Chinese New Year – The first 3 days

This is our second blogpost on Chinese New Year 2018, the first one was about Chinese New Year traditions. This post is about the stories of the First 3 of 15 Days of Chinese New Year, and what you can do in London. Today is the first day of the new year according to...

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year traditions explained   There is sometimes confusion for non-Chinese people about what and when Chinese New Year is. This Friday 16th February is the first day of China’s lunar calendar, so New Year’s Day. A later blogpost will deal with other...

Theresa May in China

Theresa May was in China for a diplomatic visit last week. This trip showed that, at the start of 2018, links between the UK and China will continue to be supported. Here we cover three headlines from the trip: trade, education and Chinese culture. Chinese people...

3 gifts not to give Chinese colleagues

Many people working with China have come to me quite anxious about giving gifts to Chinese colleagues and friends. The real question is, does it really matter what you give? Well the short answer is yeah, it matters. Of course, as in many cultures, most gifts will be...

Why Learn Chinese?

Everyone has different reasons for learning Chinese. People learn for personal interest, or because they know Chinese will opens doors in their career, because they have Chinese-speaking family or friends, or because they will travel to China and want to...