Starting Work in China: 10 Facts You Need to Know

| July 22nd, 2019

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China is a country with a diverse economy. For a long time, it has been a leader in businesses and global markets, creating employment opportunities for workers and employers alike. The boosting economy has led to higher income, and in a country with low cost of living, that translates to a great way of life. It also means time and money to travel China’s diverse regions, eat its delicious foods, and mingle with the locals. 

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5 top tips to help you learn Mandarin Chinese: great advice from a variety of experts

| May 31st, 2016

Over the last year, we at Learn Mandarin Now have been interviewing a wide variety of experts who are learning or have learnt to speak or write Mandarin. The questions we put to them were a selection of the top questions which we get asked by students of Chinese—and, today, we’re happy to share these questions and a summary of the top 5 answers with you:

How can I learn Mandarin Chinese quickly and without too much stress?

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

| April 21st, 2015

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…

Foreigners in China: Is there really an expat exodus?

| June 18th, 2014

From SmartIntern:

2013 saw several high profile foreigners exit China, with three of them, Marc Van Der Chijs, Charlie Custer, and Mark Kitto, penning articles explaining “Why I’m leaving China”. These articles, combined with record pollution in Beijing, sparked talk of an Expat Exodus from China. A year and a half later, we at SmartIntern were curious- is there really an Expat Exodus? What follows is our attempt to find out..

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China "exports" much more women than it "imports"

| March 29th, 2011

The following is a forum post on MOP:

Translated by Jue, edited by Key

Chinese brides account for 72% on average of the foreign wives South Korean men marry. In 2006, tens of thousands South Koreans married foreign women including around over 10 thousand Chinese girls. However, in the same year, only 2,590 Chinese men married Korean women. That means in the transnational marriages between China and South Korea China "exports" 4 times women than it "imports" which is equivalent to sending […]Read more…