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Yanran: The Rise of the Critic

Sometimes change provides opportunity for growth. Yanran saw her opportunity to grow as a food and wine critic and ended up becoming even more. Let’s find out more about yanran’s

Nanjing Moments by Night and Day

As a city full of history, culture and beauty, Nanjing has so much to offer. This place emits appeal and intrigue, from its historical attractions, mysterious parts and tempting delicacies.

A Working Class Superhero

It had been a long day at work. He walked into his apartment, kicked off his shoes and said, “Pajamas on, teeth brushed” and face planted into the sheets. It

Is Chinese Really The Hardest Language in The World ?

Chinese is often called the hardest language in the world with its complex writing and tonal systems. But is it really the “hardest language” when compared to others? I’ve studied

How Young is Too Young to Learn English?

Parents only want what is best for their children and having them learn a second language at an early age can put them ahead of their peers. but at what

The Reunion, The Farewell

Under the gentle moonlight, she tried her best to look up a bit to prevent the tears from falling. She had finally met him again after five years. She had

Can Non-Natives Teach English?

When it comes to English teachers, most of us know that being a native speaker is usually a requirement. Shouldn’t we make the exception for non-native speakers that are qualified

Hainan Hideaways

In conjunction with this month’s cover story we offer a more adventurous beach option, by way of China’s original “Hawaii.” It can only be the tropical island of Hainan. Literally

Parenthood Is A Privilege

Bringing a child into the world is a very special thing, yet also the most challenging. Adam reveals how to deal with cultural differences regarding such a life-changing milestone. Sometimes,

So How Long Does It Take?

You might be wondering, “how long does it take to master Mandarin?” Factor in your reason for learning, dedication and goal, and this will guide you. However, don’t underestimate the