Learn China: The ecological civilisation?

China has been named a world leader in clean energy, along with India and the US. So, what is setting China ahead of the rest of the competition? President Xi Jinping has called for China to become an ‘ecological civilisation’, shifting towards clean energy. This...

How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China? With my first trip to China for a few years coming up I’ve been asking myself, how do I pay in China? Not so long ago the question of how to pay in China would have been an easy one to answer. With cash or by putting a card into a machine....

Business Cards in China

Business Cards in China

Whether social, business or work- related, business cards in China are a vital part of social interaction. Of course, one reason is that business cards are an easy way to exchange information. However, the symbolism and treatment of business cards in China goes deeper...

Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities If you’re asked to name 3 Chinese speaking celebrities, I bet I can guess who you’d go for. Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Lucy Liu, right? One thing that can make Chinese feel so alien is how little we hear it in media. The Chinese celebrities...

Chinese New Year Traditions

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...

3 gifts not to give Chinese colleagues

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...

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