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» Expressing Your Emotions in Chinese
07/06/21 16:11 from Chinese Blog
Talking about your emotions (情绪 qíng xù) is an important and tricky part of learning a language. Some words translate well between languages, while others don’t at all. There are tons of Engl...

» Xinjiang Public Park (Chinese Style)
02/06/21 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
What the Chinese have mastered, however, is the art of enjoying a public park and it's something that I think we as Americans can learn from. The post Xinjiang Public Park (Chinese Style) appeared ...

» Best VPN for China 2021 (that still works despite the ban)
01/06/21 06:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Updated June 2021: As you may know, China has systematically been cracking down on the use of VPNs for the past few years. Almost every virtual private network experiences connection troubles, but ...

» My Favorite Places in China
25/05/21 19:34 from Chinese Blog
For the past 15 months, travel has basically been on hold due to the pandemic. As people start to get vaccinated and countries announce their plans to open up, we can finally look forward to future...

» Rocking Out in China (Part Three)
13/05/21 21:17 from Chinese Blog
For the past few months, we’ve been taking a closer look at rock music in China. You can go back and check out Part One about Cui Jian and the sound known as Northwest Wind, as well as Part T...

» How to Use the Chinese Character 比 (bǐ)
28/04/21 21:03 from Chinese Blog
The character 比 (bǐ) is commonly used when making comparisons. The Chinese dictionary defines 比 as: 较量高低、长短、远近、好坏等 (jiào liàng gāo dī, cháng duǎn, yuan jìn, hǎo huài děng.) Which means to measure u...

» Chinese Weather Vocabulary
22/04/21 23:02 from Chinese Blog
When making small talk, one topic that always comes up is the weather (天气 tiān qì), whether you like it or not. If you can forgive me for that cheesy pun, I’ll teach you some useful Chinese weather...

» Chinese Time phrases
15/04/21 05:00 from Chinese Blog
Time is the most valuable commodity. No one can create time, no one is able to buy more of it. It stands still for no one, and once it’s lost, it can never be replenished. Time is our most precious...

» Libraries in China
08/04/21 20:02 from Chinese Blog
In case you didn’t know, this week is Library Week in the United States. As such, we’re taking a look at libraries in the different countries represented on the language blogs here. In ...

» The Most Popular Uyghur Song in Xinjiang, China (Oynasun)
23/03/21 13:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
If you've spent any amount of time in Xinjiang, chances are you've heard this song more times than you can count. It is, in my opinion, the most popular song in Xinjiang. The post The Most Popular ...

» How to Travel from Urumqi to Kashgar in 2021
28/02/21 14:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
What is the best way to travel between Urumqi and Kashgar in China’s western Xinjiang region? Whether you’re looking for the fastest, most comfortable, or the cheapest route, IR...

» How to Teach English in Xinjiang, China (Updated 2021)
06/01/21 06:15 from Xinjiang: Far West China
In this article I want to describe to you the process of finding a good job here with the help of Jan Abbey, an anthropologist and current teacher here in the province. At the end, you will have th...

» Urumqi Train Travel 2021 Guide 乌鲁木齐站
05/01/21 08:30 from Xinjiang: Far West China
A guide to taking a train in Urumqi and what to expect when you're traveling in Xinjiang The post Urumqi Train Travel 2021 Guide 乌鲁木齐站 appeared first on Xinjiang: Far West China .

» How to Use Facebook in China in 2021
04/01/21 14:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
For years I’ve built an internet business around travel across China, and specifically here in Xinjiang. Because most of my readers are “foreigners” and my content strategy involv...

» Do I Need a Special Visa or Permit for Xinjiang in 2021?
04/01/21 08:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
Is there a special visa or permit required to travel to Xinjiang in 2021? This is a question that I get quite a few times throughout the travel season (although Covid has pretty much killed any suc...

» Urumqi Airport Traveler’s Guide 2021 (Xinjiang)
03/01/21 18:30 from Xinjiang: Far West China
For most travelers, flying into Urumqi Diwopu International Airport marks their first step into the Xinjiang province. Here I answer the top 4 questions about flying to/from Urumqi, Xinjiang. The p...

» How I Use Gmail in China in 2021 (despite it being blocked)
03/01/21 14:00 from Xinjiang: Far West China
How do I use Gmail in China in 2021? 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...

» The Dao of Pandemic
21/04/20 15:05 from The Useless Tree
A nice piece in the SCMP by Lijia Zhang ...

» City Guide: Things to Do and avoid in Lhasa, Tibet
03/02/20 07:34 from chinaSMACK
Why visit Lhasa? Lhasa ལྷ་ས་, literally the “Place of the Gods,” is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, is located in the southeast of Tibet, and in the northern […] More The post Cit...

» The Best VPN for China: Our Top 5 Choices (Jan 2020)
04/01/20 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. [...

» Mencius on Protester Violence in Hong Kong
19/11/19 02:17 from The Useless Tree
The months-long protests and demonstrati...

» Young Woman Commits Suicide After Photoshoot Scam
07/11/19 00:47 from chinaSMACK
October 26th, Xiao Wei (a 20 years old girl from Guiyang) left the world disappointed. Her family is devastated and knowing the reason just made things worse. Having a nice […] More The post ...

» “Quantum Speed Reading” Training Camp Scam Tiger Parents for Thousands of Dollars
01/11/19 02:50 from chinaSMACK
Modern China is a society with cruel competition and high pressure. Parents would do anything to give their child a head start in life, and the eagerness created opportunities for […] More Th...

» Children Hospitalized after Teacher told them to Eat Trash
24/10/19 20:45 from chinaSMACK
Parents of students at a school in Henan couldn’t believe what kind of power the teachers have over their children. Recently, 4 teenagers in Henan Shuiquan private boarding school were [̷...

» 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...

» 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 ...

» 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...

» 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 ...