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» Shipton’s Arch | World’s Tallest Arch
16/10/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Shipton’s Arch, also known as “Toshuk Tagh” in the Uyghur language or 阿图什天门 (Ātúshi tiānmén) in Chinese, is considered to be the tallest natural arch in the world. It’s...

» 7 Awesome Chinese Words That Don’t Translate
09/10/19 13:00 from Chinese Blog
Have you ever seen that movie “Lost in Translation”? It’s a great movie starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson where the two often experience culture shock (文化冲击 – wén ...

» How to Make Uyghur Bread from Xinjiang
09/10/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
For those who have traveled through Xinjiang, I don’t have to tell you just how delicious Uyghur bread is. It’s called “naan” or 囊 (náng) in Chinese and when you get it fres...

» The Chinese Flag
07/10/19 11:00 from Chinese Blog
A national flag (国旗 guó qí) is an important symbol of a country (国家 guó jiā), serving as an international representative. 国旗是国家的象征。 Guó qí shì guó jiā de xiàng zhēng. The national flag is a symbol ...

» Why You Should AVOID Travelling in China During Chinese Holidays: Crazy Scenes from National Day.
06/10/19 19:14 from chinaSMACK
Travel in China during public holidays has always been a bittersweet experience for Chinese people. On the one hand, people are looking forward to the long holidays so they can […] More The p...

» The Best VPN for China: Our Top 5 Choices (Oct 2019)
05/10/19 14:10 from chinaSMACK
After months of extensive testing here in China, we’ve updated our Best China VPN guide to help you unblock the web and access Facebook, Google, Youtube, Instagram, Whatsapp, and others. [...

» 6 Reasons to Visit China
04/10/19 07:14 from ChinaHush
At first glance, China seems like home to bamboo forests, vibrant cities, and centuries of ancient history, but there’s more to the country than meets the eye. There are mountainous valleys, shimme...

» Best VPN for China 2019 (that still works despite the ban)
30/09/19 07:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Update October 2019: As you may know, China has been cracking down on the usage of VPNs leading up to the celebration of their 70th national day on October 1st. Almost every VPN is experiencing con...

» Grandma Sues Absent Parents 140K RMB for “Grandson Caretaking Fee”
25/09/19 20:53 from chinaSMACK
Grandparents taking on the role of the main caretaker of young children seems to be quite normal in China, considering a lot of parents especially in the rural area can’t […] More The post Gr...

» China Turns 70
25/09/19 14:00 from Chinese Blog
October 1st is a very special day in China this year. Not only is it the country’s National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié), but it’s the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. In ...

» Mysterious Disappearance of Two Young Women on Notorious Weizhou Island
23/09/19 19:04 from chinaSMACK
Video: Weizhou Island Guangxi is the new taboo on social media. Within 1 month, two young women went missing while traveling on Weizhou Isla...

» 13-Year-Old Girl Dies in Explosion from DIY Popcorn Video
18/09/19 03:16 from chinaSMACK
In Liangxinzhuang Village Shandong Province, two children created a horrifying explosion while following an online DIY popcorn making instruction. Outraged Chinese netizens and real-life parents st...

» Visa-Free Entry to Iran for Chinese Tourists
16/09/19 11:00 from Chinese Blog
Iran has decided unilaterally to cancel the visa requirement for Chinese citizens. The Henley Passport Index is a global ranking of the world’s passports (护照 hù zhào), according to the number of de...

» A Guide to the Mid-Autumn Festival
11/09/19 13:41 from Chinese Blog
The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 – zhōng qiū jié) is fast approaching. This traditional Chinese holiday falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar (阴历 – yīn lì), which just so happens...

» Top 5 Places to See in Turpan, Xinjiang
04/09/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Turpan (aka “Turfan” or 吐鲁番) is my favorite city to travel in Xinjiang in part because there are some great places to see in Turpan. In my opinion, traveling to Turpan is the perfect co...

» Teachers’ Day in China
02/09/19 11:00 from Chinese Blog
Chinese Teachers’ Day will be celebrated this month on September 10th. An old Chinese saying says: 人有三尊:君、父、师 (rén yǒu sān zūn: jūn, fù, shī). It means people have three to respect: the emperor, fa...

» Going Back to School in China
21/08/19 13:00 from Chinese Blog
Summer holiday is almost finished! (暑假快要结束了- shǔ jià kuài yào jié shù le). Can you believe it? I know I can’t. It seems like just yesterday I was writing my post on talking about summer in Ch...

» How I Use Gmail in China (despite it being blocked)
20/08/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
How do I use Gmail in China in 2019? If you’re like me, you use Gmail / Google Apps suite for business or for personal email. I love everything about using Gmail except for one thing: all Goo...

» Best China Visa Service for US Travelers
13/08/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Applying for a visa to China can be a frustratingly complicated ordeal. My passport currently has over 20 different China visas in it so trust me…I understand! If you’re a U.S. citizen ...

» Learn Uyghur | Ultimate Guide to Available Resources
24/07/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Do you have an interested to learn Uyghur? While the resources are sparse, they do exist. In this comprehensive guide to learning Uyghur, I’d like to share with you the type of resources avai...

» Starting Work in China: 10 Facts You Need to Know
23/07/19 06:51 from ChinaHush
Image by christels from Pixabay China is a country with a diverse economy. For a long time, it has been a leader in businesses and global markets, creating employment opportunities for workers and ...

» What is the Largest Province in China?
03/07/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
When I asked this question yesterday my research opened a whole can of worms I didn't know about, and I found that to be fair, this is a trick question. The answer lies in your understanding that n...

» Kashgar Sunday Bazaar | Photos & Video
26/06/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
For centuries, the Kashgar Sunday Bazaar in western Xinjiang has been a meeting place for locals, merchants and travelers along the Silk Road. It’s a great place for travelers to wander, purc...

» New Book: Blogging China in the 21st Century
24/06/19 14:21 from The Useless Tree
I've made a book out of parts of this blog. With material stretching back to 2005, I concentrated on various questions surrounding the reinvention of "tradition" in the PRC today, creating a volume...

» How has Digital Changed Business Environment in China?
25/04/19 08:00 from ChinaHush
China ranks third among the largest digital and technology investments and is also the largest e-commerce market in the world with nearly 40% of total e-commerce transactions worldwide. China is ho...

» Somewhat Less than Normal: Notes on actually coming home
16/04/19 19:53 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
After 25 or so years of living in vast, sprawling cities, far, far away- as far away as my impulses to dive into the unknown and unexpected could take me-- I have landed with a thud...

» Yili (Ili) Xinjiang | Top 5 Places to Visit
10/04/19 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Whether you call it “Yili“, “Ili“, “Yining” or even the historical name “Ghulja“, one thing is for sure: it’s definitely worth traveling to thi...

» An Old Hotelier Remembers 1980s Tibet
08/04/19 07:22 from ChinaHush
Alec Le Sueur had never been to China before when he agreed to work at the Holiday Inn Lhasa as the sales and marketing manager, but he had been fascinated by Tibet after reading books about it by ...

» Podcast #30: Motorcycling in Chengdu and Across China with Carl
22/03/19 08:20 from Chengdu Living
This episode of the podcast, the first in a Haus Guests series with Berlin Haus, is all about motorcycling around Chengdu and across China. The post Podcast #30: Motorcycling in Chengdu and Across ...

» Why I Still Love China, Even if It Hates Me
21/03/19 09:20 from Chengdu Living
There's a lot to dislike about China, but so much more to love. The post Why I Still Love China, Even if It Hates Me appeared first on Chengdu Living .

» Just Like Starting Over (Again): Canada!
07/03/19 20:33 from A Totally Impractical Guide to Living in Shanghai
This is Nanaimo in the snow. This is one of the many bear-frequented trails that run above and below and alongside our little temporary Yew (tux wa’culhp) cottage on the […]

» Podcast #29: Mastering Mandarin with Luke of Mandarin Blueprint
05/03/19 07:53 from Chengdu Living
We're back again with another episode, cracking away at one of the most enduring challenges of life in China: mastery of the Chinese language. The post Podcast #29: Mastering Mandarin with Luke of ...

» Chinese Poker: a beginner’s guide
06/12/18 04:52 from ChinaHush
Every single day millions of people all around the world settle down for a game of poker  -in casinos, in bars and, more and more today, online too. There are also a huge number of different types ...

» What are the Most Popular Card Games in Asia?
27/11/18 15:02 from ChinaHush
It’s often been said that the 21st century will belong to Asia. Sports wise we’ve already seen the football world cup hosted by South Korea and Japan in 2002, the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and th...

» The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing: July 2018
27/07/18 08:13 from The Useless Tree
Most of the usual haunts haven’t changed...