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5 Reasons You Need to Learn Mandarin Chinese

In a dynamically changing world, to be fluent in more than one language is almost a must. This helps in communicating more effectively in a globalized environment.   That’s why learning a new language is always beneficial for anyone of any age and any background....

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Customs When Visiting a Chinese Family

If you are lucky, while in China, you will have the opportunity to visit a Chinese family and have a local experience.  In order to get the most out of the visit, try to bring along a digital translator. Your smart phone will work if you have the right apps!  Next,...

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Emergency Calls in China

Emergency Calls in China(Special Service)   Police 110 Fire Alarm 119 Emergency Center 120 Traffic Accident 122 SMS Alarm (Police) 12110 Maritime Search & Rescue Center 12395 Telephone Inquiry 114   Notice: 1.110, 119 and 120 are the most used emergency...

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Popular Chinese Cuisine

Chinese food has proven to be one of the most adaptable and widespread cuisines on earth. As Chinese people immigrated and traveled abroad they often opened restaurants.  Over time, these restaurants had a tendency to tailor the cooking techniques and flavors of home...

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The Trade War and Employment in China

Looking for Work in China? Here's How the Trade War Will Impact You.   The Trade War is definitely leaving its mark on the Chinese economy.  According to the South China Morning Post about half of all businesses in Southern China have already been impacted...

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Visa requirements

Foreigners who would like to work in China will need to obtain a Z-Visa.  There are several steps to getting the Visa, and it may seem a little cumbersome.  So read all the requirements before you start the process, and be sure to give yourself plenty of time.  Check...

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China Quick Facts

Are you planning on traveling to China? This quick list of facts will help you get prepared for your trip and make it a little easier!  Learn about visa requirements, currency, the top destinations for visitors and the best apps to use while you are there. Also, get a...

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10 Most Popular Chinese Mobile Apps

WeChat Tencent’s WeChat is the superstar of Chinese mobile apps with 889 million users. It’s always compared to Whatsapp, but WeChat is more than a messaging app. Here you can play games, stay in touch with your friends, shop, and pay your bills. WeChat’s ‘Moments’ is...

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What Can I Do on WeChat?

What is Wechat? WeChat is China’s most popular messaging app with a monthly user base of more than 1 billion people. When people exchange contact details in China, you often see one person scanning the other person’s phone. Each WeChat user has a unique bar code known...

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Popular Chinese Cuisine: Part 2

If Cantonese style cooking is the most popular in the United States, Sichuan is the most popular in China. Sichuan cuisine, is also known or spelled as Szechwan cuisine, or Szechuan cuisine (/ˈsɛʃwɒn/ or /ˈsɛtʃwɒn/) and it is a style of Chinese cuisine originating...

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