What Is Traditional Chinese Clothing
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What Is Traditional Chinese Clothing

Traditional clothing plays a vital role in any country’s history and life. The features of traditional clothing vary with different geographic areas and different periods of time in history. The design of traditional Chinese clothing also has its unique characteristics in different time periods. Therefore, it’s difficult to generalize the idea of traditional Chinese clothing...

January 8, 2018March 5, 2018by
Bizarre Food Event Recap
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Bizarre Food Event Recap

Every month at That’s Mandarin we organize a few cultural activities and events for our students and their friends. Everyone who is interested in learning about the Chinese culture or just wants to have fun is welcome to our events. This month, one of the events was the Bizarre Food Event, where we brought multiple...

November 30, 2017March 5, 2018by
Dating in China: Then and Now
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Dating in China: Then and Now

This article just covered the tip of the iceberg at how dating is done in Ancient and modern China. Learning some basic Chinese phrases could help you score a date too. There is still a lot be learned. Dating is fun and exciting, just be yourself and have fun. Though you might hit or miss...

November 15, 2017April 4, 2018by
How to Haggle with Tough Chinese Salespeople
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How to Haggle with Tough Chinese Salespeople

Here is something about you might not want to hear if you’ve been paying full prices for things you bought in China: you’ve been ripped off! In China, paying full price is almost unheard of. Goods that have no price tags bear an invisible invitation to haggle. And haggling is a habit, a custom, and...

October 26, 2017March 6, 2018by
The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
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The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Chinese zodiac has been around for thousands of years and used to be the main astrological belief that Chinese people based their actions and predictions on. It is believed that the animals in the zodiac represents the characters of the people born under each zodiac sign. We will explore the following: What is Chinese...

July 3, 2017March 7, 2018by
Top Things to Do in Shanghai This Summer
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Top Things to Do in Shanghai This Summer

Shanghai has long been renowned as one of the must-visit places in the world. With a population of over 24 million residents made up of Chinese nationals and expats, this metropolis has evolved into a sophisticated blend of modern and traditional Chinese cultures. In this big metropolitan city, there is something for everyone. You can...

June 20, 2017March 7, 2018by
5 Ways To Enhance Your Life In China
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5 Ways To Enhance Your Life In China

Living in a foreign country always starts off exciting, especially with the amount of new sights and experiences around. When the novelty has worn off and the adrenaline is running out, do you have enough support in your new life to keep you from breaking down in loneliness? Do you have the resources to live...

May 16, 2017March 14, 2018by
Health Insurance in China Q&A
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Health Insurance in China Q&A

If you choose to come to China to study or work, one of the most important things you need to do at the first place is to purchase an affordable, but meanwhile also reliable health insurance. From this perspective, without purchasing a health insurance, living in China is obviously more “risky” than living in your...

3 Typical Chinese Souvenirs
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3 Typical Chinese Souvenirs

If you are a foreigner working or living in Shanghai, it would be a good idea to buy some traditional Chinese souvenirs for your family and friends, no matter whether you are going back home for holiday or permanently. China is a paradise for souvenirs, there are so many things to choose from when you...

February 23, 2017May 17, 2017by
Chinese Work Visa – What you need to know
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Chinese Work Visa – What you need to know

Currently, if you want to work in China, of course you will need a Chinese work visa. there are two types of work permits you can apply for: an employment license for foreigners from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. Or a foreign expert work permit from the State Administration of Foreign Experts...

January 18, 2017June 21, 2017by
Best Chinese Smartphones Companies
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Best Chinese Smartphones Companies

Nokia (remember them?) have just announced their new phone will strictly enter the Chinese market first. Before any other market including the USA and Europe. So we thought it would be a good opportunity to explain how tough it will be for Nokia to compete against leading Chinese smartphones. We’ve all heard that China can...

8 Most Liveable Chinese Cities
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8 Most Liveable Chinese Cities

Life is an adventure and if given the chance to move to China, would you take it? Once you have said yes to that question, the next thing to decide is which city you will be living in. China is not just all about the pollution and over-consumerism. It’s a very fine place to live...

Your Guide To Chinese New Year Superstitions
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Your Guide To Chinese New Year Superstitions

This January 28th will mark the beginning of a new year for Chinese people. The date is selected based on the Lunar Calendar and it changes every year. Each year is also represented by one of the twelve animals on the Chinese horoscope wheel. And this new year will be the year of the rooster....

How To Celebrate Christmas The Chinese Way
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How To Celebrate Christmas The Chinese Way

Christmas has somehow been adopted as a non-official festival in China even though there is no official religion here. There is no public holiday on this day, but when you go to the big cities like Shanghai or Beijing, you will find some western Christmas-y influences at hotels or shopping malls. Decorations are hung, Christmas...

December 26, 2016May 17, 2017by
Quick Facts About Housing Prices In Beijing and Shanghai
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Quick Facts About Housing Prices In Beijing and Shanghai

All Chinese people dream and work hard just to buy a house, preferably without a mortgage. However, soaring housing prices in China continue to turn those dreams into nightmares. Here are some quick facts about housing prices in Beijing and Shanghai. Housing prices in Beijing Back in 2015, being the capital of China, Beijing was already 8th...

December 22, 2016April 4, 2018by
Chinese Subcultures 2017
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Chinese Subcultures 2017

If you are familiar with words such as “yuppie” or “hipster”. Then you already know what subcultures are. A subculture is a group of people within a larger culture that differentiates itself through distinct beliefs, values, styles of clothing, or choices of music. Add to the West’s various subcultures, there are a few Chinese subcultures...

August 22, 2016April 4, 2018by
Is Getting A Taxi In Shanghai That Hard ?
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Is Getting A Taxi In Shanghai That Hard ?

The subtitle for this article was going to be “why won’t the taxi stop when the light is on and you’re clearly waving your hand like there’s a particularly stubborn bee on your finger.” Taxis in Shanghai can be a frustrating source of nerves. Maybe you’ve stood for what seems like forever as cab after...

February 3, 2016May 17, 2017by