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China Expats and Culture Blog

6 Interesting Facts about Chinese Karaoke

Pierre Cerchiaro | December 13, 2018

If you are in China and want to live an authentic Chinese life with local people, KTV is one of the places to be. Karaoke is a really famous activity among Chinese people, and experiencing it with locals can help you to get closer with them and enjoy parties that are totally different from western culture. 

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Should you study Mandarin Chinese in China or Taiwan?

Pierre Cerchiaro | November 06, 2018

The number of people studying Mandarin is increasing year after year and has already reached 100 million learners in the world, including 60 million overseas Chinese and 40 million foreigners. [Source] In 2017, 489,200 international students were studying in China [Source], and 110,000 in Taiwan [Source].

However, the experience can be quite different depending whether you decide to choose mainland China or Taiwan. If you are still hesitating, here are some things important to know:

 

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What Is A Qipao?

Sara Lynn Hua | May 05, 2018

Recently, a Caucasian high school student in Utah stirred up controversy for wearing a qipao to prom, sparking another debate on cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation. While we’ll let you draw your own conclusions on that, we’d love to shed some light on what a qipao is, and what history it has. 

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Was The Great Wall of China Actually Effective?

Sara Lynn Hua | March 26, 2018

The Great Wall of China is a historic landmark, one that every traveler should add to their bucket list. It made our list of “8 Places in China That Will Take Your Breath Away” and continues to be popular tourist destination, especially in Beijing. With border walls being a hot topic of discussion in today's political climate, we decided to take a closer look at the effectiveness of the Great Wall.

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8 Places In China That Will Take Your Breath Away

Sara Lynn Hua | March 15, 2018

China is a huge and beautiful country, filled with sprawling rice terraces, breathtaking mountain formations, and intricate temples. Here are 15 pictures of locations in China that will make you want to plan your next trip ASAP.

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All About The Year Of The Dog

Sara Lynn Hua | February 14, 2018

Another Lunar New Year is upon us, and this year is the Year of The Dog! It’s a much more approachable creature in the Chinese Zodiac than say, the dragon.

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