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What to do in Chengdu if you’ve only got a few days

Places

September 30, 2018

I recently spent four days in Chengdu. I absolutely loved it! Most people who come to this part of China visit the panda research centre. But there are plenty of other cool things to do in and around Chengdu. So here’s my list of what to...

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Let’s celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Festivals

September 23, 2018

On Monday, September 24, China will celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 2018. Also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it’s celebrated when the moon is believed to be at its fullest. A full moon is an auspicious sign in China. The...

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12 skills you need to be a successful university teacher in China

Opinion

September 12, 2018

Usually, when you enquire about a job, you are sent two documents – a person specification and a job description. The first gives you an idea of the type of person the organisation is looking for and is basically a list of attributes that th...

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What are the top 10 cities to visit in China?

Places

September 05, 2018

What are China’s top 10 tourist cities? According to a study issued by Jiemian and Toutiao (note: sites are in Mandarin), Shanghai is one of the best places to visit in China. But it doesn’t come out on top!...

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Disastrous dating dilemmas in China (Part 2)

Personal stories

September 02, 2018

So, you want to date in China? In my last post, I looked at a great social app to meet women online, some advice on work place romance, and a key difference between Western and Chinese relationships. Today I want to discuss some of the problems...

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