small space ...

Travel to China and Make It Memorable -- Usman Shahid
China is one of the oldest countries in the world and you can see the touch of old civilizations everywhere. It has lots of tourist attractions and you will be amazed to see the beauty this country ...

advice -- Rima
hello i want to ask like is it alloved to invite family members with z viza? i think yes and the think is that i work in China around 6 months so my hasbant came her with l visa than my company did ...

What Are China's Main Tourist Attractions? -- Farazila Abu
BeijingWith its skyscrapers and relatively wealthy population, the capital encapsulates the best of modern China but the past survives in some splendid imperial icons, including the elegant palaces ...

South-west China Culture And Etiquette -- Serena Zhu
Of China's 55 ethnic minorities, 26 live in the south-west of China , in Yunnan Province. These range from the 8 million strong Yi people to a mere 6,000 of the Dulong people. The vast majority ...

South West China – Holidays And Festivals -- Serena Zhu
South West China celebrates all the major, national Chinese holidays but the minority peoples in this area add a few of their own. The Chinese New Year is the most important of the year. Calculated ...

The Forbidden City -- Serena Zhu
Beijing's fabulous Forbidden City is the large palace complex in the world, definitely the No.1 tourist attraction included in all Beijing Tour itineraries. Construction of The Forbidden City ...

Shopping In Sw China -- Serena Zhu
Kunming offers goods from all over China and most of the consumer goods you will find in any western country are easily available. The city has three branches of Walmart. Shopping is centred on ...

Beijing Local Lifestyle -- Serena Zhu
Beijing, the capital of China, beautifully blends ancient and modern Chinese cultures. A cosmopolitan metropolis combining both the history and modernity is what you can expect to experience on a ...

Chengdu - A City You Won't Leave Once You Come -- Serena Zhu
Chengdu is endowed with plentiful natural resources and sites of historic interest. The city of Chengdu is home to China's living treasures, the Giant Pandas, as well as many other endangered ...

It's Time To Take A Family Vacation To China -- Serena Zhu
Traveling to China with your children is an amazing opportunity for them. It can open their eyes to the world and show them that much more lie beyond their home's borders than they could ever ...

Some Basic Dining Etiquette & Customs In China -- Serena Zhu
Dinning etiquette in China can be quite intricate and daunting at first. The following etiquette and customs may ease your nervousness and make you enjoy China's cuisine more. Dinning etiquette ...

Safety & Security Tips For Travelling To China -- Serena Zhu
The following are some tips for traveling safely: Get as much information as possible from us about the places you are to travel. Make several copies of your passport, traveler's checks, credit ...

Baggage - The Luggage Regulations When Take Domestic Flights In China -- Serena Zhu
1) For the check-in luggage, passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 40kg (88 pounds) for first class, and 30kg (66pounds) for business class, ...

Useful China Travel Tips - Climate -- Serena Zhu
China is a vast country with different climates, but generally speaking, spring is from April to June, summer from June to September, fall from September to October, while winter is from October to ...

Where And When To Visit Hong Kong -- Andrw Clark
Hong Kong has population of 7.30 million in 2009 with density 6460/km2 along with low birth rate 11.7 per 1000 population. : Hong Kong is one of two special Administrative regions of Republic of ...

Backpacking Information on China -- Josh Boorman
Population: 1.3 billion (UN, 2005) Capital: Beijing Area: 9.6 million sq km (3.7 million sq miles) Major language: Mandarin Chinese Major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism Life ...

7 Hong Kong Travel Tips -- E. Gail Gillespie
Hong Kong has much to offer the tourist with interesting sightseeing, delicious food, great shopping and an experience in a country with probably a very different culture to your own. These 7 Hong ...

Shanghai For The Budget Traveller -- Zenobia Vuturo
Travelling to Shanghai, or anywhere in the Far East for that matter, is seldom the cheapest holiday option due to the distance involved. If you are looking to keep your holiday costs down, then ...

Guangzhou City Highlights -- Lek Boonlert
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Dedicated to local hero and founder of the Republic of China Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall can be found on Yuexiu Hill. A popular time to visit is at sunset ...

Beijing Nightlife: Night Markets -- Lek Boonlert
Night markets are something that are almost exclusive to the Asian world, and no matter which cheap Beijing hotel you are staying in, there will be one within walking distance of your cheap Beijing ...

High-speed rail in China -- choi
China already has the world’s longest high-speed rail (HSR) network with about 6,920 km (4,300 mi.)of routes in service, including 1,995 km (1,240 mi.) of rail lines with top speeds of 350 km/h ...

Teach In China -- Timothy Green
Teaching English in China won't get you rich, but it's guaranteed to provide you with an exceptional opportunity to experience the Chinese culture, to travel, make friends, learn some ...

Trekking Destinations in China -- Timothy Green
If you're planning a trip to China, you'll be embarking upon a journey to one of the most fascinating counties in the world. With a land space of more than 3,690,000 square miles and a ...

Learn Mandarin Using Phonetic English -- Timothy Green
By using English phonics, you can eliminate many of the complications of learning to speak Mandarin. Native English speakers no longer need to trudge through the old fashioned and ineffective ...

Chinese students learning English - Video -- yun
with repetition (loud) of words

Is pale white skin a desired trait for English teachers in China -- jt
The same is not true in China. Light skin? It sounds silly here in China to ask this question. No light skin doesn't matter, speaking English with no strange accent is what counts. Irish, ...

Working as a teacher in China -- jt
Without a Bachelor's degree you cannot be legally hired to teach. However, there are hundreds if not thousands of English teachers in China without degrees. Get the 'F' visa. You'll ...

What is the going rate for private English lessons in China -- jt
The going rate in Zhongshan is 75 to 100 an hour. It is not illegal. But, if you work for a school, all the contracts say that you will not do this!

Average english teachers salary (China) -- jt
You will never get rich teaching English in China. Salaries in secondary cities are fairly low. I have an acquaintance who taught primary and middle school English in Ningbo. He was paid 4000 RMB per ...

How important is learning English to students in China -- jt
so important that it is now required by law for Chinese students to start learning as soon as they enter school when I started teaching here it was basically taught in college, I taught in a high ...
Re: How important is learning English to students in China -- Turnoi
I am wondering what will happen if in 20 years' time, for example, most of the Chinese people active in work will speak and understand English quite fluently - will all those advantages for their ...

Useful China Travel Tips - Climate -- Serena Zhu
China is a vast country with different climates, but generally speaking, spring is from April to June, summer from June to September, fall from September to October, while winter is from October to ...

Guizhou - Be Witness To China`s Ancient Minority Culture -- Serena Zhu
Guizhou Province in the southwest of China is fairly unknown to visitors, but it has some of China's finest scenery, and a large ethnic minority population which still follow their ancient ...

Chengdu Teahouses -- Serena Zhu
Visitors to Chengdu will find there are a lot of teahouses scattered throughout the city. Drinking tea has become quintessential part of Chengdu people's daily life. Because of this, Chengdu has ...

Hangzhou-the Paradise On Earth -- Isebella wei
As the capital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is perched in the Yangtze River Delta, being the political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center of Zhejiang Province. An old saying ...

The Top Ten Tourist Cities Foreign Travelers Favored In China -- Isebella wei
The top ten cities foreign travelers favored in China are selected after investigating nearly 1500 tourists from the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France and other countries. The following are the ...

Tips For Foreigners To Travel Beijing -- Isebella wei
Being the capital of China, Beijing is drawing more and more foreigners to have a tour for its time-honored history as well as breathtaking places of interest. Some tips are provided here when ...

The Venice Of The Orient - Suzhou -- tours4fun.com
Suzhou, a 2,500 year old city located in the lower reaches of the Yangtze and on the shores of Lake Taihu is the cradle of Wu culture which originated during the Shang Dynasty in China in 11th ...

Traveling in China - 5 Most Mysterious Places to Visit -- Caroline Hawthorn
Traveling in China is not only a great vacation to undertake but an opportunity to unlock some of the most fascinating mysteries of Chinese culture and history. We invite you to come along and tour ...

Things to Do in Guizhou -- Mandy Lee
Guizhou Province, located in the southeast of China, has only recently been noticed by travelers. Guizhou has a very large ethnic minority population and because not too many visitors come to the ...

Guilin Shopping Tips -- Mandy Lee
Like all of China's major cities, Guilin is a shopper's paradise. Shoppers in this city can purchase anything from tea and clothing, to local arts and crafts. Guilin has three main shopping ...

The Tiger Leaping Gorge - The Most Adventurous Sightseeing in Lijiang -- Mandy Lee
If you have a chance to visit Lijiang city, in southwest Yunnan province, most of the locals and the tour guides would recommend you to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the most exciting spots close ...

The Simatai Great Wall - A Real Adventure Tour -- Mandy Lee
China is a country of amazing contrast. If you are a nature lover, it's easy to find a scenic city in China. If you are interested in Chinese history, you can visit historic cities like Beijing ...

The Mysterious Minority Village and Terraced Rice Fields - Longji -- Mandy Lee
Guilin is a glamorous scenic city in the southwest of China. It is famous for picturesque Karst mountains and the Li River. It has been the most inspiring place for Chinese poets and artists for ...

Ancient Fuli Town Near Yangshuo, Guilin -- Mandy Lee
Fuli town is an ancient town near Yangshuo. It has a history of more than 1000 years. This town is surrounded on three sides by mountain and one side by the Li River. Fuli is the dock of the Li ...

Sichuan Tourism Recovers -- Mandy Lee
Sichuan's rich scenic and cultural tourism is making a strong comeback after the devastating earthquake of May 2008. Sichuan has long been known as "the land of abundance". The original meaning ...

Xishuangbanna - A Pure Land in Yunnan, China -- Mandy Lee
Xishuangbanna is a Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan province, China. The climate is pleasant all of a year here. Due to its location near the ocean, it rains a lot and many forests grow here. It ...

Working As an English Teacher in China -- Geof Warren
With the job situation so bad in the UK, many people are looking outside of the country to seek employment. Some are considering teaching English abroad as an option and some might even look as far ...

Culture Shock - A Westerner Living in China -- Geof Warren
I first came to China in 2005. I flew in via Hong Kong to Shenzhen and was completely blown away by this city. I didn't know quite what to expect but it certainly exceeded any expectations I ...

Looking for Homestay in China - I can offer English tutoring -- Catherine
Hello, I am a 29-year old American-born Chinese woman. I am a graduate student getting my Ph.D. at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and I attended the University of California at Berkeley for ...

Renting a Bicycle in China -- JessicaAckerman
Traveling by bicycle is a very popular means of transportation throughout China. China has a huge population, and it is estimated that there is at least one bicycle for every two people within the ...

Tips For Traveling in China -- Lindsay Sliwa
Traveling to China was one of the best experiences of my life. I traveled one month with a group of students through Beijing, Piaoyao, Datong, and Shanghai, and have learned so much about not only ...

China jobs worsening. Aston lowers pay. -- Boris
As more foreigners are pushed by the economic downturn to come teach in China the laws of supply and demand are working against teachers, and employers are taking advantage of this. In the few short ...
Re: China jobs worsening. Aston lowers pay. -- Turnoi
Working for crappy Aston has been and is the bottom of the barrel. They have a pretty bad reputation, thus avoid them and look somewhere else. If employment conditions are worsening in general, it ...
Re: China jobs worsening. Aston lowers pay. -- Boris
I rather feel that one's credentials are not as desirable as one's gullibility and exploit-ability. It seems less important how good a teacher one is as it is how much money or face you can ...
Re: China jobs worsening. Aston lowers pay. -- Turnoi
What you describe is certainly true. But isn't it the bottom of the barrel? One of the things to do would be to avoid the private training centre sector altogether and to look for jobs at public ...
Re: China jobs worsening. Aston lowers pay. -- shawn
Just watch out for a man named t[edited] c[edited] from fuyang jiangnan middleschool. He is the most asshole person I ever met. He insulted foreigners and made them go away by saying they dont know ...
Re: China jobs worsening. Aston lowers pay. -- Turnoi
But this man is a drunken teacher that came to school that looks like not brushing his teeth for a month , or not washing his face. Sounds quite likely that it is these kinds of people who are ...

Buy computer in China or bring own? -- Justin
I tried searching both this website and Google in general but I can't find any information about whether it's best to buy a computer in China or bring one from home. When I helped my penpal ...
Re: Buy computer in China or bring own? -- Rin
I'd suggest you bring a computer from home. I came to China from the UK a few weeks ago, via Dubai. They had a quick look at my laptop in Dubai, but not China. I have had a good look around many ...
Re: Buy computer in China or bring own? -- Turnoi
If it comes to hardware, you may be able to purchase PCs or notebooks of reasonable quality in any major Chinese city. When it comes to software, it is another thing: Computers sold in China would ...
Re: Buy computer in China or bring own? -- Scopo
I am an Apple man and I was shocked how much more expensive they were in China when I came here three years ago. It is mainly due to import duty. The government seems to have lowered it for computers ...
Re: Buy computer in China or bring own? -- Turnoi
In general, I would second that advice. I had my notebook with me when arriving at Beijing airport. They even did not check my luggage and I got it through customs with all my other luggage without ...

How to Eat Healthy While Living in China -- Alyssa Davis
Many people find that the foods in China are very different from what they were accustomed to in their home country. With all of the restaurants in the cities, it can be tempting to eat out and not ...

Customs and Etiquette in China -- Alyssa Davis
In China, the language is made up of multiple variations on the Chinese language, and many people speak more than one of these varieties. Many of these variations are regional in nature, representing ...

The Culture of China -- Jessica Ackerman
Although China is rich in culture and adheres to many of traditional customs and beliefs, it is also more modern than many people might imagine. Many of their customs, such as the traditional dress, ...

Teaching English in China -- DM
-A Guide- Compiled by the American Citizen Services Office, U.S. Embassy, Beijing - http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/teach.html

What is it like teaching in China -- lao
-im a white canadian girl, do ppl look at u different, especially in remote areas?
Re: What is it like teaching in China -- Turnoi
Yes, in some parts of the world they do. For example, in Mainland China - when you are in a backwater place poorly developed with poor infrastructure. People will keep staring at you and consider you ...
A Brief Note on Foreign Devils in China...LOL -- Turnoi
As a white female, you're going to get stared at. Blatantly. IT's something that ALL of the female teachers I talk to said is something that they had to adjust to. They also get hit on a lot. ...
Re: A Brief Note on Foreign Devils in China...LOL -- Evensteven
Ha, I was just called "gui zi" the other day. I was sure it was something nasty. 99% of the time I'm called "Lao Wai" or "Wai guo ren" or "Mei guo ren" or even "Ying guo ren". Bit of a pisser ...
"Devil" or not "devil" -- Turnoi
If they continue to call you "guizi", then just think you are the Monster of Loch Ness......LOL Have a fun and a goodn day!

Should I be concerned about teaching English in China -- lao
About to graduate from college and have a few prospects teaching English in China. I've heard enough extreme worst case scenarios but I'm genuinely interested in anything I should keep in ...

Teaching English in China, health check requirements -- lao
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Re: Teaching English in China, health check requirements -- Rin
Thanks for the Beijing US Embassy link. I have read so much stuff on China, but that is a website I have never been to before. Very Informative! Thank you! I am a British Citizen, rather than ...

How much can one reasonably save in China teaching English -- lao
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Some Tips to Learn Mandarin -- Watson Tay
Have you noticed that there are many people who you know are taking up Chinese? Are you wondering if you should take it up too? Chinese is a fascinating language to learn as it is simply wonderful to ...

Apartment Living in China -- Alyssa Davis
For foreigners who are living in China, apartment living can be quite different as compared to other countries. Not only is housing in China quite expensive as compared to the average income, but ...
Re: Apartment Living in China -- andypanz
And that's why it would be RIDICULOUS to buy an apartment in China. What for? You can RENT one extremely cheaply. Why be tied down to one place, one city in China? Why not just rent a place and ...
Rats in and outside Apartments Living in China -- Turnoi
One point I was missing in your account is the presence of many rats attracted by the smell of rubbish that is regularly thrown out by Chinese neighbours in the open air next to the building where ...
Re: Rats & Rubbish in and outside Apartments Living in China -- Rin
Why do they not care about throwing litter and making their country untidy??
Re: Rats & Rubbish in and outside Apartments Living in China -- Turnoi
Why? - Good question.... It's, I think, a matter of development level, and China is still a developing country (that's what the Chinese government claims officially). In less developed ...
Re: Rats & Rubbish in and outside Apartments Living in China -- rubbishman
When I was living in Gaborone, Botswana about 10 years ago there were many rats, some so big they had saddles on! I don't think the problem is just confined to certain places in China. There are ...
Re: Rats & Rubbish in and outside Apartments Living in China -- Turnoi
Well, China is much richer than any African nation, and so they should be the first to do something about it! And it is a shame if foreigners are expected to live in such an environment in China; the ...
Re: Rats & Rubbish in and outside Apartments Living in China -- Goldengirl
Well, China is much richer than any African nation, and so they should be the first to do something about it! And it is a shame if foreigners are expected to live in such an environment in China; the ...

Can anyone tell me about Ascot International School in Hang Zhao? -- Rita Reads
Hi! I'm just curious about Ascot International School in Hang Zhao, China? Does anyone know how they treat teachers there? How's the compensation system?
Re: Can anyone tell me about Ascot International School in Hang Zhao? -- Turnoi
Do you mean Hangzhou? If so, this city is one of the most beautiful places in China I have always really loved. However, it is also the capital of Zhejiang Province with over a million of ...

Top 5 Chinese New Year Gifts Ideas - Looking to Buy Chinese New Year Gifts For Relatives? -- CN Pong
You plan to visit your friends or relatives during this Chinese New Year but not sure what to buy? Here, we have listed down the best possible gifts you can buy and they are affordable too! 1 - Peach ...

7 Do's and Don'ts During the Chinese New Year - Steps to Chinese New Year Prosperity and Happiness -- CN Pong
Usually there are a lot of so-called rules and regulations to celebrate the Chinese New Year. There will be do's and don'ts that you need to be aware of on certain days during Chinese New ...

Most irritating habits of (small city) Chinese -- eyekarumba
Most irritating habits of (small city) Chinese I’ve lived in small Chinese cities by choice, and while I continue to do so because I really enjoy doing so, there are times when I find my skin a ...

Understanding and Incorporating Chinese Decorating Touches -- Alyssa Davis
Chinese decorating often focuses on interesting patterns and colors. Although traditional Chinese decorating almost always has a beautiful balanced appearance, it also has an intriguing and often ...

EF Guangzhou -- Seeking info
Hello everyone I would be grateful if someone could give me some info on EF English First in Guangzhou. I have been offered a job in one of the Kids schools in the city and would like to hear from ...
Re: EF Guangzhou -- Turnoi
It is a question you should perhaps better ask in on the Teacher Discussion and/or the School and Recruiter Review Board on this site. The chance to get a helpful reply there is higher there.

Questions about my govt. uni. job in China -- Jorge
I'm already working at a government university and everything's going fine. Mostly I love my job. However, there can be small complications around getting correct factual information (such as ...

China Travel Guide -- Julie Bowman
This modern day city of Guangzhou in China is a port on the Pearl River navigable to the South China Sea. It is 120 km North West of Hong Kong and as per the year 2000 census it has a population of ...

xiamen OVERSEAS EDUCATION ... AVOID . ITS A CHEAT AND LIE. -- TAHIR
Hello, My name is TAHIR. and I came from London. I want to warn all the foreigners who will be recruited by certain CHEN JIN CAI FROM Overseas education in XIamen. This recruiter or owner of the ...
Re: xiamen OVERSEAS EDUCATION ... AVOID . ITS A CHEAT AND LIE. -- ALEN
It's really too bad.

The People's Republic of China - Interesting Facts! -- Alejandro Guevara Onofre
World Heritage Sites Did you know - China's Great Wall is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world since 2007. Curiously, it, a national symbol, is the only UNESCO Wonder visible from space. ...
Re: The People's Republic of China - Interesting Facts! -- cunning linguist
Not sure where you get your facts from, but it is a myth that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space.

GAC/OWENS Chongqing warning -- englishgibson
I paid for my flight and a flat rental deposit six months ago, when I singed a contract with the GAC center owned by OWENS and Verakin High School (Sino-American International School). After ...
Re: GAC/OWENS Chongqing warning -- Turnoi
I am sorry to hear what happened to you. What will be your option now? Can you secure a new job, perhaps at a better school? The "school" you have worked for until now must be what we call a "crap, ...

East Meets West In Hong Kong -- Isla Campbell
The cosmopolitan buzz of the fabulous Hong Kong ensures that the city is renowned for its entertainment and leisure offerings as well as a capital of invention. The natural setting and impressive ...

leaving before getting residents permit -- dlee
Hi all I want to leave my current position and China. At the moment I have a Z-visa but no residence permit. Can I leave the country on my Z-visa or do I need to wait until I have residence permit?
Re: leaving before getting residents permit -- Turnoi
Normally, you must exchange your Z visa into a full residence permit within a period of 30 days after your arrival in China. Thus, if you have not overstayed, you may not have any problem with ...

5 Easy Ways to Learn Chinese Fast -- Elisa Donovan
Whether you're heading to China on a business trip, a vacation or to start a new job overseas, you need to learn Chinese fast. No problem, right? It's not like Chinese is that difficult... Oh ...

Accent Reduction For Chinese Speakers of English : Why Communicating is Hard an -- Lisa Scott
If you were born in China but now live in the United States, you are part of a large and talented group of people. According to the latest census information, there are over 1.6 million Chinese ...
Re: Accent Reduction For Chinese Speakers of English - Interference typology -- Turnoi
You mentioned the following problems in pronunciation for Chinese native speakers below: 1) distinguishing between the r and l sounds In Chinese, there is no clear distinction between /r/ and /l/. ...

Here Are Tips to Learn Mandarin -- Laurianne Sumerset
Mandarin is one of the most useful languages to learn. Notice that there are so many people or should I say, with a large part of the world can able to speak it. It doesn't hurt either that a lot ...

Learn Chinese -- tom
(English Phrase) I think you need a facelift (Chinese Phrase) Chin Tu Fat (English Phrase) Are you hiding a fugitive? (Chinese Phrase) Hu Yu Hai Ding? (English Phrase) See me A.S.A.P. (Chinese ...
Re: Learn Chinese -- Turnoi
I may also feel in need of facelift when reading your language "lesson"..... You say it is "Chinese"; in fact, it is not (Standard) "Chinese" but the Cantonese dialect which is not understand ...

Jiangxi Normal University -- Susana
Anybody had the experience of teaching at Jiangxi Normal University? Please advice!

"Lawless" societies and "relationships" -- Turnoi
China is not a contract but a relationship society, and besides that almost everything is possible. It is one of the striking differences that set Western and Chinese (I would also include Korea and ...

Low Cost short term/temporary apartments in Beijing&Shanghai - a popular Hotel alternative -- easybeijing
Many families are discovering that staying in short term apartments while going on vocation will save money. Apartments not only accommodate more visitors than hotel rooms, but staying in an ...

Tongli China -- Delta Wang
Tongli is an old water town located on the eastern shore of Taihu Lake not far away from Suzhou city and has a population of 55,000. In 1981 Tongli has been officially listed as one of the thirteen ...

The Yellow Mountain -- Delta Wang
Yellow Mountain, also known as Huang Shan, is located at south of AnHui Province with a total area of 9807 square kilometres. The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped ...

Yangtze River -- Delta Wang
Different from the Mississippi, the Niro and the Amason,Yangtze River is the largest river in China, it starts from Tibetan Plateau and passes through Yunnan Province, Sichuan Province, Hubei ...

Five Great Lakes in China -- Delta Wang
As we all know, the world-renowned five great lakes in America are magnificent and providing American the rich water resource. In China, there are also five great lakes, but all fresh-water lakes and ...

Terra Cotta Warriors -- Delta Wang
Terra Cotta Warriors it is a great discovery in human history and one of the eight wonders in the world. The site is highly ranked just next to the Pyramids in Egypt and the ancient sculptures in ...

Tunxi Old Street (Tunxi Laojie) -- David Bruce Tan
This Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) built street, 1,273 meters in length, was a major commodity distribution center in Anhui Province during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It has been well preserved by ...

Li River - Cruise in a Living Gallery -- David Bruce Tan
The Li River or Li Jiang is a beautiful river in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China. The Li River takes its rise in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an County and flows through Lingchuan, Guilin, ...

Chinese Dance -- David Bruce Tan
As a comprehensive art form, dance is an important part of the ancient Chinese term "Yue", since Yue in Chinese includes several elements such as poems, songs, dances and music. Chinese dance has its ...

Interesting Chinese Name Culture -- David Bruce Tan
How Many Surnames in China? According to the records of the One Hundred Family Names (a book about the Chinese surnames which was written in the early years of the Northern Song Dynasty), there are ...

Re: why chinese women want western men -- Teacher Trev
I agree to your point to a certain extent but as i have never really dated a Chinese girl but i have talked to many but thats as far as it went. My other bad experiences with asian women is when i ...
Re: why chinese women want western men -- Ken Gomes
Trev I had a similar experience in Thailand but fortunately not as expensive. I met & fell in love with a beautiful 24 year old bar girl. I gave her money to leave the bar & go home. She had been ...

Expats in China - Unveiling the Beauty of This Interesting Asian Nation -- Peter Garant
One of the most progressive countries in Asia, China offers interesting and nice sightseeing spots that tourists from other nations can surely enjoy. Despite the stable economic conditions in this ...

Asia Travel Tips, Secrets of Seeing Beijing on the Cheap! -- Fred Tittle
Beijing is a rather large city with 13 million inhabitants spread out over a vast area, but if you are up for it you see and do a lot of it on the cheap. From the excellent small restaurants, to the ...

Re: why chinese women want western men -- NaNa
Chris, you must be a generous soul to put up with this.... or really lonely. I'd never treat my boyfriend this way if I respected him... I say run while you can.

Learning Mandarin: To Be Or Not To Be (polite) That Is The Question -- Kelly Wang
Today we are going to learn some basic courtesy phrases. Greetings: Ni hao - Hello. I think everyone knows this saying, literally translated as “you good” meaning “Hello”. Ni hao ma? –How ...
Re: Learning Mandarin: To Be Or Not To Be (polite) That Is The Question -- cunning linguist
Useful, but when entering a large shopping centre, good hotel or big restuarant I thought I heard Méi guan xi which you say means –Doesn’t matter. I was told it is a form of welcome ...

Learning Mandarin: Numbers Continued - What’s Your Telephone Number? -- Kelly Wang
In our last session ,we learned how to count from 0 to 10 . This session we are going to practice numbers and the best way to do that is through telephone numbers. But before we practice, there is ...

Learning Mandarin: What's Your Lucky Number? -- Kelly Wang
Pick your lucky number! We are going to talk about numbers today: 1 yi (ee) 2 èr (r) 3 san 4 sì (think “i” is silent, just“s”itself in “smile”) 5 wu (woo) 6 liù (Leo) 7 qi (chee) 8 ba ...

Learning Mandarin: Tones - Don't Be Afraid. -- Kelly Wang
Hello, everybody, welcome to my blog. I’m Kelly Wang, a Chinese teacher for westerners for more than 5 years. The reason I start this blog is that I want to share with anyone who is interested in ...

Learning About Time In Mandarin -- Kelly Wang
Today we are going to talk about some time expressions: Dian-o’clock 7:00 – qi dian 9:00 – jiu dian Please try: 11:00, 5:00, 12:00 Fen – minute 7:10 – qi dian shí fen 9:25 – jiu dian èr ...

General Medical Care in Shanghai -- Ge Frank
Shanghai has a reputation for having the best medical facilities in all of mainland China, and expats should have no worries in finding quality healthcare when needed Western-style clinics and ...

Memorable Travel Experiences in China -- Howard Meguro
The spectacle and grandeur of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are now memories, but there is more to this ancient country. China is a land of architectural, historic and natural wonders found nowhere else. ...

Much Importance Should Be Given To The Accent And Pronunciations While Learning Chinese -- John Abraham
Definitely, the spirit may be there to learn, but Chinese is a bit complicated to teach yourself, to say the reality. Chinese language emerged from a variety of tones and sounds which are not ...

Transportation in China -- D Hunter
Traveling around China can be accomplished in a number of ways. With over 140 airports throughout China, air travel is easy. Rail travel is also easily accessible. Traveling by automobile, on the ...

China - Enjoy the Holidays! -- D Hunter
Like the United States, China celebrates two sets of holidays, official holidays and traditional holidays. American holidays such as Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, ...

Travel in China - Enjoy the Food! -- D Hunter
What Americans know as simply "Chinese food" is a very small and homogenized version of the vast culinary knowledge of the Chinese. Much like a pizza from Domino's does not remotely resemble a ...

Chinese Culture - Bargaining -- D Hunter
Bargaining for products and services in China is the norm. Chinese sellers expect all buyers to do this, even their fellow countrymen! Virtually any product or service in China can be had at a ...

An African English teacher in China -- Denis
Although in this very competitive country - China, people do everything it takes to break through in business, I am very strongly against malpractices like bribery, dishonesty, discrimination, etc. ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- stephen
Hey Denis! Good to hear from you again. This is Stephen (not History teacher Steven), I worked with you at KISB as a science teacher. Always wondered how you were doing after you left KISB. I ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Denis
Hello Stephen, It's great to read from you after a long time. Thanks for getting in touch. After those years in Beijing here we meet again. It's a small world. I thought I was ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Arielle Kelly
Hi Denis DNT I am really glad you are out there lighting a candle. You have explained your situation so well! The ignorance that is called racism is truly beyond me, but I know that people are a ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Denis
Dear Kelly, Thank you for your comment and encouragements. Every time I get a comment about this article (this is the 49th mail I have received) it is comforting to know that there are people out ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- hey
It must be diffcult to live in a place like that I wanted to travel to china and korea and see the teaching jobs there but just reading all these racial hatred problem involving employment its ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- terry
As a Chinese i must say a majority of people in China are low-level educated,after 30 years reformation,people in this country become more and more snobbish,china have some society problem like ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Turnoi
but i also want to say that Chinese people are kind essentially,and we really like make friends with people from other country Yes, I agree that "essentially" (or "basically") Chinese people are kind ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Katrina
Denis, Well done as my Nigerian friends would say. A well written and very true article. I am Australian and I have observed the treatment for many years in Asia to Africans and know many Nigerians ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Angela Barrows
Hi A great article.. Well written and alot of good info.. I am not African. I am from NZ, but i have often wondered how other nationalities are received in schools and in general in china, so your ...
Re: An African English teacher in China -- Denis
Hi Angela, Thanks for taking the time to read the long story. Are you in Shanghai? I can make a few calls. I can't promise anything though. Regards.

20 Things to Bring With You For China Study Abroad -- Alex Sumerall
This is a list of things I think are either necessary or very helpful to bring with you if you study abroad in China. I've learned to always pack light for a trip, so I've tried to stick to ...

Some Chinese Inventions -- Henry KH Fong
It might be difficult for westerners to perceive that Chinese inventions have been responsible for some of the most important innovations to come about, but the fact is that this is completely true. ...

25 Good Reasons to Learn Chinese -- Alex Sumerall
Whether you're already learning Chinese (Mandarin) or you've just recently decided to take the plunge, let me offer 25 good reasons why you should learn Chinese. I hope this will help ...

The South Gate of China -- John Parks
Guangzhou, China is known as the South Gate of China. It is a prosperous, metropolitan city, and the capital of Guangdong. Located in the middle of the Guangdong Province, it is located north of the ...

Re: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer at a Chinese School -- DAVID
In Response To: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer at a Chinese School (Gregory Mavrides, PhD - middlekingdomlife.com) very good suggestions to potential applicants who want work abroad. ...
Re: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer at a Chinese School -- Barry
Good questions but it still doesn't mean a thing, a lot of places will promise the moon and the stars in the contract but when you get there will stiff you. a friend of mine in a scholl was ...

Festive China -- Richard Greaves
Traditional Chinese festivals range from the quiet and dignified to colourful free-for-alls with booming gongs and cymbals and frantic dancers in dragon and lion costumes. Most are based on the ...

Unique China -- Richard Greaves
China is a vast and sprawling land home to countless groups each with its own culture and traditions. But for all its diversity, certain threads run through China's long history - dragons, jade, ...

Chinese Classroom - A Surprise -- David Edis-Bates
Whilst teaching methods may be different and pupils spend a very long day in a Chinese middle school I found the facilities and equipment in some "inner" city schools way ahead of many schools that ...

Places to eat and visit in Shenzhen -- Tim Ng
I've written my blog with the aim of helping other expats get to see and enjoy Shenzhen like I have over the past few years living here. Its a work in progress and I hope it will become a ...

So you want teach in China? Be careful. -- joker
This post is to give you some insight before you make a commitment to come to China and teach. First and foremost, read Dr. Malvides post, most or all of what he has said, is quite true or needs to ...

China Tours - My Memorable Classic China Excursion -- Huiya Chen
China is a vast country with rich history, spectacular scenery, colorful folklore, and diverse culture. Vacation in China would be the dream of every vacationer. But the country is so large that it ...

A Wonderful Vacation In Zhongshan -- Wolfgang Jaegel
Zhongshan, literally meaning 'Middle Mountain,' is an incredible tourist spot, located on the Zhongshan Island, in Guangdong province. Sprawling over an area of about 1500 square kilometers, ...

Escape to Guangzhou and Marvel at Prosperous Metropolis Full of Vigor -- Wolfgang Jaegel
The capital as well as the sub provincial city of the province of Guangdong in the southern China - Guangzhou is a historic, civilized, energetic city located to the north of the Pearl River Delta, ...

Hotel Guide In China -- John Mckenna
When it comes to hotels within China, you just have to be a little careful. • Hotel Travel Guide China - International Brand hotels, 4 and 5 Star Mostly these types of 4 and 5 star hotels will be ...
Re: Hotel Guide In China -- cunning linguist
Hi, interesting website. I've used the Home Inn franchise hotels for many years. They offer good value for money but at festival times you really do need to book ahead as they are always full.

3 Essential Places to Visit in Shenzhen, China -- theszweb.com
Shenzhen is a city of over 12 million people located in Guangdong Province, China, directly on the border with the New Territories of Hong Kong. It's likely that your travel guide to China does ...

Things to Do in Lijiang, Yunnan -- Huiya Chen
The Ancient Town of Lijiang, a good place to take a relax. Lijiang has the best preserved ancient town in China - the Old Town which has been listed in the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO in 1997. ...

China Tours - The 10 Must-See Wonders of China -- Huiya Chen
There are many wonders of historic interest and scenic beauty dotted in this boundless expanse of the Chinese territory. They are rich stuffs for travelers. Here we select the 10 must-see wonders of ...

On A Guilin Tour - Little Know Guilin -- Huiya Chen
Located in the northeast corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is hailed by many as the most picturesque city in China. The city has been a famous destination for over centuries and ...

Little Known Chinese Night Life -- Huiya Chen
If you are looking for ideal evening entertainments in China, there are several leading shows you should never miss. Beijing Opera Show: Beijing Opera, mostly known as Peking Opera, is a purely ...

Yunnan Tour - Ten Must Sees of Yunnan -- Huiya Chen
Yunnan is a truly fascinating place to visit. Whether you're looking for a relaxing, leisurely vacation or one filled with activity and adventure, the spectacular landscape and exotic ethnic ...

Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- quick
Before traveling to China, you may go to www.koogg.com and chat live with Chinese natives. It is a good way to make local friends, learn the cultures and obtain information.

Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer at a Chinese School -- Gregory Mavrides, PhD - middlekingdomlife.com
China Foreign Teachers’ Quick Reference Guide The following article has been adapted from the comprehensive Foreign Teachers’ Guide to Living and Teaching in China that first appeared on the ...
Re: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer at a Chinese School -- JobBuddy
I just have to state that chances of having all these things set to your foreign standards are quite rare. Unless you are highly educated and have much experience to back you up. China does treat ...
Re: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer at a Chinese School -- reader
Theoretically these are very good advices to foreign teachers, while practically foreign teachers should only take them as a reference according to your personal background or experience. In another ...

Need a car in Chengdu? -- Wenting
Hey, Friends: Do you need to pick up and drop off in Chengdu? I just bought a car recently, for reducing the cost, i'd like to share my car with you, Please contact met at [email protected] ...

The Skinny on Teaching English in China -- Tom Carter
Having little luck finding an attractive job offer in the U.S. in 2004, I decided to take my skills where they were wanted -- abroad. Enticed by the "Teach English in China -- No Experience ...

INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING WITH PETS (CATS/DOGS) - to and within China -- jon
[October 2008] INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING WITH PETS (CATS/DOGS) TO MAINLAND CHINA Items No. Requirements Yes(?) or No(×) 1 Proof of rabies vaccination: Pets must have a certificate showing they have ...
Re: INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING WITH PETS (CATS/DOGS) - to and within China -- DJanae
Wow there is a TON of information here.... I called the Thai Embassy today and got a lot of information today. There is still so much to consider... Thank you for taking the time to post this ~~ Dawn

What are the negatives about being a foreigner (white skin,blue eyes) living in Beijing or Shanghai -- answers.yahoo.com
I say Beijing and Shanghai because in smaller cities its pretty obvious what those things are..

How important is learning English to students in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
When I was in China I was impressed with how enthusiastic young people seem to be to learn English...On the list of academic priorities, where would Chinese students place learning how to speak and ...
Re: How important is learning English to students in China? -- Silverboy
They take education seriously! Are you serious? What planet have you been living on? HA, HA ,HA, HA! HA! HA! That is hillarious, ROTFL.......lol.

US Citizen Marrying a Chinese and Staying In CHINA -- answers.yahoo.com
About to pick up and move to Canton to teach english. I know of some friends who have married and came back to the USA after years of teaching english. What if I like it enough to stay in china? Is ...

Is it easier to marry a Chinese women in the US or China -- answers.yahoo.com
She has been asking me where i want to get married and which place is easier, but the truth is.. i have no idea. SO, I need to know which is easier,getting married in china or usa. She is coming here ...

Understanding the Chinese Calendars -- Henry Fong
Chinese calendars have been around since 2600 BC. This makes the Chinese New Year the longest record of time in history. In fact, it is even the largest chronological record. It began when Emperor ...

If you teach English in China do you have to have a degree in teaching? -- answers.yahoo.com
If you teach English in China
Re: If you teach English in China do you have to have a degree in teaching? -- Jerome
There are so many loopholes in the rules regarding teaching in China that one could almost describe them as porous. In addition, the rules are often interpreted one way by one province and a ...

Working in China questions for ESL teachers? -- answers.yahoo.com
So I have a chance to teach ESL in China. Im so excited to teach and share knowledge with my Asian neighbors. Ive never been to China and have some questions. Im really into lifting weights and ...

Re: American to Marry & Live in Wuhan - Hubei -- Qing
NObody knows what's going to happen, follow your gut, God bless you~~~

The Truth About Great Wall of China -- Enid Glasgow
Spend just five minutes standing on the Great Wall of China and you'll realize exactly why this Chinese landmark is considered to be one of the seven world wonders. Despite spanning more than ...
Re: The Truth About Great Wall of China -- cunning linguist
I first visited the Great Wall of China in 1993. Although I always read extensively before my travels I learned more about this structure more recently when I bought a DVD, The Great Wall of China: ...

Cultural Attractions For Tourists in China -- Christine Harrell
China's tourism has seen explosive growth over the last thirty years. In 1978 only about 200,000 foreign tourists visited the country but nearly fifty million Chinese tourist visas were issued in ...

Doing Business in China - Ten Tips For a Good First Impression -- Thomas Barto
If you're getting ready to travel to China for business, there are a few things to remember that might make your business talks go a little smoother. Knowing a few of the customary practices can ...

China Tours - The 10 Must-See Wonders of China -- Huiya Chen
There are many wonders of historic interest and scenic beauty dotted in this boundless expanse of the Chinese territory. They are rich stuffs for travelers. Here we select the 10 must-see wonders of ...

Re: why chinese women want western men -- mike
I married a lovely chinese girl with a daughter. We could not be happier. People are people.

Can't decide where to teach?? -- Jason
So I've been accepted by a few different programs some of which have a variety of options for where to teach. My hesitation is the year commitment in a city I've never visited (travelled ...
Re: Can't decide where to teach?? -- liu
north of china..lots of space there.ask schools(better univer.teaching adults)for no more of 14 hours a week..should give you plenty time to travel around..good luck.

Tips - Taking Trains in China -- Ricky Yang
In the train station Finding the right station. In Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin and Wuhan, there are at least two train stations in these cities. Please kindly find out in which train station ...

Rivers of China - Explore China at Its Best -- Ian Pennington
It is perhaps no surprise that a nation that spans almost 10 million square kilometers has some of the longest and most impressive rivers in the world. The Yangtze River, stretching 6,380 kilometers ...

Facts on the Great Wall - Setting the Record Straight on China's Great Wall -- Wendy Pan
The Great Wall of China is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. However, there are several misconceptions on the facts about the Great Wall of China, whose name actually refers to two ...

Learn Chinese in China Or Taiwan? -- Steve Sutherland
Is it better to learn Chinese in China or Taiwan? With global interest in China and their language at an all time high many people are wanting to learn how to speak Mandarin to learn more about ...
Re: Learn Chinese in China Or Taiwan? -- Lucy
This was very helpful and informative. Thank you.

How the Chinese Moon Festival is Celebrated in China -- Ray Ritchey
The Chinese Moon Festival is a favorite holiday among the Chinese. It is the opportune time to give thanks for the year's blessings and to re-kindle ties with family. The Chinese Moon Festival is ...

Travelling to China Tips -- Koosha Hashemi
You are not specifically required to have any vaccinations for your travel to China but travel doctors recommend your routine immunization be up-to-date for: Tetanus-diphtheria (DPT), ...

Travel Visa For China - A Few Things Your Should Know -- Wendy Pan
A Visa is considered among the many requirements that are needed for international travel. Only if an application is made followed by the issuing of a Visa to a said country will a person be allowed ...

Historical Places - The Great Wall of China -- Wendy Pan
The Great Wall of China happens to be one of the greatest wonders of the world. It winds through grasslands, mountains and deserts for roughly 6,500 km (over four thousand miles). There are several ...

Famous Places in China Throughout History -- Wendy Pan
A whole panoply of attractions span the entirety of this enormous, ancient and diverse nation. China is packed with monuments and artefacts that predate those in most of Europe, Australia and the ...

Obtaining a China Visa - New Changes to the China Visa Application -- Christine Harrell
Thanks to the Chinese Embassy, tourists and business people can go to China will less hassle, and they may even be able to go back more than once. Several changes have been made that relax the ...

How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- Gregory Mavrides, PhD
The best way to find employment as a teacher in China is to directly answer ads from schools that advertise on reputable and well-established websites that cater to foreign teachers, such as the ESL ...
Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- Robert
Hello, Just wanted to say thank you for the information you provided. I agree 100%(PLUS) on every detail you wrote about. I experienced the bad side of a recruiter who was only interested on her ...
Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- WarningSigns
Another point, which I am posting everywhere due to another of nightmare situations that have been arising this year, is about the Visa. You should get an invitation letter from the company ...
Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- Whatzahoya
You should get an invitation letter from the company you're going to work with when you are outside of China, and get your working visa outside of China. It is okay to come to China with a ...
Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- The Owl
Could you kindly provide the name of the recruiter? If so, please add email address, location, phone number, etc.

5 Tips to Live Like True Native Beijingers -- Kurt Bai
1. Food - Douzhir, Jiao Quan, and Mung Tofu Douzhir (Fermented Bean Drink) is probably the most notorious traditional Beijing food. It is the single most important and easiest factor to determine if ...

Zhang Qianqian - Female Rock Singer in Beijing -- Kurt Bai
Zhang Qianqian, rock singer, writer, visual artist, and underground film actress, is one of the most gifted but unrecognized contemporary artist in modern China. The charming, sensitive, social ...

Great Wall of China Facts - Trivia and Information -- Kevin Dowlatshahi
The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous structures in all of the world. It is one of the most visited sites in all of China for tourists and is one of the seven wonders of the world. It has ...

Great Wall of China - China's Most Memorable Landmark -- Kevin Dowlatshahi
The Great Wall of China is one of China's most memorable landmarks. It is engrained in Chinese culture and has a lasting impression on the people. It is one of the foundations of Chinese culture. ...

Finding Fine Things in China -- Jerry A. Blackburn
The Climate and Clothing It is good to travel to China in the fall that goes from September to November. The temperature is going to be comfortable and go between 50 and 72 degrees. You may find a ...

Beware of scam - Li Gong Da Xue easy money for a meeting -- beijinger1
Hey everyone, since my publication of ads for work I have been requested for several shady deals here in thebeijinger. SO i want to post this out for =eople to beware scammers out there. Anyways, ...

Nightlife in Hong Kong -- Alex A. Smith
As well as providing exceptional shopping, Hong Kong is also an often sought after travel destination because of its vibrant nightlife. Hong Kong embraces everything from the ritziest floor shows ...

Welcome to Shanghai! -- Christine Draeger
Shanghai has been called the "Paris of the East" and the "Queen of the Orient." Rich with history, Shanghai first opened its door to foreigners for trade in the 1840's. The resulting ...

Live in China - Teach English -- Vina Pulido
One of the best ways to travel abroad for a year or more is to teach English there. Foreigners are usually offered a competitive salary relative to native employees, and some might even live more ...

The History of Chinese Cuisine -- Liz Canham
In China, food and its preparation has been developed so highly that it has reached the status of an art form. Rich and poor, the Chinese people consider that delicious and nutritious food is a basic ...

Rats Tale (Rat Year) -- Xujun Eberlein
February 7, 2008 begins the new Year of the Rat. There are many rat stories in China, and the "rats marrying off daughter" is one of the most popular. Here goes the story: When the rats' daughter ...

How Do You Say Yes Or No in Chinese? -- David Radtke
Many beginning learners of the Chinese language want to know how to say yes or no in Chinese. Most believe that there should be exact equivalents to the English yes or no (understandably so, since ...

Living in China -- Al McDowall
I don't really live in China. Not really. Shanghai, although it is of course in China, is a bit like a bubble. The rules here are a little different; the standard of living, generally speaking, ...

China Beijing Travel and Tour -- Linus Leong
The political and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, Beijing, which is also called simply as the Jing, which means the Capital, can also be used to refer to the country's ...

Train info from HK to Jinan -- Gopalkrishnan M Rajan
Hello everyone, My name is G M Rajan and I am planning to travel to Jinan ( Shangdong province ) by train after arriving in Hong Kong during the first week of Oct for some training.I would like to ...

English schools in China (500+) -- Steve
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Chinese Cycle History -- Jennie Gandhi
The nation with the largest population in the world also has the largest fleet of bicycles on the road. Yet China's significance in the history of the cycle has been inadequately represented. ...

Choosing an ESL School For Yourself Or Your Children in China? -- Craig Powell
So you want your children to attend an English Language School or, you have decided that you want to attend for one reason or another. Where do you begin? Who do you call? Where do you look for ...

Getting to Beijing, China -- Orson Johnson
Home to the Olympics in August this year, Beijing is one of the hottest travel destinations of 2008. In fact, it has been a tourist favourite for years. Visitors from all over the world come here to, ...

Ways to Learn Chinese - Comparison -- Kassey Wang
Like most languages, learning how to speak Chinese Mandarin can be accomplished many ways. Whether it's group courses, immersive cultural experiences, computer-based lessons or online coursework, ...

The Future of China -- Kassey Wang
There's little doubt in the minds of experts that China is well on its way to becoming a formidable world power. Since they launched basic market reforms in the late 1970s, their economy has ...

The Fastest Way to Learn Chinese is to Actually Live in China, But There Are Other Alternatives -- Kassey Wang
Chinese seems like such a mysterious language to Western cultures. The rhythmic cadence of the spoken language is almost mesmerizing, and the lack of a structured alphabet makes Chinese appear harder ...

The Chinese Almanac - Chinese Calendar System -- Linus Leong
All ancient civilisations have their own slant of calendar record and almanacs in particular have been in existence since antiquity across the globe. The Chinese Almanac or "Ü", is a book, or ...

Lucky number -- James Reynolds
The Beijing Olympics start at 8pm on the 8th day of the 8th month in 2008. In case you didn't get it, China has a thing for the number 8. In this country, 8 is a lucky number (the Chinese word ...

One-Day Beijing Gourmet Tour -- lisa-geller
One Day Beijing Gourmet Tour - Beijing Gourmet Tour Itinerary: 1- Pick you up from hotel on departure time, then drive to a famed restaurant which serves traditional-style Beijing food ( mainly ...

Inner Mongolia -- Inner Mongolia High School
Introducing Inner Mongolia The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, bordering to the north with both the Republic of Mongolia and Russia, is the widest province in China (by its latitude). It is the ...

Why Business Cards In Chinese Are Needed -- Wayne Hemrick
You are a savvy enough businessperson to understand that in order to maximize profits, you’re going to have to set up shop in China. That labor costs are substantially lower in China is well-known; ...

Teaching English In China Across Various Age Groups -- Mistina Thomson
China is a great breeding ground to attest the growing popularity of English in the East. Couple of decades ago, the percentage of people who knew English was at a miserable 2-5%. Now, with the ...

English Teaching in China -- Mistina Thomson
If you wanted to have challenges galore in your teaching portfolio, look no further than Teaching English in China. The demography of China combined with the factor that less than 5% of their ...

Chinese words -- ray
girl 女孩 nv3 hai2 boy 男孩 nan2 hai2 cat 貓 mao2 dog 狗 gou3 water 水 shui3 peace 和平 he2 ping2 mom would be ma ma dad = baba grandmother---you ...

This Could Happen To You! Laundry Etiquette In China -- Nathalie V. Fairbanks
Part of the fun of learning a new language is traveling to a country where that language is spoken and interacting with the people. Reading about another country's culture is great to avoid the ...
Re: This Could Happen To You! Laundry Etiquette In China -- Tony
We had a good laugh! We definitely have to agree with you that cultural norms are not explicit, and it then is up to you to find out how things are done. Which, of course, gives you some really good ...

Beijing Travel Guide - Practical Chinese For Tourism -- Apple Mao
As a native Beijinger, I lead a two day quick tour in Beijing city area for my US good friends early this April. It is my first time being a local tour guide to foreigners so everything was new and ...

Learn Chinese Characters Effectively - A Practical Guide To Mastering Chinese Writing -- Apple Mao
Being a Chinese teacher for many years and have met lots of foreign students who learn Mandarin in their spare time, they are not satisfied with only mastering common spoken Chinese to deal with ...

Learn Mandarin Chinese Online Effectively - A Complete Guide For Self-Taught Learners -- Apple Mao
Are you interested in learning Chinese either for personal development or a business requirement? Do you have enough time and energy to enter a formal language school or training center either in ...

Learn Chinese Song Lyrics - Study Mandarin In A Relaxing Way -- Apple Mao
Music is a powerful tool for language learning. It motivates language learners and develops language skills. As an experienced Mandarin teacher and an amateur Chinese singer, I often record my own ...

No F Visas are being issued between March 2008 and October 2008. Following is some additional information - hope it helps: -- riddlemethis
Re: I need Visa advice By: riddlemethis From: http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/forum/index.pl?read=26371 Date: 12 May 2008 In Response To: I need Visa advice (Confused about Visas) No F Visas ...

Chinese good Samaritan saves lives on Nanjing Bridge -- Ching-Ching Ni
NANJING, CHINA - The woman was still wearing her kitchen apron when Chen Si spotted her on the Nanjing Bridge. By the time Mr. Chen raced across four lanes of traffic, the woman had already started ...

Considering the Move to Work in China -- Eric Linden
The decision to move and live in China provides a challenge to newcomers on a variety of levels. When evaluating your options on coming to China, it is important to understand your wage and ...

Culture Shock for People Living in China -- Eric Linden
Understanding Culture Shock Whenever someone travels overseas they are like "a fish out of water." Unfamiliar with their surroundings, trying to find something to make them move and feel natural ...

Staying Healthy in China -- Eric Linden
General health concerns are always something to look our for when entering into a new country. Despite advances in recent years, China is no exception. Staying healthy while in China is a constant ...

Great Wall of China - Embrace the Chinese Dragon -- Mandy Lee
The Great Wall of China was originally created in 221 BC by joining several local walls which were built by ducal states to defend their own territories. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty ...

Traveling Down The Long Lonesome Highway in China -- James Clayton
I was in route from Nanjing to Shanghai by means of the newly completed interstate. It was a nice change from the typical train rides I had taken in the past that stopped for passengers every 45 ...

China Classroom Management Styles -- Bobby Monger
How does teaching English in China help you to become a better manager in the business arena? It prepares you for the different learning styles that your employees will have and it helps you to ...

Cycling Tours in China -- Mandy Lee
Why taking a cycling tour in China? Hey, it is a vast land that full of surprises. Be sure to explore it by your own way. Instead of strapping on the coach seats and driven here and there, taking a ...

Ten Wonderful Things to Do in Hong Kong -- Jonathan Williams
Hong Kong is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Asia. This country is known for its wonderful shopping experience as well as modern way of living. If you are going to visit Hong Kong, ...

Teaching In China - Education Theories Out - Return To Real Work In The Classroom -- Charles Garard
Actually, my teaching philosophy is quite simple: hard work, on the part of the students and on the part of the professors. There is no way to sugar-coat it, regardless of what educational theories ...

Why Bother With Literature? Students And Teachers And Writing In China -- Charles Garard
When I was teaching literature and writing courses at a private liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, members of the faculty were asked to prepare a statement justifying the existence of ...

The Last Time I Saw Anshan - You're Always A Foreigner In China -- Charles Garard
I am not a tourist, just a teacher. Actually, I'm a literature professor, currently employed by a university in Indiana USA and teaching for a Sino-US program at a university down in Ningbo, ...

Xi'an -- ch
Xi'an (Chinese: 西安; pinyin: Xī'ān; Wade-Giles: Hsi-An; Postal map spelling: Sian[1]; historically known as Cháng'ān[1]), is the capital of the Shaanxi ...

The Bund, Shanghai -- cn
The Bund (simplified Chinese: 外滩; traditional Chinese: 外灘; pinyin: Wàitān) is an area of Huangpu District in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The area ...

Your Flight to China - Are You Dreading It? -- Roshana Ariel
I've gone to China twice. So, four times I have been in a jet for 14+ hours at a time. I thought it would be a nightmare, but it really wasn't too bad. If you've never traveled on an ...

Shanghai Trains Don't Miss the Attraction in China! -- Fred Tittle
Shanghai is missing a trick by not listing its maglev train as a tourist attraction. What a rush to go 431 Kilometers an hour. In 8 minutes you go 30 kilometers with a very comfortable ride. The ...

Beijing Central Airport in China -- Fred Tittle
Compared to the mess that was Shanghai, Beijing was a snap getting in and out of while not nearly as pretty and modern as some of the other main airports in China like the modern newer airports in ...

Beijing Olympics - Marathons Start Early! -- Fred Tittle
The city looks like it is just recovering from a major catastrophe. There are collapsed building everywhere that stretch for whole city blocks, and others are closed with obvious signs of damage, ...

The Eternal Warriors of Xian China -- Fred Tittle
They have stood in rows for centuries, warrior sentinels of an ancient culture. Time and vandals have taken their toll; the uniforms are dulled, but their weapons are still sharp. Many now come from ...

China Has A Secret City! -- Fred Tittle
When flying in at night it would be easy to confuse this beautiful coastal city with Vegas, with all of the neon lit. From the sidewalk vendors, to the fish market, to the art galleries, everyone had ...

Can you get a Z visa in China with a "life experience degree"? -- jeremyindiana
I think the subject line says it all. Must your degree come from an accredited institution or will they accept any 4 year degree put in front of them? Thanks for any info you can provide. Jeremy
Re: Can you get a Z visa in China with a "life experience degree"? -- Beth
Hey Jeremy, I've been teaching in China for one year, and I came with a 4-year degree from an unaccredited college. I don't know if this always works, but in my case I have had no trouble. ...
Re: Can you get a Z visa in China with a "life experience degree"? -- jeremyindiana
Thanks Beth! Much appreciated. Anyone else out there have any info on this subject?

Top Chinese Universities For Learning Mandarin In China -- Amit Salkar
Deciding which university and where to go to learn Mandarin in China can cause a huge headache. A country with a population of over 1,321,851,888 people, is equivalent to covering over 1/5 of the ...

China travel and China holidays -- Mandy Chagger
There are an abundance of flights from UK to Beijing and Singapore. China travel and China holidays are very popular these days and will be even more so when the Beijing 2008 Olympics are held next ...

We Will Go To China, Now -- Julen Aimar
China is one of the best interesting destinations in Asia. With a lot of sightseeings as palace, Great Walls of China and royal tombs, China is always a country having biggest traditional values on ...

Cultural Traditions In China -- Richard Monk
Unlike the United States which is 200 plus years old, China is an ancient country and civilization. This has led to long standing rules of conduct in society that are of great interest. Cultural ...

English Teaching In China -- Mistina Thomson
"If you wanted to have challenges galore in your teaching portfolio, look no further than Teaching English in China. The demography of China combined with the factor that less than 5% of their ...

Teaching English In China Across Various Age Groups -- Mistina Thomson
"China is a great breeding ground to attest the growing popularity of English in the East. Couple of decades ago, the percentage of people who knew English was at a miserable 2-5%. Now, with the ...

Tips for travelling in China -- itravelinchina
Chinese Cuisine The vastness of Chinas geography and history echoes through the polyphony of Chinese cuisine. To begin, it is best to divide Chinese cuisine, with all the appropriate disclaimers and ...

Importance Of English In China -- Wade Robins
Due to its increasing population, the Peoples Republic of China is currently an important provider of labor force, as well as technology. The need for international acceptance is not so easy to ...
Re: Importance Of English In China -- Jin Chen Yang
Mr. Phillips - You wrote the following: "If you covet to be an English teacher in china, you have a good chance of becoming one if you have a passion for language and teaching as well as love and ...

Quick Currency Converter - Chinese RMB to USD -- Rick van Twillert - Den Helder
This is the XE.com Universal Currency Converter, the world's most popular currency tool.

Buying Cameras From China - Good or Bad Choice -- Danny Ken
Most people think cameras form china ranks low and middle class in the market. But how are they really is? Now we will take a detailed analyse: From outlook Customers always take the first glance ...

Ipod And Its Market In China -- Hally Frost
Since 1980s, China’s economy has exposed their economic condition to the Globe which shows a massive growth in consumer electronic goods (CEGs), which has benefited from the new wealth generated in ...

Your Guide to Importing From China -- Arthur Stoller
If you have an established source of sales that you are already selling into the market, and have a large volume, you might be thinking of trying to outsource your product. China offers a vast array ...

Cycling in China -- Peter Vanderlans
What about cycling in China? Is it possible? Is it crazy? Is it really not as difficult as it seems? China is not a country, it's a continent, I sometimes tell people. China is also the country ...

E-Shopping From China Market -- Elina Petersen
1980s is a significant period for China’s economy, as well as the economy of global market. Since that time, China market has been open to the entire world. In the mean time, the consumer ...

Buying China Made Cameras Good Or Bad Choice -- Anyer Long
As we have noted, china digital camera industry has grown these years. With more free trade rules and interactions between international markets, we have got more chance to see them. But how good ...

Sourcing In China - An Overview Before Getting Started -- Dashiell Gough
Global sourcing has become less a strategic advantage and more a competitive necessity. Fierce competition is driving many companies to source in low cost countries. The expectations of more return ...

Dollars Or Yuan To Take With Traveling To China? -- Iuri Tarabanov
This question is quite actual, because the flow of travelers to the "Sub celestial country" grows year after year. Today China is considered as a developed country from the tourism point of view much ...

Visiting China -- Dave Terry
I always have a hard time the first night away from home. I slept about four hours. I read River Town while Ruth slept away the night. Light finally came at 6:00 a.m. and we got going. Our first stop ...

The Expatriate Executive in China - Check Your Preconceptions at the Door -- Gregor King
You are a bright, aggressive, experienced executive. You have proven your abilities on the home front by successfully opening many new outlets for your company and now you are finally getting your ...
Re: The Expatriate Executive in China - Check Your Preconceptions at the Door -- Rose
Hi Gregor, I've been teaching in China for 3 years now and have had an enquiry from a friend about the possibility of publishing a Children's English story book in China. Your seem ...

Re: why chinese women want western men -- Barry
I made a similar mistake to another guy here, my Chinese wife just wanted to go out and play mahjonng all weekend and leave me at home and complained if I wanted to go out or do anything... ...

Re: GLV school from Zhuhai, Guangdong -- Johno
So who is this peter lester Character? I think I might have met him, real nasty piece of work.

3 Tips on How to Learn Chinese -- Siew Yin Gark
Friends and people from other countries will often be amazed when I tell them that I can speak and write fluently in a few languages and dialects. I have to thank Malaysia for its multiracial ...
Re: 3 Tips on How to Learn Chinese -- barry
get a chinese girlfriend

ESL Jobs in China - ESL schools in China -- Sa
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How can Chinese have a common written language but different spoken languages -- answers.yahoo.com
Isn't it true that the purpose of writing was to be able reproduce spoken words? In Chinese languages even if the writing is not capable of reproducing common sounds, it is capable of ...

What is the cheapest way to buy domestic airline tickets in China and Southeast Asia? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am going to China, Thailand (hopefully!), Vietnam and Cambodia from October 12 to January 3. We will be travelling in those countries extensively, and are on a somewhat tight budget. The less money ...

What is it like to travel to china? wha is the flight like? how long is the flight? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am traveling to Beijing this summer and it is my first long distance flight. any tips? what is it like on the plane how do you sleep? thanks!

What is chinese translation for the following english sentences? -- answers.yahoo.com
hi ppl.. cud anyone help me out with chinese translation for the following expressions..?.. it wud be great if u also give the corresponding english word in brackets for each chinese word in the ...

Duz anyone know any chinese? if so can you post some words in chinese and english? -- answers.yahoo.com
I don't know. I'm curious and i want to learn more chinese even tho i am chinese. but i don't get to learn much at home. So.....if you know any chinese and you would be nice enough to ...

I want to know what are the dangers of marrying someone from China.? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have girlfriend in China and my one day marrying her. I been Divorce before and want to be safe. What can happn if I did get Divorce from her. I live in the USA and just want to know what could ...

My brother married a woman in china. She never got a visa & he wants a divorce. where do we start? -- answers.yahoo.com
My brother married a woman in china...

Can a U.S. citizen married in U.S. to Chinese citizen get divorce in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
Married in U.S to Chinese citizen. Both living in China. Can we get a divorce in China? How? Thanks.

Can an American go to China to divorce his Chinese wife? They both reside in California.? -- answers.yahoo.com
The couple was married and has always resided in California. The husband wants to go to China to divorce his wife. Is this legal in California? Can he do this?

Chinese Voices Could Possibly Dominate Business -- Stephanie Ciccarelli
China Rising is the name of a documentary released within the last couple of years, indicating that China, in both trade and voice, is becoming a super power on the world stage, a power that will ...

Importing From China - 5 Tips -- Lisa Gunther
Over 250 billion dollars worth of goods per year are imported from China by American manufacturers. Imports from China can be your ticket to wealth or quickly turn into a nightmare for your company ...

How To Begin - The First Step To China? -- Li-Hong Koblin
Working as China specialized business consultant and management trainer, I have just seen how a few German firms got frustrated with their first try to do business with China. For sure, it is not ...

Doing Business In China - Body Language, Lost In Translation -- Gregor King
We are often led to believe that the non-verbal forms of our communication are so culturally bound that they are indelible and always remain with you even after living a lengthy time in a second ...

Frugal Travel Tips For Beijing, China -- Kimber Chin
Beijing, home of the 2008 Olympics, has more to offer it than simply an Olympic venue. Sites such as the Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven charge an entrance fee. Other sites such as the Great ...

How to Grow Your Web Hosting Business in China -- Sean Raymond
China is a growing market, everyone want to win the customers there. Not like some other commercial companies which are restricted by export or import law, web hosting as a service, you can sell it ...

Getting Good Information on China -- Laura Mitchelson
China market intelligence gathering – the ups and the downs “A strategy without intelligence is not a strategy, it’s merely guessing.” Bernhardt, 1997 Since most of the international ...

Are you an english speaking person learning to speak Chinese Mandarian ? Why ? -- answers.yahoo.com
what is your reason to learn Mandarian ?

Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Dr Van Allen
Dear laowai in China. Please contact me. I would like to use your services.

Beijing the biggest city? -- answers.yahoo.com
Is Beijing the biggest city in China.or Shanghai

Beijing Temperature in October and November? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm going to Beijing on October 28-November2. What is temperature during that time? I heard it gets very cold in winter time. Should bring with me thick jackets and warmers?

Beijing & Xi'an in 5 days? -- answers.yahoo.com
Okay, here's the plan. I just want to see 4 places in China: 1. Great Wall of China 2. Tiananmen Square 3. Forbidden City 4. Terracotta Warriors I believe the first 3 are in Beijing and the 4th ...

Beijing tips? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am going to be on an exchange program to Peking University in Beijing next semester. Anyone have experience living there and could tell me what to expect. I have traveled in Asia before, but never ...

8 days in beijing. stay in the city or venture elsewhere? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm going to be in Beijing for 8 days at the end of October. I'm trying to figure out how I should spend my time. I've never been to China (or the rest of Asia) before. My girlfriend ...

Beijing to Tibet Train Or Flight? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am going to Beijing late next year, but during my trip, I want to take in Tibet too. What's the best way to get there, take the Beijing to Tibet train or fly ?

Beijing Day Trip? -- answers.yahoo.com
My partner and I live in the Wangjing district of Beijing. He has a day off work on Wednesday and seeing as the weather here has been getting nicer we have decided we would like to go somewhere out ...

Official pinyin spelling, Beijing Mandarin dialect, please? -- answers.yahoo.com
Does anyone know if there is an online engine that would give the official spelling for: "Beijing" and "Zhongguo" according to the beijing dialect, (this is distinct from the "Standard Mandarin")? In ...

Studying abroad in Beijing (in a month)...questions about Beijing? -- answers.yahoo.com
This January I will fly to Beijing to study Chinese. I'm concerned with the nightlife in Beijing...what's there for fun? Any decent clubs? Anything to do besides seeing the great ...

What is meant by the Chinese yuan is pegged to the US dollar? -- answers.yahoo.com
What is meant by the Chinese yuan is

How far will 33,000 Yuan get me in China if I'm living there, not a tourist? -- answers.yahoo.com
I was thinking of moving to Zheng Zhou, or somewhere nearby, after I learn Chinese pretty well. I heard you can live on 2000 Yuan a month, but that doesn't seem like much. Will I get in trouble ...

Living standard in beijing? for example one lunch cost how much in YUAN Dollar; rental rate? -- answers.yahoo.com
Living standard in beijing?

How much does it cost (in yuan and US dollars) to enter the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort? -- answers.yahoo.com
Prices of other services inside would also be helpful.

Cost Of Living in Shenzhen???Food/Water/Ele... Renewal? -- answers.yahoo.com
House is sponsered by the company...rest all utilities are on my account.Wats monthly average cost of living per couple or per person? Tyvm. ...

I'm 16 and I want to teach English in China?!!? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm fluent in Mandarin and English. Is it possible for me to get a job like that, or no? Additional Details I mean in the summer

Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Mike
Hey ST##ID...China does not accept dual citizenship

Which one is better to live in, Beijing or Shanghai? -- answers.yahoo.com
My Chinese teacher said Beijing is better, but why? Her English and my English don't click and I can't ask her too many questions during class anyway.

Is it Zhuhai close to guangzhou or shenzen? how to travel by bus from guangzhou or shenzen? -- answers.yahoo.com
IS there interesting place in zhuhai?

Guangzhou to Hongkong by train any clue? -- answers.yahoo.com
Guangzhou to Hongkong

Where can I get the help to set up one company in Guangzhou China? -- answers.yahoo.com
anyone has experience to set up company in Guangzhou China? i konw it is a little complex job. i want to know how to do it? in where i can get the help or information? how much it will cost and how ...

How do i get to hangzhou from shenzhen airport? (and from shenzhen airport to guangzhou main train station?)? -- answers.yahoo.com
as above! i prefer to take train. is there a direct train from shenzhen train station to hangzhou train station? if i take a plane, how much will it cost? if i go from shenzhen to guangzhou to take ...

Where are the best places to travel around Guangzhou in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am in Guangzhou at the moment and just wanted to take day trips out of the city to show my mate around; so it must be no further than a 3 hour coach ride.

How to go from shanghai airport to guangzhou? -- answers.yahoo.com
i will land at shanghai pudand airport and wanted to book a local flight to guangzhou, is there facilities to do that at the airport? whats the cheapest option to travel locally and how would i ...

Train fare between wuchang-shenzhen and yichang-guangzhou in china? -- answers.yahoo.com
from Yichang i want to go to Hongkong by train,that's why i want to know train fare of seat as well as sleeper from Yichang to Guangzhou and Wuchang to Shenzhen. thankyou.

How to get a girlfriend in guangzhou? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm working in Guangzhou, PRC now. I need a girlfriend to pass the lonely night. Anybody knows the fast way/place?

Is there someone that lives in the USA that ever been too Guangzhou china. Do I need two visa to enter city? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to talk to someone whos lives in the USA who been to Guangzhou china. I need to know would I need just one visa or two to enter Guangzhou china. And how long dos it take to fly from the ...

How exactly is the weather in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China at this time of the year? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'll be travelling to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China on the first week of February. I'd like to know how exactly the weather is. I've packed warm clothing like a thick padded jacket and ...

How can i find accommodation in Guangzhou China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to contact some electronic accessories producer in Guangzhou and stay in China while i'm preparing for collaboration.Is there any safe not expensive accommodation and should i have ...

Anything interesting to see in Guangzhou, nice restaurents etc? -- answers.yahoo.com
Im spending a week in Guangzhou, China - is there anything of interest to see there?

Notary office in Guangzhou? -- answers.yahoo.com
Does anyone know of a notary office in Guangzhou, needed for a K1 fiance visa? Police record background check.

Information about Guangzhou? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am thinking of visiting Guangzhou soon. Is it a safe place? Can I get around with English. I speak a little Chinese too. Anyone who could be my guide to show around? Thanks for answering so many ...

China: Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong-Kong? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hello! I am going to China (Guangzhou - Shenzhen - Hong-Kong). Could you please advice nice hotels/hostels in these cities? Close to the city center, $ 50-80. If you know the cheapest flights from ...

Hotels guangzhou? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am looking for a hotel near the American Counsulate in Guangzhou. Could anyone have a name or number?

Travel to Guangzhou, China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I will be travelling to Guangzhou, China in April. And will be travelling via Hong Kong. Is it better to take the bus from the Airport to Guangzhou or take the ferry from the airport to ...

Can a foreigner in China buy Birth Control pills? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am living in Xiamen, and I was wondering if there was a way to buy birth control pills here. I have some now, the ones I got from the States, but I will be out soon. I want to continue to use them. ...

Where can I find mexican food in xiamen china? -- answers.yahoo.com
Where can I find
Re: Where can I find mexican food in xiamen china? -- Ron
Now there is finally a true Mexican restaurant in Xiamen......Coyote Cafe'.....great food. You can check it out at www.coyotecafe.asia

Is anyone on here in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China? -- answers.yahoo.com
Is anyone on here

How much ($) does a house rent usually cost in china? (xiamen, fujian)? -- answers.yahoo.com
How much ($) does

Where to buy cheapest air tics to xiamen? -- answers.yahoo.com
hi.. can i know where to buy cheapest air tics to xiamen? from singapore to xiamen? n back to singapore/?

How long does it take to get to Xiamen from Taipei by plane ? -- answers.yahoo.com
Need to know how long, more or less, it takes to get to Xiamen from Taipei, by airplane. Also, If you know any airlines that usually take that route, I would appreciate recommendations. Thanks !

What do you dial to call to China (Xiamen) from Hong Kong? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have a land line here at my relatives' place. My mother gave me a number in Xiamen that starts with 05. I have no idea how to dial out.

How to get to Taipei from Xiamen? -- answers.yahoo.com
Heard that there is shuttle flight between Xiamen and Taipei during Chinese New Year but for Taiwanese only. Is it true?

What is there to do in Xiamen China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm from the U.S. & I'm currently in Xiamen on buisness (June-Oct 2007) what sightseeing places should I visit & things I should do? I want to take advantage of seeing as much of China as I ...

Can i travel from Xiamen to Shanghai in a cruise? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to know what are the options for travel between Xiamen China and Shanghai. Is there any cruise I can take and how long it takes? thanks.

The best attractions in Xiamen China, any ideas? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am planning a trip to Xiamen, I will only stay there for 2 days. Can anyone suggest what are the best attractions there? Please include the Chinese characters of the attractions thus I can use for ...

How to acquire a road map of Xiamen, China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I tried to get the information from website but somehow it was not available. What I like to know is how far the Crowne Plaza Harbourview Xiamen from the Lujiang hotel, Xiamen.

From Kowloon to Xiamen? -- answers.yahoo.com
my friends and I are planning to go to Hong kong then to Xiamen and then tobejing. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GO TO XIAMEN FROM HONG KONG? and FROM XIAMEN TO BEIJING? any mode of transpo except plane ...

Has anyone ever taught in the He Hua Business English School In Baotou? What is your impression of this school -- answers.yahoo.com
Considering options with different schools. I wanted to know if anyone out there has taught at this school. What are your thoughts?

I am a chinese university teacher,how can I go to America? -- answers.yahoo.com
RESUME Personal Information: Famlily Name: Gong Given Name: Pei Date of Birth: September 3, 1965 Birth Place: Huhhot Sex: Male. Marital Status: married Telephone: 86-0471-6556410 Cell Phone: ...

Inner Mongolia? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to hear from anyone who has visited or lived in Inner Mongolia.

I am a U.S. citizen, married to a Chinese lady that lives in Jilin, China. Where does she process her K-3 Visa -- answers.yahoo.com
This is in relation to a I-130 being filed; and a 129-F being filed, and receiving a confirmation on both applications. I-129-f requires the consulate to apply to, on question 20 for my wife to get ...

Xingtai -- The Woodcutter
Secured a job teaching at Xingtai University commencing September 1st. Any expats living in Xingtai who fancies meeting up for a drink and chat?
Re: Xingtai -- Dean Smith
Hi I may well be working at the same university dude..due to start 1st september 2007,hey drop me a line at the email provided,im flying in from England,due hopefully a week before the term ...

Re: Mobile phones in china? -- jay
I bought a phone in China and it can be set to use the English language. Also phones can be unlocked (for a small fee ) especially if they are from a top named company.Best to ask about that. Tri ...

Travelling to Shanghai/Hunan with 6 yr old? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'll be taking my daughter to Shanghai and Hunan at the end of August. We'll be with family in Hunan but on our own in Shanghai. Any tips on places to go that she'll enjoy and ...

I will be living in Shanghai come July 3rd and wanted to know if the place is cheap or not? -- answers.yahoo.com
Is Shanghai Expensive or Cheap? What's Fun There? I'm a college student who will be living there for 5 weeks. The places I stay and food are all being provided by the company im going...but ...

I wants to ship my furnitures to China from San Francisco? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want ot ship my living room set, mattress set and dining room set to China from SF. Does somebody know what is the cost for them? Item: Sofa, loveseat, coffee table, end table, mattress and base, ...

How do i get identity card of china? -- answers.yahoo.com
i want to be a citizen of china live and work in china how do i do it or how do i get the chance,more over how much is it to cost to get one and to be one

Where is a good place to live in or near Shanghai, China? -- answers.yahoo.com
My wife and I (plus 2 kids) are moving to China next year for her job. We live in a 5bd/3ba in Marietta, GA now, but would like to find a nice 3bd/2ba condo style home in Shanghai thats comparable in ...

Canadian man living in Canada wants to divorce wife living in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
Whats the cost? How long to do it? How to do it?

Can you save money living in china? What deoes it cost to live there? -- answers.yahoo.com
I dont expect to save alot of money. but I expect to save some. If you are teaching english, you should be able to make a living at it.. I like going to philippines on occasion and the cost of living ...

Is it's legal to make money in China and then bring a large sum of money back to England? -- answers.yahoo.com
e.g. taxes and money restrictions etc

My husband and I are going to teach English in China. Want to know about costs and best living place -- answers.yahoo.com
We are also ballroom dancer instructors on cruise ships and want to continue to do that. Other interests include skiing and exploring. Any advice?

How much money would it cost to study and spend a year in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want to learn chinese and live in china. How do I go there? How much will it cost? are there any good intensive programmes to learn chinese for foreigners? How much do they cost? I can already read ...

Working & the cost of living in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing & Tibet? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hey, does anyone know the costs of living as a traveller in various areas of China. Such things as accomodation, food, travelling costs as a comparison. I've looked for a breakdown in US Dollars ...

How Much Do Batteries Cost in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I heard they are very cheap there. I have a digital camera which uses 2 AA batteries. I was thinking about taking my rechargeable batteries and charger to china... but that would mean buying a power ...

Cost of living in BEIJING CHINA? -- answers.yahoo.com
details are welcome. Thanks in advance.

What is the cost of living in China outside the major cities? -- answers.yahoo.com
What is the cost of living in China

Can you save money living in china? What deoes it cost to live there? -- answers.yahoo.com
I dont expect to save alot of money. but I expect to save some. If you are teaching english, you should be able to make a living at it.. I like going to philippines on occasion and the cost of living ...

Living Cost in Tianjin,China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have a question for all you Ex-Pats working in China. I hearded China taxes about 40% of your income if you make more than a certain amount. What is that amount?. Also how does the living expenses ...
Re: Living Cost in Tianjin,China? -- Nathan
You could definitely save more money than Shanghai or the states, but you could also spend it all quite easily, as well. It all depends on what kind of lifestyle you want to live. For everyday ...

How much is the monthly cost of living in China for an average western couple? -- answers.yahoo.com
With my wife we want to go privately to China to live and work there (not as expats), so we would like to know the cost of living there (flat rental, dining out, monthly overhead costs). We dont ...

How many days will it take for an american to have their e2 korean visa processed in hong kong? -- answers.yahoo.com
i'm an american living in china and the closest korean consulate is in hong kong. my flight to korea departs on 4/4/07 in the morning from hong kong. i have all the necessary documents for an e2 ...

2 year green card to IR1? -- answers.yahoo.com
I received my CR1 visa in Canton, China. I enter in the US 2006. 7. I was issued a 2-year green card last Jul. Now I won't be able to return to the US within 1 year. I know I can't stay out ...

Chinese police take my passport!..i'm a New Zealand tourist in Shenzhen...? -- answers.yahoo.com
i've ben here for nearly 3 months living in a residential address, and they said they needed it for some kind of registration..i wasn't happy giving it to them, but they said it would keep me ...

Chinese visa? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm going to China with my husband & daughter tomorrow. However I've just found out that my daughter's China entry permit is expired. What should I do?

I am UK national and want to marry my chinese girlfriend who has an expired student visa -- answers.yahoo.com
I am thinking to marry her in scotland to avoid the paperwork. Does this give her any right to stay in the UK with me? I am considering going back to china with her and then apply for a marriage or ...

What is best way to get visa to live a year in china? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have been to China three times. I have a tourist visa that will expire this month. I want to see about living in China for a year or more. What is best way to do that?

How long can foreigners stay in china? -- answers.yahoo.com
...i have an F visa but wonder how often i can renew it.....does marrying a chinese make it easier?....i know i must exit china before my visa expires - go to hkong and renew it - but i am worried ...

My Chinese visa is expired and now i need to pay RMB5000, is there another way to solve this? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have a chinese L visa and it's been expired for quit a while now ( I know stupid) anyway if i want to leave china i need a valid visa. in order to obtain a valid visa i need to pay RMB5000 as a ...
Re: My Chinese visa is expired and now i need to pay RMB5000, is there another way to solve this? -- Warren-Nz
No way round it. You only other option is to remain illegally in China and hope that you're never caught by the authorities. Keep in mind that the longer you stay, the more likely you will go to ...

China Business Visa has expired and need to renew? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm currently staying in Xiamen and China Visa has expired in February 2007. Can someone advise where is the place to renew?

Can I teach in Japan ,China without BA? -- answers.yahoo.com
I know you have to have a BA/BS to get a working visa.Is there a way to get a Visa without? I know i could get a 6 month holiday work visa and extend it for another 6 months.But i cant re-apply for ...

If I teach English in China and get married there how difficult will it be in bringing back my wife? -- answers.yahoo.com
If I teach English in China and get

Is it difficult for men to date in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm a 27 year old White American, going to China to teach English as a foreign language, and I'm single. I read that there are 120 men born for every 100 women, does that making dating a real ...
Re: Is it difficult for men to date in China? *Link* -- Jamieson
A 73 year old man with a glass eye and a serious tremor in a wheelchair who speaks only Lithuanian could get a date here in China. Just beware of the racy chicks. You should set the speed of any ...

How much does acupuncture cost in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am thinking about going to Shanghai, China to teach English and I needed to see an acupuncturist for losing weight, urinary problems, headaches, and my vision. I wanted to know how much does it ...
Re: How much does acupuncture cost in China? -- julie
it is very cheap that, roughly cost $100rmb per hour.since your complains are complicated you might need a course to recovery

When is the best time (cheapest) to visit China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am visiting a friend teaching English in China and am trying to find the cost-effective options to flying and vacationing there. Thank you!

Which is better-Korea or China? -- answers.yahoo.com
Thinking about teaching english in China, but I was in Korea and HATED it. Does anyone know if china is any diffent in good ways?? THANKS !!

I would like to teach in China. Can somebody help me? -- answers.yahoo.com
teach K-12 in international schools preferably.

Is it safe to teach English in China (for single american female)? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi, Just wondering if it is safe to teach English in China (a but worried about government and police stalking me for no apparent reason). Ive just heard horrible stories of the "justice system" in ...

Has anyone taught English in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
China seems to be desperate to get native English speakers to teach there. I looked at some programs and they seem decent. For instance, they claim high wages and free apartments. It almost seems too ...
Re: Has anyone taught English in China? -- Nonsensical
It's not as good as these people make it out to be. Work is a bit hard to find right now compared to 2 years ago. The economic crisis must have something to do with it. Anyhow, beyond that, most ...

Can you name some cultural differences between China and UK? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm having a panic - I have a job interview for teaching in China in an hour and am going over possible questions and feel a bit stumped and brain dead! Anyone with ideas or experience on the ...

Have you or do you know someone who taught english in china? -- answers.yahoo.com
i am going to china to teach english as a 2nd language. have you or anyone you know done this? if so, can you share your experience in regards to this? .please tell me which city you were in, and ...

I am a fluent english speaker and I am filipino. How can I teach english in china? -- answers.yahoo.com
I need help. I don't ahve TOEFL certification yet. I want to teach in China while completing my TOEFL certificate. Can anyone help me or refer me to a school who would accept me even if I ...

WHy Chinese person keeps telling me i should teach english in china, when i'm not White NOR Outgoing -- answers.yahoo.com
Im of mexican parents.these days i help a chinese girl with english and we have nice conversations.she kept telling me..YOU SHOULD Go to china and teach english..but i have an accent , and usually ...

If you were a single white female, would you go to China to teach? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hey !! Thinking about teaching in China, but afraid i will stick out like a sore thumb or have trouble....do you guys think China is safe these days??

I am 22 yrs old - I might go to China to teach English: any 20 something yr olds with some words of -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi, It is clear to me China is an amazing place and teaching in China for 6 to 12 months would be unforgettable experience, and possibly life altering (for the better, of course). I have read a lot ...
Conspiracy to gain absolute global power over other nations -- Turnoi
First, the Chinese are our enemy. They have plans to over throw us in a nuclear attack. But their first plan is to ruin us by destroying our economy. Oh, really? I am wondering where you got that ...
Re: I am 22 yrs old - I might go to China to teach English: any 20 something yr olds with some words -- Turnoi
It is apparent to me from your post that in the first instance you expect China to give something to you - an unforgettable experience, and possibly life altering (for the better, of course). A part ...

What work is there for a native english speaker in China, apart from teaching english? -- answers.yahoo.com
What work is there for a native english

If I'm a Canadian teaching ESL in China do I have to pay income tax to both governments? -- answers.yahoo.com
If I'm a Canadian teaching ESL in China

Teaching english in China Versus Japan? -- answers.yahoo.com
Teaching english in China

To those who are teaching English in China, I'm very curious about whether this is true or not? -- answers.yahoo.com
There is this arguement in below YA, an asker said that the moves of American teachers in China were closely monitored by the Schools or Chinese government / secret agents, and camaras were installed ...

I am teaching in china and there are over 50 people in each class.I am teaching"oral english". -- answers.yahoo.com
The students also aren't very cooperative with "group work". I think most aren't that interested in oral English. I am not connecting well with them, maybe because I'm so much older than ...

I want a job in China that isn't teaching. Any ideas? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have my grade 12. I lived in China for a year (2005-2006) teaching english. I am canadian. I work for a bank in Canada, and would like to find something similar in China.
Re: I want a job in China that isn't teaching. Any ideas? -- ALEN
I'm living in China,but i want to find a job in Canada.Let's have a change :)

Does anyone know anything about teaching English in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm a middle aged teacher and my husband wants me(us) to go teach English to adults in China~anyone doing this that can tell me what it's like? Pitfalls and high points?

China - teaching English (I don't have the qualifications needed to get a work visa)? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am over 30yrs of age, and do not hold a bachelor's degree. So I am unable to get a work visa in China, at least that's what my research on the net shows me. I have some savings, and want to ...

I have a few questions about teaching English in China.? -- answers.yahoo.com
I know that qualifications to teach english in China, ranging from none to having a masters in English. I am taking a course that will give me a certificate that says I can teach English as a sencond ...
Re: I have a few questions about teaching English in China.? -- soundsgood
The problem with degrees today is that so many people now have them that even dumb people are now walking around with a degree. The dumb people end up in bureaucracy and develop forms and processes ...
Re: I have a few questions about teaching English in China.? -- Silvereboy
A degree is not a sign of competence, never has been and never will be. The degree holders here in China and Thailand are even dumber than those in the West, they are as dumb as dogs..t! Even those ...
Re: I have a few questions about teaching English in China.? -- Turnoi
The degree holders here in China and Thailand are even dumber than those in the West, they are as dumb as dogs..t! Even those with PhD. Yes, I agree. I have two PhDs and several Master degrees, that ...

What are some advantages and disadvantages of teaching English in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I plan to go to China next February to check out the possibily of teaching English there. I've chosen to visit Nanning because I have a Chinese internet friend there. I have 10 years experience ...

The Shaolin Temple -- Criss Lee
The Shaolin Temple was built in 496 AD, and hosted a Buddhist monk named Bada. The temple became known for its teachings of Zen, and the martial art Kung Fu. From 1368 to 1644 the monastery preformed ...

Long flight: SF to Beijing? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am 15, and I am flying Beijing from San Francisco mid-July by myself. I am Chinese, so no language problems etc. I have a few questions: - what are the best seats for econ-class? aisle seats? front ...

Traveling To China, Need an F-Visa Fast?!? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am traveling to China in 12 days and need to get a visa. I am barely receiving my passport in a few days. I need an F-Visa but read that in order to get one i need to have had a passport valid for ...

Residential Rental Prices for China - are they per month or per week?? -- answers.yahoo.com
Residential Rental Prices for China

Best Method of Money To Take To China? -- answers.yahoo.com
I will be living in china for 5 weeks on a study abroad program and am wondering what method will be the best when i take and use money in china. i have a washington mutual debit card an plain cash. ...

What time of year is it the absolute cheapest to travel from the U.S. to Hong Kong? -- answers.yahoo.com
I know that pretty much any where in Asia in the summer is a hot and humid place to visit. But I am not going for the weather. I am trying to figure out the time of year/season that flights are ...

Living in China for 5 weeks, how much articles of clothing should i take? Considering...? -- answers.yahoo.com
Considering i'll be living in Shanghai for the most part and also visiting beijing. How much clothing should i take and what kind? is it hot there? Is good quality clothes there and lower priced?

Why is it cheaper to book hotel in china than from internet? -- answers.yahoo.com
Why is it cheaper to book hotel in china

I need 100 reasons for why Hong Kong is the best place to travel to? -- answers.yahoo.com
Please give your best opinions.

I've a trip to Beijing in a few days. Id like to ask if there're any -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm interested in anime/manga or other Japanese stuff. I don't know if there're any shops in Beijing (center) that have these things. And one more, I prefer small stuffs like keychain, ...

What area of China should I visit? -- answers.yahoo.com
What area of China

Where can I find vegetarian food and accomodation in Panyu City, Guangdong -- answers.yahoo.com
I am a student from India who will be going to Panyu city during December 2007 for an internship. I would like to know if any cheap accomodation is available. Also, I would like to know if there are ...

Planning on visiting Macau - tips/ideas? -- answers.yahoo.com
can you quote me on USD? can u let me know how much should i prepare? i'm going with a friend, and we're backpackers so we don't need hotels under ur suggestions. where to stay, what to ...

China vacations? -- answers.yahoo.com
i loved my last year vacations at china, they were really gr8 and i loved the food! well now im trying to plan another trip 2 china and i dont know were i can find the plane flight cost? were can i?

What to wear in beijing? (summer) -- answers.yahoo.com
i used to live in chengdu, but now i live here. im going to beijing this summer by myself for a class... what should i wear? what is the weather like over there?

What is the best time to go to Beijing or Shanghai? -- answers.yahoo.com
Weather wise, what is the best time to go to Beijing or Shanghai?

Vegetarian restaurants in HongKong? -- answers.yahoo.com
We are looking for some good restaurants which offer vegetarian food in Hong Kong. We are ready to taste Chinese, Japanese, Western, anything except Indian as we have already did that here in States. ...

Purchasing Stuff in China? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi I am going to china soon and I am going to buy under 800 US dollars of items, however I have a few questions when buying stuff in china. I'll be doing most of my shopping in Beiging and Hong ...

General Resources on China -- Michael G.
China: A Country Studies http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cntoc.html This volume is one in a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the ...

Teaching in China -- Rodger L. Hardy Deseret Morning News
SPRINGVILLE -- Stepping into rural China last summer as a volunteer teacher was a step back in time for Joan Wayment. Normally Wayment teaches transitional kindergarten at Art City Elementary in ...

CHINA - Travel Tips -- laoshi joe
Cost of Travelling in China While world travel prices have risen in recent years, China still offers good values in hotel accommodations, meals, and entertainment when compared to other world-class ...

China National Tourism Administration - Overseas Offices -- laoshi joe
China National Tourist Office, New York 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6413, Empire State Building, New York, NY 10118, USA Tel: 1-212-7609700 Fax: 1-212-7608809 Email: nycnta.gov.cn China National Tourist ...

Instructions for Chinese Visa Application -- laoshi joe
DOCUMENTS NEEDED WHEN APPLYING FOR A CHINESE VISA: 1. Passport with at least 6 months remaining validity and available blank pages for visa; 2. One properly completed Visa Application form. Click to ...

Instructions for Visa Application - China -- laoshi joe
The following documents should be submitted when applying for Chinese visa: 1. Passport with at least 6 months remaining validity and available blank pages for visa; 2. One properly completed visa ...

Information on HK SAR visa/entry permit for Canadians and other foreigners -- laoshi joe
1. Personnel of the following categories enjoy visa/entry permit-free treatment: 1) Canadian citizen with a valid passport going to HK for sightseeing, doing business with a stay of no more than 90 ...

Longans, Lychees and Pagodas -- Heinz Rainer
When the Southern China Airliner descends for landing in Guangzhou's International, we see myriads of glittering lights below us. The time is early evening 1900 hours.In summer days, the air ...

Chinese Business Culture: Life in China -- Paul Symonds
In Chinese business culture, drinking plays a prominent role with many Chinese companies hiring what amount to professional drinkers, giving them professional job titles. Many Chinese people in ...

My Beijing Apartment - Haidian District -- rwinchina

Panjiayuan, Beijing’s Largest Antiques Fair -- Tom Carter
Perhaps not by coincidence, the Greek word Pangaea, meaning “all lands,” is the name historians have given to planet Earth before its continental drift 200 millions years ago, when the world was ...

Four Fun Attractions in China -- Jason Martin
So, you're thinking of venturing off to China, but you're not sure what to do there. Today, I'll present you with four fun attractions to check out if you're in China and heading to ...

Traveling to China in the Summer -- Lola Adewoyin
Summer Travel in China can be one of the best experiences of your lifetime. The fact that China itself has a unique culture is one reason to partake in a China tour, this way, you can understand ...

Touring the Great Wall of China -- Lola Adewoyin
The Great Wall is the most significant symbol of China which has become one of the widely known artificial constructions in the world today. This structure has contributed to the development of ...

Traveling and touring China in style -- Lola Adewoyin
People planning to travel to China are always worried about the cultural differences they may experience on their china touring holidays. Before you finalize your travel plans for China, you need to ...

Beijing Metro Trains are a Breeze for the China Olympics -- Fred Tittle
Walking down 3 flights of stairs with a strong wind blowing ferociously upwards with people moving fast, side stepping musicians and ad hoc vendors, with a quick stop to pay 3 Yuan, and an even ...

Beijing Central Airport in China -- Fred Tittle
Compared to the mess that was Shanghai, Beijing was a snap getting in and out of while not nearly as pretty and modern as some of the other main airports in China like the modern newer airports in ...

Making The Best Use Of Your China Travel Vacation Package -- Lola Adewoyin
If you have planned your summer vacation for a trip to China, then its best you know how to best enjoy China within the thirteen days you will be visiting. The most attractive travel packages to ...

Must Sees of China in 12 Days -- Lola Adewoyin
China boasts of twenty four cultural and five natural relics inscribed on the World Heritage List. Apart from this record, there are still fifty eight relics on the tentative list of the UNESCO World ...

The Eternal Warriors of Xian China -- Fred Tittle
They have stood in rows for centuries, warrior sentinels of an ancient culture. Time and vandals have taken their toll; the uniforms are dulled, but their weapons are still sharp. Many now come from ...

China Has A Secret City! -- Fred Tittle
When flying in at night it would be easy to confuse this beautiful coastal city with Vegas, with all of the neon lit. From the sidewalk vendors, to the fish market, to the art galleries, everyone had ...

Must Sees of China in 12 days. -- Lola Adewoyin
China boasts of twenty four cultural and five natural relics inscribed on the World Heritage List. Apart from this record, there are still fifty eight relics on the tentative list of the UNESCO World ...

Unique Vacation Ideas for your China Travel Holidays -- Lola Adewoyin
China is one of the oldest countries which date back to ancient civilization. Because of this, it has retained a lot of its historical background and culture, many of which are still practiced today. ...

Chinese Business - A Brief Introduction To Doing Business In China -- Paul Symonds
China is the world’s forth largest economy. It is one of the top and fast growing markets in the world, with its annual GDP growth exceeding 9%. China has become a great business destination of the ...

Learning Mandarin Chinese - It's Much Easier Than You Think -- Nick Radford
My son's high school recently announced it was going to offer evening classes for adult beginners, who wanted to learn the Mandarin Chinese language. My first reaction was, "That's ...

Meaning Of Dreams In Chinese Medicine -- Henry Fong
Do dreams carry any meaning? Does it tell you something about the future? What do dreams mean, especially recurring bad ones? What about pleasant dreams or scarry dreams? I get asked this quite a bit ...

Origins Of The Chinese Language - Tips From A Translation Company -- Patrick Stump
There are several dialects of the Chinese language with enough differences to make then unintelligible to speakers of a different dialect despite an identical written form. Fortunately for both the ...

The Role of the Five Elements in Chinese Astrology and Chinese Zodiac -- Groshan Fabiola
For a Chinese Astrology reading, people generally know about the Chinese Zodiac which is comprised of twelve animals, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, ...

How To Avoid Vital Mistakes Of Chinese Character Tattoos -- Yingying Lin
Chinese character tattoos are very popular today because they are really beautiful. And because most of people in the Western Hemisphere cannot read Chinese, Chinese Character Tattoos becomes an ...

What You Need To Know About The Chinese Market -- Lydia Quinn
Every business should learn about the Chinese market. With a massive population of about 1.3 billion, it is the world's most populated nation and, as such, holds great potential for effecting the ...

Catering To The Chinese Market -- Lydia Quinn
In the first quarter of 2006, the Chinese economy grew 10.2%. With the increase in growth in the Chinese market and the constant continued growth being forecast for the future, it's wise for ...

Online Advertising For The Chinese Market -- Lydia Quinn
When you need to get your products or services in front of a Chinese audience, where do you start? This article will give you some tips. Whether you have a full line of products and services ...

Finding and Using Chinese Search Engines & Directories -- Lydia Quinn
Whether you're just doing research for travel or whether you're a Chinese native or expatriate, you'll be able to catch up on the latest Chinese news, sports, entertainment and stay in ...

Making the best use of your China travel Vacation Package. -- Lola Adewoyin
If you have planned your summer vacation for a trip to China, then its best you know how to best enjoy China within the thirteen days you will be visiting. The most attractive travel packages to ...

Travel the Great Wall of China -- Lola Adewoyin
The Great Wall of China is not just an ordinary travel icon; besides the role it plays in China’s tourism, it has led to the development of China’s long history and culture. People are curious to ...

Overview Of China fashion industry -- Gerry Ong
Overview The Chinese economy continues its dynamic performance, averaging around 10% growth for the last 5 years. As barriers to entry are reduced, more and more businesses are considering their ...

Looking for Neat, Responsible Female to Share a 3-Bedroom Apartment -- Beijing Smart Eagle Education
Location: at the side of north third ring, 5 mins walk to Zhichunlu subway station with Wal-mart Supermarket, close to Beida Renda, Beishida, and Beiyu Univeristy. The community environment is pretty ...

Online Offers For Esl Jobs In China -- Ckint Jhonson
The advent of the Internet has allowed people to search for job opportunities in various places, at a worldwide level. Today, many people prefer to take jobs in other countries, hoping for better ...

Advantages Of Esl Jobs In China -- Ckint Jhonson
Due to its increasing population, the People's Republic of China is currently an important provider of labor force, as well as technology. The need for international acceptance is not so easy to ...
Re: Advantages Of Esl Jobs In China -- Paul
I see 60 as an upper limit on esl jobs in china. I will be there on a fulbright next year and then might stay on. I am 65. I taught at a university last year in vietnam. Healthy and active. Any ...
Re: Advantages Of Esl Jobs In China -- KJ
Had the writer of this post taken the time to mention that there are many downsides to teaching in China, it would have been more acceptable. The truth is not quite as palatable as he would have the ...

Renting a Car or Limousine in China: Shanghai and Beijing -- Arno Kris
Shanghai Car Rental Overview Rising incomes have seen levels of car ownership in China increase dramatically during recent years. As a result, traffic in Shanghai can be dense, particularly during ...

Your China Travel Guide - How To Discover The Wonders Of China -- Lola Adewoyin
Planning a tour to China, the largest and oldest country in the world is truly a must for anyone who wants to experience a unique travel adventure. China is known to have an ancient civilization ...

Your China Travel Guide: Planning a holiday in China. -- Lola Adewoyin
Planning a tour to China, the largest and oldest country in the world is truly a must for anyone who wants to experience a unique travel adventure. China is known to have an ancient civilization ...

Vacation Planning for Travel to China. -- Lola Adewoyin
As you start making plans for your summer vacation, make sure you include China in the list. I’ll tell you why. First of all, we all know China as a beautiful country with a unique culture that is ...

Want to travel to China and have a stress free vacation? -- Lola
Because of its rich culture and history, China has become one of the most desired destinations of many people around the globe; however, one factor that hinders their plan is the language barrier. ...

Working in China... Pointers to Consider -- Rocky John Tayaban
As China's economy progresses even more, the need for foreign talents are of high demand. Since the incorporation of China to the World Trade Organisation in 2001, foreigner's influx in China ...

I am going to Dalian,anyone there? -- Angela
Hello all, I am going to Dalian on March 17th,will stay there for 5 days, is there anyone in Dalian who doesn't mind showing me some nice places or restaurants? I look forward to your email.

Shanghai Trains Don't Miss the Attraction in China! -- Fred Tittle
Shanghai is missing a trick by not listing its maglev train as a tourist attraction. What a rush to go 431 Kilometers an hour. In 8 minutes you go 30 kilometers with a very comfortable ride. The ...

Zhoukou City, Henan Province, P. R. China -- Zhoukou Normal University
We are looking for 6 native speakers of English to teach at Zhoukou Normal University. Requirements: • Native English speakers from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand or Ireland • BA degree ...

A tour to Huangshan Mountain. -- Lola
Mt. Huangshan commonly known as the Yellow Mountains is one the most famous mountains in China. Located in Anhui province, a neighboring town to Hangzhou and Shanghai, the Yellow Mountain extends ...

Is a trip to China worth it? -- Lola
You may ask your self over and over again, “Is a trip to China worth it?” Well, I have the answers for you. China is a big country with a long history and unique culture; it is one of the most ...

Travel to China’s paradise in Yunnan province. -- Lola
If you are on a tour to China and decide to stop at Yunnan province, then you are guaranteed a wonderful time spending it with Chinese minority groups. Yunnan is a beautiful province which is proud ...

Climbing the Great Wall of China -- Lola
So much has been written and published about the Great Wall of China but one thing is certain, if you travel to China without visiting this world renowned landmark, then your trip is incomplete. The ...

Interesting facts about the Great Wall of China. -- Lola
In my article about the new Seven Wonders of the World, I made mention of the highly admired Great Wall of China which happens to be in the list. As the declaration ceremony fast approaches, I have ...

In and around Guilin and Yangshuo – The China Backpackers haven. -- Lola
Guilin is the perfect getaway for nature lovers who want to escape from the noisy and bustling cities to explore one of China’s most beautiful cities. Considered as the pearl which showcases ...

Chinese Festivals to enjoy on your China tour. -- Lola
China is known for its rich and massive historical culture; this has led to the number of festivals being celebrated all year round thus boosting the flow of tourism in various provinces within ...

How To Enjoy The Great Wall Of China Tour -- Sally Meyers
The Great Wall of China is one of the most highly visited tourist attraction in Beijing, China. It is in fact the symbol of China, because anytime you see a picture of the Great Wall, then you know ...

Things You Need to Know Before Planning Your Tour to China -- Lola Adewoyin
There is something unique about China and that is what travelers are curious about. China is not just a country; it is a different world entirely with a distinctive culture, long history and ...

Kunming International Tourist Festival: The best place to be in spring on y -- Lola
As the cold winter wind blows away, let’s welcome the fresh air that spring brings as we travel all the way to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province in China. Spending your spring vacation in ...

Things to know before planning your tour to China -- Sally Meyers
There is something unique about China and that is what travelers are curious about. China is not just a country; it is a different world entirely with a distinctive culture, long history and ...

How to tour the Great Wall of China -- Sally Meyers
The Great Wall of China is one of the most highly visited tourist attraction in Beijing, China. It is in fact the symbol of China, because anytime you see a picture of the Great Wall, then you know ...

What to do in Yunnan Province on your next tour to China. -- Lola
Yunnan province is one of China’s most visited provinces. Of all the regions in China, Yunnan always bids and welcomes visitors all year round. Being one of the largest provinces in China, Yunnan ...

Asian Wedding Favors for 2007 - Year of the Pig -- Erica Tevis
The Chinese New Year falls on February 18, 2007 next year, and it celebrates the Year of the Pig. Pigs possess impeccable manners and taste and possess a truly luxurious nature, one that delights in ...

Chinese New Year! 10 Very Simple things to do to Create Your Best Year Ever -- Carole Provenzale
On February 28th we will be ringing in another New Year. Wait a minute, didn’t we just do that? I am talking of the Chinese New Year and the energy and life that surrounds that special day. Do you ...

Chinese Motorcycles -- Eddie Tobey
In the present world, motorcycles have become the most common and popular means of transport and the motorcycle market is flooded with different brands of motorcycles. Chinese motorcycles are ...

Chinese Astrology Compatibility -- Henry Fong
There is a belief amongst the Chinese community that those who are born four years apart are more compatible than those who are born six year apart. And those that are born 6 years apart are likely ...

Chinese Baby Names -- Henry Fong
It is not uncommon for a Chinese couple to seek the services of an astrologer to find a suitable Chinese baby name for their new born child. It is believe that a suitable Chinese baby name can ...

Chinese New Year - Year of the Pig -- Pavika Wilson
The Chinese calendar follows the lunar year where the years are arranged in major cycles of 60 years, and the 12 year cycles (each with a different animal) are repeated. This year is the Year of the ...

5 Most Commonly Used Ingredient In Chinese Vegetarian Recipes -- Janice Hoo
Are you into vegetarian recipes? How about trying out vegetarian recipes in Chinese style? Not sure what to use? No worries! Here are five most commonly used ingredients you can use to create you own ...

Why you need the services of a tour operator on your next tour to China. -- Lola
If you have garnered courage to go to China, then I’d say Bravo! For a country like China, you need to go there to see it to experience it, live it and finally love it. People come and go to China ...

Things to do on an unforgettable tour in China -- Lola
If you have finally decided to partake in that China tour you have been planning, here is a list of 10 things to see and do on your China tour. • The Great Wall of China One of the must sees on a ...

Colors in Traditional Chinese Culture - Five Elements, Five Colors -- Ryan Tang
For more than 2000 years, the Chinese people have used brilliant colors. Today in modern China, red is a very popular color. However, contrary to popular belief, ancient peoples did not pay special ...

Traveling in Beijing: What to Do and Where to Go on Your Beijing Vacation -- Jessica Elliott
Overview Beijing is most well known for its role in China’s imperialism, so, when most people imagine a trip to Beijing, they picture a city full of temples and palaces fit for emperors. And, while ...

Traveling in Hong Kong: What to Do and Where to Go on Your Hong Kong -- Jessica Elliott
Overview Hong Kong is an irregularly-shaped peninsula situated on the eastern banks of the Pearl River Delta, facing the South China Sea in the south and bordering China’s Guangdong Province in the ...

Traveling in Shanghai: What to Do and Where to Go on Your Shanghai Vacation -- Jessica Elliott
Overview Shanghai isn’t the best Chinese city to travel to if you’re looking to move from tourist attraction to tourist attraction. Having only recently made their move toward modernity, Shanghai ...

Hotels in Hong Kong - Traditional Christmas and New Years in a Cosmopolitan -- Eric Cho
When it comes to traveling to Hong Kong for winter vacations, it is more likely that traditional celebrations of this season run away with your mind, bringing images of the Chinese New Year's ...

Shaanxi Polytechnic -- rayguns
I've just been offered an ESL job (my first) at Shaanxi Polytechnic at Xianyang. Anyone been thre? Know anything about it? Any info welcome

Conversation And Small Talk That You Should Be Aware In Chinese Culture -- Kelvin Cho
When visiting China you may find it advantageous to do a little homework regarding Chinese history, culture and geography, as those you meet will both appreciate and be impressed by your efforts. ...

How to enjoy a Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai 9 day tour. -- Lola Adewoyin
Are you looking forward to that holiday you will be spending in China? Spending 9 days as a tourist in China can be one of the most exciting adventure and experience you can ever have. As you book ...

Learn Mandarin Phrases to Travel China -- Anna Yuen
Aloha, Ciao – when you visit China, you should start with ‘ni hao’ (how are you). Whenever traveling a place, it is always good to learn a couple of local phrases. Not only to add extra fun, ...

What to expect as tourist in China on Chinese New Year. *Link* -- Lola Adewoyin
For a tourist who decides to spend the Lunar New year in China, be ready to experience a week full of festivities enriched in Chinese culture. Almost similar to the Western New Year, the Chinese New ...

Preparing for a Harbin Ice Festival Tour *Link* -- Lola Adewoyin
The winter season is just around the corner and its time for all snow lovers to look forward to what they have been waiting for all year long. Ice and snow festivals take place in many cold countries ...

Re: Mathew's response -- DB
Thanks for the comments Mathew. And thanks for noticing that I applaud all marriages - regardless of race. I recently remembered a documentary I saw on tv a while back about DNA testing. The ...

Re: cat fight. -- theisabels
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Embarking on an Adventure tour to China. -- Lola Adewoyin
So you have finally decided to take a tour to China; like every other new tourist in a foreign land, you begin to wonder what to expect in a country like China. Traveling to China is an adventurous ...

advice -- champ
Hi, I'm a foreign teacher in china, I wanna ask you if a foreigner can open a training center in china, coz it not a school, but just an evening center, I don't think there is any problem ...
Re: advice -- Jerome
How could you possibly be a teacher in China? Your writing skills clearly indicate that you haven't the training or the qualifications necessary to do. My guess is that you are employed by a ...

Top 5 Myths About China -- china-invitation-letter.com
Over 20 percent of the world's population are Chinese, and by economic standards, China's ascent is only just beginning. The Chinese nation, culture, economy, and language are going to get ...
set up a training center *Link* -- champ
Hi, I'm a foreign teacher in china, I wanna ask you if a foreigner can open a training center in china, coz it not a school, but just an evening center, I don't think there is any problem ...

study free Chinese course *Link* -- Tony good
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China Travel Points -- Jason A. Martin
China is a land of ancient wonders. It's so different from the norm of western travelers that a first visit there can be a bit intimidating. Today, we will become acquainted with some basic ...

Planning a Tour to China? -- Lola Adewoyin
Whenever I read historical texts and articles, stories of the ancient civilization dates back to a place in time. That place is China. People seem to wonder what the Great China looks like, but its ...

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Learning How to Write in Chinese -- www.LearnEZChinese.com
What do you need to know before you start learning Chinese? Before you begin to learn how to read and write Chinese, there is one thing you need to know, it is a very difficult language that will ...

Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- my name is ann from hong kong
may be they some in life ecommey have problem want a best man care them. maybe they knwo chinese man love hit their wife , maybe any country same happen that ,
Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- the traveller
Living in China I can attest to myself Chinese girls were the best actresses better than Hollywood. See those angelic smiles..my God...no wonder western men fall down on their knees. I saw a lot of ...
Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Bill B
I don't know why Chinese girls want to marry western guys, I hope it’s not all about money, I am from Chicago seeking a Chinese wife now... Thru CB, I am 49 and I'm seeking a girl in her ...
Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- LJ
For Money, or Kids, or citizenship. That is all they want. Sorry, but I know cause I already went thought it. RUN AWAY FROM HER NOW!!!
Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Turnoi
The same with me. Why should a young Chinese lady approach a somewhat middle-aged person in his fifties like me with the intent to marry me? I have experienced two or three of such attempts when ...
Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Rick
Gimmie a break with the above. Let me get this straight, you've had, over your years teaching in college, some STUDENTS approach you with interest of being your girlfriend or getting married. Is ...

ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD PLACE TO START OUT TEACHING -- Angi
My friend and I have decided to teach in China and are now searching for a place to work. We have been contacted by places like Kids Castle and Manhattan Kids but after reading some of the posts ...

Survival Chinese for ESL teachers -- Jarod Wang
1. Hua yi ge quan - Make a circle. 2. Hao - Good! 3. Shei-shei - Thank you (corrected from earlier posting). 4. Me-how-maah - Hello. 5. Zhuang - Dirty. 6. Xian - Line (Single words can be used with ...

Cultural Traditions In China -- Richard Monk
Unlike the United States which is 200 plus years old, China is an ancient country and civilization. This has led to long standing rules of conduct in society that are of great interest. China is an ...

An Overview of the Chinese New Year for Travelers -- Richard Monk
China is a popular travel destination for many travelers and will be more so as the Olympics approach. The new year celebrations in China are top notch and here is some information on them. An ...

Debit Card in China -- David Gray
Where and how can I get a debit card in China? Preferably a visa debit card.
Re: Debit Card in China -- Dave
Hi, I am not an expert but so far as I am aware, you might have difficulty getting a Visa debit card whilst you are a resident in China. LIke you, I am a foreign resident in China and I have a ...

The Top Four Tourist Cities in China -- Anna Yuen
Do you know that Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Hong Kong are the most visited cities in China? A lot of people refer it as the 'golden route' or 'presidential route' after Bill Clinton ...

China - Shanghai, Bustling Boom Town -- John Riley
Like many international metropoli composed of immigrants, Shanghai is a bustling boom town. Rapidly becoming a world economic powerhouse, there is more construction occurring in Shanghai than ...

ADVICE ON WHERE TO TEACH!!! -- Beka and Adam!!!
Hi there guys and gals! My partner and I are looking to teach in China for the first time and have no idea which areas (towns, cities, provinces) are well renown for good environments and teaching ...
H.I.T -- jj
Hi! I would like to ask anybody who have the experience in tescing at Harbin Institute of Technology! Is the school credible enough to be trusted? How is the working condition there?

China's Qinghai-Tibet Railroad Touches the Skies *Picture* -- Subert Kiing
Tibetan mountain ranges and landscapes are home to an immense diversity of species of rare plants and birds. Tibetan forests are also famous for its tremendous spectrum of herbs for Chinese ...

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China's Great Hotels -- Jessica Chevon
Let us dissect the beautiful heart of China and discover its graceful stream of hotels. Beijing, China's capital, is the bustling core of China's nervous system where the Chinese brain and ...

cultural penpal -- jane Jones
Hi My name is Jane. Am studying at Valleycity state university in North Dakota of USA. Am undertaking a cultural communication class. To make the class more relevant each student is supposed to ...

10 Must-Know Travelers Tips to Hong Kong -- Sammy Ho
Hong Kong is an international city and it has vast number of tourists come from all over the world in all year round. According to the Hong Kong Government statistics, the number of international ...

Beijing/Hell -- Laura Foy
We woke up to the beeping of the horn on the sleeper bus, after18 hours it smelt rancid and even though it was pitch dark at 4am and we had nowhere to go, I couldn’t wait to get off this nightmare ...

Sailing from Korea to China -- Laura Foy
We had to endure a 18 hour boat trip from Incheon port to Qingdao with no other westerners on board. Our Korean friends had dropped us to the port and when they saw the people we’d be sharing the ...

Teaching in China: Where to Go? -- Eve Bergazyn
Deciding where to teach is the most important decision you make after deciding to move abroad, but the options for teaching English can seem overwhelming. Here is some guidance. 1. Kindergartens: ...
Re: Teaching in China: Where to Go? -- nadine milne
Hi there, i am currently teaching english in south korea and would really like to know where and how to apply for a winter camp in china for the beginning of 2007, could you possibly give me a link ...

Facilities You Get When You Travel Business Class to Hong Kong -- Robert Alderton
Business class airline travel to any destination in the world through a reputed airline is a comforting experience for any traveler. People around the world travel business class for the facilities ...

China Visa Info & Links -- Teacher A.
There has been previous discussion about visas of course. Some of the information shared is wrong, though. Specifically, it has been stated that a residence permit allows multiple entries into China. ...

China and Dragons -- Richard Monk
China and dragons are synonymous in modern lore. Even today, you will find dragons throughout China, although mostly in statutes and paintings. China and Dragons When one thinks of mythical ...

A Low Carb Dieter's Guide to Chinese Food -- Philip Nicosia
Chinese food fans, take heart. It’s true that many of the popular Oriental dishes are heavy on carbs: sumptuous fried rice served with thick sauces, noodles brewed in a savory soup, sticky buns, ...
Atkins --B.S. -- KS
Well I have been here in China now for three years and I see the locals all eating against the idea of the Atkins diet. They eat so many carbs here and they are so skinny! Get off these diets people. ...
Atkin's Dieter gained 5 pounds! -- steveh
I had been on the Atkin's Diet for more than 2 years when I visited China in July. I gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks even though I walked a million miles in intense heat! Your article made me think ...

Chinese Astrology -- Tony Luck
There are twelve Chinese year signs in the Chinese Zodiac. Unlike in our western astrology, in Chinese astrology each sign lasts for a year. Legend has it that as Buddha was about to depart the earth ...

6 Ways of Creating Chinese Characters -- Kah Joon Liow
Did you know there are only 6 ways of forming Chinese characters? Yes, 6 kinds of Chinese characters make up the 50,000 Chinese characters in existence today. Amazing isn’t it? It shows that there ...

80/20 Guide to Chinese Pronunciation - Part 2 -- Kah Joon Liow
To continue with Chinese pronunciation... 1. Consonants There are 24 consonants in pinyin which are pronounced a lot like in English. b, p, m, f, d, t, n, l, g, k, ng, h, j, q, x, zh, ch, sh, r, z, ...

Weight Loss with An Acient Chinese Twist -- Debra Clydesdale
Acupuncture Weight Loss Solutions I remember the first time I took Chinese herbs. One of my patients told me “You look really tired – Here take these herbs” and handed me a bagful of different ...

Home Remedies for Nausea - Chinese Style -- Matthew Scott
These home remedies for nausea are based on simple, traditional Chinese ways to relieve and prevent this common and uncomfortable symptom. Several remedies use ginger for its ability to harmonize and ...

China's Delicacies You Might Enjoy -- Kimberly Chang
If you ever visit China, you will see that they are a nation of people who take their national foods and delicacies very seriously. Although most people of the Western world would likely not find the ...

1000+ private tour guides,interpreters and assistants in China *Link* -- Larry Yung
1000+ private tour guides,professional interpreters and assistants with photos & profile to meet your travel and business in shanghai, beijing, guangzhou, shenzhen…china. Website: ...

China Travel Agencies -- Ross Bainbridge
Owing to the sheer size and diversified environment of China, it is not possible for an international traveller to truly experience its myriad of treasures like Yangtze River, the Great Wall of ...

Reference Information to Ease Your Chinese Character Study *Link* -- Lily Chao
Chinese characters seem the most difficult part for foreign friends to learn the Chinese language. In my opinion, the main reason for that may be Chinese characters look very different from their ...

An INCREDIBLE teaching experience! *Link* -- Brynn O'Connell
I have just finished 10 months of teaching at Bailuzhou Senior Middle School in Ji'an City, Jiangxi Province, China. I have had many fabulous teaching days here and often go home at he end of the ...

China's Mother Tongue Is Dying -- XT
Generations of women passed down a unique form of writing that was kept away from men. Now a 95-year-old may be the last alive who grew up using nushu. JIANGYONG, China -- Stooped over like a wilted ...

The secret language of Chinese women -- Kem
Tongue devised by 'sworn sisters' came down through centuries Pumei Village, Hunan Province, C -- Nowadays, it would be called empowering women. But back then, centuries ago, it was just a ...

Home Remedy for Coughing - Chinese Style -- Matthew Scott
This home remedy for coughing is much more than a single remedy - it's a collection of natural cough remedies to choose from according to the type of cough you have. Each remedy is easy to make, ...

How Chinese Characters Account for Short Sights -- Charley Pein
More and more Chinese men are getting short sights, there are already many. They generally got more school educations, which means, they have read many Chinese books. Do their short sights have some ...

One Basic Factor that Hinder Chinese People in Learning English -- Charley Pein
Chinese people, especially students encounter great difficulties when they learn English. Today, English is being taught at nearly all schools and universities, and students learn English at younger ...

Types Of Chinese Tea -- Tony Newton
Probably you are familiar with the Chinese saying, “Firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, and tea are the seven necessities to begin a day.” Though tea is last on the list, we can still see ...

Chinese Music - an Enthralling Experience -- Rajesh Kanoi
Chinese music is a treasure that most of the world has yet to discover. In part, it's because of the remoteness of the language and perhaps, in part, because of people's inability to discover ...

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Any chance that Chinese is not so hard to learn? *Link* -- Lily
Many foreign friends of mine are complaining to me that Chinese is so hard to learn: the ridiculously difficult writing system, the confusing four tones, the extensive system of measure words, so a ...
Studying Chinese -- Turnoi
I have been struggling with the Chinese language all my life. As a young man, I was studying it at university (in addition to other languages and subjects), and I got a degree in it. To "study" ...
Re: Any chance that Chinese is not so hard to learn? *Link* -- cunning linguist
Hi Lily (very popular name amongst Chinese women) What a good post. Clear and to the point. Good luck with your quest to teach Chinese, I'm sure you will be successful.

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why chinese women want western men -- espero
my friend you have said too much about chinese women as if you were told to do it.you are not objective at all .i'm writing here with alot of experience in dealing with chinese girls.girls ...
Re: why chinese women want western men -- zhenfriend
I am just wondering why so many of the "english" teachers on this site cannot spell? Perhaps you are not what you say you are?
Re: why chinese women want western men -- JoeBuddy
To be perfectly honest after living in China teaching English for only 8 months, my English has deteriorated quite rapidly. I now speak like the Chinese students. Also, another thing, when people are ...
Re: why chinese women want western men -- Bill Nerison
I met a Chinese lady on China love. Like all relationships, you must begin with trust. I began that way, but I always kept my reserve, I read enough about the various scams that could be involved. I ...
Re: why chinese women want western men -- Savash
Hi Bill, I read your post about your experience with a Chinese lady and was absolutely amazed. I too met a Chinese woman 9 years younger than me on a dating site. She is 41 but looks much younger. In ...

China Tour Packages -- Max Bellamy
Most people who travel to China for pleasure go to a travel agency who offers packaged tours. When choosing a travel agency, it is wise to do some research to ensure that the agency you select has an ...

China Great Wall Tours -- Max Bellamy
The Great Wall of China, one of the most appealing attractions of China and one of the greatest wonders of the world, was constructed by the Vassal states under Zhou Dynasty for defense purposes. The ...

China Business Travel -- Kevin Stith
The Chinese dragon has not only woken up but is also moving aggressively to dominate the world business economy. With its annual GDP growth exceeding 9%, China has suddenly become the business ...

Coming to China? -- Sophia
Business trip or vacation to China? My name is Sophia. I live and work in Shanghai China. I act as independent interpreter/business assistant/business trip organizer for visiting your suppliers or ...

visa service China -- Lan
Dear sir or ladies. would you like to do business longer in china? Would you like to live longer in china? Would you like to enjoy the beautiful scenes in china? Ok. Don’t worry. My dear friends, ...

Help - some advise please -- Phil
Hey, anyone know anything about tefl life in Chengdu, Sicuan? Particularly the Neusoft Institute of IT. Just been offered my first tefl job and willing to hear anyone's thoughts

Visa-criminal record check -- Truthlover
Hi I was wondering if a criminal record check is part of the VISA process for China. I have a friend interested in teaching who is worried about being denied.
Re: Visa-criminal record check -- shiala kimlee
You will be asked about your criminal record on the China visa application: Section 3 3.1 If you have been refused for a Chinese visa in or out of China, please select YES. Otherwise, please select ...
Re: Visa-criminal record check -- w
i am wondering the exact same thing.
Re: Visa-criminal record check -- dragon
have you found the answer? thanks

What is Wenzhou, Zhejiang like? -- Duke
Hello everyone, I have been offered a teaching job in Wenzhou for the fall. Any comments would be appreciated. I am a single straight male in my mid 40's. I have taught in California for the past ...

Hong Kong Travel: Not For The Faint Of Heart *Link* -- Frank Johnson
If tranquility and serenity are adjectives you would use to describe the perfect trip, leave Hong Kong out of your itinerary. The boisterous energy of 14 million inhabitants leaves the visitor ...

School and Recruiter Reviews board -- Sa
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Dragon Boat Festival in China -- Wong Yee Lee
Whenever we think of Dragon Boat Festival, everybody must think of dragon boat competition and the festival dumpling. Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese ...

There's No One Right Way To Travel To China -- Frank Johnson
A traveler might wonder where to begin in a foreign country that is slightly smaller than the size of the United States with over 5,000 years of recorded history. The wonderful advantage to traveling ...

Drink Chinese Green Tea for health -- Ken Cheong
What are the scientific reasons behind Green Tea health effects? Drink Chinese Green teaThe secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin ...

Learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -- Ken Cheong
Traditional Chinese Medicine Western and Chinese medicine differ in the way an illness or disease is viewed. While Western medicine tends to treat the effects of the illness or disease, traditional ...

Internet access in China -- Ken Cheong
Internet access in Mainland China for business and leisure It was difficult getting internet access in China a mere 6 years ago. Corporate leased line were difficult to apply for, hotels had no ...

Students in China *NM* -- Michael

Web Sites that Help You Doing Business in China -- Isaac Chu
In this article, we will talk about different web sites that are useful when doing business in China, includes search engine, business directories and some other websites. According to latest ...

Online Tools Make Translation (Chinese/English) Easier -- Isaac Chu
We will introduce several online tools that our team frequent use. These all may help to do translations, especially in Chinese (traditional and simplified) and English. 1. Google ...

Doing Business in China - Successful Negotiations -- Robert Greene
1. The Chinese negotiating team tends to concentrate on developing a friendship with the member in your group who is most sympathetic to them. Later, they will pursue all their objectives through ...

Travel Hong Kong: 12 Must See Places -- Robert Thatcher
Hong Kong features a diverse mixture of characters as a result of long British occupation and a great Chinese influence. As a state of China, Hong Kong provides a good introduction to who ever wants ...

Heaven on Earth - China -- Rajesh Kanoi
China is not merely a haven but a heaven for tourists. It abounds in beauty and beauties, both natural and artificial. When God was creating the earth, he seemed to be in his best and most giving ...
Heaven on earth-China -- Gaby
Dear friend, I dare to correct one of your statements: Suzhou is in Jiangsu province and it`s called " the Venice of China " ( Hangzhou is in Zhejiang province indeed ). There are about three cities ...
Heaven on earth - China -- Jack
Dear Gaby, Thank you for your comments and pointing out an error I made. I stand corrected! I ought to have paid more attention to my geography lessons! Suzhou, in Jiangsu is called the 'Venice ...
Teaching material to bring to China -- MM
What teching material will you recommend to bring to China to teach 12-20 years old in a small school and town. Thank you. MM (PS) Good article.
Teaching Material -- Jack
Your life experience and sincere desire to help the students is usually enough by way of teaching material. In all probability, you will be teaching Oral English. If not, there will be a prescribed ...

ESL Teaching in China - Fact and Fiction About Teachers -- Rajesh Kanoi
Billy, a former student has come to visit me in Huainan from Hefei, a two-hour ride by bus and a little less by train. He is accompanied by a university classmate, Danny who wants to take Billy's ...

Martial Arts In China (Wushu) -- Michael Russell
Wushu is a Chinese term which is basically built of two word combinations "wu" which refers to martial and "shu" which stands for arts, so it generally refers to any type of martial arts on the globe ...

Looking for Info - New Oriental School -- Chris
I am new to this process. My fiancee and I are looking to teach English in China. We have been offered a couple of positions, the most recent of which is at the New Oriental School in Wuhan, Hubei. ...
New Oriental School -- Chris
Figured I would put my e-mail in if anyone wanted to contact me about the "New Oriental Schools." Please, if anyone has any info about the city, school, or recruiter... please let me know. Thanks, ...

Teaching at Canadian-American School - Zhaoqing Guangdong -- Dianne
We would like to hear from anyone that has taught at this school and what they thought about it. Thanks
Re: Teaching at Canadian-American School - Zhaoqing Guangdong *Link* -- Gerard Denaro
My wife and I taught at CAS in 2004. Living in Zhaoqing and teaching at CAS (Canadian American School) was a pleasure. In fact Zhaoqing was voted the top tourist city in China a few years ago and has ...

Looking for roommates! -- Rick in China
Hi all, I live in a four bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment right next to beautiful East China Normal University, on Jingshajianglu and Zhongshanbeilu. It is only two bus stops away from the Zhongshan ...

Looking for work in China -- Ru
How exactly do you go about it? Many people seem to reccomend just eating the plane ticket cost and flying over to look the old-fashioned way, but I get conflicting accounts about which visa is ...
Visa to look for a job -- Rick in China
Dude, never tell them you want to look for a job. Just get a tourist visa come over here and try to find one. I would look online first. Post your resume to various places. Rick

Headache Pain Remedies - Chinese Style -- Matthew Scott
Traditional Chinese Medicine contains a wealth of headache pain relief information and headache pain remedies, treatments and techniques. Some treatments like herbal therapy and acupuncture require a ...

First month in China -- max
I am a recent college graduate and i will be getting my TESL certificate in September. My question is about my first month in China. I am plan on working in China. I would like to know about the ...
1st time $ -- Jay
Hey Max, Very basic. If you have a school set up already, great! If not, bring enough cash for at least 2 months. You might get yourself into a position of working for a terrible co./school, which ...

Nanchang University -- Anthony
I wonder how many people are recruiting teachers for this University . There are so many different e-mails that I am confused . Isn't it a joke of some kind ?
Re: Nanchang University -- John
Avoid Nanchang University at all costs.
Re: Nanchang University -- Turnoi
Mhhmmmm.....why should it be avoided at all costs? Because it is one the few top-tier unis in China?????...lol.

An Overview of China for Travelers -- Richard Monk
China is often left out of discussions of early civilization which is a mistake since it was one of the first. If you are taking a trip to China, here is some background information your should know. ...

***flexible term accomodation near nan jing west road -- Rachel
Available on 1st May; New Service Apartment with Gym, indoor swimming pool opening soon; Rent 2700RMB per month excluding expenses, 1 month deposit, flexible term (more than 3 months); Jiang Ning ...

Dashan School in Zhengzhou -- Joseph Barbarise
I've been offered a teaching job at Dashan school in Zhengzhou. Does anyone have any information, good or bad, on this school? Thanks.
A little info - Helpful? -- DX
Yeah, a couple of my friends use to teach there. They seemed to like it well enough, however the one complaint was that they were quite literally on call. That is, they would get a call the morning ...

Beware Xiangnan Univ. -- Phil Robinson
Folks, Xianganan is a dump... You will never get your money for your airfare I certainly didn't... They don't honor their contracts. These are just a few of the highlights of Xiangnan. Do ...
Xiangnan University -- Timothy Hogg
This is in response to Phil's scathing review of Xiangnan University. First off, why don't you tell them the truth Phil? Mr. Robinson broke the contract, no Xiangnan. He worked here for about ...
Re: Xiangnan University -- king
I'm not a teacher in Xiangnan but got a couple of friends there.I did go there a couple of times because my girl friend did teach there. THe campus is beautiful and BOb is a great guy.He is very ...
Xiangnan University worries... -- Brandon
Hi! I have been talking to this guy at Xiangnan University. He is an English teacher who is not an official recruiter, yet he posted the job ad on craigslist. I have been in correspondence with him ...
Xiangnan University simply not the best choice -- Phil Robinson
Folks, I'm an older gentleman with no axe to grind with anyone. I can assure you Xiangnan University does not honor its contracts. It didn't with me. Mr. Hogg, If Xiangnan and your friend ...
Response -- Timothy Hogg
Well, I thought long and hard about replying to this response and decided that I will clarify a few things. First of all, I am back in the states and working already after three weeks. I am not sure ...
Xiangnan , not the BEST Choice, not even close -- Phil Robinson
This is In Response to a recent response by Timothy Hogg. First, I need to make this "cyrstal clear" I did pay in rmb(chinese currency) FOR ALL treatment I received at their infirmary(medical office) ...
Re: Xiangnan , not the BEST Choice, not even close -- Sean Strickland
I actually read this thread before I came to China and after speaking with Mr. Hogg I still decided to come here. After 8 months of teaching here I feel confident that I comment on the university. As ...
Xiangnan University -- Stephanie
Just a note to thank you for this information! I have compiled a list and now I can X them off! I am looking attentively for an English teaching position in a good location in China. Thanks again!
Xiangnan Uni -- George
I was about to accept a position at this school! I thought it was good! Isn't it really?

Where can we buy English VCD's? -- K
We are in Shandong Province, and can only play VCD's in class on computer, not DVD's. thanks

The Chinese Noodle Stalls of Spring Garden Lane -- David Harvey
It’s a long time since I’ve eaten at one of the Noodle Stalls of Spring Garden Lane, on Hong Kong Island, but the experience is one I will treasure all my life. The street food stalls are what ...

Learn Chinese Pronunciation: the 80/20 Guide, Part 2 -- Kah Joon Liow
"I want to learn Chinese but just give me the basics!" That’s what this Chinese pronunciation guide is all about. It’s all that you need to know about the pinyin system of Chinese pronunciation ...

Learn Chinese Pronunciation: the 80/20 Guide, Part 1 -- Kah Joon Liow
"I want to learn Chinese but just give me the basics!" That¡¯s what this Chinese pronunciation guide is all about. It¡¯s all that you need to know about the pinyin system of Chinese pronunciation ...

How to Judge Chinese Suzhou Embroidery -- Susan Yip
Chinese Suzhou embroidery is a traditional art which has a high requirement on hand skills. A piece of good Suzhou embroidery is a perfect combination of techniques and art, the quality of effect in ...

Yin and Yang - Chinese Taoist Wisdom for The Modern Day -- Neil Kingham
The yin/yang symbol is one of the oldest and best known symbols in the world, but few understand its meaning. Although it has been widely used in fashion and the media it is actually an ancient ...

Chinese Astrology Explained -- Michelle Andersen
Are you confused about the meanings of Chinese astrology? Would you like to know more about this 5000 year old art? Chinese astrology is based on the lunar calendar. As with astrology from other ...

Basic Terms on Chinese Restaurant Menus -- Shauna Hanus
In today’s modern Chinese restaurants even a more traditional menu will come with English translations for many of the more common Chinese food terms. It is, however, always handy to have knowledge ...

Chinese Cooking Techniques -- Shauna Hanus
The variety of Chinese food dishes and Chinese food recipes available today is wider than in any previous decade. One can easily find Chinese food recipes for Chop Suey, which is not an authentic ...

Learning Chinese: Mission Impossible -- Steve Joseph
Trying to learn Chinese can be a difficult task at the best of times. The fact is that it is just one of those languages which is particularly challenging for us Westerners. Chinese has two primary ...

(Message Deleted by Poster) -- Todd A
Xi`an International University -- D.I
There is a picture of the Xi`an International University on www.cnwave.com. The school doesn`t look bad at all. Try to contact a previous foreign teacher ! You need to find out if they are keeping ...
Xi`an International University -- D.I
The site of the school is: www.xaiu.com. If one has the site, recruiters are not needed. In China, recruiters are not responsible enough. Most of them are running an illegal business. Therefore, is ...
xi'an intl -- T
I did contact a few previous teachers. They all say the people are honest and keep their end of the deal -- and the accomodations are good. So, it should be fun!
Xian International University -- John Elliott
I taught there about 9 years ago. It was smaller (only one campus) then. One of their current campuses is really nice--nice park, nice lake. Huge classes. Asked me to work on weekends (but I did get ...
Xi'an Intl -- Todd A
Thanks for the info -- I accepted their job offer a number of days after I posted the original message. I was able to get in touch with a couple of current/previous teachers and they had mostly good ...
Xi'an International University. -- Lin
Recently a friend and I visited Xi'an, and were ably helped out by two female uni students, one of whom attends this university. I have been there, so I do know that it exists, and I know that ...
Re: Xi'an International University. -- Former Teacher
I taught at this school in 2005-06. Overall, I would say it is a good school to teach at. Workload is light (roughly 16 hrs/wk), students in the English department are eager to interact with ...
re: Xi'an Int'l Univ. -- Teacher A.
I'm not sure how long ago this request for info was posted since I don't see any dates on display, but I know sth about this place. First of all, it isn't a university; it's a college ...
That's strange....... -- Ned
They've also offered me a position. I wonder how many positions they have or are they just playing the odds? Ned
Xian International -- Jan
Hi ! Yes it's real.I live in Xian and have been here over a year, if you want any info about life here drop me a line

Places to avoid..Xiuwen Academy -- Russ Smith
Xiuwen Academy is a cash cow disguised as a school. The owner, Xiuwen Wang, is more or a used car salesman than an educator.He is not a bad man, just more concerned with his profits than education. ...

residence visa extension??? -- Don Haig
I have a residence visa in my passport. It expires june 30th when my contract with my school expires. I want to go to Tibet before returning home so will need to stay till July 30th. Anybody know ...
residence visa extension??? -- kopodonit
Don, Go along to the PSB, request a 30 day tourist extension. Many people do this to enable them to spend a mouth travelling prior to leaving China. I am sure you will find this to be a simply ...
residence Visa extension -- Bud Braun
Hey Donnie boy, You said it all when you said that the trip to Tibet was more important than the job. And you then expect some kind of special treatment so you can satisfy your wishes. Wake up and ...

Wandering in the Spring Festival, China -- Rajesh Kanoi
The morning starts with a bang or one bang after another, a series, a chorus - the same sound that lulled me to sleep the night before. Well, I smile to myself, after all it's their country and ...

An Evening With a Goddess -- Rajesh Kanoi
'Goddess Ying', that's what she calls herself. Ying is her name and Huang, her family name. I saw her, met her, held her one Spring Festival night at a swanky night club. I was at my ...

Red Lanterns, Chinese Food, and a Little More -- Rajesh Kanoi
Those beautiful red lanterns that hang invitingly outside so many establishments have come to signify a lot - in Kabul, of all the places. Kabul, embattled, bruised and bleeding is not quite broken. ...

Lantern Festival - Celebration for Some, Torture for Some -- Rajesh Kanoi
My university, here in Huainan, that has looked so deserted for the past few weeks has started showing some signs of life. The odd student has started returning and there is certainly more activity ...

Evenings at a University in China - English Corners and More -- Rajesh Kanoi
The first week of classes after the Spring Festival break have ended - eighteen classes of grade three, English majors. Next week I have twelve only! The schedule is strange. But, I'm not ...

Beauty Parlours, Hair Salons and a Little More in China -- Rajesh Kanoi
There are more beauty parlours and hair salons in China alone than in the rest of the world combined. At least, that is my impression. Well, if you make allowances for a little exaggeration you will ...

Sunday Evening at the Afternoon Restaurant in China -- Rajesh Kanoi
It's Sunday evening and I have spent the day, eyes glued to my computer screen. It's been windy here all day and cold as, well, as it can be at the end of February. The Spring Festival has ...

Stardom in Huainan Spring, China -- Rajesh Kanoi
I step out of my apartment to soak in the outdoors and the music of nature that's come alive again. It's Sunday and the students at the university here in Huainan are taking it easy. Most, ...

When does China Summer School start? -- KandR
We are about to sign a 4 month contract in Shandong province until 20 July, and are thinking about doing a summer school placement afterwards. I've read about one summer program that starts from ...

Getting A Job In Summer -- John
I'm an african boy from one African country where we Use English for all our studies,but we also have our own language used locally. But I want to get an English teaching job or any other job of ...

Z Visa and Private Training Centers/Schools -- Bud Braun
ATTENTION ALL AMERICANS IF YOU DON'T KNOW BY NOW THAT SINCE AUGUST 05 AT LEAST, AMERICANS MUST GO THROUGH A MONEY GRABBING LENGTHLY COMPLEX PROCESS TO OBTAIN THE "F" (BUSINESS) VISA DUE TO THE ...
Illegal Visa's and Aston Englsih -- Wendy
Yes this is also true with American Educational Services (AES, the parent company or their schools Aston English and Future English. The newer schools cannot apply for "Z?visa so they will either ...
They do NOT want US English -- Paul in Hebei
Hey Bud Who are you trying to kid? I asked my students whether they preferred UK English or US English. Out of 350 students 5 said US, 15 said don't mind, and the rest said UK English. Why? For a ...
It's Difficult to Gauge! -- Yingwen Laoshi
I feel the question of whether Chinese students prefer to study UK or US English is difficult to estimate from just asking YOUR students which they prefer. My experience of Chinese students and other ...
Rebuttal to US/UK Preferences -- B. Rosen
I find it incredible that young Chinese students don't prefer US English because of my president. If you believe this, I also have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. And to suggest nobody can ...
Brits vs. Yanks *Link* -- worldtour
Replying to > Hey Bud Well you are painting with a pretty wide brush. To be honest, I have to disagree with you. My experience has shown a distinct preference for American English. I am sure that ...

Teaching in Zhengzhou -- Joseph Barbarise
I'm looking for all the information I can get on teaching in Zhengzhou. Good schools, bad schools, salaries, etc. Is the salary offered firm, or maybe some room to negotiate? I've gotten one ...

How foreigners can find reliable apartment in Beijing? *Link* -- David
hi, Dear friends. As a foreigner, you probably want to find best and safe apartment to live, however, there are some problems that make you hardly to find best apartment by yourself in another ...

Wandering in the Spring Festival, China -- Rajesh Kanoi
The morning starts with a bang or one bang after another, a series, a chorus - the same sound that lulled me to sleep the night before. Well, I smile to myself, after all it's their country and ...

Valentine's Day in China - Roses and Songs, Love and Loneliness -- Rajesh Kanoi
Power outage! Suddenly, my computer crackles and the screen blacks out. That means I can neither write nor browse the internet nor check to see if I have any interesting emails or Valentine's Day ...

Why is China's Real Estate Sector so Popular? -- Rhiannon Williamson
The Chinese real estate sector has rapidly grown in popularity with international property investors who seek maximum diversification within their portfolios because the real estate market in China ...

A slice of life in China. -- Matt
My girlfriend and I have been teaching English in China now for about 2 years. We set up a little website for our family and friends back in Canada to check out and see what we're up. I've ...
Teaching in China -- Tabitha Wiedower
Hello, I'm planning to do one month of Student Teaching during April at the Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu. I actually have a question about voltage. I am planning to bring my laptop, ...
Teaching in Chengdu Summer 2006 -- Rebecca Williams
Hey Tabitha, How did you get your job teaching at the university in Chengdu? I've recently begun my search for teaching jobs in china. I really like Chengdu and am only looking for jobs in this ...
converter -- Neville
Tabitha, Get your converter before you come,and it will work very easily.That is what I did. Neville

(Message Deleted by Poster) -- Gerard Callaghan
Re: FOUNTAIN SCHOOL, ZHUHAI. -- old salt
To all new teachers coming to Zhuhai, Dont believe the rubbish that was just written by Gerard he is the D.O.S of the school and a puppet for the school too!!!!!! I have only heard horror stories ...
Re: FOUNTAIN SCHOOL, ZHUHAI. -- HireEd
Old Salt, Please post your warning message on the School Reviews forum of this website as well. It would be much appreciated, and read by many more people, I think. Thanks and best wishes, HireEd
Re: FOUNTAIN SCHOOL, ZHUHAI. -- Fountain school...........give it a miss!!!!!
To all new tachers coming to Zhuhai, Dont believe the rubbish that was just written by Gerard he is the D.O.S of the school and a puppet for the school too!!!!!! I have only heard horror stories ...

Working at Fountain -- A contented teacher.
Hello everyone, I am a teacher at Fountain English Language School in Zhuhai. I have been working here for 18 months and have found the school to be fair. I want to say that I have never had any ...

Anyone heard about Topline Language centre,Guangzhou? -- Sears
Good day Pals,I'm looking at a contract for Topline Language Centre in Guangzhou,Guangdong province. Has anyone taught there or know about it? Having trouble finding info. Any good hints will be ...

Anyone know the Anshan Shengze Foreign Language School, Liaoning? -- KSH
Hi - I'm looking at a contract for the Anshan Shengze Foreign Language School in Liaoning. Has anyone taught there or know about it? Having trouble finding info. cheers KSH
teaching -- J
I will be teaching in Anshan also...have you found out anything more?
Shengze Foreign Language School in Anshan -- Steve
Hi, My name is Steve and I have been working for Ms. Fan for over two months at her school. She has lied to me, cheated me, stolen from me, and yesterday she stole over a quarter of my salary by not ...
about Shenzhe -- KC
Of course I knew where the school is. I worked here for long time and gees... dont come over if they offer you a job.. you gonna die men... furnished house.. hahaha.. its a furnished warehouse. ...
same schoo? -- Ned
Anshan Starting Foreign Languages school at startingedu.com ?????????
Startine Education or Tian chen -- Willy Chan
To all foreigner , This is to warn you.. I am willy. and Ive worked with starting education for 3 months.. gees, thanks to a friend.. she helped me find another work.. This school never paid us. and ...
Re: Anshan Shengze Foreign Language School -- Phillip
KSH, Don't waste your time going there."A word is enough for the wise".All the best. Phillip
Teaching in Anshan -- J
Hey Guys, All of these posts worry me. I am leaving for China in three weeks. I believe that Ms. Jenny Fang was the director but now we have another lady: Windy. The website was ...
Anshan sheghe foreign language school,Liaoning. -- Danny
Dear KSH, Dont go there.I've been in Anshan for more than 3 years and I've taught there for more than a year. You might regret it.The boss is a lady and she's not straightforward. Her ...
re: Anshan sheghe foreign language school,Liaoning -- KSH
Thanks for the advice, Danny. Will take it on board! Cheers

depressing posts -- Charles
I have been thinking of teaching English in China, but reading of all the scams to ripoffs....of well intentioned westerners who come to china to teach...is depressing !! Do chinese see all ...
Don't bother! -- frank andrews
I would suggest that you don't bother. Maybe you don't have the right idea about it. With your current mindset, you would be cheated no matter what. I can't think of a single thing that ...
We expect more than what we can get, -- To Charles
Hi Charles If you want to come to China, you better decide and check well the information the schools give you. I wouldn't say its a bad idea to come to China, Except that we try to expect ...
...grow up Charles! -- Gerard Callahan
Charles how old are you?......you sound like a kid! Maybe younger....are you still tied to your Mum's apron string ...or worse...umbilical cord!!!! You need to be mature to travel ...

After the first year -- kopodonit
After completing my first year working in ESL in China. I hope I can provide an insight for people embarking on working and living here; indeed, it may be better to refer to the initial period as ...
general info -- Joseph Barbarise
WOW.... this was one of the first teaching messages I've seen posted here that slanted either way, just pretty factual.I want to thank the poster.

Medical required for 6 month contract? -- Kylie
Hi - We've been told a medical certificate/exam is not required for contracts in China for 6 months or less. What are people's experiences with this? If we choose to stay on, how about ...
Medical exam for a 6-month contract -- D.I
I have a six-month contract and work visa in China. In order to get a Z visa, it was necessary to have a medical certificate. ( it doesn`t matter the length of the contract ). I went to a special ...

How is Learning Chinese Writing Different From Learning a Western Language? -- Kah Joon Liow
In the modern Chinese writing system, each character is a form of its own, representing a particular sound and at least one meaning. In other words, each Chinese symbol is a unity of form, sound and ...
A waste of time. -- Mike
I think most of us working in China have already figured this out. More to the point, why not just romanize Chinese? The idea of having to memorize 3000 cave-drawings to "understand 90%" of a ...

Great Wall of China – The Chinese Dragon -- Kah Joon Liow
When seen from above the Great Wall of China looks like a dragon zigzagging over mountain tops. The Chinese call it “Wan Li Chang Cheng” which means “Wall of 10,000 Li”. (10,000 li= 5,000 km) ...

8 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year -- Kah Joon Liow
What are the Chinese New Year activities for celebrating this most important festival in the Chinese calendar? Let's start at the beginning... In China, Chinese New Year is called the Spring ...

8 Chinese New Year Food Symbols for Happiness, Prosperity and Health -- Kah Joon Liow
"Lucky" Chinese New Year symbols are an important part of celebrating the Spring Festival. Afterall, it is the start of spring -- a perfect time to have your New Year wishes come true! And what ...

Why Does Chinese New Year Fall on a Different Date Each Year? -- Kah Joon Liow
I'm sure you¡¯ve noticed that Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year. Why is this so? I asked myself the same question and finally I figured it out. Spring begins (Á¢´º, ...

Where is the Chinese Alphabet? -- Kah Joon Liow
In any single month, more than 10,000 people search for the ¡°Chinese alphabet¡± on the internet. Question is: Does the Chinese language have an alphabet? If so, where is it? Why don¡¯t I ...

Good experience. -- Toby
Hope you are a white-skinned lady to have merited such a good treatment from these racists.
Re: Good experience. REALLY? -- ahsidjfhasiod
http://www.tesall.com/international/index.pl?noframes;read=6788 Might want to read this page.
Re: Good experience. -- shocked
I can only imagine you were either a) hideously drunk at the time of posting this; b) paid a ridiculous amount of money to say such kind things; or c) don't really exist but are a fictional ...

Jiayuguan No.3 Middle School -- dmban
Hello everyone, It has been a long time since I had something positive to say about a school, anywhere. I started my ESL experience in Korea in May of 2003, and left two years later with low respect ...
your school -- David
I have had a good experience everywhere I have taught so I cannot personally identify with you but I have read many posts where they do. I have only worked at four government middle schools so maybe ...

List of top 10 China Expat Sites *Link* -- Sven
To help everyone get familiar with China here's a list of the best expat sites for China: 1) chinaonline.cn.com (the best but it's not exactly an expat site...more like the master china ...
cool china -- coolio
cool sites cityweekend is kind of crappy but smart shanghai very cool chinaonline def above the rest...cool stuff anybody have similar list for korea??

Many Questions, Very Confused -- Eric
Hello, please anyone with any insight, suggestions, and info on these topics please let me know. I accepted this position in Harbin, sounded great, good feedback from former and current Foreign ...
Harbin -- tom brown
One reason I've heard about why there are so many negative stories is that happy people don't bother to come back to the esl teachersboard to make a fuss. They are busy seeing the town or ...
Will/Won't -- Chris
I live not far from Tianjin, so have been there several times. It's not a bad city - very big, old but quaint. The tree-lined streets in many parts make it feel like a person could be comfortable ...
Just Go! -- dianne
Eric: The school can get your visa changed from a visitors visa to a work visa when you there. If you are ready to go then email the school and ask if they will process your visa when you get there. ...
Don't jus go! -- Dos
The days when one could get an L-Visa chaged to a Z one easily are gone. It is now very hard in most provinces. I would recommend the least you get is an F visa. Even then...
Just go ! -- D.G.
I had a demo class at a private school in Harbin on 2th. January 2005. Next day, I was supposed to sign a contract with them. Instead of that, I was told that they can`t do anything for me, because ...
Just go ! -- D.G.
Not all schools in China can change a tourist visa into a work visa, especially after 1st. January 2005. It depends on the province. In few provinces it`s still possible.

Strattera in China? -- Mikhail
Does anyone know if Strattera is available in China? If it is, would it do what it is supposed to do or would it just be another counterfeited product? I would rather buy my medication at a cheaper ...

School in HEGANG -- Stéphane SECLET
Hello everybody ! As I am about to get may be a job as an english teacher in a school located in the city of Hegang (Heilongjiang), I would just like to if someone knows this school and could give me ...
Hegang school -- G.D.
The school from Hegang is a middle school or a private tutoring centre ? What`s the e-mail address of the recruiter ? I got an offer to teach at a private school in Hegang from three different ...

Teaching in China -- TESOLman
I have tuaght in China twice, 2002 and 2004/2005. During my first venture in 2002 the culture shock was overwhelming and quite funny. One does need a sense of humour to survive in China. Two points ...
Re job -- Red River Center
If you are serious about wanting to come back and teach, email me. I'm 60 and have been working for a great school for 3 years.And no I'm not a recruiter. Harry
very objective and to the point absolutely agree with you -- Jeff
Sure, it's easy to find fault but more important to find reasons. And it's definitely more difficult to find out the reasons, not to say to make the changes. many people developed that ...
have u heard? -- Adrienne
Hi, Have you heard of: Pingxiang city , JiangxiProvince? Central China, I think the school is Horizon...or a dance postion teaching at Hainan Island?...found on Craigslist. I appreciate any info you ...
Never heard of the school, but Jiangxi is in southeastern China -- Jeff
Pingxiang is a medium-sized city in Jiangxi. And Hainan is another province in southern China, located largely on the Hainan Island. If any info about the Horizon something comes my way, I will post ...
Bitter sweet *Link* -- Larry
You are so right. That love hate relationship, usually is rooted in caring. You get lots of satisfaction and aggravation. You need to find that balance. Maybe I was lucky, my private school had a ...
Teaching in China -- G.D.
Tesolman, experience is of great value in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Age doesn`t matter. I know nine older teachers who are happy here. They are teaching at middle schools, vocational colleges and ...

Online Tools Make Translation (Chinese/English) Easier -- Isaac Chu
Today we will introduce several online tools that our team frequent use. These all may help to do translations, especially in Chinese (traditional and simplified) and English. 1. Google ...

JETA Education Consultancy Guangzhou -- G.D.
Recruiters have started to ask money from teachers in China. I haven`t seen such an ad on this site before: " Another problem for them is, the school doesn`t have enough budget to cover our agent fee ...

TV show ideas (ESL for middle school kids) -- Angus
I am going to help make a low budget TV show for a small TV station in China. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. Also links to good websites for middle school students to learn ...
Re: TV show ideas (ESL for middle school kids) -- Dale Hudson
Angus, I am the owner/operator of mental health outpatient facilities in North and South Carolina. In addition, I am a published writer and my wife is the entertainment business working with children ...

Luo Jia Ping or William from Beijing -- G.D.
For those ones who never heard of him, he is one of the most dishonest recruiters in China. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Canada Organization for the Promotion of ...
Very true! -- L.N
All too true. He almost screwed me over before I got a Chinese friend to check out the fabricated offers. His office is located walking distance from Dongzhimen station. He is over-bearing in his ...

Invitation Letters -- Gerard
Well this has been asked many time, I have seen thoughout many on line sites, but still no clear answer can be found, laws change and what was the deal 6 months ago, is no longer in effect. My ...
Obtaining a Viza -- Faye
Hello Gerard, I have lived and worked in China for 2 1/2 years. When I come to China they sent me a "letter of invitation" from the school/university where I was to be teaching. It is my ...
z visa/residency permit -- James Allen Beattie
A z-visa is the proper way to enter China to work now. Before you used to have to keep it while you worked along with a residency permit, Foreign Expert Certificate, and Medical Check (they call it ...

Good schools in Shandong, Jinan or Hainan -- HELP! Good schools in Shandong, Jinan or Hainan
Can anyone tell ANY good school in Jinan (Shandong) or in Hainan? All the schools I have found on the internet turned out to be bad recruiters Anyone, who has successfully worked (or is working)in ...
Re: Good schools in Shandong, Jinan or Hainan -- Jerome
William paints a pretty picture of the Aston Schools in Jinan without mentioning that Aston has a very bad reputation in China. Either he got lucky and worked for an Aston school that was somewhat ...
Re: Good schools in Shandong, Jinan or Hainan -- William
The Aston English Schools in Jinan are one place to check out. I worked there for a year and found it to be a rewarding experience. One perk is that the majority of the teachers for the three schools ...
Hi *Link* -- Global Educational Volunteers Union
Hi there I am not very sure the exact meaning of "bad recruiter", also not sure if GEVU's schools can be suitable for you. However, I do recommand you to contact Sandy ([email protected]), she may can ...

Teaching in Tianjin. -- Eric
Hello, Is there anyone out there who is or has taught in the city of Tianjin? I have been given an offer to teach at a Kid Castle franchise school in Tianjin, does anyone have info on how well these ...
Re: Teaching in Tianjin. -- Peter Morris
Worst school to work for. Don't do it!
teaching in tianjin -- gary
Hi I have taught in tianjin for about 2 and a half years and 7000 a month is about right for this type of school. As with most of China there good schools and bad ones, I dont know the school its ...

info about West Anhui University ? -- Bea
Can anybody tell me something about life there ?I've read some horrible things about this place .
BEWARE ! -- Mark
It seems that the foreigners there cannot stay more than 6 months or 1 year .You'd better avoid them if you're lookng for honest people to work with .Ask info from the present foreigners ...
Avoid them ! -- a former ESL Foreign Teacher
I worked there and I can tell you that FAO don't care about your safety .They emply students who don't speak English well and ask them to do with you what they like . No coordination with the ...

part time job -- Mark
How about part time job ? any web sites ?

Expired Visa -- Joe
Hello everyone, I have go my L visa expired, anybody got any idea how to fix this problem. I can pay 5000 Yuan to whoever can renew any type of visa, I just wanna leave
Why? -- Longjianqiang
__________________________ When and how long has your visa expired? What was your latest visa before having your L visa? How many times have you extended your L visa? Waiting for your reply.

Z visa or resident permit? -- Fritzane
Who can clarify me on the diference between the Z visa and residence permit?I have the recent seal on my passport just labelled "residence permit" there is no specify time for entry.So i want to know ...
yes -- Dos
They are one and the same. Congrats, you are legal!
Well not exactly the same *Link* -- Larry
My understanding is the new resident "card" is in your passport now, it is not a separate "book" as it was previously. I understand this as I'm looking at mine. The resident permit has always ...
Expiry date on Residency Permit -- Paul in Shijiazhuan
I was issued a Residency Permit in Sept 05 (at a cost of 800RMB - some schools pay this, mine did not and didn't mention it before I signed up, either). The Z visa was cancelled. It most ...

Beijing Shi Du (Ten Ferry) -- Jacklyn Chen
The Shi Du (Ten Ferry) scenic spot is the most typical canyon full of karst, ridges and peaks and is the closest to the capital city, unique in the northern part, and the biggest in Huabei region. ...

Entertaining in Beijing -- Jacklyn Chen
Today's Beijing is truly a "capital city of exhibitions and folk custom festivals", and a metropolis that is full of characteristics and styles of its ancient customs and modern vigor. In ...

China Culture: Beijing Hutong -- Jacklyn Chen
Entering the modernized Beijing, what interest people the most often are not those row upon row of sky rises, nor are the wide streets extending in all directions. What really attract travelers are ...

Be a good teacher, please. -- Michelle
Hi, I understand that many foreign teachers have had bad experiences in China, and I'm sorry for those teachers. However, there are things I'd like to remind those who would want to come to ...
You are Right! -- Yingwen Laoshi
Hi Michelle. I agree with many points you made. Yours was a good post. All of of us who come to Asia , or anywhere to teach should be responsible and give of ourselves. What we shouldn't forget ...
Bad teachers -- Peter, Daqing
I agree wholeheartdly with you Michelle. I have been working in China for almost 3-years and have grown to love China and the Chinese people. I have also met teachers and read about teachers who have ...

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After Contract....... -- Eric
Hello all, thanks Richard for the advice, its always nice to hear good feedback once and awhile. I have this question, I know that each city, province and town, in China are different, but once a ...
Extending Your Visa..small fee -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
When a work visa is nearly expired a foreigner is expected to leave the country but it is common to extend the visa for tourism or business. You will have to go to Immigration and ask for this. ...

Harbin Life....... -- Eric
Hey there, I am trying to gain as much info on Harbin as possible. Yes, I have read much on the Ice and Snow Festival, the Russian style buildings, and european feel throughout the city. Is there ...
Re: Harbin Life....... -- Tony
Hey Eric, I am living in Harbin now, and myself have an affliation for pubs, tho not so much the discos and KTVs... however, i have been to quite a selection to date, and this to say: - have not ...
Hegang -- Stéphane SECLET
Hy there, A short mail just to try to get some nexs concerning the life in hegang where i am going to teach english. I will be there on 12th february. What is life like, and what do you think a ...
Harbin at night *Link* -- Larry
Having lived and taught in Harbin for over 2.5 years perhaps I can give you some insight into Harbin. First the people of Harbin are generally very friendly and I have had only a few incidents of a ...
Harbin -- Richard
Eric, I lived in the city next to Harbin to the east (Acheng) and would occasionally go to Harbin by bus or train. The city is big enough so that there are a diverse assortment of restaurants, bars, ...
Harbin -- James
I'd think twice about moving to Harbin. What does Harbin really have? Not much, in my view. Good food? No. Clean air? No. ( coal is burned extensively, and the ashfall is heavy, often obscuring ...
harbin -- connie
I lived there for 3 months in 2003 - late Aug. to mid Oct. Night life was was fine - David Camp (really is what it is called) was a decent club and there was the Blues bar and what we called the ...

Concise eBook for living, working and travelling in China *Link* -- Ken
[img]http://www.chinese-culture.net/pix/work_in_china.jpg[/img] Posted to China Find out what corporate HR did not tell you Author: Ken Zhong Y.X ISBN: 981-05-1317-8 Whatever your reasons for being ...
ken, living and teaching in China -- English Teachers China
Ken, You must be joking!One Chinese terms?

Zhu Shijiang school in Jinan -- HELP!
Does anybody know anything about the English school in Jinan, Shandong, named Zhu Shijiang. The master of the school is William (e-mail: [email protected]">[email protected]). I would ...
About William and [email protected] -- Chris
Dear friend, Please, read my posting about this dishonest recruiter from Beijing. (Chinese recruiters- Living and teaching in China ). Another Chris has wrote about his bad experience with him. He is ...
Fake Chinese recuriters -- Skyler
Dear Foreigner teachers, Just to tell you that China is now full with FAKE RECURITERS.Everybody just want get money from ELS teachers.Every second they are posting new jobs which in God's name ...
Don't Be Fooled -- Chris
Have a read of info sent to this site around early-mid January 2006. I'm sure you will find it very interesting!!! It's all about this recruiter & his other alias e-mail addresses. When I ...
Resonse to Skyler -- G.D.
Why don`t you try to contact a school by yourself ? Every Chinese school has an English department. Ask them to give you the e-mail addresses of the previous and present teachers. ( then, you can ...

Medical Check? -- Eric
I am talking to this school in Harbin, in which I plan to be teaching at sometime in January, if all goes well (knock on wood). The school had asked for a medical report, I asked if a doctors written ...
Maybe -- Dos
In some provinces you will have to get a medical check in your home country (use the form from the Chinese embassy, and get it stamped by your doctor). Ohers will give you a check when you get to ...
Medical Report!!! -- Eric
Thanks for writing back, but where do I get the Medical Examination Form for Foreigners? I am in Canada, the school in China said a letter from my doctor stating my health would be fine to send for ...
Form... -- Dos
doc to sign this Medical Examination Form for Foreigners, but where You can get the form at the Chinese embassy, maybe online too. If the school says they just need a doctors note then maybe that ...
visa -- Jon T.
Hi Eric, How's the weather in the Peg these days? I went to the consulate in Calgary! It's on 6th Ave and 10th street in the downtown area. This would probably be cheaper than flying to TO. ...
Thanks Jon. T -- Eric
Well let me tell you the Peg is bloody cold, but I plan to in Harbin, so at least I can handle it. How long did it take to get your Z Visa in Calgary? Is it possible to get it done in a day? What are ...
peg/ visa/ calgary -- Jon T.
I was visiting Calgary at the time so it took me 2 days to get my visa but I'm sure if you pay some extra money ( maybe $100 or 200 for multiple entry ) you can get your visa the same day. For ...

Needed or Not? -- Addison
Hello, I have to ask, everyone usually does, especially if they are in my situation, Do you need a BA degree to teach in China or not? One tells me no, then I read you need one, a school says not a ...
Hi -- Troy Carey
No, you don't need a degree to teach in China unless you're teaching at a university. You DO need one for Korea, Taiwan and Japan and Hong Kong and regulations are rigidly enforced in those ...
Yes no. -- Dos
Whilst I agree that some provinces don't ask for a degree, many do, for private schools and universities. It varies! > No, you don't need a degree to teach in China unless you're teaching ...
Needed or Not -- Xue
The first thing to tell you is that China has laws...but does it abide by them? -not at all. Anyway, most employers are becoming more strict about their employees having a minimum of a B.A. degree ...
Maybe -- Dos
These things all depend upon which province you are in. Some provinces are very strict and even with a generous dollop of guanxi it is very hard (or impossible even) to get a Z-visa without the ...

China, the most ancient empire on the Earth -- Elena
A country with the biggest population on the Earth, a country closed for a several decades; nowadays China is becoming one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Asia. China is one of the ...

English TV channels via satellite dish, shanghai and beijing *Link* -- Dream Satellite Television
There are no English TV channels in most of the apartments in China. However, you could get them via 0.55m in diamenter personal dish. Dream Satellite Television is the most advanced digital ...
China Confussion........... -- Eric
I really appreciate all the info posted here, the recruiters I will now watch out for. I hope I wont be screwed by sending off my certificates, resume and picture to alot of the bad placement ...
Re: China Confussion........... -- kenzhu
It may be impossible for you to get a Z visa as they require a copy of your BA degree. Does the university know that you don't have one? You should ask to talk to the foreign affairs department ...
Harbin Pros and Cons -- Eric Trunkett
Hey! Your post was intetesting and insightful. I've taught >3 years in PRC... OK this is the straight skinny from a yank. I love several cities in China, especially Beijing. I've lived and ...
About Harbin -- Paula
I have been in Harbin several times. Personally, I like this city. There are many old Russian buildings in the centre. It`s cold in winter indeed, but people wear special clothes for such a weather. ...
Harbin -- JZ
Harbin has nothing to recommend it, believe me. The food is terrible, and the traffic is too. The schools aren't clean, and there's nothing to do. I can't understand why anyone stays ...
Nasty Harbin -- J Melbourne
I am currently living in Harbin, China and I completely agree with you. The cleanest place in Harbin is my apartment. I'm a normal guy, I don't believe in cleanliness, I hate mopping and ...
More Cons to me........... -- Eric
Wow, thanks for the big let down on Harbin there Eric. Freezing temp (already knew), crappy food, toxic spills in the river, isolation, you really turned my smile into a big frown. I understand there ...
Degrees of danger -- Simon Weston
I'm wondering how the previous poster plans to get a job in Korea or actually did manage to get one without a degree. A university degree from an accredited institution is mandatory in Korea as ...

Regional Cuisine Of China: Szechuan Style -- Kirsten Hawkins
The Szechuan style of cuisine arose from a culturally distinct area in the central western of part of China, a province known as Sichuan. This area of China came into its own culturally towards the ...

Nope! -- Mike
None whatsoever. I know. I'm married to one myself and we had a kid together and live here. I've done all the groundwork - trust me. The Chinese government recently introduced a 'green ...
Re: Nope! -- John
Mike, I've been married to a Chinese woman for 4 years and know about the green card situation. I never expected the process to be easy. Have you tried for a card yet? My passport expired about 3 ...
Re: Nope! -- kjk_esl
As far as I know John you must be married for 5 years amd life in China for all of those 5 years before you can apply for a Chinese sponsered visa. You are suppose to still have to go through the ...
Re: Nope! -- Turnoi
The visa you have had in your previous passport that you have destroyed must have been registered with a number by the authorities. If you could get hold of the registration number and submit this to ...

Travel and Tour Tip For The First Time Visitor To China -- Ken Cheong
China is a large country at a size of 9,596,960 sq km. China was only partially open to the world from 1980 onwards and has been a communist country for many decades. Although there is much progress ...

[email protected]/beijing a.i.c.e. company -- yam
This recruiter uses names such as: ELLEN YU, CHEN MAC, CHEN MAO, TAO, MARK JOHN AKPAN.This recruiter will send you an email saying that the teaching job in beijing will only be secured upon the ...
in response to yam -- filipino
this recruiter operates through the help of madison recruitment agency under Ms. Nilda Ramos somewhere in Makati City, Manila and has a branch in Baguio City. They will recruit teachers and ask for a ...

thanks for the scam warnings! -- Andrew Mahuirn
I want to thank all those who have posted warnings about fraudulent teacher recruiters. My only question is, how can I tell when a school is legitimate? I don't want to spend a lot of time ...

WARNING: Taishan International School -- johninchina
STAY AWAY from Taishan International School located in Taian, Shandong, China. This school hired two foreign teachers on the 3rd of September 2005. They began work on the 5th of September, after ...

How to Deal With FAO in China -- Jeff
There have been many bad stories about FAO ever since people began to talk in different tongues and have to communicate through intermediaries. For those who have never taught in China, FAO stands ...

How to Work Effectively With Recruiters and Land That Dream Job *Link* -- Jeff
Ever since the birth of the Internet, a new channel was born for people to unleash their anger and disappointment. And oftentimes the anger and disappointment is magnified out of proportion due to ...
sugar coated -- Don Haig
what an unmitigated pile of horse bleep Don
This discussion does not make any sense *Link* -- Jeff
I have got a lot of positive feedback from companies, schools and teachers whom I have helped with. Some of them even kindly helped me avoid some pitfalls. But I don't think the ongoing ...
Recruiters in China -- Paula
Dear Jeff, The list with legal recruiters is right here on this site.(Esl discussion forum-China-Chinese recruiters ) It was posted on 5th. October 2005. Your professional recruitment agency is not ...
Message for Paula and Jeff -- Chris
As Paula mentioned in her posting, recruiters are doing "almost nothing " in China. But I have met one, who is doing NOTHING behind a big vase. ( in Beijing ) His name is Luo jia-ping ( or William ). ...
i like this posting, chris -- sam
it's very kind of you to give us some insider information. i am a teacher and pt recruiter. i am fed up with the whiners who left a big mess behind them wherever they go and then blame other ...
Response to Sam -- Chris
Dear Sam, I bet your real name is William, not Sam.( the Chinese recruiter mentioned in my posting ) I have noticed that your employees were calling you " teacher." ( "laosi" in Chinese ) But you ...
Request to another Chris -- Angel
Dear Chris, I had also a bad experience with William Luo. I tried to post an ad with all his e-mail addresses on www.englishschoolwatch.org. But, the site administration is asking to e-mail them his ...
Chris #1 is spot-on: Avoid William Luo -- Another Chris
Count me as one who was suckered in by "William Luo" and his agency in Beijing. Frankly, I should have known better as my current job isn't my first in China. Granted, I am at a university and ...
Reality Check -- Peter Rainham
I'm not sure if you were high when you wrote this or whether it's simply a crude plug for your own operation, but be advised that the 'service' provided by 90% of Chinese ...
my response *Link* -- Jeff
I know this may sound offensive, but China is obviously not for everyone, of course not for someone who expect to make it rich in this country just because he has a white face. ESL is more than ...
Reality Check #2 -- Peter Rainham
"ESL is more than face or skin", you say. Are you kidding? Tell that to the many African-Americans who are regularly discriminated against in this country when it coms to getting ESL jobs. All it IS ...
most of what you said is quite true -- Jeff
we all know the problems. it's easy to stay away from them. out of sight, out of mind. but for those of us who stay here, we'd better find out a way to cope with them in a manner that's ...
Reality Check #3 -- Peter Rainham
If you agree that "most of what I said is true", how can anything that you said be true since I contradicted almost everything you said? I'm guessing that you're Chinese and "choose to stay ...
Chinese recruiters -- Paula
Jeff is a kind of hero in China now. I have read his recent postings. He is very active all of suden. Are you trying to find new clients, Jeff ? Teachers are not interested in a friendship with ...
Response to Paula -- Peter Rainham
Hi Paula. Good posting. 'Jeff' is not working in the USA because he is Chinese and can't get a visa to go there. If he could, he would be gone in a second instead of trying to pretend ...
chinese recruiters -- vaishan
thanks for all the warnings being posted here! please beware also of a certain Sam Liu of Harbin, Heilongjiang. He recruits teachers and says that the school is waiting for you, when in fact, there ...
Chinese recruiters -- Paula
Jeff was never thinking of leaving China. His posting was a matter of FACE. China is a paradise for people like him. I have been in an Eastern European country some time ago. It`s very easy to get a ...

Call China - Connect with the Great Wall of Civilization -- Bernard Pragides
Get the feel of a culture that’s amongst the oldest civilizations in the world. China boasts of a repertoire of rich cultural heritage of which the Great Wall, Karez irrigation system and Grand ...

Chinese Cuisine What’s In A Name? -- Kirsten Hawkins
There’s more to Chinese cuisine than meets the taste buds. There is also what meets the eye, the ear and the imagination. Chinese culture demands attention to the entire presentation of a meal, and ...

Black or white, that's a question *Link* -- Shandong Boxing
Black or white, that's a question The topic was as a result of a message this morning. Here is the message. "I just keep reading the same advertisements every day from the same people using ...

visa problem in China *Link* -- Shandong Boxing
You may already know this. Getting a work visa or have a L or F visa converted to a Z, or work, visa has been very difficult this year. It's rumored that in Hebei in north China the foreign ...

Get Real, this is China!!!!!!! -- Jefferey
I got a phone call from a college in Changsha, Hunan this morning. Again, it's about this gentleman who landed a job at the school through us. He contacted us in late August for possible teaching ...
This is China - GET REAL!!! -- Will Pascoe
Jeff,what a wonderful letter.I too am amazed that people will go to another country and expect that everyone and everything will fall at their feet and make their dream come true. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! ...
Schools should Get Real !!! -- Inmate
An interesting thread here - but I would argue that out of desperation and cynicism many recruiters and Schools in China do paint a rosy picture and promise people the earth. I think it is high time ...
Get real -- Will Pascoe
Hey Inmate, Mate - EXCELLENT letter. I couldn't agree more. The dodgy schools and recruiters who take advantage of inexperienced teachers(and students and their families) are damaging the whole ...

Jiaxing? -- sarah
Hi! anyone in the zhejiang province? I am in Jiaxing. Anyone fancy meeting up and painting the town red? Sarah
hi -- vijay
Hi sarah ! I am indian -in jiaxing - how r u where r u frm contact me if inrested in friendship 13738251976 br vj
hi sarah -- slim
Hi sarah if you are still in jiaxing, halla @ [email protected]

Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Chris
Good'day, my name is chris and I have been working in China in the north in a city called Shenyang, and it's time for a change. Something more coastal, and warmer and different ah the ...
I am staying in Xiamen -- Max Yang
\-|"> hi,i am Max, working in a college in Xiamen. i am a chinese guy. campared with ningbo, xiamen is a more beautiful city. The climate here is wonderful. and most important, Xiamen is more ...
i would suggest xiamen if you want to be in -- Jefferey
a cleaner and peaceful city. If you want to experience a robust nightlife and see some of the most entrepreneurial people in China, then Ningbao maybe a better choice. Xiamen is in Fujian. Ningbo is ...

some tips for those who are looking to teach in China *Link* -- Jefferey
I compiled the list of Q &A's for those who are seriously looking for a teaching job in China. Many of them are common sense. But common sense can help us avoid many unnecessary troubles. We have ...
Some questions to you and your Co. -- Mark
Jeff ,Can you answer these questions on the board ,please ? 1. Name of your Co. and its purpose 2. Why are some teachers charged for " a special service " with no quarantee at all ? 3. Who do you ...

Applying for a job in China -- Ken Cheong
Working in China: Working in China is very common now. Either you are sent to China by your company or you apply for a job to be stationed in China. Applying for a job in China is very common today ...
baseball *Link* -- Mike Ocon
China's baseball team didn't do so well in Holland this year at the World Championships. I believe I can help them. I taught baseball at the Rijkuniversiteit te Utrecht from 1983-1988 and am ...
Baseball? *Link* -- Ken
Hi: Baseball is not a hot sport in China yet. Perhaps Taiwan. The place you are travelling to; Macau? It's actually a territory just outside of China. Casinos are more popular there than baseball ...

A Visit To Shanghai, China -- salihu ibrahim
It looks like all roads leads to China these days. If you are into business, attending one training course,or taking a vacation , your most likely destination could be one Chinese city or the other. ...
Thanks -- thera
As a Shanghainese, I have to say thank you for describing Shanghai's most famous three spots. If you have another chance to Shanghai, China, let me know. I have more places to introduct to you. ...

F visa accetable -- JohnnyWinnebago
I understand that a Z visa is the ideal. But, would going to teach in Beijing with an F visa be acceptable? thanks for your thoughts on this matter. Johnny
F-visas and working in china -- Kevin
Interesting topic. I've actually been offered a job in Huludao next semister to teach english. I won't mention any names of the school, for the sake of being civil, and for privacy reasons. ...
F vs Z -- Dos
Whilst many people do teach on an F visa, it is not legal. To be legal you need a Z visa and an experts certificate. That said, I don't know of anyone who has ever had a problem because of ...
Z visa or Residence Permit. -- Fritzane
I am in doubt about the present visa issued on the passport.Last year i had a green book(residence permit) and a Z visa on my passport seperately.But this year there is no green book.The immigration ...
Z VISA in China -- Aswini
Hi, Your guess is correct, this is a new change in the VISA process and is multiple entry VISA. Along with the VISA one should have Alien work permit book(drark brown one) to work in China. I'm ...
F visa and Z -- gary
Firstly the new Z visa is a resident permit too and is multipy entry/exit and secondly if you teach on a F visa you are probably working for a school or company thats not allow to hire foreigners. I ...
Z-Visa -- Jamie Cobham
If you are teaching (or otherwise EMPLOYED) in China and do not have a Z-Visa, you are breaking the law and are subject to arrest, imprisonment and deportation - and it has happened. Ignore ...
you need a Z visa -- Tez
F visa is for tourist. Maybe your school cannot offer a Z visa (an old trick to get your there).
China Visa -- Will Pascoe
I see ongoing discussion about visas for teachers in China and I'm sure it must be confusing to teachers thinking of coming here. L Visa is for tour/travel F Visa is for business,short term ...
A word to 'Tez' -- Joe Sullivan
Before you start handing out advice to others, get your facts straight. Cobham is completely right. The bureaucracy in China is clamping down hard on the 'F-Visa' brigade. If you've never ...
China Visa -- Will Pascoe
Hi Joe - thanks for your reply. Like you I'm in Guangdong where,as you say,there are some shenanigans with F visas,proving that the laws of China are not,as you say,unequivocal.I made the point ...
Apologies to Tez -- Joe Sullivan
Sorry Tez. That was for Pascoe.
Z visa issue -- KEKE ANYI
Hello sir like any other country which have law,i know China have it own law.The problem is when you have a resident permit and your entry Visa expire. Dont you relised that it was suitable for the Z ...

I NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE *Link* -- Larry Romanoff
I am compiling an ESL Black-List for China, of all the schools, recruiters and websites that are known to be dishonest or fraudulent. The list will contain schools that renege on contracts, change ...
Good on ya mate. -- Chinese Crackpot
Bravo, Bravo Mr. Romanoff. Well done keep it up, mate. I'm sure this will give those damn bloody unscrupulous educators and recruiters -who are ruining the education system in our country a wake ...

Scam Warning - More websites and Recruiters -- Larry Romanoff
These are scam websites run by con-artist recruiters. Avoid them: www.tefl.cc www.chinatefl.com www.teach-in-chinha.net (or teach-in-china.net) [email protected] (Huapu Education Group) [email protected] ...

Warning: James Zhang, www.tefl.cc *Link* -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. I have two items that should be of interest and value to anyone wanting to teach in China particularly and maybe other Asian countries. One is a warning to avoid a man named James Zhang ...
Re: Warning: James Zhang, www.tefl.cc -- William Messon
This is the latest (May 2007) information and some "aliases" for Frank Zhang. Frank Zhang [email protected] Tel: +86 21 52241747 Mobile: +86 13391005255 Fax: +86 21 52241747 Email: ...
Avoid all the schools and recruiters he works with... -- a teacher
Avoid all the colleges and Universities which work with him www.tefl.cc www.chinatefl.com www.teach-in-chinha.net Avoid recruiters who work with him Helen ,Shelly , Jack, Jeff, David Sun, Tim Yu , ...
More aliases -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. I have discovered more aliases this man uses. On one job website he posted an ad as "Dragon" Zhang, and on another he called himself "Alin Buuer" (sic). There are probably many more.
Bravo! -- Yingwen Laoshi
Great stuff Larry! Please let us know if Frank Zhang,(or whoever he is), answers your questions. Of course the problem of scams extends a lot further than just Frank Zhang. If all teachers followed ...
China Teaching -- conrad
Hi Yingwen Laoshi, Hey,I'm a sub in california and was thinking about teaching in China,Where is the best place to live and work?Do I need any credentialling?Do you all treat Americans like rock ...
China Syndrome: The sequel -- Yingwen Laoshi
Hi Conrad I hope you're still around, and I'm not talking to myself. I do enough of that when I'm taking class! It doesn't matter too much though, this could be of use to others who ...
china teaching -- conrad
Hey thanks for all the information,I like warmer climates,I thought Hong Kong.I've read every post here,It seems you can just jump on a plane,rent a place,then just look in a magazine for jobs.Is ...
China: The Good the Bad and the Ugly -- Yingwen Laoshi
No problem. I'm happy to give you the lowdown. There are plenty off places in the South of China that will burn your butt off in the Summer, and not be too cold in Winter. You don't have to ...
The Lowdown -- Yingwen Laoshi
Hi Conrad Sorry I'm late, replying to you. I notice you posted on the 13th. I haven't checked out the site for a few days. I'm glad to be of help, and hope what I say will be useful. The ...
James Zhang aka Alin Buuer -- Larry Romanoff
I've compiled a bunch of information on this man, available at: http://www.bearcanada.com Click on the 'China ESL' button, then on the 'James Zhang' con artist button. Several ...
No Response -- Larry Romanoff
Just an update. Mr. 'Frank Zhang' wrote back to tell me that he would not answer my questions because he was too busy, and that he would not hire me because I am too much trouble. He also ...

How to recognise a scam *Link* -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. I have something of value to anyone wanting to teach English in China and maybe other Asian countries. I have posted on my website (URL below) an example of a fradulent esl ad and ...
$$ Salaries & People - in China $$ -- Ray
Dear friends, I just returned from China. Before getting there, I used to get many job offers a day (as response to my ads on the Net).Then the salaries I was offered were from 3,000 to 5,000 Yuan ...

WARNING WARNING - www.tefl.cc -- Gibson Sims Wilson
Hi I hope as many people as possible read this and spread the word. Whatever you do, do not deal with this man. His name is James Zhang and he is a "con-man". I was duped by him and now find myself ...
Right ,but he works with others .... -- McMillian
Beware of his partners too !
Avoid him---Alin,Frank ,James ,even---Helen,Shelly ----ZHANG !!!! -- Mark
A man of many names -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. There is a chance that all these names are aliases of the same man. If you know better, please post your information. This guy really needs some bad publicity so that everyone knows to ...
cheated too -- jacob
On the 28th of August 2005 we came to Xiangtan city in Hunan province to teach English in the local Xiangtan University. Since May 2005 we had been corresponding with Mr Zhang who claimed to be the ...
Visa applications -- Larry Romanoff
I'm not sure how much this will help, but it isn't true that only US and German citizens can apply for a Chinese passport in Hong Kong. I know for certain that Canadians and some others can ...

Huali Education -- Anne
Hi, Any experience with the Chinese recruiter Huali Education, web site http://newedu.net ? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I am in contact with them regarding a teaching position. Thank ...

International/English schools in Hong Kong -- Lu
Australian International School Hong Kong - Provides primary and secondary education. The website offers an introduction to the school, curriculum information, a students' area, and an event ...

TEFL Teacher Certificate Course in Shanghai *Link* -- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University TEFL Teacher Certificate Course offers a comprehensive approach to teaching EFL at every level. All courses are taught by Western instructors holding a minimum of a ...

3BR apt for rent nearby chaoyang park -- michael wang
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finding an apartment/ teaching in shanghai -- Juli
I just accepted a job for 10,000 RMB/ month in shanghai. It does not include an apartment, so does anybody have any advice on good places to live on this salary in Shanghai? I am going over with a ...
teaching designin shang hai -- cat
Hello, i've been offered a job in shang hai and i am considering it very seriously. my basic gross salary at the commencement of employment will be RMB 22,000 a month. Individual income tax will ...

hebei province - visa problem? -- sarah
Hi peeps! I have been offered a teaching position in the Hebei province. However, the school is having problems obtaining the z visa invitation letter from the education department. I have given them ...
Re: hebei province - visa problem? -- TOM
Hi Sarah! I have the same problem. But finally, I can not get the visa z. I think you will have to wait after olympic games, as I will have too.Sorry... It seems that Hebei province is not using Visa ...
I can help -- thomas
Hello, Sarah: There is an opportunity of teaching ESL in a high school in South China for the coming academic year starting from September 2005 and ending on June 2006. No invitation letter from ...
message -- Diana
They might not have the licence to employ foreign teachers. Are you in your country or in China ? If you are in China and your Z visa expires soon, you can get in a big trouble. Try to find a legal ...
Problems?????? -- Chinese Crackpot
The problem is that every unscrupulous school and agents in my country claimed to have a license. If they have a license they shouldn't have any problem obtaining the invitation letter. ...

More on Survival Chinese language -- Chunping Alex Wu
The following Essential Classroom Commands/Words for ESL Teachers in China are modified according to the previous article called "Survival Chinese". Some of the Chinese words may be spelled the same, ...

Survival Chinese language -- Jarod Wang , Beijing Pearl Merchant
1. Hua yi ge quan - Make a circle. 2. Hao - Good! 3. Shei-shei - Thank you (corrected from earlier posting). 4. Me-how-maah - Hello. 5. Zhuang - Dirty. 6. Xian - Line (Single words can be used with ...

teaching in china: tips and suggestions -- Chassidy Johnson
I am planning on teaching in china for a few months. Since this is all new to me, I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions for locations to request and salary to request. With that said, I am ...
A bit of help -- Laoshir in Nei Mongol
Hello. I can't really help you out on places-I haven't really been many places, but Shenyang seems to be like a great city. I spent a while there on my vacation, and had a great time. As for ...

Acupuncture - Weight Loss with an “Ancient Chinese Twist” -- Debra Clydesdale LAc DNBAO
Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatments I remember the first time I took Chinese herbs. One of my patients told me “You look really tired – Here take these herbs” and handed me a bagful of different ...

Just got a job offer -- Fiona
I have had a job offer to teach in a British international Kindergarten. The curriculum is going to be british but as of yet no children other than Korean in class. Affiliated to British ...
Wait! -- Laoshir in Nei Mongol
DO NOT go without at least seeing the contract and knowing your visa is on the way. Granted, contracts don't mean a whole lot, but at least you do have something to back you up. Also, you want to ...
Can you change the job? -- Xu Pingping
Hi, I'm working for a college in China and am in charge of the employment of foreign teachers. We need one NATIVE English foreign teacher for the new semester which starts from this September. ...

Where to stay in Hong Kong -- Grant Walker
So you’ve decided on Hong Kong? You’ve got your airline tickets booked but now where to stay? As with any major city the possibilities are endless, one thing that Hong Kong is not short of is a ...
Grant we want room-mates for our Lamma HK home... -- Ros Gabriel
Dear Grant, Maybe you are an agent for those well known places, however we welcome ESL teachers or students, etc. to our great 4 bedroom ground floor garden apartment on Lamma, HK, just a 20 minute ...

A Visit To Shanghai, China -- Salihu Ibrahim
It looks like all roads leads to China these days. If you are into business, attending one training course,or taking a vacation , your most likely destination could be one Chinese city or the other. ...

Asian Media Relations: Increase Your Profile and Image in China -- Thomas Murrell
China's media is booming creating opportunities for marketing-savvy businesses. But many companies have little understanding of how to harness the power of the media in the world's most ...

A Brief Account of Education in the People's Republic of China -- Chinese Embassy
With a history of over 5, 000 years, China has a tradition of respecting teachers and honoring the teaching profession since ancient times, Ancient Chinese education not only played a significant ...

Instructions on How to Apply for A Chinese VISA -- Chinese Embassy
To apply for any type of Chinese visa, the followings are required: One completed visa application form, one recent passport sized photograph, a valid original passport with blank pages. More ...
The China Visa&passport Service *Link* -- Lyen Liu
Dear Sir/Madam I am Lyen Liu the business manager of Beijing Easybiz, a professional business consulting organizations which engaged in general business consulting and HR-service supporting ...

perplexing but enriching Cockneys -- Cockney Yingwen Laoshi (teacher in China)
When we travel many of us may have some preconceived (or stereotypical) ideas of what certain countries and their people will be like. I admit that when I first came to China I subconsciously ...

Business Culture in China -- Ken Cheong
Chinese business culture and etiquette The Chinese business practice is vastly different from the Western method that most of us may be used to. Of course, with the Chinese economy opening up, ...

Learn to Speak Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Words and Phrases -- Ken Cheong
The Chinese Language and dialects Each province, each city and even each village speaks their own dialect. There are hundreds of Chinese dialects in China so much so that each dialect speaker is not ...

Chinese Tattoos - Meaning of Chinese Dragon Tattoos -- Declan O Reilly
Chinese Tattoos have always been hugely popular. At one stage they were the realm of criminals and the mafia. Now it seems even Hollywood celebrities seem to have caught on to the mystery and allure ...

The Chinese Year Of The Rooster -- Tony Luck
The Chinese Year of the Rooster starts on February 9 and lasts until January 28 2006. There's a table below telling you the dates of other Chinese astrology signs. There are twelve Chinese year ...

The Chinese Year of the Tiger -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Tiger, it doesn't pay to argue with you! Tigers are usually larger than life, warm-hearted extroverts. They can't help being noticed and are ...

The Chinese Year of the Snake -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Snake, you are a classy one! Snakes are wise and subtle, achieving through wit, cunning and stealth. Usually slow moving, they can strike with ...

The Chinese Year of the Ox -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Ox, you would make a great friend! Ox people are as honest as the day is long. They are instinctively trusted by others and rightly so. Straight forward ...

The Chinese Year of the Horse -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese year sign of the Horse, you're great fun! Horses are usually strong, handsome people with bags of energy, natural athletes often drawn to outdoor sporty ...

The Chinese Year of the Dog -- Tony Luck
If you or your child was born under the Chinese year sign for the Dog your friends will be glad you were! Meeting people for the first time can be difficult for Dogs who tend to be cautious about ...

The Chinese Year of the Pig -- Tony Luck
If you were born during the Chinese sign of the Pig, you will make a great pal. Pigs are everything you would want in a friend: kind hearted and easy going, they forgive easily and don't bear ...

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit -- Tony Luck
If you are born under the Chinese sign of the Rabbit, you will make a great diplomat! Rabbits are clean and neat, quiet and often softly spoken. They dislike conflict and will go to great lengths to ...

The Chinese Year of the Rat -- Tony Luck
People born under the Chinese sign of the Rat are lucky! Rats are intelligent and great with people, surrounding themselves with many friends. The Rat's natural charisma ensures they are the ...

The Chinese Year of the Dragon -- Tony Luck
If the dragon is your Chinese year sign or the chinese sign of your child, you'll be glad to know that dragons are often good humoured and excellent company. They tend to see the larger picture ...

The Chinese Year of the Goat -- Tony Luck
Goats are gentle people, kind hearted and caring about the well-being of others. They are possibly the nicest personalities in the Chinese zodiac. If they accidentally cause others unhappiness they ...

The Chinese Year of the Monkey -- Tony Luck
People born under the Chinese sign of the Monkey are great fun to be around. Monkeys are bouncy people, always young at heart, born entertainers, loving pranks and riddles. Happiest when they have an ...

The Chinese Invent Moving Clocks 500 Years Before Europe -- Joey Lewitin
The first mechanical clocks were made in china. The origin of the mechanical clock is not precisely known. It has always been held that escapement, the process where regulation of motion allows for ...

Chinese food: Braised Fish in Soy Sauce (Hong Shao Yu) -- Jacklyn Chen
Braised fish in soy sauce is the basic craft of Chinese dish. The distinguishing characteristics are it looks red and glossy, rich in smell and thick in gravy. Both sides of the fish slice must be ...

Chinese food: Sweet & Sour Fish -- Jacklyn Chen
Sweet and sour fish is one of the most popular traditional Chinese dish, normally cooked with carp. The method to cook an authentic Chinese sweet and sour fish (Tang Tsu Yu) is to use what we call ...

Chinese food: Sweet & Sour Pork (Gu Lao Rou) -- Jacklyn Chen
Sweet & Sour Pork is the most well known Chinese food abroad. According to a Cantonese chef, the primitive or the authentic cooking method of the dish is to add Cantonese pickled vegetables. When ...

Chinese food: Cucumber & Pork Soup -- Jacklyn Chen
Due to the fact that cucumber is rich in all kinds of vitamins as well as calcium, phosphorus, iron, and other sorts of minerals, it is one of the essential vegetables that we cannot live without at ...

China - Electric Fan & Health -- Jacklyn Chen
Electric fan once was an essential heatstroke prevention item in summer for many families. Though the number of families that use electric fans has somewhat decreased due to the popularity of the air ...

Chinese Cooking: Sauces & Spices -- Jacklyn Chen
Sauces and spices are the key in any cooking. No dishes would taste good without them. The only exception is that some sea animals can be simply steamed or boiled before serve. Well, that is because ...

Chinese Cooking Utensils -- Jacklyn Chen
There are quite a few traditional utensils that have been used in cooking for thousands of years in China. Some of them are still seen in most of families, some can only be seen in rural areas, or ...

Does BA or BSc make a difference? -- Josh
I have been informed that some provinces (Hebei for example) prefer a BA degree over a BSc degree. I have also heard that people have been refused invitation letters (for Z visa) on these grounds. ...
same thing -- Ru cj
any degree is good enough.and no degree is ok too if you'r a native speaker.

beijing apartment -- batany cha
hello, I would like to know if this add is a topical add and what is the rent of your apartment. I come to live in Beijing and I look for an accommodation. Thank you for your answer.
Aswer to your question -- Annie
Thank you for your interest in my apartment. I'm not very clear what do you mean by if this add is a topical add. I'd like to rent the apartment for USD750 per month. Would you pls contact me ...

Rules from Fresh Air? -- john
Rules From Fresh Air? Can they do this? I have recently arrived at a new school with a very good set of terms and conditions all thrashed out after much negotiation by e-mail and telephone. The ...
Re: Rules from Fresh Air? -- Guangwai English School
Hi John: Wld appreciate yr advice for the Z visa application in Hongkong: 1) Do you need to submit the health check form? 2) What other documents do you submit? 3) How long does it take to process? ...
Welcome -- Chinese Joker
To "Hotel California" - "You can check in any time you want but you can never leave". That's always the problem with some chinese employers. Contract don't mean a damn to them. It's best ...
Curfew -- Susan
Wow, your headmaster sounds like a real jerk. I had a similar problem with the curfew thing when I first lived in China, however, we were able to get them to drop it, throung veiled threats of us ...

Haimen Experimental School, Jigansu Prov. -- Julia
Hi. Does anyone know or have heard of Haimen Experimental School, Haimen, Jiangsu province. I have been offered a teaching job here but don't know if it is licensed to hire foreign experts and I ...
Re: Haimen Experimental School, Jigansu Prov. -- Stefan Ansell
hey, not sure how old your post is or if you still need the info, but i thought I'd post a quick reply, because I just got back from Haimen, it's a very quiet place not much at all happens, ...
Re: Haimen Experimental School, Jigansu Prov. -- E-Esl
Haimen is one of the most boring awful places to live in China. 6-7 expats living there? More like 2 or 3 at a time. There is no where to hang out, nothing to do. Seriously DO NOT move to Haimen.

West Anhui University -- Tieran Brownlee
Hi Is ther anybody out there who has taught at West Anhui University who could tell me some stories. Or dealt with go2ESL.com or MR Lee Joe Emplyment Consultation Agency. How much faith should I put ...
Re: West Anhui University -- Brian
I have taught in West Anhui University during 07-08 and I will be returning for another year to teach there. If you have any question feel free to email me. The college is a great a place and all of ...
Ask them,they will tell you the truth !!!!!! -- Mark
Where is the truth ? -- BEA
It is one and the same University with 2 names -- Lu'an city , Anhui University according to Mandy , a recruiter -- " come to our school" from [email protected] , salary from ...

Son going to school in Beijing -- Nancy Colbaugh
Any hints for my son who will be going to language studies in Beijing for a year? Nancy

Sinoculture -- Tom Buechele
Hello, Does anyone have any informantion on the Sinoculture program for teaching English in Shandong Province. Particularly, information on if the program is worth doing. thanks

Hunan -- Susan
I lived in Hunan for about 3 years and I would suggest that if there is something that you want you ask for it up front, flights, health coverage, utilities paid, maximun amount of teaching hours, ...
Hunan Province. -- English Education Direct
Hello Susan, delighted to see your response. I wonder if I could have your email or if your would contact me directly. Marie

flight tickets -- Sarah
Hi again! Im unsure as to what type to flight ticket i should get when i go to China (from UK). I have signed for a one year teaching contract commencing on 1st sept 05 - 31st August 06. However, I ...
flight tickets -- champ
PLEASE I LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU MUST BUY THE RETURN TICKET AND AFTER YOU ARRIVE IN CHINA WITHINE SOME FEW DAYS YOU CAN THEN SELL TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO WISH TO TRAVEL, THANKS CHAMP
sell my ticket? -- Sarah
Hi Champ Im not sure whether you can sell your ticket to someone else when it is already under my name.
Tickets -- English Education Direct
The usual thing is to buy a one way, the school will reimburse that after one semester and pay a one way home on completion

Z visa -- Sarah (again)
Hi peeps (again), Does anyone know roughly how long it takes for the school to get an invitation letter? Do the UK embassy take a copy of the invitation letter. Im afraid im running out of time and ...
Z visa -- Marc
It took the University I shall be teaching at 24 hours to get a certificate from the bureau of foreign affairs in Zhejiang province. It was then faxed to me and I got my Z visa within a week at the ...
Right and s.th. more ... -- XXX
If it is stipulated in your Formal Contract that : PARTY A SHALL provide a work visa and residence permit and if they sign and seal with the red school seal it means ,they will do it .Then , you can ...
Great.... -- Chinese Joker
The university has the authorization, so what? They issue you with a Z visa and when you are there they put you in "Joe's apartment". You get frequent water and power failure and not getting paid ...
Are you crazy ? -- XXX
Have you ever heard of CONTRACT !!!! Written properly and signed properly ???? Everything should be mentioned in the contract properly Party A shall... Party B shall.... You will never have any ...
Crazy to believe in a contract!!!!!!!!! -- Mike
Just because you sign a contract it doesn't mean anything.Contracts here that are written in English are litterally worth the paper they are written on. If you read Chinese and sign a legal ...
Yep! -- Old Laowai
I've been in China for more than 5 years. Came on a tourist visa, and have worked in three different provinces. No contract I've ever signed in China has been worth the paper it was written ...
You have to , dude , if you have an idea about a contract -- McMillian
Or you will be considered as a poor tourist and they will do with you what they like ,unless you prefer this !
Not sure where your head is but whatever........... -- Mike
You have to , dude , if you have an idea about a contract I dont know........maybe you didn't read my post....I said the contract must be written in chinese to be legal....I don't read ...
z visa -- Phil
I've joined this one late and my comments are related to the visa issue. Due to the Olympics i wouldn't advise anybody to go over on anything other than a z visa, as all visas issued outside ...

Ningbo -- Marc
I shall be presently teaching International Business (it is indeed my working background) and Business English at the Zhejiang Business Technology Institute in Ningbo. I wonder if any of you could ...

Harbin China California Sunshine International Language Center -- gmoore
Has anyone any experience and or info on above
hey grace!!! -- jenn
Hey Grace, I'm just here at an internet cafe and decided to check out what i could about the school on google, and i came across your question!! anyways, im gonna run, I just thought it was neat ...
California Sunshine Language Center -- worltour (Larry)
Hello teachers: I am a former teacher at California Sunshine school in Harbin. In fact, I was hired when the school first started and worked there about two years. The owners are the kind of people ...

Yakup International WARNING! -- Greg
In Response To: Re: Is Yakup International legit? (yakup) While anyone can write anything about anybody and it may or may not be true, I still want to give advice to anyone looking for work teaching. ...
Yakup -- Davis
Thanks from me too Greg. I have been contacted by Yakup last weekend and will disregard it. Dave
Yakup -- Brendan
Thanks very much for this warning as I had been seriously considering a future position with Yakup which I will now completely discard. I sincerely believe that your timely advice has no doubt saved ...

What insurance shall i get -- Sarah
Hi I wonder if anyone can help me out here. This coming september, i am teaching english in China. The only problem is that im not sure what kind of insurance to buy. Can anyone else recommend me? ...
Insurance advice -- Bill Jacot
Hi again Sarah, I checked with Medex and they informed me that they will insure persons from the UK who are traveling out of country. Check it out. Your friend, Bill
Insurance Advice -- Bill Jacot
P.S. Sarah, I should have mentioned that I found these 2 sites as a result of the advice given to you by Martin, who supplies a very good resource on this topic. I checked out the 2 sites. I found ...
Uk insurance -- Sarah
Hi! Thank you for your replies. Unfortunately I am in UK not USA!! Medex does look liek a really good company but to be on the safe side - id rather buy insurance from a UK company. Does anyone have ...
Insurance advice -- Bill Jacot
Hi Sarah, Try these 2 web sites: www.intsos.com (SOS International) www.medexassist.com (Medex Assistance Corp.) Good luck and write if you have the time to tell me how your adjustment is going.I ...
Advice to Prospective Teachers in China (US Embassy) -- Martin
ENGLISH TEACHERS/SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS - Increasing numbers of American citizens are pursuing opportunities to teach in China. Many Americans have enjoyed their teaching experience in China; ...

Colds in China -- JustaTeacher
I've been in China since January, and I'm on my fourth cold now-which is very unusual. This happen to anyone else? And does anyone have any helpful hints on how to keep these colds at bay? ...
re:colds in china -- Psyber
I am a person who rarely falls ill,but maybe it will comfort you to know that i was in china for a few months and was sick twice.. you arent alone.
cough and cold cure/china -- lau
Ginger is an excellent remedy for coughs and colds. Extracted juice of ginger with honey should be taken three or four times a day in case of coughs. In case of colds, ginger should be cut into small ...
Thank you -- JustaTeacher
Thanks so much, I will try that out as soon as I get some ginger.
Remedy for Cold -- Hope
Garlic will also helps to eliminate the germs from your system, enabling you to recover more quickly. Peppermint tea soothes the stomach 'uncomfies'. Echinacea will help to boost the immune ...
Good stuff! -- JustaTeacher
Ecellent, I appreciate the help. I think for me, I keep fallin sick because I am on the edge of the Gobi desert, and all the sand blowing around gets to me.

From Dynasty to Destiny: Ten Celebrated Inventions of Ancient China -- Jennifer Gibbs
In the last two centuries, new cultural discoveries have nearly rewritten history. It’s been an exciting time, full of adventure and surprises. Around every corner there are new responses to ...

Comments about Hunan China - expenses, contract, etc. -- Getting ready to go!!!
Hello, I am leaving for Hunan China very soon but before I go I would like some comments and advice on the province, I would also like to know how much I should ask for in my contract.

Lesson by a Chinese Student Learning English -- Ann Wang
I'm not good at writing, really. But it takes a lot of practice as my foreign teachers told us. He told us not to only memorize vocabularies but to make use of them. He made us listened to songs ...
Thanks, Ann! -- Scott
This is the best lesson I've seen on the web for a long time. Keep up good work! Scott
Lesson in composition -- Bill Jacot
Hi Ann, An intersting story. I would like to send you a few comments about it, but not for publication on this site. If you would be kind enough to send me your email address, then I can send this ...

6 short Chinese jokes -- Joss
Man who run in front of car get tired. Man who run behind car get exhausted. Man with one chopstick go hungry. Man who drive like hell, bound to get there. Man who live in glass house should change ...

Flying kites in Beijing (Article) -- Jacklyn Chen
The sky in spring is kites' paradise. When the brilliant multi- colored kites embellish in the deep blue sky, you can immerse in the contented mood, enjoy the rare leisure and carefree, perhaps ...

The Regional Cuisines of Chinese Cooking - Part 3 of 4 (Article) -- Helen Fan
Shanghai: The Eastern Cuisine As you follow the Yangtse River eastward out of the Szechuan region, you will arrive into eastern China, which lies on a great plain formed by the Yangtze River and ends ...

The Regional Cuisines of Chinese Cooking - Part 2 of 4 (Article) -- Helen Fan
Szechuan: the western cuisine Szechuan, the largest province in China, lies in a vast, densely populated, and fertile basin surrounded by mountains. Its principal connection eastwards is through the ...

Visit Hong Kong (Article) -- Tony Fenton
HONG KONG is very much 'abroad'. Now that the near continent is easily accessible, countries such as France, Spain, Italy seem to merge styles and culture to become one generic Euro-Country. ...

Travel Shanghai China - Article (Article) -- John Mckenna
Travel Shanghai China, An amazing city. I live, work, play in Shanghai, China’s largest city, largest port; a city of 16 million people, (many millions more during holidays and festivals), a city ...

Shanghai China - Shanghai Subway for Tourists (Article) -- Walter Johnson
Shanghai China has a new and modern subway system which is very handy for Shanghai tourists and other visitors to Shanghai. As in many growing metrpolitan areas the traffic situation in urban ...

Shanghai China Shopping - Xiang Yang Market (Article) -- Walter Johnson
Shanghai China's Xiang Yang market is one of the favorite tourist shopping stops in Shanghai. The Xiang Yang market offers both tourists and locals the opportunity to shop for many types of ...

China Revisited (Article) -- Gene Griessman, Ph.D.
Just two decades ago the people of China had barely enough to eat. Today China has the fastest growing economy in the world--something that has to be seen to be believed. On a recent trip to ...

China Business Negotiation - Understanding the Culture (Article) -- Walter Johnson
Business negotiation in China can be very a frustrating exercise for western business executives. The Chinese business culture and deliberate style of negotiation is vastly different from the more ...

The Lowdown on China Travel (Article) -- Mansi Aggarwal
The fragrance of fish, lobsters…, the sturdy Great Wall, the broken hush of winds by the Martial Arts, the grand museums and unpretentious down to earth people…welcome you to the third largest ...

signed contract -- jinchafa
In Response To: Who goes to China without a signed contract? - ESL discussion (Eric) Please don't sign a contract for a job in China until you see your apartment, the school you'll be ...

China.....The Beginning, followed by Sweet Melody -- Songbird and The Voice of Experience
Well, here I am in China, in Gansu Province at Longdong University. I'm very surprised at how well I've adapted to such a different situation than in Australia. The road trip from Xian ...

New Start. Life experience. Ali in China (Article) -- Said-Ali
New start -- Was that a dream? No, it was reality. Today it’s been almost one and half years since I am in the soil of China and sharing my experience, livelihood with many nations such as: ...

Shanghai: How to watch international - foreign language TV programs *Link* (Article) -- Eric
Watch international (foreign language) TV programs in Shanghai? Believe it or not, China has thousands of TV stations, national / provincial and local. While Shanghai local cable TV network offers ...

Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Adam Hopes (English teacher)
Xingtai is quite a small city. It is great place to save money as it's extremely cheap. It's very easy to get around. Taxis start 5 yuan (we never payed more than and a case of beer cost ...
Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Sam Younes
Hi, I am Canadian citizen and I have lived in China (mostly in Shanghai) for a couple of years and I have a job offer to go and teach English in Xingtai and was wondering when were you there (what ...
Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Federico Palamara
Hi Adam, My name is Federico and I'm from Argentina (south america). I'm about to travel to Xingtai on December to visit a friend of mine. Actually he was my supplier and then he became my ...
Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Jenette
Hello, My husband and I are planning to relocate to Xingtai, China to teach English. I read the "Living in Xingtai, China" article that you posted on line. What is the cost of living in Xingtai? What ...
Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Leigh
Xingtai was a nice and friendly place. I lived there for 5-6 months. the best part of living there was the city the worst part was my job. I worked at #1 middle school and I had a horrible ...
Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Dean Smith
Hi Adam I enjoyed reading your email,I am due to teach in Xing tai at the university of engineering in September,I was wondering if you have any idea if they have a gymnasium,with weights etc in the ...
Teaching in Xingtai -- Karen and Craig
Hi Adam Thanks for your lovely email, which we read as part of our planning to go to China to teach and found very encouraging. We have both been offered a position at the Hebei Handan Lilac ...
Xingtai -- Steve
Hi adam... Just woundering where these bars you mentioned are.? I have been here 6 weeks now and it seems pretty dead. But its is a nice small city and you are right the people are good. My email is ...

A "chicken egg" in a small town -- JustaTeacher
A friend of mine (foreigner) just had a baby in a small town in China. And yes, all of the above is true, that is what she was told. She was also told no men in the house for one month. Just to let ...

Chinese Writing Characteristics (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Over the years, Chinese were evolved and developed in the following different ways: Pictographs The original written format were found on the markings scratched onto tortoise shells and animal bones, ...

7 Reasons You Should Choose Chinese As a Second Language (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Reason 1 - Over 1.2 billion people speak the Chinese Language. It is spoken by one out of every five people on earth, more than any other language in the world. Reason 2 - The Chinese civilization is ...

How to Input Chinese Characters in English Windows XP (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Enabling Chinese input is quick and easy, there are only a few steps you need go through to install the Chinese Language support and input method before you can type Chinese in your word processor or ...

The Chinese Alphabet - Is There Such A Thing? (Article) -- Rosie Wang
There are so many people on the Internet looking for Chinese Alphabet; we received a lot of inquiries asking about the Chinese alphabet, questions like "Can you publish the Chinese alphabet online?" ...

How To Configure Your Computer To Display Chinese Characters (Article) -- Rosie Wang
To read Chinese Online is becoming easire these days. If you use the latest Internet Explorer (V4.0 or later) or Netscape Navigator (Version 4 or later), you don't have to install any special ...

Teaching Computer Science in China -- Craig Parker
I've spoken to some people while travelling in China who teach non-english subjects in China and get paid really well for it. Does anyone have any useful contacts for doing this? Cheers Craig
Yes -- Marcus
If you are a native English speaker. M
I am native :) -- Craig Parker
Yes I'm a native speaker from NZ. I have a lot of experience in IT and believe you can get paid really well teaching comp sci in China. Any contacts?

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound". Romanization approximates Mandarin pronunciation with Western spellings and includes a tone mark to signify the pitch of a word. ...

Gift Giving Etiquette in China (Article) -- Neil Payne
•It is the proper etiquette for gifts to be exchanged for celebrations, as thanks for assistance and even as a sweetener for future favours. •It is however important not to give gifts in the ...

Visit Hong Kong (Article) -- Tony Fenton
HONG KONG is very much 'abroad'. Now that the near continent is easily accessible, countries such as France, Spain, Italy seem to merge styles and culture to become one generic Euro-Country. ...

Brief Introduction about China (Article) -- Rosie Wang
China is the world's third-largest nation by area and the largest by population. China is bordered by the Mongolian Republic and Russia on the north, by Russia and North Korea on the north-east , ...

Baseball in Shanghai?Another American Sport Exported to China (Article) -- Richard Robbins
As an athlete (or at least having been an athlete in the past) and a sports fan, one of the difficult things about finding myself on an extended stay in Shanghai, China (setting up sporting goods ...
Re: Baseball in Shanghai?Another American Sport Exported to China (Article) -- goose
Hi,Richard. We expand baseball in the university now.East-China Nomal University(Shanghai).We have a league here,about 7 teams. Anyone who want to do the help and play baseball here,you can call ...
I would love to see baseball grow in China. -- David Chau
Great article Richard. I was originally born in Shanghai and moved to Vancouver Canada when i was 10. Now i am in my third year in university here. I guess living in North America, one simply cannot ...
baseball -- O
Hi anyone im from california, usa, about to go to Suzhou, China, about an hour away from shanghai. I LOVE BASEBALL,jus finished high school playing 3 years of varsity with good stats and want to ...

Chinese sugar fried chestnuts (Article) -- Jacklyn Chen
Note: You may freely reprint this article as long as the author bio and active links are intact. A email notification of how you use it would be greatly appreciated. The "Liang Xiang" chestnuts are ...

Learn Chinese Language Tips and Techniques (Article) -- Rosie Wang
There's no doubt learning any foreign language requires effort, time and commitment. This holds true even more, especially when there's a big difference between one's native tongue and ...

How Many Chinese Characters Are There? (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Let's trace the number of Chinese characters from Han Dynasty ºº³¯ (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.) ˵ÎĽâ×Ö (Shuwenjiezhi) - The first complete dictionary that listed all Chinese character was ...

Chinese Zodiac Signs (Article) -- Bo Guo
Each Chinese New Year begins on the day of first new moon. In the western year 2005, the new moon began on February 9. It was the Chinese year 4702. In actuality, most Chinese began using the ...

The regional cuisines of Chinese cooking (Part 1 of 4) (Article) -- Helen Fan
With China covering the immense land within its boundaries, it is no surprise that there are many regional variations in Chinese cuisine. Traditionally, Chinese cooking is divided into five styles of ...

Travel tips for the first time business or leisure traveller to China (Article) -- Ken Cheong
Travel Tips for China China is a large country at a size of 9,596,960 sq km. China was only partially open to the world from 1979 onwards and has been a communist country for many decades. Although ...

Tips for saving money traveling in China (Article) -- zoe liang
By zoe liang Base on our experience, most of our travel expense is on the hotel, the food and tour service are really cheap in China.what do we come here for?-sightseeing and cultural experiences on ...

China Travel Tips - Survival China Travel Tips and Tricks (Article) -- John Mckenna
Survival China Travel Tips and Tricks These China Travel Tips, Survival Techniques, will help you get around and make your trip to China easier, so you will be able to experience the real China with ...

Any advice on teaching in Dalian? I need to bring my 3 kids... -- Heidi
I'm American with all the qualifications to teach in China (BA in English/Speech; 6-12 teacher certification; MA in Communication Studies; 13 years teaching experience at US community college) ...
You Go Girl !!!!!!! -- HopeinChina
I am not sure what type of school it is, but why don't you try to find an international school that will at give you free tuition or at least partial. I am aiming for my first job in China too ...

Great Wall of China (Article) -- Jeff Anderson
The Great Wall of China as some believed originated as a military fortification against intrusion by tribes on the borders during the earlier Zhou Dynasty. In 770-BC-476BC, the ducal states extended ...

The Story of the 12 Animal Zodiac in China (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
One day, Tian Di (The God Above) wanted to manage all animals on earth. He took out 12 chairs and told the cat to tell 11 other animals to go to the sky palace. When the cat told the ox about it, the ...

Chinese Plants (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese people value trees and flowers as much as westerners do. Plum flowers are fragrant and beautiful. They were once the national flower. On the RMB50 cents coins you can see plum flowers on the ...

Breakfast In Hong Kong (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
All people in the world know the importance of eating breakfast and every country has their traditional breakfast for its people. English people have their fried eggs, beans, bacon and mushrooms. ...

Making Chinese Tea (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese Tea Chinese tea - water quality The quality of tea is controlled by the quality of the water. It was said in ancient China that water is the mother of tea. There are three categories of ...

Important Chinese Festivals (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year (January/February) It is usually in the winter of a year. The exact date would follow the one in Lunar Calendar. Entering the New Year month, every family would clean ...

Hong Kong Street Food (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
If you have visited Hong Kong in the past, you should have tried the typical HK street food stalls and had a taste of the famous curry fish balls there. If you haven't, then you must make sure ...
Re: Hong Kong Street Food (Article) exercises -- Aidan Whitelaw
1. What is special about the Hong Kong Food Stalls? 2.What is the writer’s favourite choice from the food stalls? 3. How much did a bowl of noodles? 4.What is the western choice you can have with ...

Chinese Dining Etiquette (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
At Chinese meal times, Chinese people use a round or square table. Person of the most importance would usually take the seat the farthest away from the door whilst the youngest or the person of the ...
Re: Chinese Dining Etiquette (Article) -- Yellow Sunrise
Different parts of China have different dining. Living in the villages of South China dining a round a table with a gas bottle underneath and a hotpot slowly stewing on top all picking out peices of ...
Re: Chinese Dining Etiquette (Article) -- JoAnn Kerbawy
Thanks so much for this article. I have 11 Chinese students studying Hospitality and English at my college, Miami Dade College. We're going to read this article and contrast it with American ...

Shanghai Experience (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Recently I had a chance to spend four days in Shanghai. It was a wonderful experience and I was not at all surprised to see that Shanghai is really a city which is developing itself prosperously and ...

Gifts in Chinese Culture (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese people have their own culture when it comes to giving friends or relatives presents. When it is a new-born baby, usually jade or silver bracelet or necklace would be good, particularly ones ...

A PR Question For Chinese Managers (Article) -- Robert A. Kelly
As the practice of public relations in China continues to mature, it seems appropriate to ask whether Chinese business managers – tutored as they have been by European, North American and other PR ...

Working in Qingdao -- New to this
Has anyone out there worked in Qingdao. If so, can you recommend an honest school there? I am seeking my first ESL Teaching Assignment. I am a Canadian with a BA from the US.
honest school in Qingdao -- jinchafa
Hi - Can't really help you with an honest school in Qingdao, but I can advise to you be careful about accepting a job there without extensive details. The cost of living there is pretty high ...
info on job in Yunnan Province -- bseyler
Hi, I thought I would try to make some contacts with people teaching english in China. My intention is to go there myself in December to teach for at least 6 months and I would like someone to chat ...
Teaching in Yunnan Province - re: Jinchafa -- Tom Buechele
Hello Jinchafa, I am an American citizen who was recently accepted to teach English in Qingdao City. I did not know anything about the city so I started doing some research on it and I came across ...
Thanks jinchafa -- HopeinChina
Send me info please. Thanks jinchafa
ESL Teaching Job -- HopeinChina
Dear jinchafa, Thanks. Send info. Would appreciate. Thanks

China Contracts - What is Credit Bail? -- Damo
Is it standard practice for the employee to pay credit bail? I've noticed that some contracts (for China) require that the employed party pay up to $1000 to show their "good faith" for ...
Bail.. no way -- Phil Robinson
Don't do it if they require any kind of bail posting they have other motivations. Simply, look for other schools that do not practice this. Phil
Ah, no. *Link* -- Michael Curry
I've never heard of that before! VERY dodgy. If I were you I'd drop that contact and run for the hills. DEFINITELY don't sign that rubbish. If they are serious about employing you, they ...

“Laowai’ thinking of coming to work as an ESL teacher in China -- By: Dos
The second in a short series for “Laowai’ thinking of coming to work as an ESL teacher in China. I post under the name ‘Dos’ on the eslteachersboard site. I have been in China for more than ...
You hit the nail right on the head. -- Michael Bull
I have been here just over 2 and a half years, and I can tell you I have met my share of dodgy employeers as well. In the first 3 months i was ready to pack it in.....I was tired of being lied to and ...

Visa advice for China -- Dos
Visa and some other advice for ‘Laowai’ looking to teach in China. I post under the name ‘Dos’ on the eslteachersboard site. I have been in China for more than three years in a variety of ...
Your Visa Advice out of date -- John
Sir, Your advice regarding visas for China is out of date and has been out of date for over a year. 1) The 'Z' Visa is now issued only to those wishing to enter China on the strength of a ...
Z visa advice please -- Teacher in Shanxi
Hi everyone. There is so much info here with regards to visa's but I can't seem to find anything (well recent anyway) about my question. I would really appreciate some advice if anyone knows ...
Z visa advice please *Link* -- http://z-visa.com
Actually the OPs advise is still sound. Green Res books are gone but the F Expert Certificates are still issued. They arenot issued to everyone as they were in the past, just to those who qualify. ...

textbooks? -- nick
greetings! i have accepted a teaching position with jiaxing uni. i would like to hear from the experienced readers their thoughts on what it will be like there for me. i am contracted to teach oral ...
Re: textbooks? *Link* -- Michael Curry
Why don't you ASK the university whether there are set textbooks? Surely they are the best people to advise on this? What gives about being hired with zero experience? Well, there's a ...

Visa discussion -- By Dos and others
Dear Pals, I really appreciate your responses and glad to hear that. Recently, I was informed that they are working to extend our visa. I'm just wondering how long it would take and wish this ...

Bliss soaking (by a teacher of English to children in Anhui Province, China.) *Link* -- Michael Curry
It’s spring in China. I know because the miserable trees outside have three blossoms each. More than this – I can feel it in my bones. Well, bones might be a stretch. Skin is more likely. Yes, I ...

Getting a position once in China -- Haynes
I've been in contact with several schools and agencies in China and it is looking likely that I'll be going to Ladder English Training School in Fuzhou, headmaster William Wu (if anyone has ...

Letter of Conclusion -- Canadian Teacher
My company refuses to give me a letter of conclusion and the new company I want to work for requires it. What can I possibly do?!?!

good gifts -- Andrew Neal Braun
In Response To: PLEASE HELP!!! Gifts to Bring to China? - ESL discussion (Monica & Fayaz GREAT Experienced Teachers! www.conkaba.piczo.com) On my first trip to China in 1989 I was facing the same ...

offer legit? -- jinchafa
To echo what Mic wrote, there are many horror stories you should be aware of. I wish that those of you who are interested in working in China would check the archives in this forum. There's lots ...

School locations in hong kong -- Kelly
Hello, I was wondering if anyone had some good advice about the locations of esl schools in Hong Kong. Is there a good central area to be in if you wanted to travel to several different schools????

Shanghai expat links -- expat29
A Shanghai Expats Guide - Includes city guide, bulletin board and advice from foreign residents. Enter Shanghai - Guide for expatriates moving, living and working in Shanghai with property search, ...
Re: Shanghai expat links -- allen
Just came across another site that looks pretty useful. It has local user reviews for restaurants, spas, and hotels in china. As a foreigner living in Shanghai, I've used the site and have found ...
Shanghai site *Link* -- Erik
Shanghai site with info on attractions, food, important phone numbers, and the Shanghainese dialect--mostly in point form.
Expat Insurance Link *Link* -- David T.
Expat Financial - offers international health insurance and global life, travel and disability insurance to expatriates, their employers and local nationals around the world.

Good links (in English) of China/Beijing -- expat29
Beijing - Travel information by Travel China Guide. Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park - Description of each of the site's areas, price list and business details. Beijing Travel Highlights - Trip ...

Am I legal? -- Small-town Teacher
Hey guys. I'd really appreciate if someone could help me out. I have a residence permit in my passport and a red book, but no green book. My company said the permit in my passport is the ...
You are legal! -- Katherine
Since Jan 1, 2005, PSB has changed policy that green book is no longer used for Laowai, it is replaced by a stamp on the visa.
No, You are not. -- Chinese Joker
going to get deported. I'm into my fifth year in China and I've got exactly the same docs. I personally went to the PSB to renew my resident permit and the officers told me that the green ...
TY! -- Small Town Teacher
Whew! That's a lot of stress of. Thanks, Joker.

If I just leave.... -- Small-town Teacher
If I just leave my school without notice, will this prohibit me from getting another work visa?
Re: If I just leave.... -- joe S
You will have difficulty in getting a new position in China. Most schools require a reference letter from previous employee ( actually it is a release letter). If you leave a school without adequate ...
Re: If I just leave.... -- Scopo
This raises some interesting questions. Although first, I would disagree with you that it is the new school itself who would want the release letter. It seems that with the new government regulations ...

salaries -- darren
Salaries in china have gone down in the last couple of years. probably due to the large number of people that are now comming here to teach. I say that as teachers we should stand together and refuse ...
Re: salaries -- Al
I Agree wholeheartedly... I was in China 2 years ago making 12,000 rmb a month for 20 hours a week. I had a free apartment and a maid. Now I live and teach in Thailand. Thailand is hands down a ...
Salary Whining is a real pain! -- John
If Darren wants to earn the same sort of salary he claims to be able to command back where he comes from - then let him go back there and command it. He completely overlooks the fact that while the ...
So why are you in China, then?! -- Cecilea Meyer
Isn't the whole purpose of living in another country to experience life in a new land? Yeah, teaching salaries in China are really low by U.S. standards, but have you taken a minute to assess how ...
Do you love yourself ? -- ESL foreign teacher
I agree with you ! -- Mariam
Not only the salaries are low but the recruiters try to sell the teachers without contracts or cheat them with the working , living conditions and Z visa. Leave for China only with a good signed and ...
don't be silly *Link* -- Michael Curry
Let's not go overboard here. Yes, SOME recruiters try to scam you, but not all. Don't group people unnecessarily. 5,000RMB a month is a relatively good wage. Let's put this in ...

Xiamen, has anyone been there? Any info? -- Monica and Fayaz www.conkaba.piczo.com GREAT Teachers!
Hello, We are planning on moving to Xiamen. has anyone ever been there? If you have any information on living expenceses, standard of living what to take from home (Canada), any information would be ...
Re: Xiamen, has anyone been there? Any info? -- Paul
I am consultant with a glass company and mostly stayed in hotels paid by my company.I am canadian and have worked in many chinese cities, Xiamen is very clean city and very nice to stay, you will be ...
Xiamen -- jollyjunklass
Here is a great Xiamen site http://amoymagic.mts.cn/main.htm It should answer your questions
Lived here 2 years so far........love it. -- Mike
Ok so you are coming to Xiamen.......good choice.....I have been to 11 different cities in China now and by far Xiamen is the most beautiful and cleanest of them. I am not sure who you will be ...

Can I get work permit once inside China? -- Paul, Cha yin zhe, Mic
I just went to Chinese embassy get a tourist visa so once in China I could get a job as a teacher. (I don't have a certificate though). The lady told me that I could not get a work visa once in ...
Re: Can I get work permit once inside China? -- scott
My was invitied to China and is there on a tourist VISA ..good for 30 day. He has been hired unofficially by a very large international company. The company hired a firm to handle his Z VISA....the ...
working visa -- jollyjunklass
No you cannot get a working viza (Z) once inside of China, you will have to leave the country to do this. To get a Z Visa you will need a letter of invitaion from your future employer and you will ...
Re: Work permit or residence permit -- Seng
Hello, i have an intention to set an sourcing office in shanghai. 1.I would like to know what kind of organization i should contact? 2.How can i get a work permit or a residencial permit for a french ...
China resident permit -- cha yin zhe
In Response To: health check - ESL discussion (geography expert) Hi tram, It’s never good to read conflicting reports but it happens a lot on these forums so here’s my answer to your post: The Z ...
Resident permit -- Jag Patel
Hello I am soon coming to China on F visa for a year. I intend to work with a factory and also intend to start my own business. really for me to live in china comfortably and concentrate on building ...

Salaries in Shanghai -- Yingwen Laoshi
In Response To: How can you expect to live with 7000RMB? - ESL discussion *Link* (Fayaz & Monica) http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/forum/index.pl?noframes;read=7926 Hi Fayaz and Monica How far ...

Beijing -- dan
I've been offered a job in Beijing for Sept. Any information welcome: rent, night life, food. Dan
beijing -- al
rent is high,nightlife is also expensive. Ask for 7k yuan or more if you are teaching city center. good luck, al
appearances -- jason
white skin, westerner looks. That should be enough for you.
500 students + a week -- RR
patience...lots. nice place though.

HELP! Looking for Teaching on Hainan Island -- Ann Carter
I am a USA citizen and newly TESOL certified after raising children that are on their own now. I want to make sure I take the right position to begin my new career and cultual experience. I have ...
very important....... -- RT
Practice chinese words: http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/articles/index.pl?read=869 http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/articles/index.pl?read=877 Good luck, RT

Chengdu Internet Service -- Chengdu Panda
I'm wondering if there are any Chengdu internet users who have any advice on fast internet connections. Right now, I have experience with two ADSL internet services (China Netcom and China ...
internet cafe -- al
try an internet cafe and see what happens - maybe is your building old wiring.
vdsl -- tt
Orchard Villa on Ren Min Nan Lu has VDSL. They get speeds around 300kb/s where with my ADSL I get downloads of around 150kb/s if I am on a good site in america or using a downloading program that ...

Low wages/Let's wake up! -- jinchafa
Okay,here's the deal. Anyone who has been teaching in China for any length of time realizes that the wages are too low - not just in terms of comfortable life style, but also in terms of working ...
wake up -- geography expert
and what, pray tell, are the nature of your qualifications that you should feel so indignant about the situation in china? face the facts: the majority of "esl jobs" here do not require any academic ...
wake up/response to geography expert -- jinchafa
Had I seen your posting earlier, I probably would have responded more heatedly; however, at this point all I can do is laugh at your self indulgence, misunderstanding and horn blowing. How could you ...
Low wages, let us wake up -- Anne
I have only been here for two years, so will not pretend to be an expert. I view the teaching salary in China as purely the base point. 16 hours babysitting a week, nice two bedroom apartment, ...
Another (supporting) viewpoint -- AMonk
I'm not overseas, yet, but I do agree that Jinchafa has some valid points. My father came abroad and worked for a local (accounting) firm when he and my mother were first married. At that time, ...
Low wages/Let's wake up! -- cha yin zhe
Accept what is acceptable to you as an individual is my view. The people who are “teaching” here in China are from various educational and social backgrounds and therefore have various needs, ...
low wages/response to cha yin zhe -- jinchafa
Yes, a teacher can do much better in the States. I gave up a situation where I was working at two different colleges and earning a wage far superior to what I am making in China. I came here to help. ...
Low Wages? -- decurso
Before anyone gets to complaining about low wages,consider this...many public school teachers make 600-800 RMB per month for double the workload of the average ESL teacher.A salary for even the most ...
Reply to Cha Yin Zhe -- AMonk
Hello, Cha Yin Zhe, Well, I certainly did stir up a hornet's nest, didn't I? As a matter of fact, I do agree with many of your points. Unqualified persons should not command higher wages than ...
Wages -- jollyjunklass
Sometimes I don't think the employers realize how much money and time is put into one's little venture to China. Sure we get to travel, but they also expect a lot in return, and many times we ...
Are you a recruiter Cha Yin Zhe? -- Lew
Come on! A good piano teacher in China can earn 200-300 RMB an hour in a small city! A foreigner that is earning less than 4000 a month is being ripped-off big time! Schools and middle-men earn most ...
Interesting -- Poof
You shouldn't be here in the first. Schools and middle men ripped off students and foreign teachers because they simply put a "white ##" like you without a degree in a classroom.
another view point -- Low Wages
I am reading all this stuff about China, its ups, its downs and finding it all very interesting. I am debating the possibility of accepting a job offer in Beijing and have been reading this column ...

Just a few questions -- AMonk
I have been exploring the possibilities of teaching in China. 1.I would want to come with my husband, as a dependent. Is this feasible? (Understanding that I would have to pay his airfare, of course, ...
Z visa -- Yal
4. Are Z-visas sent to you before you arrive? Or do you have to wait till you're there? A- You have to wait until you are in China and have school apply for you.

(Message Deleted by Poster) -- AMonk
TEFL -- Yal
Do I really need a TEFL? A- No.

Watch out for FE aka FuYing School in Nantong China -- Joanna
I have just came back from a year teaching in China. It was both good and bad, and I would just like to share my "bad" experience with those who are interested in teaching in China. I thought it was ...
Re: Watch out for FE aka FuYing School in Nantong China -- Carrie
I was also teaching at FE school, actually I took-over Joanna's teaching position at that time, which has now been over two years ago. I would never recommend teaching at this school, they lie, ...
Re: Watch out for FE aka FuYing School in Nantong China -- Eddie
OMG, i wish i had seen this before....FE and their agent Charles are lairs and manipulators!! First they let me sign a one year contract but got me a 3 month visa which i had to push them to do, like ...

medical care in China -- Paul
Hi everyone... I am currently teaching English in South Korea and interested in teaching in China. Does basic medical insurance provided by schools in China cover psychiatric conditions such as ...
Mental Illness -- Observer
The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as confidentiality of medical records in China. Consider.
Chinese medical care -- Chang
Hi there, don't know what kind of insurance your school will provide you. China medical system in the major cities is fine. Regards Chang In Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing and other large ...

where are the best places to teach in China? -- steve
I'm planning to head there soon. Thanx
Working in Beijing -- single mother with child
I will be heading to China to work for the first time. I have BA and TESL certificate. I have two offers, one in Beijing and another in Guangdong. The offer in Guangdong is for 6000RMB/40hrs/wk, food ...
Re:Working in Beijing. -- Phillip
I've been here for more than 18 months.I wont advice you to go to big cities.The hustles and bustles there are might be unbearable for you to cope with. In my opinion,a fairly big city or medium ...
negotiate -- Mark
For Beijing I suggest 6K to 7K rmb and all other benefits. 40 hrs a week sounds like too much for a mother. Why not try a university position with 20 or less hrs a week. Also would be good if you ...
Thanks -- mother with 6 year old
Thanks Mark, my son is 6, so I thought a kindergarten/primary environment would be great, so that I can be in the same location. If you think of anything else let me know. Thanks again.
single mother wanting to be TEFL teacher -- D.J.
I am a single mother and am looking for some input/suggestions on being a TEFL teacher with kids. Has anyone does this and can offer advice? Which countries/schools are "single mother" friendly. ...
Your q -- Joe
Money (no family): Shanghai,Beijing Adventure: anywhere in China

4500 remimbi OK? -- A Worsham, Paul, jinchafa, Kathy, Ian, J Archer - Thread May 2005 (forum)
Alexandra Jade Worsham [email protected]> -- 12 May 2005 if this is your first job in china 4500 RMB is pretty good considering alot people start with 2000 RMB. I started with 2000 and worked ...
4500 remimbi OK? -- Peterson
I've been teaching in China for 19 months. I hold an Ma but my first salary was 4000rmb. My school paid for m aparment and all the bills. My second school down south paid 5400rmb. They also took ...
the risk of temporary well paid jobs in China -- leny
hello. working for companies local/multinationals in China is only a temporary job. Most companies are always looking for someone better and cheaper to fill the job. The reason most teachers with ...
Teaching in China -- Phillip
I've gone through some of you guys comments and i think everyone has got an idea of what teaching in China is really like. I want to take sides with Jinchafa.I think the newcomers to China should ...

How can I send RMB to an account in Australia? -- Christine, RhenoThai, Dos, Jeremy, Chaz - Thread April 2005 (forum)
christine [email protected]> -- 27 April 2005 Hi, Would anyone know how to send an RMB salary (paid in cash) to an bank account in Australia? I have been told that I could do an on-line ...

Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- jinchafa, betcha, Felix, Art - Thread April 2005 (forum)
betcha -- 10 April 2005 I just wanna inform those non- native speakers that it's very difficult or it's impossible for you to get a job as an English teachers here in China esp. in the big ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- regor carmelos
the best way to do is go to china with a long term visa. rent a small room. then make an ad or distribute some flier ads for home english tutorial at only U$7.00/ per hour. you will earn better like ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- jinchenyang
Bad advice, unless of course you are comfortable with going to a foreign country and breaking the laws of said country without consideration of the consequences. Yes, definitely, put up some ads that ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- syed a shah
I'm a non native English speaker and I'm having tough time getting ESL job cuz they want a white boy or a white girl act like a movie star in front of their students,with no degree, no ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- syed shah
I posted a reply here, surprisingly all well educated teachers agreed with me but some “Merrycans” felt that I stepped on their tails, although it’s not their fault ,it’s the recruiter and ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Linguisticus
Allow me to set you right: Many WHITE and NATIVE EGNLISH-SPEAKING foreign teachers have degrees, full stop. Not all of them are Merrycans but nationality is not necessarily of prime consideration. ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- FrankLee
As a matter of fact, just by glancing at your post I was able to discover at least 15 errors in writing; therefore, your assertion that "no white can write better that I do" defines you as ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- non-native English speaker (learning Chinese in China)
Actually, I bid to differ! This is a terrible generalization, to say that non-native speakers' English are poorer than that of the Chinese themselves! I know many people here in China who speak ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Jide Olujide
Okay, I am not a native speaker, yet I teach English at the community college level here in California. Are you saying I cannot teach English in China? That is interesting.
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- nisa
It's not like all native speakers can speak English perfectly as well. I watched an interview with Chris Tucker, you know the guy who plays Jacky Chan's sidekick in a movie I can't ...
No good -- Julija
I am a non native speaker of English.However, I have lived and studied in the States. I am sorry, but a lot of you guys make huge mistakes while expressing your thoughts in English. You should try to ...
Re: No good -- Linguisticus
It's usually Merrycan high schoolers floating around the world that feel threatened by the presence in China or Thailand of non-native English speakers. Their own motivation for improving their ...
A Good Answer for All -- lawrence
Fex First i will tell you that, not all native speakers, speak or are able to teach english in China, same as; not all Non native spaekers are not able to teach english in China. This is my 6th year ...
Native English Speakers vs Non-Native Speakers -- David Day
Greetings from San Antonio, Texas,USA: During the course of this past month a friend of mine from Indonesia and I have answered many adds for teaching positions all over China. Our goal is to teach ...
Grimmer -- Dos
them never failed in Grammar, spellings and sentence structures I would suggest you take a couple of their perfect lessons then! You seem to need it.
Are you one of them -- Dos
Have you been taught punctuation marks? That is why we say native speakers are better than non native speakers because we don't see how wrong we are??????? My friend one thing is missing in my ...
once again. -- Dos
Sorry, "Dos" I actually don't understand your point. BTW, once again, the below post wasn't me, though the user put Dos in the name. Person, I can't be bothered getting into a bitching ...
ESL Pros! -- Dos
This site is for ESL teachers, we are allowed to post suggestions and ideas, educate the fellow teachers and student as well as advice others who are not in this field the proper way to follow. There ...
to DOS -- mike
I'm a non-native speaker who has been teaching in China for almost 4 years and presently teaching in an international school. In my whole time of teaching here in China, I've had many native ...
Response to Dos -- D.I
There is no perfect teacher ( native or non-native ). While young natives are spending their time in night clubs, old ones are still improving their teaching skills. ( teachers with 20 years of ...
Non-native speakers... -- Via
Are you sure that all native speakers are intellectually knowledgeable and capable of teaching the proper way of English? That doesn't mean that if you are white and came from the ...
SHOCKING!!! -- Lilian
I am a Nigerian, a female. I speak very good English, have a B.Sc degree, teaching experience and presently work in an internationally acclaimed five star hotel. I was very glad when I discovered ...
Re: SHOCKING!!! *Picture* -- Misha
In Response to your posting, I will quote some information from this magazine: www.cityweekend.com.cn SHANGHAI CHINA CITY WEEKEND Vol 6, Issue 28, No. 20 Headline: "Black is Beautiful" -As Shanghai ...
Re: SHOCKING!!! *Picture* -- Andrya Perez
To Lilian: Hi, I am a tropical brunett Venezuelan woman. I graduated as an English Teacher in 2004. I have been working for a well known English Institute for two months and a half. During the last 3 ...
Re: Jinchafa, Betcha, Felix, Art - Thread April 2005 (forum -- Phillip
Fine.Jinchafa gave stern warnings to non-native speakers and some other guys in this forum were not constructive in their perspectives.They just descended violently on the non-native speakers ...
like a spy -- Val
Guys I have been in China not that long time ago. I also worked there as an English teacher. I am not a native speaker, but you know I had a legend, just like a spy: for my employers I was an ...
Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Peterson
I'm Peterson from Chicago. I'm native speaker and have been working in China for a couple of years too. I think everyone should be given the chance to teach or work, provided he or she is ...
Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Lauris
Wow kind of kool reading all of these comments. 1. Who is a native speaker and who gave them the criteria?2. Who created the phrase and why?(native speaker) There are simple truths. China is trying ...
wow -- jazz
this board is great. It make me not want to hassle with teaching in china. I do hope you teachers can get it together. It concerns me that racism is alive and well in china. But i know it is not100%

Teaching in China -- Roy, China Teachers Union, jinchafa - Thread March 2005 (forum)
Roy -- 18 March 2005 I've been looking at teaching in China for a few months now. I have been contacted by several universities about possible positions. Can anyone give me honest and true ...

China to Lift Ban on Marriage, Childbearing for University Students -- Chinaman - Feb 2005 (forum)
Chinaman -- 17 February 2005 China to Lift Ban on Marriage, Childbearing for University Students 2005-01-24 Lin: http://www.edu.cn/20050124/3127470.shtml> An official from Chinese Ministry of ...

The "Laowai" -- Inquiring Mind, Alex Wu, Hangzhou Teacher - Thread Feb 2005
The "Laowai", Racism and Personal Space in China An Inquiring Mind -- 15 February 2005 http://beyondwellbeing.com/al/laowai.shtml TCM Training in China > The "Laowai", Racism and Personal Space in ...
laowai -- sam
you may argue all you want that lao can be respectful, however, in this case, it is simply not true. the phrase laowai should not be broken into its constituent parts for analysis but rather looked ...

Chinese Older Students: Who is no good? Them or Me? -- Dave, SiamSap, Alex Wu, Anon, RhenoThai - Thread May 2005
Dave [email protected]> -- 13 February 2005 Imagine a Chinese senior middle school classroom containing around ninety senior grade three students (age around nineteen years). They're ...

Various posts by Alex Wu about his 5 years teaching in China -- Chunping Alex Wu - Threads July 2004 to Feb 2005 (forum)
As a retired Chinese-Canadian teacher, I have very good pension for a comfortable life, but while facing the numerous un-employed oriental immigrants in Canada, I thought I could do something by ...
Re: Various posts by Alex Wu about his 5 years teaching in China -- John Smith
Sorry to be the one to tell you, but your grammer sucks. You have lots of bad mistakes.
I agree! -- Via
I have read your past experience in teaching in a Private School in China and yes... I believe that most Private schools (and some public schools) here have the worst habit of... 'let the ...

Laughter's the Best Medicine -- Chinaman - Thread Feb 2005 (forum)
Magic Lamp? Chinaman -- 10 February 2005 Li Rui, Xiao Ming, and Mr. Gao - their school owner - are walking through a city park and they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a genie comes out in ...

Medical check -- Susan, Bethanael, Da Yan Jing - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
Susan -- 27 January 2005 What is the most easy way to get a visa for working in China ? I want to start next month but I'm confused about the medical checks from the embassy. Is that really ...

In defence of teachers in China -- James Martin, Alex Wu, Old Spice - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
James Martin [email protected]> -- 26 January 2005 A recent post on this board made me angry. It suggested that most white English teachers only go to China to sightsee and complain. I ...

Illegal schools in China??? -- Mark, Alex Wu, liuzhou - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
Mark -- 25 January 2005 How can I know which one is legal or illegal? Can anyone tell me? Can an illegal school hire a foreign teacher? _______________ Watch! Avoid private schools! Chunping Alex Wu ...

Safeguard our industry -- Joe, Dos, teacher, Alex Wu - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
Joe [email protected]> -- 23 January 2005 I am an English teacher in Ukraine embarking on a new business venture. I’ve been here for three years studying the EFL market and getting to know the ...

The Quality of English Teachers in China -- Inquiring Mind, Truth - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
An Inquiring Mind -- 22 January 2005 Why did you come to China? To teach? No, the real reason is obvious; to sightsee and to complain. Most of you (White English Teachers) are merely whiners. First, ...
English Teachers -- idealist
Well if we are just here to complain and nothing good can come from us,why the demand for teachers is so big? And ,if everone would reason like you do,they will kill all the Chinese abroad.Remember ...
reflecting upon "inquiring mind" -- a disappointed reader
I have little to say, but that you, "inquiring mind", so travelled as you are, have disappointed me and likely many others (western and non-western), with your rant against the western world. I am ...

Who cares about the Chinese students? -- Mr. Pedersen, just a normal guy, Alex Wu, Felix - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
just a normal guy -- 21 January 2005 The Recruiters? Miss Angelina's cafe or Mr. Fronk Zhang? You'd better answer and write here as you have always done it. I do! ___________________ I do Mr. ...
Re: Who cares about the Chinese students? -- Kate
I think that maybe what you interpret as "whining" might be absolute amazement at a system which is ineffective and does not work. If you look at the rankings on tests like the TOEFLiBT Speaking ...

Recruiters in China -- Dos, Teacher in china - Thread Jan 2005
Teacher in china -- 21 January 2005 Please,is there anyone who has worked for a recruiter in China called Fronk Zhang! I 'd like to get some advice, before I sign a contract he's just offered ...

How do you bring money to China? -- LG, da yan jing - Thread Dec 2004
LG -- 27 December 2004 If a foreigner decides to live in China for a long time and buy some property like an apartment,how does he bring the money with him from his own coutry?And also if a foreign ...
Re: How do you bring money to China? -- Phillip
I don't think you can buy an apartment in China solely on your own.It's either you buy it through a Chinese indigene and later regularize the property documents through a lawyer to reflect ...

Degrees -- Alex and Michaelangello - Thread Dec 2004
Alex -- 23 December 2004 Hi there, New to this board. I've just got my CELTA and was ready to head off to Japan, Korea, Taiwan etc. However, it seems that lots of countries want a degree before ...

Paid only in RMB? -- Gerald, Voice of Experience, Dos, Mike D - Thread Dec 2004
Gerald -- 20 December 2004 Can anyone tell me if a foreign teacher can get paid in $ ,officially,you know what I mean. Gerald ______________ money matters The Voice of Experience -- 20 December 2004 ...

Am I working legally? -- Lostman and Dos - Thread Dec 2004 (forum)
Lostman -- 17 December 2004 Can anyone tell me? I've been working in China for the past four years. I have my foreign expert certificate and resident permit renewed at the PSB yearly, but not so ...

China school: Licensed to hire foreigners? -- Paul Sorensen and Dos - Thread Dec 2004 (forum)
Paul Sorensen [email protected]> -- 15 December 2004 Hello again, quick question to anyone who might know: what potential problems might there be joining a school (university) in China that ...
Help -- New to this
I have been offered a job at an International School - my first job in China. They say I will be given a Business visa. I have spoken to other teachers working there and they did receive their visas ...
China visas -- rocket
"F" Visa is issued to an alien who is invited to China for a visit, an investigation, a lecture, to do business, scientific-technological and culture exchanges, short-term advanced studies or ...

Chinese Law, Can I get kicked out? -- James, Lurker, Da Yan Jing - Thread Dec 2004 (forum)
James -- 5 December 2004 If my company refuses to pay me my salary for the month I worked, what can I do? Can I stay in my apartment until they pay me my salary (they rent the apartment)? What can I ...

Why use recruiters in China? -- Gerald and Bill Burrell - Thread Dec 2004
Gerald -- 2 December 2004 What do you think about recruiters in China? I noiced that sometimes one and the same person has many names. Who is good? Who is bad? Gerald Why use recruiters? Bill Burrell ...

What are the working conditions in Chinese schools like? -- Beatrix, Dos, Dave - Thread Nov 2004 (forum)
Beatrix -- 17 November 2004 HI, I'm very interested in getting your feedback regarding the professional treatement of Qualified teachers in China, with a degree of any kind or a Bachelor of ...

Off to China for first time: What to bring? -- Songbird and Stella - Thread Oct 2004 (forum)
Songbird -- 25 October 2004 Hi all, Okay, I'm exaggerating, I don't really need help with anything in particular. But I'm off to China for my very first ESL teaching experience and am a ...

Summer can seem like slavery -- OurManInHubei, E Seamone, Mike B, Dos, dee - August 2004 Thread (forum)
Summer can seem like slavery OurManInHubei -- 6 August 2004 Would you willingly sign a contract that may say that you have to work an extra day per week during the peak summer season and/or teach a ...

Culture Shock -- Proper Expectations/Realizations - China -- Eddie Mills, Li, Dos, King lee, E Kiderlen, E Seamone - August 2004 Thread (forum)
Eddie Mills [email protected]> -- 5 August 2004 My name is Eddie Mills and I'm the Director of the International Education Exchange Association, Inc. (IEEA). My family and I really enjoy our ...

Can you live on your wage? -- June/July 2004 Thread: Mike, Mike B, Dos, Boots43
Mike B -- 30 June 2004 One for teachers everywhere, can you live reasonably well on your earnings as a teacher? I'm making about US$900 a month (net) which is a fairly good salary for Mexico. If ...

State schools in China -- Dos - From a 2004 Thread (forum)
In Response To: China (Ellen) Ellen, *Usually* state schools have the proper paperwork go to employ foreigners, wheras private schools may not. Also private schools have a tendency to let greed ...

How hard is it for a Chinese Canadian to get a teaching job in Korea? -- Alec, Robin, Chunping Alex Wu and Victim Extreme - Thread July 2004 (forum)
Alec Ng [email protected]> -- 21 July 2004 Hi, My name is Alec. I've been teaching English in Taiwan for almost a year now. Even though I'm Chinese, I was raised in Canada. My first language is ...

China is never boring! -- Thomas Stearns - From a 2004 post (forum)
When I first arrived in China I was excited to be in this strange and mysterious country. In the last couple of years the frustration level has near to driven me insane. But it is never boring. The ...

Information on China -- Chunping Alex Wu - 2004 post
I was born in China, but had seen very little about it. That's why I wanted to pay her a visit after my retirement. In the last 5 years, I taught in different schools in a different province for ...

Ups and Downs of Teaching in China -- Tony and Dos - Thread June 2004
Ups and Downs of Teaching in China Posted By: Tony [email protected]> Date: 12 June 2004 I read with interest the message from Paul Hodge and can understand his frustrations. I have been ...
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