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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

Chinese Food In the US

There’s no doubt that most expats didn’t understand the differences between authentic Chinese food and Chinese food overseas until coming to China. Westernized Chinese food is certainly its own entity.

Western Women Asian Men

Oh how times have changed among the cross-cultural dating and marriage scene! Tracy delves into some of the different points from women and men’s perspectives on eastern-western relationships. Decades ago,

Chinese Parenting Styles

When it comes to parenting in china, the idea of absolute control springs to mind. While different parents have their own beliefs, in general, Chinese parenting is very different from

Guan Incense: a DG specialty

A product worth three times more than gold, Guan incense is a fine local specialty that faded over time. Find out the history and where to go for a ceremonial

The Hot Water Obsession

Wondering why you’ve been struggling to get an iced water lately? If you haven’t noticed the Chinese’s craze of enjoying a glass of steaming hot water yet, please pay attention.

Chinese People’s English Names

Random? Peculiar? Awkward? Perhaps adjectives you would use to describe the English names your Chinese colleagues chose for themselves. Find out how these names come about. How many times have

Free-style Travel

Statistics show how things have changed with tourism in China. With the younger generation supporting free-style travel, there is a new thirst for engaging with real culture. One of the

Body Repatriation

What happens when a foreigner dies here in China? It’s certainly something that we never really talk about, however it’s also interesting to know. Recently, a friend asked me a

Qifeng Park

What exactly do you know about the mysterious lantern that sits at the top of our famous mountain? Read on for the truth behind Qifeng Park. There’s no need to