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Association Between Western Food and Chinese Culture -- Sara Hickman
Though China has its own strong culture, Western food plays an important role in the modern shaping of cities across the country. Today you will find a number of fast food chains in China that ...

Oriental Wedding Gifts -- Rhonda McDowell
According to Radio86.co.uk, a European site dedicated to news and information regarding Chinese customs and traditions, the culture of gift giving among the Chinese people encompasses taboos and ...

Chinese Vs. Western Culture -- Charles Lawrence
The Chinese culture differs greatly from its Western counterparts. Everything from personal relationships to family obligation differs between the two cultures. China is the most populated nation in ...

Korean & Chinese Food Culture -- Rachel Bennett
In Southeast Asia, food acts as a social lubricant, bringing families and friends together. This is particularly applicable in both China and Korea where food has strong historical traditions and is ...

Chinese Culture Tips -- Susan King
China is an large, beautiful country with a history that extends thousands of years. The Chinese people are very proud of this history and are happy to share their homeland with foreigners. Spending ...

Historical Chinese Monuments -- James Nalley
China is not only one of the largest countries in the world, but it is also one of the oldest, with a documented history that dates to approximately 2000 B.C. Spanning an area that crosses four ...

When To Travel To China – Choosing An Ideal Time To Travel To The Destination Of Your Choice -- James Brad Lee
Some countries have their own popular and less popular seasons to visit, usually based on the particular time of year. If you do not like the weather conditions during your planned travel period, you ...

China Travel Made Easy – Tips to Prepare You for Your China Trip -- James Brad Lee
China is a country with a long and illustrious history, colourful ethnic traditions and sumptuous cuisine, besides its breathtaking natural and architectural sites. These are some of the reasons why ...

China Travel Tour – Some of the Highlights for Touring in China -- James Brad Lee
China is a destination that has simply so much to offer its visitors who often return home with unforgettable memories of this unique country. The different regions and cities of China have their own ...

Medical Tourism in China -- Arthur Wyss
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 ...

China and Korea - Do We Share the Same Taboos? Cultural Influence on Language Choice -- Man-Ping Chu
ABSTRACT Taboos are established in a society to avoid harmful consequences to their people either because the non-verbal or verbal behavior violates a code based on supernatural beliefs or it ...

The Nuances Of Chinese Translation -- Charlene Lacandazo
What is known as “standard Mandarin,” which is based on the Beijing dialect, is the official standard language used by the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Needless to say, ...

Cheap Hotels in Nanjing, China -- Christell York
Nanjing is the capital of Nanjing Province, in China, and is located in the lower Yangtze River Delta economic zone. The city was the capital of the Republic of China prior to the Chinese Civil War ...

Travel Guide Ideas for China -- Matthew McLaughlin
Traveling to China can be a daunting yet extremely fulfilling experience. From sorting visas to trying a hand at navigating the complicated transportation systems, China is a challenge that even the ...

Hotels in Jinhua, Zhejiang -- Dean Shelferdt
Jinhua, Zhejiang is a city in China best known for its historical value. Cultural sights are must sees for any visitor, such as the 400-year-old local opera. But Jinhua's local economy, full of ...

Jiangning district of Nanjing -- jlobkowicz
Does anyone know anything about this district? Have you lived there or know anyone who has? I am considering a job in this area and would like to know what it is like. I know the job is right on the ...

Interesting Places in China -- Ma Wen Jie
China is a very large country with many interesting places to visit. With a history going back 4,000 years, China's historical sites are often high on a traveler's list of places to see. With ...

English Public Drinking Bars in Xiamen, China -- Charlie Brooks
Although mention of its name would likely draw a blank in any Western country, Xiamen stands out as one of China's most foreigner-friendly cities. A well-known seaside retreat for residents of ...

Cultural Foods of China -- Racheal Ambrose
All chinese cuisine is based in eight categories. These are: Anhui Cantonese Fujian Hunan Jiangsu Shandong Sichuan Zhejiang Most of these cuisines are based on geography. Food is made or cut into ...

Free e-phrase book -- Yucui Education Consultancy
This little booklet can help you to get around in China. Just download it from the following link below and enjoy! http://sdrv.ms/Jzs5rK

Tips for Women Traveling Alone in China -- Alyssa Davis
If you're a woman traveling alone, you're probably all too familiar with the risks and situations you often need to plan for. In some countries, these risks can sometimes be a bit formidable ...

Tips for Driving in China -- Alyssa Davis
If you're planning to visit China or intend to live there for a short or extended period of time, there's a good chance you've also been thinking about what it's like to drive within ...

Packing Checklist for Your Visit to China -- Jessica Ackerman
If you're planning to visit China for a short or even an extended length of time, it's important to give some thought as to what you should be taking along with you. As is the case with ...

Macau Diet & Lifestyle -- Julia Derek
If you are a fan of fusion cuisine, try some Macanese. The highly original Macau diet is not only a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese recipes and spices, but sometimes also contains flavors of ...

Casinos in Macau, China -- Will Howard
The only place to find legalized gambling in China, the special administrative region of Macau is sometimes said to rival Las Vegas in terms of its gambling and extravagant casino nightlife and ...

The Best Bungee Jumping Places (including Macao) -- Brooke Williams
Adventurous, daring and brave are a few words to describe someone who gets a thrill from bungee jumping. Although there is always risk involved with free falling while attached to a bungee cord, ...

How to Travel Around Hong Kong on a Budget -- Kent Ninomiya
Hong Kong is a spectacle of sights, sounds and smells. Everything around you bustles with excitement as 7 million people scurry about on their daily business. It is both ultramodern and devoutly ...

How to Spend a Week in Hong Kong -- Elizabeth Smith
Hong Kong, a "Special Administrative Region" of China, is a spectacular mix of man-made and natural environments. With a population of over 6 million people, Hong Kong is overflowing with people and ...

The 8 Different Kinds of Chinese Cuisines -- Robert van der Does
China is a huge country, the biggest in the world by population and the third biggest in terms of area. China is a diverse country; each region has its own style of cooking. The local dishes of each ...

Techniques to Distinguish the Four Tones in Chinese Language -- Kayla Liu
For most foreign learners who learn Chinese in China, the four tones in Chinese language is a difficult point in pronunciation. They usually fail to distinguish them and articulate them correctly. ...

Rapid English For Mandarin Chinese Speakers -- Jim Oneil
Native Chinese speakers have reasons to believe that learning a foreign language can be very difficult. As a people that are tightly knit culturally, whether they are in mainland China or in any ...

Blonde In China -- Felicia Brings
Big Apple to Chrysanthemum City I am a New Yorker who in 2007 had just one goal - not to spend another miserable and freezing winter in Manhattan. The very thought of trying to live through the raw, ...

Teach English in China - An Introduction -- John Bardos
China is the fastest growing market for English teachers in the world. It has recently become the second largest economy and its burgeoning middle class are hungry to learn English. Culturally and ...

Teaching English to Chinese Students -- Nevin Tracy
In my previous postings, I mentioned to teach English in Asia, introduce the characteristics and tips for teaching Japanese. Today I would like to follow this topic and talk about the ESL teaching in ...

Personal Finance When Teaching English in China -- Logan Lemberger
With continued poor performance of the American economy and a desolate job market, many college graduates are going abroad to teach English in foreign countries. China has become a popular ...

| How to Learn Chinese Online Effectively -- Charles Liuniu Brown
As the development of China, more and more people choose to learn Chinese, for visiting the old country, for future career development and so on. And many people choose to learn Chinese in Beijing, ...

| How To Learn Chinese Fast Using Outcome-Based Learning Models -- Ryan Wiley
Planning to learn Chinese? Good for you. It's not only an interesting language, but also a very useful one. When adults learn Chinese, or any second language for that matter, they typically study ...

| How to Learn Chinese Language Easily -- Andrew Elison
Many people feel that Chinese, as a language, is tough to learn. This is because the spoken language is easier to gather than the written version. What is important in most of the languages is to ...

| How to Learn Chinese Tones! -- Steve M Nilssen
For speakers studying Mandarin, learning the tones can be quite the challenge. Mandarin has 4 tones, and one neutral tone; This means that one word can have a variety of meanings based on the way you ...

| How To Learn Chinese Fast Using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences -- Ryan Wiley
The Chinese language, with its complex characters and hard-to-pronounce tones, can be difficult to learn, which is why you need to ensure that you are studying it in the most efficient way possible. ...

How to Trek the Whole Length of the Great Wall of China -- Amber D. Walker
The Great Wall of China is one of the historical wonders of the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Originally built to keep out invaders, the wall spanned approximately 5,500 miles across ...

How to Find Hong Kong's Best Tourist Spots -- Isabel Prontes
Glamorous and glitzy Hong Kong is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year, thousands of tourists from the Chinese mainland as well as the rest of the world ...

Finding Shanghai's Best Tourist Spots -- Isabel Prontes
Shanghai is not only the largest city in China--it's one of the largest cities on the entire planet. Originally a fishing town, Shanghai has now grown to be one of the most fashionable and ...

Eastern China Travel Guide -- Rianne Hill Soriano
Eastern China region covers six provinces and one city, which includes the provinces Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi and Shandong, and the city Shanghai. These parts of China encompasses ...

How to Plan a Short Visit to Macau -- Collaborator
When visiting Hong Kong, it is easy to take a day trip to sightsee, eat and gamble in one of the world's premier gaming hot spots, Macau. A unique blend of cultures, Macau has great food, amazing ...

Things to Do in Kunming, China -- Lauren B
Yunnan in the considered to be the main agricultural center of China, the capital city of which is Kunming. Also known as 'the city of eternal spring,' Kunming has a pleasant climate ...

How Do People Get Inside the Great Wall of China? -- Ray Ray Montoya
The Great Wall of China is an important part of China's history, and it continues to be a popular tourist destination. The Great Wall of China is hundreds of miles long, spanning various mountain ...

How to Bargain in China -- Andy Noorlander
Learn how to shop like a local in China. With the exception of some modern malls and stores, most shops in China don't have price tags on products so shopkeepers will come up with a price ...

China tests 500 km/h super high-speed train -- Sabrina Mao and Ben Blanchard; Editing by Yoko Nishikawa
BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said on Monday, as the country moves ahead with its ...

What Is the Cost to Travel in China? -- Ma Wen Jie
In recent years, travel to China has become increasingly popular. With a history of over 4,000 years and many possible destinations, China offers many compelling reasons to travel. Passport If you ...

Things to Take When Traveling to China -- Erin Schreiner
A trip to China is a serious undertaking for which you must adequately prepare. If you are planning a trip to the Orient, put care into the packing process to ensure that you have all of the supplies ...

The Best Places to Travel in China -- Emily Retherford
China is located in Asia and is the third largest country in the world. China is one of the countries that can boast of an ancient history that has been traced back almost 5,000 years. According to ...

How to Visit Nanjing, China -- Collaborator
Nanjing, for all of its infamy in world history, is in modern times a significant Chinese metropolis. With 6 or 7 million people, it has also become a hub for foreign tourists and students who come ...

How to Travel Eco-Friendly in China -- Sarah Dray
China is a vast country full of opportunities for green, Earth-friendly travel. Because of its large size (3,704,427 square miles), the People's Republic of China offers lots of open spaces, ...

How to Get a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa to China -- Kent Ninomiya
You must get a multiple entry tourist visa to China from an embassy or consulate of the People's Republic of China. Its government makes this process fairly straightforward but insists that all ...

How to Travel the Silk Road -- Collaborator
The Silk Road, a vast and ancient network of overland trade routes, spreads over Europe and Asia and passes through numerous presentday countries. Active trading along the route began sometime in the ...

How to Dress for a Summer Trip to Southern China -- Collaborator
If you plan to travel to the southern part of China during the summer months, you may need to think carefully about what clothing to pack in your suitcase. Since most of southern China is classified ...

Train Travel in China -- Collaborator
China now has the most extensive and well-traveled rail system in the world, with this mode of transportation still relevant to a huge number of passengers. Unlike in other countries, trains ...

The Best Ways to Travel in China -- David Carnes
Despite China's vast size and status as a third-world country, its travel network is comprehensive, affordable and surprisingly efficient, although some options are better than others. ...

How to Use Your Laptop in China -- Collaborator
Many travel to China to experience a fascinating culture and ancient history, but being out of touch with the world back home can pose some stresses. Take along your laptop when you visit China, and ...

How to Prepare for Traveling in China -- Andy Noorlander
If you're planning a trip to China, you may need to make some special preparations to be ready for travel in a developing country. While China is making rapid advancements, most of the country is ...

TEFL How to get to China from the USA via Canada -- Clair Lasater
TEFL How to Get to China by Clair Lasater, Ph. D. Step 1. Get a passport. A passport from your government allows you to travel abroad. Without one a person cannot cross international borders. ...

What Is the Great Wall of China? -- Kent Ninomiya
The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous historical and architectural landmarks in the world. No other structure rivals the Great Wall of China in historical significance, size or grandeur. ...

How to Build a Model of the Great Wall of China -- Carl Hose
The Great Wall of China stretches over 4,000 miles from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. The Great Wall of ...

The Climate of the Gobi Desert (Inner Mongolia and Mongolia) -- Erik Arvidson
The Gobi Desert of eastern Asia is unlike any other desert in the world due to its year-round extreme changes in temperature, which include sub-zero temperatures in the winter and blistering heat in ...

Famous Mausoleums -- Ryan Cockerham
From the beginning of recorded history, human civilization has attempted to solve complicated questions related to death and dying. Creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines have expressed ...

Ordos Desert, Inner Mongolia -- Collaborator
The Ordos Desert is one of the largest deserts in China. It is actually made up of two deserts: the Kubuqi Desert and the Maowusu Desert. Location The Ordos Desert is located on a plateau that lies ...

How to Book Train Travel From Hong Kong to China -- Collaborator
The rail system in China is one of the most used rail systems in the world. Routes between Hong Kong and various destinations in China such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are some of the most ...

How to Travel in Southern China -- Kelsey Erin Shipman
Southern China is known for its natural rock formations, small villages, cultural festivals and waterfalls. While planes and trains are the quickest methods of travel, cycling and ferry rides provide ...

How to Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, China -- Collaborator
Beijing and Tianjin are located in the northern region of mainland China, the host country for the 2008 Olympic Games. Beijing, the capital of mainland China, was historically the ruling seat of the ...

How to Time Your Trip to Beijing -- Collaborator
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, and in a sense the whole country marches to Beijing's tune. As the capital of the world's oldest continuous civilization, it ...

Find a Job That Has a Chance of Travel to China -- Elizabeth Carrillo
A job that includes travel to China can be an exciting challenge to some. Before applying for jobs that involve a definite possibility or requirement to China, it is recommended to visit the country ...

How to Teach English in Rural China -- Yvonne Van Damme
If you are interested in the field of education and also have a thirst for adventure, teaching English in rural China could be a great opportunity for you. There has been a boom in people going to ...

How to Teach English in China With No Degree -- Lane Cummings
It's difficult, though not impossible, to teach English in China without a degree. While English language teachers are in high demand in China, the Chinese government thought that it could ...

How to Visit Beijing in 5 Days -- Kent Ninomiya
You can visit Beijing in five days and see all the major sights if you hurry. Beijing is an immense city of 15 million people packed with sights, activities and history. You could easily spend a ...

How to Write Chinese Words -- Mike Marcoe
Learning Chinese writing with Chinese characters and Chinese words, called pinyin, is very challenging. Chinese characters are referred to as symbols, where one symbol can represent a single word or ...

How to type in Chinese -- Collaborator
Click on Start Click on Control Panel Click on Regional and Language Options Click on the Keyboard and Languages tab Click Change Keyboards under the General tab click add Double click on Chinese and ...

How to Teach Chinese Writing -- Audrey Farley
When teaching Chinese writing, always be respectful of students' needs. Be patient and attentive to their progress and development. Teach Chinese characters in order of their complexity, ...

How to Teach About Chinese Culture -- Kaye Jones
The world's most populous country, China is home to 1.35 billion people (as of 2010). According to the BBC, China has a long and varied history and culture; it has provided the foundation for ...

Ideas for Teaching Chinese -- Pamela Ann Ludwig
Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages of the world, according to Ethnologue. However, concepts such as the pictographic writing system and the use of tones in Chinese ...

How to Teach English to Chinese Workers -- Hulbert Lee
Teaching English to Chinese workers can be a difficult and frustrating process because of the language barrier. Sometimes you will have a hard time dealing with the grammar and the accents of your ...

How to Book Train Travel From China to Mongolia -- Collaborator
The wide open spaces of Mongolia conjure up images of historical nomads and stories of Genghis Khan. The train ride into Mongolia affords tourists a good view of Mongolia's vast flat lands. ...

How to Get Immunized Before Travel to China -- Collaborator
Long before you pack your bags for a trip to China, you may want to consider getting immunized. While the CDC does not require vaccinations for travel to China, there are several recommended ...

How Can I Get a Chinese Teacher License? -- Nancy Chen
As China's economy is growing at an exponential rate, the rest of the world is realizing the increasing need to be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with the Chinese-speaking world. ...

How to teach english in China -- Sarah Dray
More and more people are going abroad to work as English teachers. For some, it is a way of fulfilling a long-term dream of teaching and sharing a foreign culture. For others, it’s a chance to ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation to Chinese ESL Students -- AmarraE
Teaching English pronunciation to Chinese students is difficult because they don't naturally stress syllables the way native English speakers do. To help these ESL students become skilled at ...

How to Teach English to a Chinese Student Read more: How to Teach English to a Chinese Student -- Chris Waller
In the United States there are many children and adults who have difficulty speaking the English language. This presents a problem in a classroom setting where the teacher is trying to convey ...

How to Teach English to Seniors in China -- Flora Richards-Gustafson
Teaching English to seniors in China is an adventure in many ways: you're in a new country surrounded by a new language, customs and students who aren't in grade school. When seniors in China ...

How to Teach English in Zhuhai, China -- Leyla Norman
Teaching English as a second or foreign language is an important career in today's world of globalization where English is the most-used language in business and commerce. English teachers are ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation to the Chinese Read more: How to Teach English Pronunciation to the Chinese -- Biju Sukumaran
Learning English as a foreign language is a difficult task even under ideal circumstances. English has many irregular verbs, informal expressions and grammatical idiosyncrasies that make it among the ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation to Chinese ESL Students -- AmarraE
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Why You Might Want To Consider Spending Vacations In China -- Jeremy C.
Over the years China has really opened up to the Western world. This means that vacations in China do not necessarily have to be taken only in Beijing. For those who want to spend time in this ...

A Quick Way To Learn Chinese -- Jeremy C.
The Chinese language might seem complicated, but it is not. Like any other language, if you intend to learn Chinese you must just work hard at it, as nothing comes easy in this life. Learn Chinese ...

Know Famous Chinese Drinks before You Study Abroad in China -- education
Tea Tea, one of the three major beverages of the world —— tea, coffee and cocoa, tea is consumed by the largest number of people. China is the homeland of tea. It is believed that the Chinese ...

A Beijing Cab Driver and his mysterious oriental wisdom -- Dan
Some of Beijing's cabbies can't read pinyin. Many haven't finished middle school. A handful of younger drivers are free-spirited university graduates who don't like working in ...

Beijing - Escaping the Tourist Trail -- Thom Sanders
With holidays to Beijing being an increasingly popular choice for those of us in the west, it's a great chance to get out and explore. Beijing city is packed full of famous historical sites, and ...

Culture Shock in China: Top Five -- Kane Holding
If you have spoken to anyone who has moved to a country that is quite different from their own, you might have heard the phrase 'culture shock' before. This shock is to do with the ...

China Social Etiquette: The Basics -- Kane Holding
A lot is made of supposedly complex Chinese systems of etiquette, but the reality is that in most situations there are very little surprises. When spending time with fellow students or conversing ...

Visa to China - 3 Ways to Get a Visa for China -- N. Martin
Do you need to know more about obtaining a visa for China travel? Whether you are fantasizing about a peaceful retreat into the rural areas or needing to experience the rich culture of the fast paced ...

Visa to India - The Best Tips on Completing Applications for India Visas -- N. Martin
From the excitement of the Mumbai streets to the surreal experience of visiting the Taj Mahal, make sure to get your visa to India before going on your vacation. The application procedure can be ...

Places to Visit - Beijing China -- Butler Weldon
Beijing, the capital city of China and a city also known as Peking in English, is a city with a rich culture and tradition. It is a place that shares its 3000 years of history, an amazing mix of the ...

4 Top Activities in Shanghai -- Thom Sanders
Over recent years China has seen quite some growth as a travel destination with the city of Shanghai being just one of those popular destinations. Shanghai holidays offer a bewildering range of ...

3 Reasons to Learn Mandarin -- Daniel C Howard
Mandarin is one of the major dialects in China with over seventy percent of the population speaking the tongue. Across the globe, Mandarin is the most spoken language, with over one billion people ...

Mandarin Chinese and English: What Are the Differences? -- Daniel C Howard
Mandarin is the not the Chinese language, rather, it is one of the many Chinese dialects. Around seventy percent of Chinese speakers use Mandarin. It is not only the accepted written language of ...

What Mum Didn't Tell You About Teaching English in China -- Andre Palmer
Teaching English in China can be a life changing experience and most people will probably find a move to China challenging to say the least. Even with all my previous experience from living and ...

Do I Need a Degree to Teach in China? -- Rob Tierney
Before coming to China, I, probably like you now, searched online for this very answer. I don't have a degree myself, so was disappointed to see that most sites said a degree was a requirement. ...

How To Book A Train Ticket In China -- Rob Tierney
If it's a choice between taking the bus or the train, I'll take the train every time. The rail network in China can be a bit confusing at first, but rest assured, I'm here to help clear ...

Teaching in China - Part 2 -- Tama Mcgibbon
Last time I told you about some of the things you should know before coming to China. I want to continue with this just for a little bit. You should have medical insurance, but in the event that you ...

Teaching in China - Part 1 -- Tama Mcgibbon
You should know that when anyone writes an article like this, giving tips about what you should or shouldn't do or know, that they probably made all the mistakes first. I am no different. So ...

Teaching English in China - Understanding Culture While Teaching -- Erika Ayala
Searching for a way to teach English in China? While the country has more speakers of their own language in the world, English remains as the language people need to go global and be able to ...

The Ups and Downs of Teaching English in China -- Devin Licastro
To teach or not to teach If you've ever considered moving to another country, a popular choice to make money while your there is to become an English teacher. I've been teaching English in ...

Practical Tips for Teaching English in China -- Devin Licastro
The following is a long detailed list of practical tips and advice about finding a job teaching English as a second language (esl) in China. I'm currently working as an English teacher in China ...

Packing Essentials for China: What You Need To Know -- Kane Holding
Leaving your home country for China can be a daunting prospect, but in reality the big cities of China have almost everything you could need, and plenty of stuff you have never thought you would like ...

China Bank Made Easy -- Kane Holding
One thing that you will find when you come to China is that the banking system can be a complete nightmare. Many of you will be used to online banking and easy electronic transactions; things which ...

Learn To Speak Chinese Fast Using These 4 Tips For Musical Learners -- Ryan Wiley
When learning a difficult language like Mandarin Chinese it is important to create a good learning strategy. One great way to do this is to reference what is called the Theory of Multiple ...

The Best Way to Learn Chinese: 3 Tips For Learning Mandarin Chinese Fast -- Ryan Wiley
It is a commonly held misconception that a select few people are really good at learning languages and everyone else must suffer through a long and tedious learning process just to master the basics. ...

How to Learn Chinese: 3 Must Follow Steps for Learning Mandarin Chinese -- Ryan Wiley
Chinese is an ancient and interesting language, and the benefits of learning it in today's world are numerous. Learning this language, however, is not easy, primarily due to the fact that it ...

Re: Harbin China California Sunshine International Language Center -- ChinaESLa
Hello Grace, I saw your post and thought I would give you some ideas. I worked at this school years ago but I got the impression that it stays pretty consistant in it's attitude. It's ...

The Current Challenge of Living in China -- Jeanie Hore
So many people want to spend time here in China. Many have teaching jobs while others do business. Others are just happy to live here. However it seems the Government is continually making it harder ...
Re: The Current Challenge of Living in China -- Nancy
This information about visas is all wrong. Find out for yourself. SO many people want to live in China? Really? So many? I am here, but I know of absolutely no one but me from home who wants to do ...

Bus Travel Between Yangshou and Shenzhen -- Jeanie Hore
I have traveled between Yangshou & Shenzhen several times & every trip has been pleasant. My inability to sleep is my problem not the bus's fault. Being a non speaker of Mandarin I seldom get to ...

Xingping: Where Is It? -- Jeanie Hore
With the magnificent Karst hills all around the town, it is forever immortalized nationwide by being featured on the 20 Yuan note. It's 25kms from the famous scenic town of Yangshuo & has a ...

Reasons Why You Should Visit Xingping -- Jeanie Hore
XingPing.....Where is it? It's only 25km from the famous town of Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi Province, China How do I get there? You have four easy choices: 1. Catch a bus at the Yangshuo bus ...

China - with pictures -- pdf
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Teaching in China - Part 2 -- pdf
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Re: Teaching in China - Part 2 -- Miles
Cannot legally rent a flat? I think this is incorrect, my flat is in my name and did not need a Chinese person to do it!!
Re: Teaching in China - Part 2 -- prlove51
Anyone with a resident permit (and this means an individual being completely registered with the PSB within 30 days of arriving in China) has a right to rent an apartment in his/her own name. The ...

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Learn Chinese - Fun with Chinese Characters - Ebook -- hyn
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Affordable Shopping in China -- Travel Expert
Over the past decade, China has enjoyed a remarkable economic boom and with this a massive demand for consumer goods. As a result, major cities in China have become shopping paradises, and alongside ...

Chinese Language -- hyn
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Chinese kindergarten class wanted as penpals for my class in the USA -- Julie c
We are a small private kinergarten class in Connecticut, united States. Our children would like to communicate with another kindergarten class -preferably in China............all others please write ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- JJ
The investment group and managers, lacks academic credentials, are money motivated people. The group is not authorized to hire foreigners. It's illegal to have Beijing resident permit and work at ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Thomas Burgert
First, I do not know when this thread was started or the dates of any of the posts. I was doing a general Google search on "Cybernaut Global Education" out of curiosity to know more about the company ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Prlove
Thomas, I think you've located a very old thread, and since a few years have passed following the false claims, Cybernaut has every reason to ignore them. I wish I had the opportunity to speak ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- prlove51
This post is rather strong and unsupported by any facts. There is nothing illegal about at an will letter of employment, and so I would ask what the real issue is with this group. Does this group ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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.

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 ...
Re: General Medical Care in Shanghai -- Mark
I've set up a website directory for English speaking doctors in Shanghai. Hope you find it useful: http://www.shanghaidoctorsdirectory.com

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 chenwenting11@gmail.com ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
More here (500+)

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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; ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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: 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) -- Roxanne
I currently live in xingtai, qinghe as I work for a suppliers company. Could anybody tell me if there is western places about? as im pretty new to this province. Thanks Roxanne Brown
Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- li
You will get replies by posting this question on the http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/forum/index.pl

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, ...

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 ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Re: Warning: James Zhang, www.tefl.cc -- William Messon
This is the latest (May 2007) information and some "aliases" for Frank Zhang. Frank Zhang info@jiaoyouchina.com Tel: +86 21 52241747 Mobile: +86 13391005255 Fax: +86 21 52241747 Email: ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 teachingjobs1967@yahoo.com.cn , salary from ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. -- Thomas Joseph
Hi, Any one of Expats are here in Haimen, as a teacher ? regards Thomas
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.

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 ...

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? ...

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
Hi there£¡Met Owen in mid-November£»and while working with him seems to have worked out for some£¬the other cases give a clear message¡£ Even if his reputation wasn¡®t as bad as it is£¬ ...

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
Founded by several Chinese volunteer tutors ,Mandian ABC Studio

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 ...

Learn Mandarin - Video -- Language

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 ...
Re: Why Do Chinese Girls Want To Marry Western Men? -- Jeffrey
Thanks Rick! This is my second year teaching at a University in China, and I agree with your perspective. These are "romances" based on economic equality. People need to be honest about this simple ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shanghai site *Link* -- Erik
Shanghai site with info on attractions, food, important phone numbers, and the Shanghainese dialect--mostly in point form.

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 ...

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. ...

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

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: ...

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. ...

NINGBO -- ROUND EYE
I have never been to Xiamen but have lived in Ningbo for over 2 years. Compared to Canadian cites Ningbo is big and is growing at an insane pace making for lots of oppourtunity not only in teaching ...

shanghai xujiahui new flat ready for room sharing on 5th of july, *Picture* -- nanyangi
shanghai xujiahui center,4 bedroom for sharing,master bedroom 4000 rmb,balcony view bedroom 3000 rmb,garden view bedroom 2000 rmb,queen size bedroom 2000 rmb.pls contact by msn messenge or ...

Credit Bail -- Simpson
Well, it almost happened to me. I just finished with my first year contract and in that, I was asked to pay the Credit Bail which was 2000 yuan. They wanted me to re-signed again, so I aske them to ...

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 ...

ChinesePod | Learn Mandarin Chinese -- Scott
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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
Most Recent:

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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. ...

sugar coated -- Don Haig
what an unmitigated pile of horse bleep Don

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 ...