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TutorMing Black Friday Special is Coming!

TutorMing | November 15, 2018

From Nov 21st to Nov 28th, TutorMing has two special offers for all Chinese learners! You can get five 1-on-1 classes for only US $20. For the extra determined learner, we are offering the Master Package: 200 sessions at only US $14.1 per session.So if you just want to give learning Chinese a try, or you’ve decided to master it right away, we’ve got the classes for you. 

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Double 11, Chinese Shopping Addicts’ Favorite Day

Pierre Cerchiaro | November 07, 2018

Last year, on the 11th of November 2017, my teacher arrived late for the class. Her reason? 双十一 (shuāng shí yī), which is translated to the “double eleven”. What was originally celebrated as Singles’ Day, has become now the world’s biggest e-commerce holiday. 

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I Went To Shanghai And Nobody Uses Cash Anymore

Sara Lynn Hua | March 30, 2018

“What would you like?” the breakfast vendor outside of the subway asked me. She expertly flipped some Chinese pancakes (known as 煎饼 jiān bǐng) as she impatiently waited for my response. 

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This App About A Traveling Frog is Wildly Popular in China

Sara Lynn Hua | January 30, 2018

A mobile game about a traveling frog is a huge hit in China, despite being available in Japanese.

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Disney Casts Chinese Actress As Mulan in Live Action Remake

Sara Lynn Hua | November 30, 2017

Disney has chosen Liu YiFei, who also goes by Crystal Liu, to play Hua Mulan. Apparently the search was intensive, as THR reports that casting directors visited five continents and saw over 1,000 candidates to find the perfect actress. Not only did the role require English and Mandarin speaking skills, but also called for “credible martial arts skills” and “star quality.”

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10 Networking Phrases In Chinese

Patrick Kim | March 19, 2017

Networking is important to any professional who wants to make the most of work experience in China, where connections, or "guanxi," are the cornerstone of doing business effectively. As networking events are becoming more popular in major Chinese cities, so are the more relaxed or open networking practices of Western culture, especially among the younger generation. Although Western business practices are outwardly embraced by in China, it is worth noting that people respond to interpersonal communications both consciously and subconsciously. Embracing Chinese cultural communication styles is likely to help you connect with Chinese attendees, especially those of senior status who might not feel comfortable speaking English. The following 10 Chinese networking phrases will better prepare you to engage potential Chinese business connections at your next networking event.

Related: How To Find A Job In China

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