Personal update: joining Google in China

Personal update: joining Google in China

CNReviews blogger Elliott Ng shares his plans to join Google in China. He will be commuting to Beijing until July 2011, then moving to Beijing.

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The Most Stressful Cities For China’s White Collars

The Most Stressful Cities For China’s White Collars

A sarcastic take on how stressful different cities in China are for their white-collar workers. Compares different areas of a white-collar’s lifestyle, from the daily grind to relaxation.

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China’s So-Called “Middle Class”

China’s So-Called “Middle Class”

What is China’s definition of middle class? Here are profiles of 3 “middle-class” personas in China. What is their lifestyle? What do they worry about?

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Future Shock: China As Seen By Alvin Toffler

Future Shock: China As Seen By Alvin Toffler

In line with the 40th anniversary of the best-seller book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, his company released their 40 predictions for the next 40 years. We take a look at what they have to say about China.

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Cultural Differences: Living In China Vs. Living In The US

Cultural Differences: Living In China Vs. Living In The US

Cultural differences in the eyes of a Chinese living in the United States. Stuff that seem trivial may actually hold meanings to another culture.

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Top 10 “Not To Be Missed” Food At The World Expo

Top 10 “Not To Be Missed” Food At The World Expo

Here are the top 10 “not to be missed” food at the World Expo (according to various people who have been there already). If you can not go out-of-the-country that often, tasting the yummy snacks at the World Expo could be enough.

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Modernization Has Made Going Home For Holidays A Luxury

Modernization Has Made Going Home For Holidays A Luxury

Especially for this season’s Mid-Autumn Festival, should you go home for the holidays? Today’s generation does not think so. There are 2 ways of looking at it–being practical and/or just not placing much significance in the cultural background of the holiday.

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Shanghai’s 7 Social Classes

Shanghai’s 7 Social Classes

Listed down are Shanghai’s 7 social classes–from the extreme poor to the mind-boggling wealthy. Here are descriptions of their lifestyle. How much do they earn? What is their mode of transportation? How do they relax and entertain themselves?

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How Much Does Getting Married In China Cost?

How Much Does Getting Married In China Cost?

Breakdown of marriage expenses in China’s top cities–from housing to the wedding banquet to the family car. Is it expensive to be a married couple in China?

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On China Housing Crisis: People Buying Houses Getting Younger

On China Housing Crisis: People Buying Houses Getting Younger

The dream of earning your own house in China is presenting a lot of issues like the skyrocketing prices of housing and its effects among the young people. Netizens talk about housing affordability and why those applying for housing loans are getting younger and younger.

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Book Review: Egg On Mao by Denise Chong

Book Review: Egg On Mao by Denise Chong

Egg On Mao by Denise Chong is reviewed by Adam Daniel Mezei, and chronicles some stories of the turbulent period before the TAM incident in China.

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Phuket-based travel site seeks social media addict

Phuket-based travel site seeks social media addict

Want to leave the excitement of China to practice your social media addiction in a relaxing beach island environment? Find our more from Olivier Dombey, Chief Information Officer at HotelTravel.com

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Going To The Toilet In China (And Toilet Terms You Should Know)

Going To The Toilet In China (And Toilet Terms You Should Know)

Definitely not a how-to guide on using the famous or infamous Chinese toilets. Toilet stories in China. Toilet terms you should know.

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Interview: Abdulhamid Hasan, Saudi Arabia Pavilion Director

Interview: Abdulhamid Hasan, Saudi Arabia Pavilion Director

Interview with the director of the Saudi Arabia Pavilion. His thoughts on why their pavilion is so popular. What’s inside anyway–why people would line-up for 9 hours?!

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USA tourism strategy: tax Europeans to attract Chinese (but don’t make getting visa easy)

USA tourism strategy: tax Europeans to attract Chinese (but don’t make getting visa easy)

US tourism strategy can be summarized as follows: let’s tax Europeans and other visa-free countries $14 a person to promote the US to countries like China where we make it difficult for Chinese to get a visa. Does this make sense?

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