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Bite Sum: Top Ten Dim Sum Guide

The bite-size local treat, dim sum, is popular around the world with rich variety, often served on small bamboo steamers. Eating dim sum in a crowded great hall can be

Model Mandarin: Say What?

Top Tip: When speaking Chinese, locals are quick to correct you if the pronunciation is unclear or the tone is wrong. This can get frustrating if it interrupts what you

Model Mandarin: Invite Corrections

Top Tip: Tones are important. They are also difficult, and take hours of listening and trying to mimic native speakers. But don’t let this worry you, if you are still