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Living in China is pretty interesting. People tend to do a lot of interesting things and a lot of interesting things happen that are interesting enough for us to write interesting posts about. If you’re interested in learning more about the interesting life that people have in China, this would be an interesting place to read all that interesting stuff.

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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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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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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Old Man Or Little Girl: Who Is More Shameless?

Old Man Or Little Girl: Who Is More Shameless?

Rules in riding the public transportation: 1. Take the initiative when paying your fare. 2. Give up your seat to the elderly, weak, and/or pregnant. But what happens when rude people take the bus or metro?

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UK Political-Econ Consul Dixon On Seed Cathedral & First Expo

UK Political-Econ Consul Dixon On Seed Cathedral & First Expo

Official spokesperson of the UK Pavilion Katherine Dixon explains the concept behind the Seed Cathedral. She shares some background on the world’s first Expo, the Crystal Palace, and also what to look forward in the UK Pavilion in the next months.

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Tips On Learning Chinese In China

Tips On Learning Chinese In China

Guide for the foreign student in China. Choosing a school. Scholarships. Where to stay. Tips on learning the Chinese language.

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What Is “Laowai” To A Chinese?

What Is “Laowai” To A Chinese?

The Internet is filled with opinions if the term “laowai” is degoratory or not. I doubt this will end the discussion, but I asked the Chinese instead on what they think of the word “laowai”; since the word came from them anyway.

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