China get choked by the attack sustained on a Chinese woman

| April 14th, 2016
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The attack

On Sunday night in Beijing, a man silently followed a young Chinese woman until her hotel room. When she was looking for her key to open the door, the man came behind her and attacked her suddenly, he pulled her down to the floor and then hit her. The woman was loudly shouting but when a member of the hotel staff approaches the scene, he didn’t even try to stop the attack. He just asked them to continue their […]Read more…

What does Google’s return to the Mainland mean for China’s Internet?

| January 5th, 2016
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Google is the defacto search engine in almost all countries in the world, however it’s presence is nearly non-existent in China presently. After a brief foray into the Chinese market from 2005 -2010, Google decided to shutter it’s China operations, citing conflict with Chinese government censors. Google, along with all it’s other services (including Gmail,  Google Play Store, Youtube, Google Maps, etc), is blocked in China and can only be reached with the use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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Gambling in China

| December 9th, 2015
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Despite what movies have depicted of gambling in places like Macau, betting in the mainland portion of the People’s Republic of China is officially illegal. The fact of the matter is that certain institutions still offer gambling that is technically under the table, while special administrative regions in Hong Kong and Macau give the appearance to foreigners that gambling is a thriving, on-the-books enterprise.
Not all betting is strictly illegal, however. There are two special provisions under the law in mainland […]Read more…

10 Things to Keep in Mind as You Learn Chinese

| May 31st, 2015
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There are a lot of different ways to learn Mandarin Chinese, but whatever method you choose, it doesn’t have to be all that hard, provided you’re willing to work at it.

Forget all of the doubts that may have come up the first time you heard the language spoken and saw the written characters.  Many people have learned Mandarin Chinese as a second or third (or more!) language, you can too.  Just keep these 10 things in mind […]Read more…

Top resources to learn Mandarin Chinese as recommended by 50 top bloggers

| April 21st, 2015
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If you are contemplating learning Mandarin Chinese, there are so many resources available these days and all sorts of media to use—but what really are the best ways to start learning the language or the best tools to use? In order to answer these questions, we decided to ask some experts for help so, recently, using our blog Learn Mandarin Now, we contacted 50+ bloggers and asked them about the resources they prefer to use to learn Mandarin. We […]Read more…

How to Compliment Chinese Women

| April 12th, 2015
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The idea of talking to Chinese girls is quite intimidating for many Western guys.  The Chinese culture seems so different from Western culture; it can be easy to inadvertently offend a Chinese girl, even when attempting to compliment her.  Learning how to compliment a Chinese girl in a way that doesn’t offend her can be your first step in persuading her to let you take her on a date, or even starting a relationship.  Let’s talk about how […]Read more…

Golden Frog’s VyprVPN, working well in China

| April 8th, 2015
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In spite of the recent attempts to clamp down on VPN use in China, VPN provider VyprVPN continues delivering its service to users in China thanks to its proprietary VPN technology, Chameleon. Chameleon scrambles OpenVPN packet metadata to ensure it’s not recognizable via deep packet inspection (DPI), while remaining fast and lightweight. Chameleon is available in the VyprVPN apps for Windows, Mac, and Android.

How is VyprVPN Different from Other Personal VPNs?

There are several differences between Golden […]Read more…

Chinese subtle communication style and creativity  

| March 25th, 2015
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China has a long History and a culture rich of metaphors and symbols. 

The Chinese language is known for its characters that can be interpreted in a poetic or amusing way to memorize them. Let’s give some examples that demonstrate that learning chinese can be a delight: a “heart” (心xīn) caught in a “door” (门mén) means to be “bored” (闷mèn). A popular funny story says that a woman (女nǚ), because she is “muddled” (昏hūn), “get married” (婚 hūn).

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Dating Chinese Girls: Separating Fact From Fiction

| March 1st, 2015
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In recent years, relationships between Chinese women and Western men have become increasingly common.

Today, you can’t help but notice mixed race couples almost everywhere when you are in China or other Asian counties.  It may seem old-fashioned, but it wasn’t long ago that the families of some Chinese girls actually forbade their daughters to talk to, never mind get involved with, a man not of their own ethnicity.

It is obvious that this thinking has changed in many Chinese families.  Now, […]Read more…

Learning Chinese – Mandarin or Cantonese?

| February 8th, 2015
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There are many Chinese people who now live in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, and China is becoming a powerful economic force in the world today.  For this reason, learning Chinese  is becoming increasingly important and a popular foreign language to study in high schools and universities.

If you’re thinking of studying Chinese, you may be contemplating whether it would be better to learn Mandarin  or Cantonese.

With about 1.2 billion speakers, Chinese is more widely spoken than any other […]Read more…

Top 3 Most Hostile Attacks Against Foreign Journalists in China in 2014

| January 17th, 2015
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From manhandlings to misunderstandings, the number of hostile circumstances foreign reporters filed to the Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) quadrupled from 2013 to 2014. Most incidents dealt with misunderstandings of the laws protecting foreign reporters in China or with local officials attempting to prevent reportage on human rights activist trials. In 2013, nearly all reports dealt with local officials trying to conceal forced housing relocations.

“Note that there are many smaller interferences that were reported but not published,” FCCC manager […]Read more…

Can Common Views of Chinese Women be Changed?

| December 27th, 2014
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Can Common Views of Chinese Women be Changed?

In recent years, Chinese women have been seen as very similar to one another.

Think about it for a moment, what do you think of when you think of Asian women
?  Like many people, you probably see a woman who is soft, submissive, respectful, compliant, etc.

It may come as a bit of a shock, but Chinese women are slowly gaining more and more freedom and education than they once did.

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Finding Harmony: ChinaHush Contributor Releases eBook

| December 1st, 2014
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Mitchell Blatt has been a contributor to ChinaHush since 2011. He has lived and traveled in China, working as editor of Map Magazine, lead author of Panda Guides Hong Kong guidebook, and a freelance writer. Now, for the first time, he shares his best journalism and essays in ebook form. Included is the introduction to his new ebook Finding Harmony: War, Protest, and Harmony in China and Hong Kong.

In 2011, I stepped off the plane into China for the first […]Read more…