Opinion Posts

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…

Chinese Brides: A Good Choice for an Asian Wife?

| October 24th, 2014
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There has been a lot of competition among many Asian and Eastern European countries, but websites for Chinese women, whether as mail order brides or for more traditional marriages always seem to be the most popular. Despite the proliferation and popularity of these sites, there are plenty of other options for men interested in marrying Chinese women.
Why do so many men find Chinese women so attractive? Let’s take a look at some common traits and perceptions of Chinese women to […]Read more…

Taiwanese Women: What are they really like?

| October 19th, 2014
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Based on what is often written on blogs, websites, and social media, Taiwanese women seem to have gained a negative reputation. This view of Taiwanese doesn’t seem to be held just by men in the West, but frequently by Asian expats as well. So what are Taiwanese girls really like?

Where Taiwanese girls get their reputation

As with anything, there are plenty of theories as to why Taiwanese girls have such a negative reputation.

If you aren’t familiar with Taiwan, it’s a large […]Read more…

China’s Starry future Seen by Western Psychics

| October 12th, 2014
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“I Ching Song Dynasty print” by Song era print artist – http://catalog.digitalarchives.tw/item/00/08/73/99.html. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

One of the essential religious actions in China is divination, existing from ancient times through the present. Numerous outside customers come to visit, that they are fixated on the I Ching, or the Book of Changes, as an after-effect of the overall upsurge of examining this mysterious book as per alternate Chinese psychic surnamed Li.

How can it function?

The resurgence of the […]Read more…

China Media analysis

| September 23rd, 2014
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1. Introduction

This analysis describes Chinas media system and should give insight in the media situation in China, it includes the historical development of the media system, a DESTEP analysis, a description of the mass media infrastructure and environment, legal framework and in general about the media freedom in China.

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Chinese girls selecting life partners: what do they really want?

| September 20th, 2014
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We can all dream about finding our perfect life partner—and Chinese girls are no exception.

In these modern times of “instant everything” courtesy of the internet, a variety of social media such as WeiBo or Twitter, plus various communication apps such as Line or WhatsApp, Chinese girls are faced with far greater choices than ever before about a prospective boyfriend or husband.

So much more information is immediately available about a prospective partner these days: for example, you can check out his […]Read more…

Family planning or math game, the review of China’s new relax policy

| September 15th, 2014
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Family Planning poster in China during 1960s-1970s, courtesy of National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

To increase the falling fertility rate in China, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has eased the one-child policy conditionally in 2013, namely the relaxed policy which means a couple could generally only have a second child if either parent is an only child. According to the national health and family planning commission, the new policy occurring with the population growth rate will be limited and […]Read more…

Amazon VS. Alibaba: The showdown

| August 28th, 2014
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From SmartIntern:

With China’s Alibaba on the verge of what will likely be the biggest IPO in history, we decided to compare some of their numbers with American E-commerce giant Amazon. Following are the surprising results (hint: Alibaba is MUCH more impressive than you think)…

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Seeing it For Yourself: Pursuing an Educational Experience in China

| August 20th, 2014
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When we read about dogs being beaten to death by health officials or women being forced to have abortions in China, how can we put these shocking stories in perspective? The same way we do it when we read about things like protests and politician sex scandals at home: by comparing those news stories to our usually much more mundane personal experiences. Those things make the news because they are unusual. When we read about China from thousands of miles […]Read more…

Offshore bank accounts in China

| July 17th, 2014
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Offshore bank accounts in China provide you with a number of different benefits. Nowadays, more and more people are beginning to realize that opening offshore bank accounts in China is becoming a more and more viable option. People are becoming more aware of how the government siphons their money off from their bank accounts. Don’t pay your money, and the government will take it from you! And now, the new generation has become more receptive to this problem. That is […]Read more…

China auto sales steadily rising

| April 28th, 2014
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Vehicle sales in China may increase by 10 percent this year. General Motors, the second-largest automaker in China, is planning to launch 19 new vehicles, as the company looks to use profit from North America to offset costs overseas.

China had a strong 2013 with growth in automobile sales. Despite an economic decline, people continued to buy more cars. The consumption of steel also went up. Since steel is one of the most critical contributions for automobile manufacturing, demand for […]Read more…

Ignore the Asians: Bloggers laugh off #CancelColbert Twitter campaign

| April 3rd, 2014
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It seemed like any other day in the world of Twitter. A comedian made a racially tinged joke that offended someone, and they responded with a campaign for the comedian’s firing.

#CancelColbert may have been stupid. But it was no stupider than any other Twitter campaign.

But this one ended somewhat differently. Instead of advertisers jumping ship and the comedian issuing a half-hearted apology, the responses were mostly to dismiss the Korean-American activist Suey Park and her campaign to “#CancelColbert.” Stupid Asians […]Read more…

Expats: It’s your own fault if you don’t integrate

| March 6th, 2014
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“Why do so many foreigners still insist upon living in a land where, at this point in history, integration is impossible?” Kevin McGeary writes in a post at The Nanfang.

A common sight in Chinese bars.

I am reading his post while I sit in a coffee shop after getting back from seeing the plum blossoms at Zijin Mountain with two Chinese college students I met yesterday at Xuanwu Lake (see post: Plum Blossom Festival photos). I met the two students […]Read more…