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Where to Go In Shenzhen and Beyond

Despite a population of over twelve million, Shenzhen, China is still very much a city in the midst of prosperous growth. The former fishing village of a few dozen thousand has been bursting at the seams ever since being designated as China’s first Special Economic Zone forty years ago. Today, “the [...]

2018-12-19T10:50:16+00:00December 19th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Navigating the Chinese Supermarket

Anytime I go to a new city, I find a supermarket to scope out. Supermarkets reveal the soul of a city: what its people eat, how they shop, how they interact with their cashiers. Is the atmosphere quiet or bustling? Is everything plastic wrapped and perfectly arranged, like a museum [...]

2018-12-13T05:57:12+00:00December 13th, 2018|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

The Do’s and Do Not’s for How to Spend Your Free Time in China

When you’re a teacher, you spend about 40 hours per week at school. But don’t forget that life as an expat in China isn’t all about work. It’s important to make use of your time off. How should you spend evenings and weekends? Here are some “do’s” and “do [...]

2018-11-30T02:37:32+00:00November 28th, 2018|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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