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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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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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A Dummy’s Guide To Riding The Maglev

A Dummy’s Guide To Riding The Maglev

Are you coming to Shanghai (or flying out) and want to take the Maglev to the city (or airport)? Here is all you need to know about Pudong’s ultimate superlative.

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Shanghai vs. Beijing, and why the endless debate

Shanghai vs. Beijing, and why the endless debate

The question of Beijing vs. Shanghai is an oft-discussed conversation from newbies to China and experienced expats alike. Frank Yu opines on the topic and is reasonably balanced in his description of the differences between the two cities.

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Expo Volunteers, Security, And The Shanghai Metro

Expo Volunteers, Security, And The Shanghai Metro

Because of the coming World Expo in Shanghai, stricter security measures have been implemented in the metro and also as far as the Beijing Railway Station. Expo volunteers suddenly appeared too, apparently to make commuter’s lives easier.

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How To Go To The Expo Site By Subway

How To Go To The Expo Site By Subway

Worried about getting lost going to the Shanghai World Expo? Why not take the ever reliable Shanghai Metro to get to your destination?

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Are there Triads in modern day Shanghai?

Are there Triads in modern day Shanghai?

Are there triads or black societies in modern day Shanghai? CNReviews looks briefly at the history of triads and how these black societies are portrayed in film.

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Shanghai Metro Improvements & Annoying Gate-Jumpers

Shanghai Metro Improvements & Annoying Gate-Jumpers

How the Shanghai metro and its riders has grown and improved over the years in China, as well as a somewhat physical altercation with a shameless gate-jumper.

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Shanghai Side Streets: Snacks, Sights, & Stories

Shanghai Side Streets: Snacks, Sights, & Stories

Scenes observed in passing, of local Chinese in Shanghai on streets far away from the main avenues familiar to tourists and foreigners. Ever wonder what stories are behind those faces?

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Mosquitoes: How To Deal With These Blood-Suckers In China

Mosquitoes: How To Deal With These Blood-Suckers In China

Warm humid weather in China bringing out the mosquitoes to bite you in the butt? Information, experiences & tips for effectively dealing with the evil mosquito!

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Sea Turtles: Chinese Returnee, 1 Year After Returning To Shanghai

Sea Turtles: Chinese Returnee, 1 Year After Returning To Shanghai

1 year after returning to China from abroad, a Chinese returnee summarizes the differences between China and the United States in life, work, food, and leisure.

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Why Chinglish Deserves A Spot In The Hall Of Fusion Languages

Why Chinglish Deserves A Spot In The Hall Of Fusion Languages

Chinglish is not all about poor grammar and misplaced context. This is according to German Oliver Radtke who is now based in Beijing and blogs about his Chinglish... 

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Can Expats Live In China On 100 RMB/week? 100 RMB/day?

Can Expats Live In China On 100 RMB/week? 100 RMB/day?

A breakdown of day-to-day living expenses suggests it’s very difficult for most urban Chinese & near-impossible for expats to live on 100 RMB/week. But per day?

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Expats In China Don’t Need To Make Chinese Friends

Expats In China Don’t Need To Make Chinese Friends

Expats in China often stick to themselves, either because they find it difficult to make real friendships with local Chinese or because they can’t be bothered.

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2009 China Public Holidays

2009 China Public Holidays

Update: 2010′s Chinese public holiday schedule has been announced. CCTV 1 News Broadcast announced public holiday schedule (Chinese version here) for 2009... 

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