Understanding that the world changes: 刻舟求剑

Ah, Donald Trump.   It would be almost comical to watch him rant about how climate change is fake news if he weren’t the leader of the free world. As it turns out, he’s not the first...

Basic stroke order: rules

Basic stroke order: rules   When your language is known as an art when written, you know you have high standards every time you write. Writing in Chinese once used to be an exercise of precision...

Day trip? The only 3 places you need to visit in Shanghai.

First trip to Shanghai but on a time crunch? Here are the only 3 places you need to visit when in Shanghai for a day trip, or even a layover.   1) The Bund 外滩...

Tips and Tricks for Bargaining in Chinese

This article is all that stands between you and being ripped off on the streets of China.   Street vendors obviously want to protect their interests and make the most profits, which is why the prices...

4 steps to effortlessly introduce yourself in Chinese

Have you ever stressed about how to start a conversation with a stranger? If so, You’ve come to the right place! You’re going to learn a skill that can open doors and lead to...

Little known facts about Dimsum

The Chinese recognize good food. That’s why dim sum is among the most popular of Chinese foods. Here are some interesting facts about dim sum:   Dim sum is where the heart is Dim sum is 点心...

5 best street foods in Beijing!

5 best street foods in Beijing!   First time in Beijing? Here are some things that you definitely should try.   1) 炸酱面(Zhá jiàng miàn) Let’s start with something savoury first. 炸酱面 in Beijing is made with your...

How to gain a horse by losing one: 塞翁失马

Ever lost something that you held dear to your heart, like your phone, your Nintendo Switch or that notebook that your best friend bought you on your 13th birthday? You might feel pretty depressed...

How to be polite in Chinese

How to be polite in Chinese: 7 phrases to make you seem cultured Chinese is a very polite language. That much is apparent from hyperbolic phrases that, for modesty, portray you as the inferior party...

The Sustainable Chinese City: Shenzhen

The Sustainable Chinese City: Shenzhen If I were to ask you to name countries or cities that are eco-friendly, which would you name? Some might name Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, which has plans to become...
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