Chinese vs. Western Millennials
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Chinese vs. Western Millennials

This week’s post was produced in collaboration with Hogan Injury – based on their outstanding article about global millennials. Let’s compare Chinese millenials with their global counterparts.   Chinese vs. Western Millennials Both Chinese and Western millennials (千禧年一代 qiānxǐnián yīdài) represent the majority of labor force today. And we are not talking about entry-level positions only. Aged...

Chinese Names of Popular Western Chains
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Chinese Names of Popular Western Chains

This week, we are going to look at the Chinese names of popular Western chains, famous among locals and foreigners alike. But first, let’s see what names you already know – or perhaps can guess. Look at the first picture and try to put a name and a label of the chain together:   Exercise | Chinese Names...

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Top 3 Best Job-Search Apps in China

Let’s imagine you are in China, and looking for a job. Where should you begin your search? There are plenty of websites made for this purpose. But there’s also a more convenient and flexible way – mobile apps! So in this article, you will learn about Top 3 Best Job-Search Apps in China.   Coming to...

NetEase Music: A Guide to ‘Chinese Spotify’
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NetEase Music: A Guide to ‘Chinese Spotify’

In this post, we look at NetEase Music – the most popular music app in China, and very similar to Spotify. The name of the app in Chinese is 网易云音乐.   NetEase Music: The Name First, let’s look at the Chinese name. It will give us a hint about the app: 网 wǎng – net (from 网络 wǎngluò, the Internet)...

Western TV Shows: Chinese Names
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Western TV Shows: Chinese Names

Western TV shows are popular all over the world, and China is no exception. People love to spend time watching their favorite TV shows, and we do, too. Once we got curious about what Western TV shows in China are popular, and what their Chinese names are, we discovered that some of them are very different...

How to Survive Winter in Shanghai
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How to Survive Winter in Shanghai

When you live in a foreign country, speaking the language is often not enough – you need to educate yourself on the local weather, too. Especially if you are planning to stay there for a long term. In this post, you will learn how to survive Shanghai’s freezing winters ❄    Winter season in the Southern part of China is truly...

How to Visit a Doctor in China
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How to Visit a Doctor in China

It’s always been a stress for me to visit a doctor. And going to a hospital, while you are in another country, can be even worse. There are so many things to worry about: speaking to a doctor that might not be able to understand you; understanding what he/she says back; knowing what to do...

How to Use Payment Apps in China
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How to Use Payment Apps in China

Imagine a situation: you are having a great time with your friends at a bar, chatting, giggling, and drinking. Then comes the time to go home, and your friends ask you to pay the bill while they are catching a taxi. You search through the pockets and realize – you don’t have enough cash! And you don’t have...

Dazhong Dianping: A Guide to ‘Chinese Yelp’
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Dazhong Dianping: A Guide to ‘Chinese Yelp’

There are many ways to check local restaurants, shops and buisnesses in China. But if you want to navigate like a local, it’s worth mastering Dazhong Dianping – a tried-and-true review app, where Chinese locals rate local businesses and share their reviews. In this step-by-step, we’ll help you navigate Dazhong Dianping like a pro😎  ...

Top 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in China
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Top 5 Most Popular Dog Breeds in China

Dogs in China are getting really popular — almost every Chinese family now owns a cute dog! Having a dog is becoming a lifestyle. You will notice tiny white or brown puddles on every corner. So, what are the most popular breeds people choose? And what do they call them in Chinese? Let’s explore the top 5 most...

5 Chinese Habits That Puzzle Foreigners
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5 Chinese Habits That Puzzle Foreigners

Foreigners in China often experience a cultural shock, because some Chinese habits and ways of living are just beyond their understanding. For example, Chinese people’s passion for drinking hot water still remains a mystery to the outside world… In this article, we’re going to look at some of the habits Chinese people have that baffle foreigners.   1. Collecting plastic bags...

October 16, 2018October 16, 2018by
How to Buy Train Tickets in China
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How to Buy Train Tickets in China

What is the most convenient way to travel around China? By train, of course! And what is the easiest way to buy a ticket? Using your phone! Today, China is one of the most comfortable countries to live in. You can do literally anything using your phone: buy airplane or railway tickets, movie tickets, order food, even pay with...

Chinese Millennials
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Chinese Millennials

The younger generation of Chinese people, the so-called “millennials” (80后 and 90后) are quite different from their predecessors. They’re willing to accept different cultures and their lifestyle is, to a certain extent, beyond the old generation’s understanding. In this article, we’re going to look at 5 traits that are special about young people in China. They tend...

September 5, 2018October 11, 2018by
Means of Transportation in Shanghai
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Means of Transportation in Shanghai

Shanghai has become China‘s financial center, and hundreds of multinational companies have opened their branches and offices here. As a result, Shanghai’s traffic can get quite overloaded. And yet people in Shanghai have plenty of options to move around the city! So today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most common means of transportation...

August 20, 2018October 11, 2018by
“Guanxi” in China: Use Them To Your Advantage
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“Guanxi” in China: Use Them To Your Advantage

  In Chinese, the word guanxi (关系) has two basic meanings – “relationship” and “connections”. It’s not an exagerration to say that Chinese people are dealing with guanxi almost every minute of their daily lives. It includes one’s relationships with parents, siblings, friends, colleagues, and pretty much everyone around. If you are in China, guanxi may come...

June 13, 2018October 11, 2018by
5 Most Popular Apps in China
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5 Most Popular Apps in China

More and more Chinese people use different apps to make their lives more convenient. As Chinese economy continues to grow, Chinese people have realized that time is money. That’s one of the reasons why everyone is so keen on using lifestyle mobile apps – they save a lot of time, both at work and at home! In this article, we look at...

May 30, 2018October 11, 2018by
How To Order Food in China Using Eleme?
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How To Order Food in China Using Eleme?

Imagine you arrive home from work in the evening – with zero energy left to cook dinner. Naturally, you’d think of ordering a takeaway. But how challenging is it to order in Chinese? Perhaps you aren’t confident enough to speak Chinese on the phone; on top of that, the artistic, often complicated names of Chinese dishes can...

May 3, 2018October 11, 2018by
[RECAP] Christmas Party Photos
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[RECAP] Christmas Party Photos

Santa was coming to That’s Mandarin… but his flight was delayed! So he couldn’t make it to our Christmas Parties in Beijing and Shanghai. But that’s alright because we still had an awesome party at both schools!!! A big thank you to all of you who came to our parties! It was great spending an...

December 20, 2017July 25, 2018by
Decoding The Ayi Language
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Decoding The Ayi Language

Sometimes after a long and busy day, you just can’t be bothered to do any cooking or clean your room. In China, it’s very popular among foreigners to hire an “阿姨ā yí”(which means cleaner) to help with their housework. Firstly, it’s not very expensive if you would like to ask a cleaner to come clean...

October 16, 2017March 6, 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, 2017July 25, 2018by
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