Good Reads

The Social Credit System in China

What do you know about China’s social credit system? Scarily similar to an episode from Netflix series “Black Mirror,” this system owns personal data on all of China’s native inhabitants.

Spring Festival in Dongguan

China is so big and diverse, that there are thousands of ways to celebrate the very same festival. But they share one common purpose—to wish luck in the new year,

Hongbao Etiquette 101

By the time January arrives, homes and businesses are imbued with red and gold, which in Chinese culture means “auspicious.” Everyone knows that means that Chinese New Year (CNY) is

Auspicious Dishes of Chinese New year’s Eve

Since the Chinese believe that what you eat in the New Year will improve your good fortune for the year ahead, custom calls for auspicious foods to be served, especially

Spring Clean And Get Symbolic This Spring Festival

It’s traditional to spend time preparing for spring festival ahead of the holiday. join the hype by giving your home a good clean, picking out auspicious decorations to display and

Last But Not Least: The Year of the Pig

By Jodie Renée Frain, Charlene Fu, Seetala Jamrerkjang, Fazlin Mance, Michael Sanderson The Chinese zodiac calendar uses an intricate structure of counting days, months & years called the stem-branch system,

A Different Perspective in China

Perspective is important in virtually all aspects of life. On the topic of expat life in China, many of us have our own expectations and perceptions on what that should

Spitting Culture in China

China’s spitting custom is probably one of the first things that many of us remember noticing when moving here. But why do some Chinese people insist on such an unpleasant

A Fresh Concept: the New Age Era for Salads

A decade ago, a hearty salad was an unfamiliar concept, and Dongguan was yet to introduce the foundations for greatness in the form of a cool, crisp bed of leaves

Wild at Heart: Creatures of Dongguan in Their Habitats

How much do you know about the wildlife in Dongguan? There is a lot to see, you just have to explore to find it. Binoculars, comfortable shoes, location and patience