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What’s the Deal With Red Underwear

When the time comes to wear red underwear, it usually signifies the coming of a fun evening. But in China, they’re meant to ward off an entire year of bad

What’s the Deal With Spring Migration

After finishing the universal holiday season, here comes Chinese holiday spirit. For some, it’s a pretty joyful time with family, if, that is, they are lucky enough to get tickets

What’s the Deal With Year Round Open Windows

Expat residents of the Pearl River Delta may notice a detail of the local lifestyle. Cantonese people very much insist on opening a window even in the coldest of winter,

What’s the Deal With Detecting Bogus Businesses

Recognizing the difference between a legitimate enterprise and a scam waiting for a sucker can be difficult. Because after all, anyone can build a beautiful website, and it’s easy around

What’s the Deal With The Golden Week

The Chinese characteristic week-long public holiday, so called the “golden week,” is probably the trickiest holiday a country can offer. It inconveniently merges one weekend and two week days into

What’s the Deal With Moon Cake Trends

Whether you buy them, eat them, give them away or just want nothing to do with them, as the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, there’s no escaping the billboard and bus stop

What’s the Deal With Gecko Car Stickers

Walking through a parking lot, one can’t help but notice this silver reptile creature with a novel look lingering on the backs of many cars. The gecko, compared to cooler

What’s the Deal With Sunlight Phobia

Although the sun has been generous to the land of China, giving abundant sunlight during the year, it’s obvious that Chinese, especially women, don’t really appreciate this kindness. They don’t

What’s the Deal With Consumer Hotline

In 1999, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) initiated Hotline 12315 for consumers to report substandard and counterfeit products. The nationwide complaint platform is affiliated with and managed

What’s the Deal With C-Section Births

In mainstream thought, a mother’s agony during natural birth is an inevitability, but as modern medical procedures increase in China, almost half of the country’s women have opted to skip