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7 Common Misconceptions Foreigners Have About China

7 Common Misconceptions Foreigners Have About China

For expats, visiting the fam can feel like returning home from 'Nam in that our relatives have about the same idea of wh
March 7, 2017, 2:47 a.m. by Ben Cost
Shexplainer: Why Chinese People Dress Up Their Dogs

Shexplainer: Why Chinese People Dress Up Their Dogs

Shexplainer is a biweekly column where we take a scalpel to an aspect of Chinese culture that expats experience everyday
March 6, 2017, 5:27 p.m. by Ben Cost
Rural Hebei Farmers Become Millionaires Selling Yarn Online

Rural Hebei Farmers Become Millionaires Selling Yarn Online

Villagers in Donggaozhuang, Hebei have made millions selling.....yarn. And no that's not a euphemism for some kind
March 6, 2017, 4:55 p.m. by Jordan Harris
WATCH: Woman Rejects Marriage Proposal Because Boyfriend Doesn't Own A Toilet

WATCH: Woman Rejects Marriage Proposal Because Boyfriend Doesn't Own A Toilet

A Nanning man's dreams of a happy marriage were flushed down the toilet after his proposal rejected due to his home's in
March 6, 2017, 12:48 p.m. by Jordan Harris
UPDATED: Horrific Accident at Jing’an Temple Leaves Woman Fighting for Life

UPDATED: Horrific Accident at Jing’an Temple Leaves Woman Fighting for Life

A woman was hospitalised on Sunday after a huge copper bell fell from the rafters in Jing’an Temple and crushed part of
March 6, 2017, 12:45 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
President Xi: 'Shanghai Should Lead China's Reform'

President Xi: 'Shanghai Should Lead China's Reform'

As if Shanghai wasn't already at the tip of the spear when it comes to, well, everything.... During the annual parliamen
March 6, 2017, 10:48 a.m. by Jordan Harris
Shanghai Actually Enforces Smoking Ban, Doles Out Warnings To Violators

Shanghai Actually Enforces Smoking Ban, Doles Out Warnings To Violators

You wouldn't think it in a city where people smoke with abandon under 'no smoking' signs in restaurants and gyms, but it
March 3, 2017, 5:14 p.m. by Joe Buddha
China The Number One Destination in Asia for Foreign Students

China The Number One Destination in Asia for Foreign Students

New figures released by the Ministry of Education show that more foreign students studied in China last year than any ot
March 3, 2017, 4:33 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
Northeastern Chinese Food In Shanghai : The Complete Guide

Northeastern Chinese Food In Shanghai : The Complete Guide

 If you’ve just arrived in Shanghai and want to sink your teeth into more than just Xiaolongbao and hong shao rou,
March 3, 2017, 12:41 p.m. by Jordan Harris
Chinese "Iron Man" Steals the Spotlight with his Futuristic Streaming Station

Chinese "Iron Man" Steals the Spotlight with his Futuristic Streaming Station

While most years the annual "Two Sessions" government meetings held up in Beijing pass by in a haze of dreary
March 3, 2017, 11:32 a.m. by Dan Entwistle
LOOK: Where All Shanghai's Illegal Mobikes Go To Die

LOOK: Where All Shanghai's Illegal Mobikes Go To Die

Ever wonder what happens to all the confiscated mobikes in Shanghai? They apparently go to this shared bike elephant gra
March 3, 2017, 10:59 a.m. by Ben Cost
China Completes World's Longest Axis Bridge Because Of Course They Did

China Completes World's Longest Axis Bridge Because Of Course They Did

While the US remains mired in the recent Oscars flub and whether it was appropriate for US presidential counselor Kelly-
March 3, 2017, 9:35 a.m. by Ben Cost
Street Eat Of The Week: Sticky Rice Breakfast Ball

Street Eat Of The Week: Sticky Rice Breakfast Ball

Shanghai's street food scene is a jungle -- rapidly disappearing but still immense enough to overwhelm you. So as a serv
March 2, 2017, 7:20 p.m. by Ben Cost
How to Save Your Scooter from The Police Crackdown

How to Save Your Scooter from The Police Crackdown

So the local Shanghai government, in all its infinite wisdom, has decided to crack down on the best form of transportati
March 2, 2017, 6:14 p.m. by Dan Entwistle
Over 150 Couples From Jiangsu Village Trade Marriage For Money

Over 150 Couples From Jiangsu Village Trade Marriage For Money

Nothing is more important than family right? Wrong. Villagers in Jiangbei were willing to break their vows for a thick w
March 2, 2017, 4:12 p.m. by Jordan Harris
WTF Foods: Bugs

WTF Foods: Bugs

Every two weeks, we scour Shanghai's culinary underbelly in search of the slimiest, prickliest and smelliest dishes the
March 2, 2017, 11:51 a.m. by Ben Cost
China Is Building A Virtual Reality Town

China Is Building A Virtual Reality Town

Unfortunately, you won't be able to realize your Minecraft wet dream just yet. China is isn't building a virtual town, b
March 2, 2017, 11:29 a.m. by Jordan Harris
Cantonese Food in Shanghai: Your Ultimate Guide

Cantonese Food in Shanghai: Your Ultimate Guide

Shanghai is home to hundreds upon hundreds of Cantonese restaurants and we'd argue that around 80% of them are absolute
March 2, 2017, 9:12 a.m. by Dan Entwistle
Rant Of The Week: Shanghai Metro Card Top-Up Kiosks

Rant Of The Week: Shanghai Metro Card Top-Up Kiosks

Rant of the week is a biweekly column where we pick one aspect of Shanghai life and gripe about it like an opinion colum
March 1, 2017, 10:41 p.m. by Ben Cost
WATCH: Dad Dangles Son Above River Because He Didn't Finish Homework

WATCH: Dad Dangles Son Above River Because He Didn't Finish Homework

It can be frustrating when your child won't study as much as you want him to. However, this father from Sichuan bridged
March 1, 2017, 4:20 p.m. by Jordan Harris