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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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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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The Party: The Secret World Of China’s Communist Rulers

The Party: The Secret World Of China’s Communist Rulers

Book review of the banned book by Richard McGregor that talks about the Chinese Communist Party. What did McGregor write that earned the ire of the Chinese censors? Point-by-point summary of what to expect when you get yourself a copy (if you don’t get arrested for buying it).

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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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Day 1 at CHINICT 2010 — China’s Biggest Tech Conference

Day 1 at CHINICT 2010 — China’s Biggest Tech Conference

Late May every year sees the gathering of a who’s who of startups in the IT world here in China. They’re both the known — such as China’s number... 

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Quote: Cao Jianzhi on The Image of Shanghainese

Quote: Cao Jianzhi on The Image of Shanghainese

“We Shanghainese value our image. We don’t want to lose face in front of the entire world…” ... 

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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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Sign That You Are A True Han Chinese

Sign That You Are A True Han Chinese

What is the one sign proving that you are a true Han Chinese (man)? Or if you aren’t Chinese, what is the one place you really need to go to in China to say you really have been here?

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Beijing: First Impressions, Peking Duck, And Others

Beijing: First Impressions, Peking Duck, And Others

First impressions of a first-time traveller to Beijing. And 3 things a laowai should do in order to say one has been to China’s capital.

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Shanghai-Beijing: Onboard The T Train

Shanghai-Beijing: Onboard The T Train

What is it like to take the overnight train from Shanghai to Beijing? How much does it cost? What to expect when you are inside a sleeper train and more! Read on to become emotionally prepared when you embark on a similar trip next time.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 and highlights our best posts. We covered social networking, social entrepreneurship, microblogging in China, growing online extremism, Chinese media, the Urumqi riots, the Lou Jing incident, National Day celebrations, and more.

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Beijing’s Accent, Pollution, and Subway…Welcomes Me

Beijing’s Accent, Pollution, and Subway…Welcomes Me

First impressions of Beijing: Smog smog smog. In fact, does the smog cause Beijingers to speak the way they do or what? At least they have cheap subway tickets.

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Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing, should one take a short couple hour flight or the overnight train? One trip highlights how this depends on your schedule and train choice.

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Microblogging: Its Future In China & In Flattening The World

Microblogging: Its Future In China & In Flattening The World

Insights into microblogging’s (i.e. Twitter) current role and future potential in China’s internet amongst Chinese netizens. How will it affect businesses, advertising, and marketing in China?

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